Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Review of "The Mighty Avengers: The Unspoken," by Dan Slott et. al.

 Review of

The Mighty Avengers: The Unspoken, by Dan Slott et. al. ISBN 9780785138167

Four out of five stars

Inhuman and a new group of Avengers plot tracks

The current king of the inhumans has a name that is redacted in the text, hence unspoken. He is a powerful and feared man, yet some of the inhumans led by Prince Black Bolt dare challenge his position. The issue is the ownership of the slave engine, a device of great power that is traditionally the property of all the inhumans. After a battle, the unspoken is evicted from the realm of the inhumans and ends up in Tibet.

 Location then shifts to Hank Pym’s lab, where a collection of Avengers is being assembled. The building is the Infinite Avengers Mansion and after some oohs and aahs, they begin settling in. This is followed by a shift back to Tibet, where the People’s Defense Force group of superpowered beings has encountered the unspoken.

 There are many battles between groups with powers as well as against the unspoken. There is a lot of “PZOW,” “KTAM,” “VOMP” and SHAKKAASSHH” action, even to the extent of being overdone. There is a victory at the end, but the dialog is not among the best of the Marvel genre. One of the most compelling aspects of the Marvel comics has always been the snappy and often irreverent dialog between the characters. That is somewhat lacking in this story.

 While it is a good story, there is too much verbal sound effect action and not enough verbal embellishment interaction between the characters.

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