Comic Review: Marvel Action: Avengers #1 (IDW Publishing)

The Avengers are back! And this time they are taking on the most challenging mission that they have ever faced! A required vocation! As the Avengers take on their mandatory […]

The Avengers are back! And this time they are taking on the most challenging mission that they have ever faced! A required vocation!

As the Avengers take on their mandatory time off, Thor accidentally destroys a gift that was meant for Black Widow. With the Avengers gone, who could Thor rely on to aid him in his quest to replace the broken gift!? Who is available other than Antman!?

This was a nice little issue that is fun and loose, with tons of silly moments that make a Marvel Action title such as this perfect for young readers who want to get into comics. Katie Cook writes this nice little team-up between Earth’s mightiest with Earth’s tiniest, providing fun contrast in power and character. The plot is simple, but the journey is enjoyable, as readers witness Thor’s agonizing journey to get the exact replica of the very gift that he accidentally broke.

The art by Butch Mapa is fitting for this story, showcasing a nice balance between action-packed set pieces, and cute moments. Some of the best moments are with Antman just because of his abilities and how Mapa displays that on the page as he aids Thor in his quest. Mapa’s art coupled with Protobunker’s colors and Christa Misner’s lettering make this a very enjoyable read for new readers getting into comics, Marvel, and the Avengers. Despite the current state of the world, I recommend picking this up or ordering this book from your local retailer or buy it digitally if possible!

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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