While Kitson only does the breakdowns this issue, Gary Erskine does not jar with a series of sharp contrasting finales. Erskine was an excellent choice on Marvel's part to accompany Mr. Kitson since nothing visual distracts the reader from Busiek's and Nicieza's surprise. Read Full Review
The surprise twist on the final page helped to elevate the book, as I was ready to write this issue off as a poor portrayal of the Avengers, until the final page opened my eyes to what the big hook of this issue was. Now that I sit back and look at the complete picture I have to say it's one of the more clever plans that the Avengers have come up with for dealing with a sinister sounding plan, as most times the Avengers typical response upon learning of a worrisome plot, it's to tackle it head on, so this issue's different spin is a refreshing change of pace. The issue also manages to hold up it's end when it comes to the Thunderbolts as we still haven't fully committed to the idea that the plan the Thunderbolts are working on is a sinister one, as while there are ominous signs, there's also a feeling that the members of the Thunderbolts that are wearing the white hats also look to be embracing Zemo's project as something that will benefit the entire planet. The issue also sets up what Read Full Review
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