|Story/s:||In at the Deep End|
The New Avengers: Wiccan, White Tiger, Power Man, Songbird, Hulkling and Squirrel Girl with Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa) as their benefactor. Their base is Avengers Island located 13 miles off the coast of California… in international waters. The island is an artificial island, filled with secret science labs, hi tech weapons a private army and… well you get the picture.
SHIELD is not happy with any of this so they’re sent Dum Dum Dugan to check it out and to introduce Roberto to his latest team member. Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye.
The ‘team’ meanwhile is in Paris investigating a situation, a situation where people heads are now large crystals of some sort.Power Man uses his Chi-Vision to look into what is happening and is thrown to the ground by what he sees. He realises the crystals are souls of the dead.
As they fight the crystal headed locals they are unbeknownst being watched. Watch my the Maker (a 1000 year old alternate reality Reed Richards), head of W.H.I.S.P.E.R.
Scientists on the island watching remotely discover the crystal head being as moving in a pattern…. into a star. Power Man looks further and see’s what they are doing…. they’re turning the city into a giant circuit … a switch board… a phone to the dead. Basically they’re being invaded by the afterlife.
The Maker on seeing they have mostly figured it out calls on Evald to end the New Avengers. To end them using Neohedron.
I can’t get past Squirrel Girl being on the team. Makes it hard to take the team serious. I enjoyed the comic so I’ll buy the next, but Squirrel Girl! Seriously??
What next, make Deadpool an Avenger?… oh…
I do like the base filled with resources other than Tony Stark. A team of engineers and scientists on the island to back up the heroes sounds like a great idea. Sunspot as leader…. um…. I still remember him on X-Force and have troubles seeing him as a leader. But we’ll see. Squirrel Girl ?!?!