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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not what I expected., August 18, 2011
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This review is from: Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
Bendis is a fantastic writer. Romita, Jr. is a fantastic artist. So why only 3 stars? First, although the dialogue is fine, the time-travel plot is somewhat confusing and muddled. And the payoff wasn't really worth the read to me. Second, Romita Jr.'s pencils here seem a bit rushed. There are some panels that look awesome. Then others look hurried and a little shabby. I read somewhere that he was working on another book at the same time. This and the fact that he has self-described his drawing style as the "deadline style"(which usually isn't a problem, but here it shows) unfortunately contributed to the inconsistent look of the pencils found in this book. This is a shame because I really love most of his stuff. Also, the coloring job(which I know was not Romita's) was poorly executed in my opinion. The colors seemed washed and lackluster. For me, an Avengers book should be full of bold, rich, eye-popping colors that really dance on the page! The coloring here was so bland and weak that at first I thought that maybe it was just my copy. But then I looked at another copy in the nearest comic book shop, and I saw that it was not just my book that looked this way. Why would they do this to an Avengers title? Lastly, I hadn't been keeping up with the Marvel 616 Universe, and I didn't know that Bucky was now Captain America. I HATE this! There is, and will always be only one Cap to me - and that's Steve Rogers.

In the end, I found this book mildly amusing. But I was really hoping for more with this pairing of industry giants. There are some cool scenes in this book. Overall, it's not bad. Just don't expect anything great.
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