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‘Empyre: Aftermath Avengers #1’ (review)

Written by Al Ewing
Art by Valerio Schiti
Published by Marvel Comics

 

Empyre Aftermath: Avengers manages to be a mostly relaxed affair.

If you were a fan of the X-Men stories that took place after an event, in which the gang gathered around and played softball and had quiet moments , this might be for you. While it feels like it sets up some future happenings, it does not feel like a must read.

The first several pages are filled with exposition.

Hulkling is told by his grandmother how his mother died and how she came to take his place. She warns him that his friends will all betray him.

But we are then shown the latest in Marvel Comics weddings.

May this couple have a happier marriage than past Marvel couples. (Pretty sure Sue and Reed Richards are the only Marvel couple with any longevity)

Throughout this issue we see what usually happens at weddings.

Bonds are strengthened. However, we also get a hint of problems further ahead. Abigail Brand confronts Captain Marvel regarding her failure to involve Alpha Flight in defending Earth. It’s not a wedding without an ugly argument. This disagreement maybe the beginning of ill will , as our story hints in the concluding pages.

Al Ewing and Valeo Schiti put an issue together that never feels like a must read, but it’s entertaining in spots.

This issue is fine if you must read every issue of a crossover.

Otherwise, skip it.

 

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