RICH REVIEW: Marvel Comics Digest # 2
Title: Marvel Comics Digest # 2
Publisher: Archie Comics
Writers: Stan Lee
Artists: Jack Kirby
Cover Artist: John Cassaday
Price: $ 6.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.archiecomics.com , www.marvel.com
Comments: This issue features the Avengers. This issue features first how the Avengers were first formed.
Loki sets up the Hulk to lure Thor out. Ant-Man and the Wasp and Iron Man are also drawn in. Thor is lured away while the rest must face the Hulk.
The art is amazing yes it is from years ago, 1963. Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers though know how to deliver pure excitement and then some. We also get to see Iron Man in his gold colored suit of armor and Ant-Man and Wasp in their first costumes. The Hulk is bulkier here as well.
It is awesome to read and see the Avengers as they form a team.
“The Space Phantom” Now this creature is a menace and his imitating power makes him even more so. Giant-Man makes his appearance here and the Wasp has insect super senses.
There is a great battle with the Space Phantom and Iron Man, Giant-Man, Wasp and the Hulk. The action and excitement are thrilling and super fast paced. When Thor joins in it is only a matter of time till the battle is won.
“Havoc on the Homefront!” The Wizard has escaped and the Avengers respond. Captain America, She-Hulk, and the Scarlet Witch get to him. His house is a death trap that puts the Avengers through their paces. It all comes down to who is the smartest fighter. We all know who that is.
“I Want to be an Avenger!” Spider-Man wants to join the Avengers and you should see his grand entrance. The art is simply stunning. Spider-Man joins Captain America, She-Hulk, and Starfox on an adventure. They face a small army of Lava Men.
“Meltdowns and Mayhem!” The Avengers and Spider-Man face off against the combined might of Blackout, Moon Stone, Electro and the Rhino. Super-Heroes vs Super Villains in all out action with gorgeous art.
“A Not-So-Beautiful Mind” This adventure is from Marvel Adventures so Giant-Girl, Storm, and Spider-Man are part of the Avengers team along with Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man and Captain America. M.O.D.O.C. and A.I.M.
“Even A Hawkeye Can Cry!” Man-Bull, Melter, Whirlwind, and Egghead take on Spider-Man, Iron Man, Giant-Girl, Wasp, Storm, Wolverine, Captain America and Hawkeye shows up to help.
“Absolute Zero” In this cold weather adventure Captain America and Hawkeye both are drawn to bulky, the Black Widow though is drawn nice and slim and fit.
“The Avengers Protocol” adapted by Joe Caramagna. The line-up is Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Falcon. Red Skull and M.O.D.O.K. make formidable opponents.
These stories of the Avengers are how they are meant to be. They are one hard hitting team of the world’s greatest super-heroes.