New Avengers (Vol. 2) #3 (Story 1)

Background

Last issue Iron Fist along with the eye of Agamotto were teleported away by an unknown force. Suddenly the sky turned red and other demons started to enter our world.

Story Details

This issue starts with Victoria Hand complaining about the position Steve Rogers has put her in when she notices the sky turning red. In another dimension Iron Fist is wondering where he is. Whoever has brought him there did so by accident. They ask him how he is there. Back in New York, The New Avengers are trying to contain the situation. During the battle Jessica Jones goes to get her daughter but is over powered by several demons. She is saved by Victoria Hand and is able to get her daughter to safety. Elsewhere Dr. Strange, Hellstrom and Dr. Voodoo are trying to work out who is attacking them and why.

Back in the other dimension Iron Fist asks who has taken him and why. The entities recognise his dragon heart symbol and offer to send him home if he hands over the eye. Iron Fist refuses and threatens them to call Dr. Strange for help. One of the entities is angered by this and reveals himself to Iron Fist as Dr. Strange’s mentor – The Ancient One.

General Comments

Another good issue from Bendis and Immonen. Some great banter between Spidey and The Thing and demon battling action.

Overall Rating

Not much new to say here, the creative team are still turning out solid work. Although I did think that since the foundations for this story were laid a while ago I was expecting it to effect the whole Marvel Universe, not just The New Avengers. Then again do we need another HUGE Marvel crossover?