The Uncanny Avengers
#3 was waiting on my desk when I got home this blustery evening, so that’s what’s on the pile, but boy, what a weird series, no?
OK, I drank the Kool Aid and read AvX and it got me back into current titles in a big way–so when that finished up, I was ready for the next step, and Uncanny Avengers seemed like the way to go (I thought A+X might’ve been, but those simple ‘Team Up’ stories don’t grab me).
At first blush we’ve got Logan moping around in his cowboy hat, Rogue shooting her mouth off to put any self-respecting Drama-Mama to shame and Captain America making good choices. Same old same old, right?
Throughout this title, and indeed, from page one of issue one, Rick Remender shows us that he is not afraid to get Weird. Really weird! Let’s indulge.
On the very first page we get a full frontal lobotomy! Whoa!
The Red Skull just…sitting there watching TV. That’s kind of… Weird.
Scott Summers, imprisoned in a Ruby Quartz Cell…awesomely bizarre!
And a whole new take on “the Head of the Charles.” DANG that is strange!
In closing, I’ll just say that this title is delightfully bizarre, and I’m enjoying it very much. I mean, can you ever get enough of the Red Skull handling sloppily extricated brains for your money? I can’t, and so I’m sold on Uncanny Avengers. Looking forward to tonight’s reading, issue #3!