REVIEW: Avengers Forever #3
Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder turn the volume up on one of the funnest series of the year, as we review the multiversal hijinks of Avengers Forever #3.
This series just keeps getting better, and with the last issue clearly focused on the horrific torture that Robbie Reyes endured at the hands of the Black Skull, Aaron brings audiences back to the adventure in an issue that truly feels massive.
There is something so great about the dynamic between Deathlok and Reyes that has really grounded the book in the series’ second issue, and that is carried on within this present issue, as Anthony Stark and his team of Avengers devise a plan to rescue the two heroes in Black Skull captivity.
Avengers Forever #3 starts with their initial refusal to be rescued, much to the shock and dismay of Anthony Stark, a character who continues to steal just about every page despite the size of the panel.
Aaron is flawless in the charm and charisma he has imbued into this multiversal version of Tony Stark, and he perfectly encapsulates why the Stark name has been so adored by comic fans for generations.
There are moments in this issue that explore more than just Stark, Reyes, and Deathlok; with every member of these multiversal Avengers getting their own moment to shine; including a phenomenal moment between Wonder Man and hopeless War MAchines he dismantles.
Ultimately the group gets split up in this half-hazard rescue mission, with Thing and Wonder Man having some genuinely hilarious banter in their onslaught, and vision and War Machines uncovering a dangerous secret that may uncover a truth more dier than just the Black SKull.
In the end, the heroes come out on top, but what follows is exactly what you would expect from a writer as talented as Aaron; every victory makes way for a greater fight.
The challenge that awaits this fantastic Avengers incarnation is seemingly insurmountable, and if they stand a chance at regaining the wasteland, it’ll test every limit of each of these characters.
And we cannot wait.