Captain America, Iron Man, the Black Widow, Thor, the Vision, Nova, and the Invisible Woman...a powerful collective of the greatest heroes the world has ever known. They are teh Avengers, and they want it known they're here to stay. But it won't be easy as the fiercest villains in the Marvel Universe line up to prove them wrong. Featuring Magneto, Galactus, Diamondhead andCaptain America, Iron Man, the Black Widow, Thor, the Vision, Nova, and the Invisible Woman...a powerful collective of the greatest heroes the world has ever known. They are teh Avengers, and they want it known they're here to stay. But it won't be easy as the fiercest villains in the Marvel Universe line up to prove them wrong. Featuring Magneto, Galactus, Diamondhead and the Owl! COLLECTING: Super Heroes Vol. 2 #1-4...
|Title||:||Marvel Adventures Avengers: Iron Man|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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Marvel Adventures Avengers: Iron Man Reviews
I agree with other reviewers - not entirely sure why this is sub-titled "Iron Man", when there isn't any particular spotlight on his character at any point in this collection, let alone throughout. That being said, I enjoyed the stories included.
This little collection of four unrelated tales near the beginning of the Avengers was interesting, though I was rather thrown by the fact that it seems to have nothing in common with any of Marvel's other current continuities. A little strange to see Thor looking so . . . well, so like his original look, as opposed to the slightly more modernised version I have seen elsewhere.I was also a bit surprised to see the mark 'for all ages' on the cover, having been into Marvel comics since I was a little girl, and noting that it is rare they are really appropriate for 'all ages'. This book pretty much was, though whether a kid would enjoy the stories, with their sometimes-political themes, is another matter.I was pleased to see a couple of characters I did not expect to encounter in here, though no one - members of the Avengers included - really took centre stage, and the entire book felt like it was setting up for something that never happened - possibly for later issues. The thread of this other establishing story did feel, to me, like it diminished the smaller stories the book attempted to tell.
I don't know why this volume is entitled "Iron Man" nor why that character is spotlighted on the cover, as he gets the spotlight quite a bit less than other characters here. But to dwell on that would be nitpicking. This is basically an alternate take on the Avengers, including some Marvel characters not normally with that team, and some very interesting character interactions that I don't think have ever quite happened in the "main" Marvel universe.I have to give particular praise to the second chapter wherein the idea of Galactus seeking a new herald is use as a brilliant allegory for the plethora of get-rich-quick schemes and lotteries that too many people indulge in.There are underlying intrigues running throughout chapters that make me want to collect the rest of the digests.
I liked the first set of Marvel Adventures: Avengers stories better. These ones seemed more serious and more arc-ish. I preferred the cracky fun of the first series.
This was a fun read and a series I would like to read more of. This was also a free issue that was up on Amazon.
Fun story arc with top notch artwork.