Friday, April 12, 2013

Avengers Assemble #14 AU

Writer: Al Ewing
Penciler: Butch Guice
Inker: Tom Palmer
Colorist: Frank D'Armata
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 10th, 2013

There had been a resonating question for me since this event started: "What the hell happened to Black Widow's face?" This tie-in not only answers that question but also shows Ultron's invasion, at least in San Francisco. I think by seeing the attack happen like this helps support why the main book started right after the place had been wrecked. It seems that everything happened so quickly that the heroes themselves probably didn't have time to react much to everything, so why should the readers?

This book was one of the first times I have really connected with Black Widow. I really felt bad for the things that happened to her and the choices she had to make. I like how Ewing showed us a woman that was pushed to her edge and yet somehow burst through to potentially make a huge difference in the terrible events in Ultron's world. I also liked the way that her teaming up with Moon Knight wasn't necessarily wanted, it was needed.

As I have said with the other tie-ins, this book isn't necessary but it does help form the world that we are reading about in the main books. Also, if you have any love for Black Widow, this is the book for you. The poor girl just suffers so much...

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