Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
The theme of this series so far is expansion and the first issue hit the point home even further as the team was split in two. The team is growing in size, the question will be how can Hickman balance the team and its members and keep things moving along without biting off more than he can chew.
The new threat of the Garden is further explained in this issue through flashbacks as EX Nihilio explains his process to the reader and it’s very frightening indeed, and cements himself as a very credible villain. Hickman creates a threat that is worthy of the Avengers’ firepower, and the issue flows at a great pace as Hickman allows you to absorb every beat of the story.
Hulk Good…now Hulk Bad! Same old character development for the Hulk and Banner.
Hickman is building something solid with the Avengers, but it’s the wait that some people might not like. The addition of new members is fun and exciting but so far it’s only added up to cameos or a witty line or two. Hickman has earned my trust after his time on Fantastic Four, stick with this folks.
4 out of 5
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Posted on January 24th, 2013
Category: REVIEWS, THE BURRITO BANDITO
Tags: Avengers Vol. 5 #2 Review, Burrito Bandito, captain america, Comic Reviews, hulk, iron man, Jerome Opena, Jonathan Hickman, marvel comics, Ruben Mendoza, thor