This is the first innovative thing I’ve seen in Avengers in probably over 50 issues.

Marvel cancels the title and then reboots it, but everything is inexplicably different, and the creative chores have been contracted out of Marvel to the folks at Wildstorm (before it was bought by DC).  Rob Liefeld is doing the story and scripts for the first Avengers issue, and even though as a reader we kind of know from the beginning that something is off–and that this probably won’t be permanent–it’s still fresh and exciting.  Thor is found in ice instead of Cap.  The team looks different and strange, with Hellcat looking more like Tigra.

I really expected to hate Avengers Volume 2, but so far, so great.

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