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New Avengers: Illuminati #1

So, I read New Avengers: Illuminati #1 last night and you know, I really wish people would lay off Bendis on this “slow set-up” and “nothing every happens” stuff. This was a first issue and a lot happened.


For one thing, we got to see whole set-up to “Civil War,” which is going to be HUGE. It was cool to see how this all started back like a million years ago, during the Kree-Skrull War (which I read from my dad’s collection and was actually a pretty decent story, for an old comic). And it makes perfect sense. Because you would think that superheroes WOULD get together to try to be ready for big attacks and things like that. Especially when Iron Man is talking to the woman from SHIELD and they discuss how some new hero could make a mistake and ruin it for everyone. Sort of like the way we all have to be super-careful in school and not even bring stupid plastic guns, just because of those idiots who shot up their school out in Colorado way back when.

But it wasn’t just a bunch of talky-talk. Because we get a cool fight between the members of the Illuminati, including a really scary moment where Namor rips Iron Man’s helmet off while they’re fighting underwater. Now, I don’t know about you, but that was too far, for me. He could have killed Iron Man, and I have to wonder if maybe a part of him didn’t want to do that. We know where Namor stands now.

On top of all of that, though, Bendis also introduces the Superhero Registration Act, sets up the Illuminati, breaks them up (violently), and then also launches the Hulk into space!

“Nothing ever happens in first issues.” Yeah, right!

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