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Review: Mighty Avengers #5 (Ewing and Land)

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Posted by: Byron Brewer, Contributing Editor
01/23/2014 - 10:33pm | Updated: 40 weeks 1 day Ago
Writer: 
Al Ewing,
Pencils: 
Greg Land,
Inks: 
Jay Leisten,
Colors: 
Frank D' Armata,
Letterer: 
VC's Cory Petit,
Cover: 
Greg Land and Frank D'Armata,
Publisher: 
Marvel Comics
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
January 22, 2014

The book that has spent its entire life as part of one event on another continues on, with Luke Cage and Doc Ock in Spidey clothing battling for leadership of the Mighty Avengers.

Al Ewing as a writer has the right touch for this book, with a healthy dose of seriousness but mostly light-hearted humor. It was wonderful to see Jessica, demonstrating her awesome power, and little Danielle, whose babysitter is apparently a taxi driver these days. (Where's Squirrel Girl?)

The real mystery lies in the fallen city if Attilan in the Hudson River. We seem to have two select groups of villains, one of the Roxxon/corporate persuasion and one of the supernatural variety, after something in the fallen city. I hope Black Bolt was able to get his cabinets cleaned up before departing.

Apparently the new Ronin knows what's going on, and is of the supernatural persuasion himself, having had secret conversations with Kaluu. It will be interesting to see who that is behind the mask.

The best part of the entire issue is when Luke's lawyer arrives with an awesome THUD  in the middle of New York Cityand negotiates a peace of sorts between Luke and the Superior One. I hope to see Jen Walters in upcoming issues.

Despite its life as a side to event books, I'm on board with this team of Avengers. Come on, even without Bendis, we can't do without a team of Avengers led by Luke Cage!