New Avengers #58 Review

Catch-up is my favorite game. I always seem to play it.

Sorry for the delay on the reviews, gang.


WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis

ARTIST: Stuart Immonen

INKS: Wade von Grawbadger

COLOURS: Dave McCaig

LETTERS: Albert Deschesne


Luke Cage surrenders himself to the Dark Avengers and the Night Nurse sends evidence to Ben Urich, proving her innocence to H.A.M.M.E.R.. Warbird makes a quick getaway to distract the iron Patriot and the rest of the New Avengers escape through the sewers. With no leadership, the Dark Avengers rush into the sewers and get beaten. Seems to be happening a lot these days.

The Hood gets back with his new Asgardian powers and finds out about Dr. Harrow’s betrayal.

Jessica Jones talks to her mother about how she’s raising her child. On the run from the law and all that jazz. Then the New Avengers show up and try to explain the Cage situation…Doesn’t really go well.

Osborn gets Jonas Harrow and his power drainer down to the Helicarrier pronto, so they can operate on Luke Cage. He has much he can do for Osborn…


-The art…again.

-Good writing, with much is put into this issue.


-This issue feels very much like the last one, and the issue before that.


This issue had a decent amount of plot. We had the escape, the fight, and the aftermath. Touched on a few smaller plots. Then why do I feel so empty? These last few issue have felt very similar. This isn’t the first time they’ve escaped in the “Power Drainer” arc. Remember the issue with Mockingbird and the Quinjet? Uh huh. There can only be so many escapes before I start to not care. And Osborn got beat up again.

I’m hoping we see something different next issue. A little bit more edgy, more original. Technically, there’s nothing wrong with this issue. There’s not much new to say about this issue that I haven’t said about other recent issues of New Avengers. Maybe I should be congratulating this series’ consistency? Maybe later.

The art as always was great by Mr. Immonen. I’m hoping he stays on for a long time to come, as lack of consistency in the art was one of the reasons New Avengers used to bug me.


“Everyone back! This man is hurt!”

“Oh, @#$% him, Ares! Where are the other Avengers?”


2.5 out of 5 webheads.

Well, erm…yeah. Think I’ve said all I can on this issue.

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