Shots Fired With Rich

Shots Fired with Rich
Red Hood and the Outlaws Rebirth All New All Different Avengers #12
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Colors: Dave McCaig
Letterer: VC’s Corey Petit
Cover Art: Alex Ross

I wanted to review Red Hood and the Outlaws Rebirth but it was the nothingest book I’ve read in a while, so that can go suck an egg. I give it a 5 out of 10, the apathy rating.

I did, begrudgingly, enjoy All New All Different Avengers #12. I really only set out to buy this book just to put away the first issues with what I thought were going to be future movie avengers but grew to really like the younger Avengers. Mark Waid has been killing it crafting a new generation of heroes coming up to replace the elder class. Where I initially only saw Marvel re-using hero names to save them from having to create new compelling characters I can see the beginning of what will hopefully be a great team of characters.

This issue sees the fledgling team trying desperately to rescue Spiderman who was left behind in their escape from Annihilus. Using the Nega Bands they swap with Spiderman one at a time and acting as a team they make a play for destroying his ultimate weapon. Character building for Waid is going quite well but this Annihilus story wasn’t really good. I can move past it as a bonding experience for the team but I am hoping it will pick up and really test them. The art has been great which speaks highly of Asrar, since Kubert is one of my favorites and I don’t think the book loses a step when they switch off. All in all I still think Captain Falcon and Iron Man need to step away and let the new heroes grow but it’s a good enough book to stick it out.

Final Verdict: 7 out of 10