New Avengers (Vol. 1) #29

 Posted: 2007
 Staff: Craig Lowrey (E-Mail)


After rescuing Maya Lopez from Elektra and the Hand, the New Avengers seek refuge in the home of the Silver Samurai. The day before the New Avengers set off to rescue Maya they were trapped by the Mighty Avengers.

Story Details

  New Avengers (Vol. 1) #29
Summary: Spider-Man appears
Arc: Part 3 of 'Revolution' (1-2-3-4-5)
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Leinil Yu
Cover Art: Leinil Yu

Tokyo, now... Elektra and the Hand have surrounded the NA, when Spidey remarks maybe they should go back and fight Brother Voodoo.

Yesterday in the Raft, the maximum security prison for super villains, the NA are confronted by the Mighty Avengers. Iron Man tells them they are under arrest and their powers are being neutralised. Dr Strange then uses a spell making each of the MA face their worst fear, while the MA are distracted the NA escape. Iron Man tells his team they were not expecting Dr Strange. Back at the "abandoned" home of Dr Strange the NA return downhearted with the news that the Captain America they went to rescue was fake. The MA arrive to see that Strange's home is abandoned. They enter and the house looks abandoned on the inside too. Dr Strange has made the NA invisible and intangible to both the MA and Iron Man's scanners, after finding nothing they leave.

The next day at the Rand corporation office Danny Rand, A.K.A. Iron Fist, is approached by the MA who would like to talk to him about the night before. Danny denies all knowledge of the events and threatens to take the MA to court if they continue to question him. After the MA leave a package arrives, it was sent to Matt Murdock, A.K.A Daredevil but as Matt is away in Europe the box was brought by Dakota North to Danny. Inside the box is the Ronin suit and the note Maya wrote earlier. Later at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Iron Fist reads the note to the team. They decide that its not a trap and to help Maya. Dr Strange cannot take them to Japan but he can teleport them to Iron Fist's private jet. The Mighty Avengers have returned with Brother Voodoo to break Dr Strange's spell.

Now, back in Tokyo Cage tells Elektra they don't want to fight, they came to get one of their team and the NA are criminals now, "So , criminal to criminal... Lets talk"

General Comments

After the New Avengers are surrounded by the Hand the story shifts back to the Raft, where the team is face to face with the Mighty Avengers, only for them to escape without fighting. After teasing a fight between both teams nothing happens, and after teasing a fight with the Hand nothing happens there too! I was expecting a large battle on both fronts but I was let down, so this issue loses points on that. The scene with the MA in the Rand office was good, its nice to see Stark get told where to go.

The Art by Yu is great as usual. Although the first two pages have gratuitous shots of Elektra's Posterior, which aren't needed but he does draw a mean black suit Spidey. The writing is good and stands out in the quiet office scene.

Overall Rating

3 Webs - No big battle but there's one due any issue now. No details on the new Ronin, but I'm sure that will be dealt with soon. A solid if uneventful read.

 Posted: 2007
 Staff: Craig Lowrey (E-Mail)