Review: Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 1: Lost Future

Uncanny Avengers Unity Vol 1

Publisher: Marvel
Released: April 26th 2016
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Uncanny Avengers 1-6
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I read Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 1 as single issues through the Marvel Unlimited app.

I always love seeing the new Avengers series that come out. For me it’s always been about seeing how the team has changed – because let’s be honest here, it can change A LOT. From the title of this series I knew that the changes were larger than normal. ‘Uncanny’ is a title used for the X-Men, so combing it with an Avengers title clearly indicates an Avengers/X-Men team up. Yes please!

Captain America is the brains behind this team, though he’s taking a back seat for the action. The team itself (so far) is comprised of Spider-Man, Rogue, the Human Torch, Quicksilver, Doctor Voodoo, Synapse (an Inhuman) and…Deadpool.

Spoiler Warning

There is so much going on here, it’s actually a little overwhelming. First there’s the massive team up that’s happening here. We have Avengers, X-Men, and Inhumans all working on one team. Even though the X-Men and the Inhumans still sort of hate each other. Plus there’s Deadpool, who is basically on a team of his own. And we have new characters introduced too. Oh and did I mention a couple of cameos from other established characters? Like I said, there’s a lot going on here.

I may be a bit biased when I say it’s all overwhelming. I follow the Avengers comics, but not really the Inhumans or the X-Men. I understand the basis of their conflict, but I don’t know all of the characters – not by a long shot.

I love the idea of Captain America being in charge of a team, while not actively being involved in it. It seems like the perfect position for him. He’s a great leader, and sometimes you needs distance from a situation in order to make the right call. I’d be okay with Steve Rogers being the person that’s making the call.

Okay, so I had already known about the whole Deadpool joining the Avengers thing. I just didn’t know where it first started (it’s happened a few times since this point). So I was pretty excited to see the origin of that. Plus I knew that Spider-Man hadn’t reacted well the first time it happened…so I was looking forward to actually seeing that, as opposed to just hearing about it.

On the whole this plot actually did have a lot of potential. It was funny, and intense at some points. I think it just got a tiny bit over its head. The antagonist was interesting, but I didn’t find him compelling. Not even when we realized that he was related to somebody on the team. I know I should have cared more than I did… perhaps that just means they need to develop her character further?

I’m going to continue reading this series. I’m really curious to see how long each team member stays. I have a feeling that we’re going to see seeing lots of people added and removed as time goes on…but I could be wrong.

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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