New Avengers #5

Background

The new Avengers found out that the breakout that set loose around 40 prisoners was a distraction for one prisoner to make an escape. Carl Lykos a.k.a. Sauron, the hypnotizing mutant that saps people's energy.

Off they go to the Savage land. After a non-fatal crash the team splits up. Luke Cage and Spider-woman find Wolverine, who puts his claws to her throat.

Story Details

  New Avengers #5
Summary: Spider-Man & Spider-Woman Appear
Arc: Part 5 of 'Breakout!' (1-2-3-4-5-6)
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: David Finch
Inker: Danny Miki
Cover Art: David Finch

Iron man is being a T-rex's chew toy. Spider-man is confused and worried until Captain America assures him, "He's got it." In a bright explosion Iron man drops the T-rex.

"There's something I didn't think I was going to do today," smiles Tony Stark.

Spider-woman with adamantium to her neck stings Wolverine in his face, judo flips him and sticks his own claws into his neck. Wolverine recovers and is about to end Jessica Drew when Luke Cage holds him back. Eventually he meets up with the rest of the Avengers and tells them how he knew that Carl Lykos was going to be broekn out of the raft and that he knew Lykos would come to the Savage land. He warns them that he's being tracked by a bunch of mutates.

The good ole spidey sense goes off and a bunch of mutates attack. The Spider people can't use any of their powers and a tie dye lady makes everybody go to sleep.

When they awaken, the Avengers and Wolverine are bound and naked. Spidey makes it known that he swings commando and this apparently disgusts Jessica Drew. "I want off the team," she says.

Carl Lykos whine to everybody how mutants are used to kill threatening mutant by our own government. Captain America keeps yelling for Lykos to surrender. After Wolverine mocks Lykos, Lykos orders the Avengers dead.

Iron man tells his armor to assemble and goes into a pretty nifty battle mode. Captain America looks shocked in the panel. It's kinda cute. It might be Peter Parker though, they both kinda look the same.

Either way the armor destroy the machine that he a hold on the team and everyone is free. Naked but free. You can kind of see Jessica Drews butt crack in the distance, if you're into that. I am. What?

They put on their clothes except Wolverine choose to go topless. Spider-man gets weird stares for calling his boots "booties". After a little bit of pleading, Captain America yells, "Avengers assemble!"

There is a small battle between the mutates, Lykos and the Avengers. In this battle Wolverine accidentally unleashes Sauron who flies in the air and goes through a short monologue. He is about to explain why he was brought to the Savage Land when he gets shot in the head by a blonde chick sniper. Her intention is to now kill the witnesses.

General Comments

Fighting a T-rex was pretty damn cool. I don't care who you are but if you kick a T-rex's ass you get massive amounts of cool points. Iron man, you rock. That said, let's get the negative out of the way.

Can Spider-woman really punk Wolverine like that? I don't think so. He's the best a what he does and she had an obscure series in the 70's. He should have gutted her 6 times over.

What was the point of everyone being naked really? I didn't do anything for the plot and it confused me because close up you can't tell the difference between Tony Stark, Captain A, or Peter Parker. The joke got old pretty quick.

Then Captain America can't think of anything better to say than "Surrender!" like a billion times. Come on Cap get a new writer.

And again Peter Parker and Power man are useless unless there is something to beat up.

With all the bad stuff, this book is just under decent. The battle scenes look really really great, however pointless stuff is starting to happen too often. I guess I'm still bitter about the Wolverine thing.

Overall Rating

This story is going on a decline. The battle scenes are good but I'm just not getting hooked by this plot anymore. Pointless naked scenes were boring...except for Jessica Drew's posterior. 2.5 webs.