Sunday, May 12, 2013

Avengers Assemble #15 AU

Writer: Al Ewing
Penciler: Butch Guice
Inkers: Tom Palmer with Rick Magyar
Colorist: Frank D'Armata
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 08th, 2013

The tie-in books for AoU have been really interesting just in the fact that we get to see how well heroes function when there is very little that they are able to do. We see them struggle to find glimmers of hope in a dark world and are even willing to toss their lives away so that other people may be able to find happiness again. I feel THAT is what these tie-ins are doing well.

This issue was no exception to that. The major focus is on Captain Marvel and Captain Britain with a little backup support from Excalibur and Black Knight. They are all in London after the Ultron take over and are trying to figure out how to remove him. It is incredible to see how bad things are around the world and that there is so much Ultron to battle. The aftermath of his aggressive takeover is astounding and it is sad to see how quickly everyone falls.

I know I didn't discuss the issue itself too much but I think just knowing who is in it and what has happened thus far gives you an idea of what the outcome was. This just reaffirms that there has to be a ripcord moment near the end of the event that fixes most of the stuff that goes down or the Marvel Universe is going to be short a lot of characters.


  1. Yeah, i loved this issue because it focused on Captain Marvel and it explained, why she is not present in the main series.

    And yes, i am pretty sure none of this stuff is going to stick - they already started to meddle with timelines, so they have to find a way to prevent this whole mess ever to happen - i guess. We will see :)

    1. Yeah, thanks to you I have a new love for Captain Marvel...

      We will see a little more of this tale today considering book 8 comes out. I just really hope that there are no real backlashes for this...Marvel events are starting to let me down :(.

      That said, I don't think this has been a bad read. It has been fun, I just hope it has a point!