The Initiative: The Mighty Avengers 1 + 2

After the events of Marvel’s Civil War, Tony Stark was appointed as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Initiative was implemented, meaning that each state has a super hero group assigned to protect it.

Although I was extremely bored with Civil War, I’m really enjoying most of the Initiative titles. The Mighty Avengers, however is not one of those titles. There is so much potential in this comic, but it’s completely hampered by bad dialog and bad story telling.
There are thought balloons on nearly every page that feel like cheap throw backs to the early days of Spider-Man. This wouldn’t be all bad, but the thoughts the characters have are usually one liners or single words that don’t serve to drive the story forward. Instead it slows the pacing down and takes the reader out of the moment.
And then there’s the way the story is unfolding: an action sequence that has spanned the last two issues broken up by bursts of mini flashbacks telling how the Mighty Avengers were assembled. This would be fine if the flashbacks actually had a point other than telling how the team was assembled, because honestly, who cares? This could be summed up in a few panels, instead it’s filled up several pages of both issues. I’m bored with this series already and really don’t care that Ultron appears to have been posing as Iron Man but now looks exactly like his ex-wife, Wasp, and is menacing the Mighty Avengers… in the nude.

I don’t care if Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho are supposed to be good writers, this comic sucks.

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