This issue opens with a couple of hillbilly rednecks playing cards with what appears to be Agent Smith from The Matrix. But agent Smith isn’t all he appears to be and this leads to an action packed opening. And this begins a chain reaction that puts the entire world in a cataclysmic shifting, not just of orbits, but of dimensions. The entire world’s superheroes are called in to calm the masses and retain the chaos. It’s great stuff!
The Creative Team:
Waid, Ewing and Zub are eager to destroy the earth! It’s Armageddon, Ragnarok , The Alpha and Omega bomb has gone off and Skynet has activated the machines! This team is determined to give the Marvel Superheroes the work out of a lifetime. There’s not a lot of time for exposition and we don’t get much in this issue. It’s a roller coaster ride of epic proportions as the Earth’s Mightiest heroes will have to prove themselves worthy of that title tonight. The global destruction threatens the very fabric of the universe. It doesn’t get more action packed than this issue.
Pepe Larraz proves himself up to the task of helping the writers destroy the earth. Splash after splash shows the greatest cities falling under this mass destruction. His depictions of marvels strongest are spot on and they do their best to help avert the situation. Larraz depicts these heroes mostly with a look of hopelessness, some with a look of determination as the go against all odds. His renderings fit each character perfectly.
There can be no bigger threat to this earth than what is conveyed in this issue. The mighty marvel heroes have to step up to the plate and have to hit a home run. There can be no room for errors in this epic tale of catastrophic events. Anyone who ever was an Avenger is called to active duty and if even one of them doesn’t respond then it could mean the end of mankind! The stakes were never higher for this world, earth, Terra Firma, the big blue marble. It’s at this point that these former Avengers…to be continued! It’s an intense issue and great reading! **** (8.8 rating)
Writer: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub
Art: Pepe Larraz
Colors: David Curiel
Letters: VC’s Corey Petit