Uncanny Avengers #3

by F.D. White on April 06, 2015

Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Daniel Acuña

The search for Wanda and Pietro Maximoff's true origin continues in Uncanny Avengers #3. I'm still hoping that this is all some kind of misdirect and by the end of it all they'll still be Magneto's children. It seems silly to change their 40 year old origin just because of film rights issues. Unfortunately for our rag-tag group of Avengers, nothing is going right on Counter-Earth. With the exception of Vision, who has found some semblance of happiness, the rest of the group is being put throught the straights. With everyone split up and worn down, Remender provides a lot of singular character moments through internal monologue and actions the characters take, however due to everyone being split up, the story moves somewhat slowly. Some characters story lines hardly progress at all. This is a problem most team books face, though, so it's best to just hunker down and wait because good things will come. It's easy to see a storm of action brewing in the distance.

As Remender has done with all of his Marvel books in the past, the story is hardly just about superheroes. The idea of eugenics plays heavily into this storyline. Who has the right to live and die? What is perfection, and how could anyone possibly attain it? It's a line of thinking that works well with his previous storylines featuring the clash of X-Men and Avengers that we saw in Uncanny Avengers, Vol. 1 and AXIS.

Daniel Acuña continues to create some of the most beautiful painted pages in comics today. One would think that by painting pages, the poses would appear more stiff than a standard pencil drawing, but that's far from the case. The pages are fluid and dynamic creating lush action sequences that are a joy to look at. Not to mention that the character designs and backgrounds are just as much detailed as a standard pencil page. These pages are worthy of framing up for your home.

While the story moves slowly, which is typical of Remender's writing style. There's still enough dramatic heft and action to keep one interested as a monthy installment.

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