Released: April 26th 2016
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Uncanny Avengers 1-6
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.
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.