Avengers #55

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
5.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

As the Avengers mourn those lost in conflict with Kang, Warbird faces a court martial for the murder of the Master of the World.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 11, 2002

    This issue is an aftermath issue to the Kang War arc, and it busies itself with cleaning up any plot threads that were left dangling. Now there's nothing too unexpected in this issue, as one knew going in that Warbird wasn't going to be shown the door, and the 3-D Man mystery gets itself an obligatory happy ending. Kurt Busiek also takes the time to show us that while no Avengers died during the big fight, the team didn't emerged untouched, as a supporting player was killed in Washington D.C., and there's a fairly strong scene that deals with Iron Man's guilt over his treatment of this character. The book also acknowledges Washington D.C.'s destruction, but it does shy away from actually telling use how many people died in this tragedy, as it tries to play up a more optimistic tone involving the rebuilding of the city. In the end this issue acts as a nice finishing note to the whole affair, but I'm quite relieved to see that this is the final chapter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 7, 2002

    In the next scenes we learn Duane Freeman died. Did anybody see him go? Iron Man is choked up about the whole affair, and I just wish I could feel something for the man. These should be really strong scenes. Iron Man who is the answer to the JLA's Batman being emotionally overcome should really make me feel something, but the whole affair seems artificial. Duane is a Busiek character. He had to die because the other writer may wish to replace him with his own character. It's ugly and cynical but the truth. Read Full Review

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