Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Defenders: Beyond #1

A leftover spell from Doctor Strange calls forth a new group of Defenders in Defenders: Beyond #1. We begin with the reluctant Blue Marvel and add a confused America Chavez looking for answers about her past, a female Loki (obviously meant to remind readers about the Loki TV-show) who alone seems to relish the adventure, the mostly non-descript Taaia, and the Avenger Tigra. We don't get into what the threat is large enough to call on the Defenders as the first issue is mainly about the reluctant characters (all except for Loki) being forced together into action by events well outside of their control.

The issue ends with the reintroduction of a character helping explain the name of the series: the Beyonder. Whether he is friend, foe, or obstacle in their path is not yet clear, but if the Beyonder is involved you can expect the stakes to be high (and unusual).

[Marvel, $3.99]

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