Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Avengers #8

When Brian Michael Bendis is good he's really good. First, let me just say this is the best explanation of Doombots I've ever seen.

Issue #8 is centered around Luke Cage and Jessica Jones having dinner together, something they don't often do (Cage even idly wonders if this is their first real date). The pair seriously discuss and playfully bicker over the topic of whether or not she plans to put back on the tights as an Avenger. There's plenty of laughs including Cage's suggestion of a possible new super-hero name for his wife which doesn't go over anywhere near as well as he hoped.

The dinner is interrupted by Ms. Marvel, a falling object and Dr. Doom all crashing into the street across from the restaurant. (That's Marvel's New York for you.) What follows is a husband and wife takedown of what is actually a Doombot before the other New Avengers arrive, followed by a group meal, Jones' decision about being a hero, and Spider-Man getting in the last word at Cage's expense. Must-read.

[Marvel $3.99]

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