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(New) New Avengers Issue 27

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What did I say? WHAT DID I SAY?!

I TOLD you that once all this Civil War crap was over we could get back to fucking awesome comic books! As proof I present New Avengers Issue 27:

It takes place AFTER Civil War (yet manages NOT to spoil the ending of that book) and it introduces us to the NEW New Avengers: Ronin (not Echo but a new one), Luke Cage, Dr. Strange, Spider-Woman, Wolverine, Spiderman (in black costume) and Iron Fist! What a FUCKING TEAM!

Once again Bendis proves why he's considered by some to be the best n his field! He delivers a solid, action-packed, character-driven story that is the first part of a continuing saga, yet retains a done-in-one feel so the reader really feels like they're getting their full money's worth.

The plot focuses on Echo, formerly the team's Ronin, as she faces off against Elektra and the Hand. We learn more about Echo, her motivations for donning the Ronin costume in the first place, her stance on Civil War and we get to see some of the early stages of the Hand's brainwashing/training techniques. It all builds to an action-filled climax that introduces us to the new team and sets-up the story for the next few issues.

Leinil Francis Yu provides the art on this title and becomes the permanent artist on the book as well. Yu's a great artist and a welcome addition to New Avengers. I'm looking forward to the getting this book monthly, can't wait to see what's in store for all these characters.

Things will only get better from here. It's a good time to be a comic fan, once again.