MarvelBlog REVIEW: Avengers Forever #5
The brand new series from Jason Aaron has crafted some of the most interesting takes on beloved Marvel characters, but this issue takes that idea to its absolute limits, by delving into the unstable mind of one of its premiere villains; this is our review of Avengers Forever #5
Throughout the course of this phenomenal Marvel run, we have seen some of the best aspects of Marvel’s use of the multiverse; with its emphasis on creativity and taking these well-known characters in some fascinating new directions.
Avengers Forever #5 maintained that same creativity that has become a staple of this current run but channeled it in a way that greatly differs from the four issues that preceded it; crafting a harrowing story that will truly challenge the reader.
This issue sees the phenomenal talent of Jason Aaron- a writer who is undeniably one of the greatest talents the industry has ever seen- tackle the devious and disturbing mind of Doctor Doom; but not just any Doom, the Doom to beat all Dooms.
What Aaron creates in this issue is not just a villain- although this incarnation of the iconic character is up there with the best of them- he truly develops a menacing and maniacal mind that challenges the limits of evil that one would consider a villain capable of.
It is clear throughout this issue that this version of the iconic villain takes everything a step further, and dials the entire basis of his villainy to an 11; orchestrating a character that would make the Doctor Doom we know akin to Steve Rogers or Peter Parker.
Horrific, treacherous, tormenting, and devious beyond imagination, this is a character that truly years for the depths of power that only a god could ever hope to possess, and then takes that idea couple of leaps forward.
It is incredibly intriguing to imagine just where this story can go from here, as Aaron is setting up a villain that will raise the stakes of this issue, and prime for a showdown that could be among the iconic writers’ best works yet.