By Dan Slott & Chris Gage (writer), Stefano Caselli (art), Daniele Rudoni (colors)
Dan Slott should write every Marvel comic. He loves to play with continuity and history all while bringing fresh, fun stories every month. And even though I was hoping this story would have been wrapped up this issue, it’s still a strong showing and incredibly entertaining.
In a way, this book is a mess of sorts. There’s so much going on, and so many characters to keep track of that you almost feel like Dan Slott’s got some form of A.D.D. Personally, I think he just loves playing in the sandbox. I mean, there’s absolutely no real reason why The New Warriors should even be in this story, but there they are. I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of the New Warriors and probably never will be. But what Slott does with them ain’t too bad, thankfully. However, had he excluded them, this story most likely would have been wrapped up.
I love how there’s a billion versions of MVP running around. From issue #1, we knew the character was special. But with the advent of KIA, who’s now armed with the Tactigon, well, you’ve got one of the toughest bad guys around. I really hope he’s not killed off. As mindless and as robotic as he is now, with a little brain tweaking and charisma, he could be one of the best villains around. Think of it? An evil Captain America!
Anyway, this book’s worth buying just for the scene between Ant-Man and Taskmaster alone. It just wouldn’t be right without mentioning Stefano Caselli’s incredible artwork. This guy can do no wrong. (Grade: B+)
– J. Montes