Uncanny Avengers #002 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Rick Remender
Illustrations: John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel, Daniel Acuña
Coloring: Laura Martin, Larry Morinar
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Uncanny Avengers #002 – Comic Book Review

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Good: Action, Feels like a great introduction
Bad: Confusing at times
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Last time Red Skull was causing terror at the end of the first issue, using the telepathic abilities of Charles Xavier’s brain. He even went as far as to get Thor, a god, under his mind control, pitting him against the rest of the Avengers. Nonetheless, Alex Summers, a.k.a. Havok, and Scarlet Witch bravely soldiered on, trying to turn things around. We were happy to see this second bundle of three issues of the Uncanny Avengers reach us this soon, as the cliffhanger of the last bundle made us thirsty for more. Avengers assemble!


It seems Red Skull has nearly achieved victory with a god under his control, as he has already overpowered the nearly invincible Wolverine. Nonetheless, Scarlet Witch tries to fend off Thor, buying some extra time for Havok and Rogue, who are able to overpower Red Skull, although he is still able to escape. Everyone who was under Red Skull’s control comes to their senses and are appalled at what they were capable of doing. Many lives were lost, but not that many lessons were learned by the ‘normal’ population, as human shaming soon followed after the events.

Alex Summers feels it’s important to publically announce his team to the world, even the members with a bad reputation. Whilst many would opt to keep their identities unknown, Alex gladly shares his with the world, as he would rather be seen as a fellow human than a mutant.

As this is a bundle of three issues, the first issue will situate itself in the ‘present’ for the most part, whilst the others are a prelude to other enemy forces that lurk in the darkness, such as Apocalypse, Onslaught and the time traveler Kang, who all have many tricks up their sleeves. This makes the overall picture a tad confusing, especially to those who aren’t that familiar with the characters.

The story remains very interesting, as Rick Remender does his best to keep things intriguing, even with the different storylines that are starting to unfold. Things will remain exciting, while it is clear that certain more political items are being mentioned in this issue.

John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel and Daniel Acuña each handle an issue in this bundle, and there’s a clear difference in style and detail level of illustrations, but things still fit together quite nicely, even though the lack of details in the second issue might hamper a bit of the feeling the first one started off with. Laura Martin and Larry Morinar made sure the colors were done in the same fashion, in the end making everything one big whole.


Uncanny Avengers #002 shows us that there is still a lot of explaining to do for the things to come, and in a certain way this one feels more like an introductory album rather than the actual first issue we discussed last time. Nonetheless, things remain very exciting, the illustrations are decent and it feels as if the story is truly about to crack open.

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Uncanny Avengers #002 - Comic Book Review, 6.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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