Set The Stars On Fire With Avengers #29

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
Black Widow unleashes her new War Widow armor, made special for her by Tony Stark himself. With it, she is able to fend off the violent prisoners of the Ravenstarr Galaxy. After defeating these Skrull criminals, she is found by the Silver Surfer. He is still intent on preventing the Avengers from taking the new bearer of the Starbrand and he is willing to fight them to achieve this goal. The Hell Charger is still nearby, but Ghost Rider is out of commission. Thankfully, Boy-Thing has a way to put Blade in the fight against the Surfer. A few lightyears away, Captain Marvel is battling Firelord while She-Hulk and Captain America duel Terrax aboard the Starjammer. However, Terrax’s geomancy is proving to be a problem. Thankfully, Brood Thor is ready for a fight and Cap is more than happy to unleash him on Terrax.

Avengers #29 cover by Ed McGuinness with Jason Keith
Avengers #29 cover by Ed McGuinness with Jason Keith

Avengers #29 brings the team ever closer to the location of the new Starbrand, but the united Heralds of Galactus are proving to be a deadly problem. 
This issue finds Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fighting for their lives against the Heralds. We get to see the new War Widow armor, Brood Thor unleashed, and Boy-thing and Blade show off some new moves. Each of these makes for some cool panels and I’m more than happy to see Firelord and Terrax in the spotlight again, if only for a little while.
The dialogue and humor are the weakest aspects of the comic. The sense of humor is very similar to the lamest jokes from the MCU films and they do hinder the drama of the more intense scenes.
We get a glimpse of the new Starbrand at the very end, but even I haven’t the foggiest clue who this is. That said, it could be a whole new character of course.
Avengers #29 art by Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina, Mark Morales, Jason Keith, and letterer VC's Cory Petit
Avengers #29 art by Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina, Mark Morales, Jason Keith, and letterer VC’s Cory Petit

Ed McGuinness is rejoined by Paco Medina in this issue. Both artists once again prove why they are Marvel all-stars with the cosmic action scenes looking quite spectacular. Jason Keith gives an exciting color treatment to the issue and keeps the excitement high by doing so.
Avengers #29 is another exciting issue of “Starbrand Reborn.” Earth’s Mightiest Heroes battle the Heralds of Galactus while the new Starbrand continues to set planets ablaze. It’s a solid comic that easily earns a recommendation. Check it out.
Avengers #29 comes to us from writer Jason Aaron, artists Ed McGuinness and Paco Medina, inkers Mark Morales, Ed McGuinness, and Paco Medina, color artist Jason Keith, letterer VC’s Cory Petit, cover artist Ed McGuinness with Jason Keith, and variant cover artist Ema Lupacchino with Rachelle Rosenberg.
Final Score: 8/10

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