New Avengers #53
Creative team: Story by Brian Michael Bendis; art by Billy Tan & Matt Banning
Villain to Watch: Madame Masque, Brother Voodoo
Brian Michael Bendis seizes the award for Best Dialogue of the Month for the latest ish of New Avengers. In the opening pages, Spider-Woman admonishes Clint Barton to "land the damned Quinjet."
Spider-Woman: I'm justing saying, I could have flown here faster with my web pits.
Meanwhile, Spider-man has a Moment with Luke Cage:
Spider-man: Hey, Luke, man. About that thing with me and your wife before?
Spider-man: You know. About her being in love with me in high school?
Spider-man: I swear. I did not know about this. I swear.
Spider-man: I mean she's cute and all but...
Spider-man: But don't you worry, man. I believe in the statues of marriage. Or the institution.
Spider-man: Yeah. The institution. I'm all about it.
Spider-man: So don't worry about me or anything like that.
Cage, having simmered through a beautiful slow burn rendered by Tan and Banning, scowls more deeply at Web Head.
Spider-man: But you and Iron Fist broke up, right? Because I'd like to take a shot at that action.
Beyond the deft comic relief, this is another title that is heating up nicely in the post-Civil-War Marvel universe. Dr. Strange is preparing the world for a new Sorcerer Supreme since he, himself had resorted to Dark Arts in the preceding conflict. The Eye of Agamotto has let loose, Green-Lantern-ring style to find a new torch-bearer. And you'll never believe whom it found: None other than B-list
POLL: Who should replace Dr. Strange?
|28% (72)||Dr. Doom... after all, he's a doctor|
|7% (19)||Brother Voodoo|
|8% (22)||Daimon Hellstrom|
|1% (5)||Baron Mordo|
|3% (9)||Somebody I'll mention in the Comments|
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