Uncanny Avengers Annual #1

by F.D. White on April 30, 2014

Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Paul Renaud

“Maybe we shouldn’t look too closely. Good or bad, poignant or meandering, one way or another, it’s done now. Yes. Well, get on the horn and call in the critics…we’ll leave it to them to decipher.”

Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 is a welcome reprieve from the unrelenting sadness that is Uncanny Avengers. Rick Remender stretches his comedy muscles in a self-aware play on writers, artists, and art as a platform for sales.

I’ll try to keep this review short and brief. The story is entertaining, a play on the creative process when working with money making corporations. This book brings together our Uncanny Avengers, as well as the new “Avengers of the Supernatural” (PLEASE LET THIS BE A NEW ONGOING). This story is less about the characters themselves, what happens in the story isn’t as important as the commentary being made throughout it. Without saying too much, I will say this: It’s really, really funny.

The art is very good as well. Specific highlights being Ghost Rider and Man-Thing. The spookier the better. I would love to see Paul Renaud taking on an actual Avengers of the Supernatural book. I think his talent would really shine there.

This is a book that doesn’t require any actual reading of the Uncanny Avengers series so I’m recommending this to anyone and everyone. This is something I’d expect from an Indie publisher, not Marvel. This issue is a biting stab at what probably reflects some of their own past, and possibly present, practices.

F.D. White would really love to Avengers of the Supernatural to be a real series. You can follow him on Twitter @fdwhite19

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