Avengers # 3 Review
It’s the wrap-up for the first story arc for the current volume of Avengers, Avengers # 3 by Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo.
We promise we’ll try to cover this story arc in one fell swoop maybe next week. This week however we’re doing the Avengers # 3 review and we have to warn you that there would be some spoilers that would be raised in this issue.
So for this issue, it follows the new Wasp, Nadia Pym who has escaped the timestream and left her team behind to save the infant Kang the Conqueror. You see previously Vision had this lousy idea that if they take out Kang, then it would be one problem less for the Avengers. And I can’t believe the team actually went behind it.
Loved that Waid and company are trying to build up a stronger Nadia Pym, a likeable Nadia Pym in these books. This definitely gives me positive vibes in review the Wasp book that also came out last week.
Mark Waid once again brings back his inner sci-fi nerd with a few concepts that matter here. One is how to effectively stop Mjolnir even if you’re not worthy. Apparently, the mishapen Kangs had the bright idea to temporal freeze the hammer in mid-air.
I loved Waid’s run on the Flash where he showed mastery of time travel stories. (Which is why you need to get his Wally West-starring run on ‘The Flash’). For Avengers # 3, he does show his prowess once again with the Priests of Pana, who at some point in time becomes temporal versions of Walkers from ‘The Walking Dead’.
Avengers # 3 also gives us another tease for what we see as ‘The Greatest Avenger there Ever Was’ and he’s simply called Avenger X. Who is this guy? Will we see him? This was what got my vote of confidence.
The story wraps up with another tease, about what Kang would do and why it still irritates Vision that they had to undo their infanticide, much to the shock of Wasp / Nadia Pym.
I like that its only dealing with subtle future events and its a self-contained story. Definitely made me like Nadia Pym, will want to read her solo book now. Interested in where Marvel Now Hercules would go. Waid finally gets the small-team roster with big adventures much like the Avengers of old.
Avengers in general burned out some time back but with Waid’s steady hands, we’re starting to see QUALITY stories.