There are a couple of strange continuity flaws here which suggest either that this issue had to be kept back until Bendis Secret War project was finally complete, or that the preceding Ronin arc was deliberately shoehorned in between the climax of the Sentrys story which saw the golden beacon of his Watchtower headquarters laid over Starks skyscraper and the beginning of this tale, which opens with the startled reaction of the New York press to the attention-grabbing revelation of the New Avengers existence. Tony Starks aside that We should have taken care of this before Japan seems like a conscious effort to paper over this slightly jarring three-issue gap, but its a weak attempt to try and make the two ends meet. Sentry himself also pops up here again after being absent for the last three issues, and its still not clear exactly how hes going to fit in with the team, or whether his own solo series is meant to gel with his New Avengers incarnation in any way. That sa Read Full Review
So yeah, Bendis has again hijacked this comic in order to do a solo story about a character who already has a solo title, but otherwise this is a relatively good issue for him, with no major oversights or errors, and much better art. But I really wish we could get all this set-up out of the way now and get on with some Avengering. This is supposed to be Marvels premiere team book, and its about time Bendis (or someone more suitable, like Robert Kirkman) took it out for a spin. Read Full Review
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