by Jonathan Hickman: The Complete Collection Vol.1
collects the first volumes of Jonathan Hickman run of Avengers and New Avengers.
These titles are highly interconnected so having all the issues together makes
reading easier. This is the first of several planned collected volumes to come.
Hickman's run is widely considered one of the best runs of the Avengers ever.
It is also well recognized to be one of the most complicated as it featured
several new characters and new concepts while incorporating lots of existing
and new backstory and history between characters.
collection begins with a simple idea: things are getting worse, there are more
threats coming, and the Avengers need to get bigger. After an attack on earth
by powerful aliens the Avengers launch a counterattack on Mars against new foes.
While battling on Mars, they learn of impending threats that could mean the end
of life on Earth. Featuring Avengers such as Captain America, Wolverine, Thor,
The Hulk and newcomers like Hyperion, Smasher and more. The strongest and
biggest team of Avengers will face threats that endanger all life.
focus shifts to the New Avengers in the second half of the book, where the secret
group known as the Illuminati attempt to stop multiversal incursions (other Earths
are colliding with this Earth) that could destroy it and the entire universe.
What are they willing to do to survive? Are heroes like Black Panther, Mister
Fantastic, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, and others willing to destroy another Earth
if that's what it takes to survive? To save the people you love and to save
yourself would you kill an entire world?
incredible art, epic battles, and deep ideas, Hickman’s run is awesome. Pretty
much every character is written well and has memorable moments. It is a tale
built on relationships between characters, big ideas, and deep concepts. The
titles are interconnected in terms of timeline as well as several characters
crossover between the different storylines.
highly recommend Avengers by Jonathan Hickman: The Complete Collection
Vol.1 for both new and old fans of the Avengers. There are so many
ideas and characters that it might be difficult for some readers to follow. The
read requires a lot of focus for the best experience, but the effort is very
much worth it.
Avengers by Jonathan Hickman: The
Complete Collection Vol.1
Paperback (also available in eBook format)
My reading copy came from
the Downtown Branch of the Dallas Public Library System.
Scott A. Tipple ©2021