Avengers

Avengers #35

by Alan Rapp on August 25, 2020

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Avengers #35 comic reviewThankfully the problematic racial overtunes of the last issue are left behind here as “The Age of Khonshu – Part Three: You Don’t Beat the Devil by Being an Angel” puts to focus back on Khonshu‘s attempts to accumulate power by sending Moon Knight after the Starbrand Baby protected by Iron Man and Carol Danvers. Despite his goal to protect the child, a freaked-out Tony Stark nearly hands the baby over to Moon Knight at the mere mention of Khonshu’s enemy.

Khonshu’s murder of Mephisto appears to have not have stuck as the Moon God is attacked by several different versions of Marvel’s Devil Incarnate. Are Khonsu’s fears about what Mephisto will do to the world well-founded? Or just the excuse needed to seize power and remake the world in his own image?

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Avengers #34

by Alan Rapp on July 20, 2020

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Avengers #34 comic reviewAvengers #34 opens with a flashback to explain the recent actions of Moon Knight in targeting allies to draw power from them to feed his god Khonshu in an attempt to prevent something far worse from happening. The powers taken have allowed Khonshu to remake the world, but is it truly for the benefit of mankind or is the god, yet again, playing with Marc Spector’s mind for his own ends?

The latest issue features a memorable appearance by Mephisto who appears, in part, to be behind the danger to come (although it doesn’t look like he’ll be around to savor the fruits of his labor). While most of the Avengers have been beaten, and Black Panther is prisoner to Khonshu’s acolytes (in the comic’s most problematic scene featuring the white-clad minions whipping a black man in chains which is at best ill-conceived), there are still a few heroes left whose powers the god covets.

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Lessons from the Screenplay examines the character arcs of Iron Man vs. Captain America.

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Avengers #33

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2020

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Avengers #33 comic reviewOn the night of a Supermoon, a new storyline begins with Moon Knight targeting the mystical Avengers one-by-one. Avengers #33 opens in the Himalayas where Moon Knight takes down Iron Fist. Making stops to take down Doctor Strange, crush Thor, and steal Ghost Rider‘s car, the former Avenger continues to increase his power.

The issue features Moon Knight is several different looks including the classic all-white costume as the comic comes to an end with the character victorious. The comic doesn’t allow us into the mind of the character for most of the comic, although towards the end it does appear that his multiple personalities are all doing just dandy. And they all appear onboard with the current mission.

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Reel Hooligans Assemble! (Endgame Pt. 1 & 2)

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2019

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Seen Avengers: Endgame? Want to hear me sit down and get all nerdy with the Reel Hooligans? CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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