I'd also question whether the book should be building up its secondary characters (such Hank Pym, who ends up stealing the spotlight of the entire issue) before cementing its own personalities, as Slott's already fairly large cast risks being completely overwhelmed by these foreign elements. If anything, it feels like we get less time with the young recruits this issue than we did in the first, and that seems unforgivable now that the book has got the time-consuming scene-setting duties out of the way. If Slott wants to write a Hank Pym story, why not pitch a solo title or one-shot rather than making him the focus of this book? If Marvel wants the Initiative team to fill the gap left in their schedules by the absence of Young Avengers, why not allow Slott to concentrate on his book's own heroes rather than bringing in the Beast (or, heaven help us, George W. Bush) for extended cameo appearances that eat into the book's page count? I get the sense that this book doesn't know what it Read Full Review
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