Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Color Artist: Frank D’Armata
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Artists: David Marquez & Frank D’Armata
Review by: Tom Barnett
Is Victor Mancha really dead? What are the plans of Dimitrios? Can Hank Pym overcome his bipolar disorder? And Alexis just kicks ass! Sam Humphries has taken on a hodge podge collection of characters, dusted them off and given them life. I’ve never enjoyed Hank Pym as much as I have in the pages of Avengers A. I. The Vision is one of my favorite b list characters and he has a great scene battling Dimitrios in a video game scenario. These scenes are rendered fresh, fun and quirky by artist Valerio Schiti and colorist Frank D’Armata.
Where Humphries really shines is in the humor for this book, using the robots, especially the Vision and Doombot, as the straight man to Hank Pym’s funny man. Doombot dryly delivers the best line in the book towards is closing panels. So funny. Humphries hit a home run in creating the character of Alexis. She is not in this issue as much as the last, but she is just an ass kicker!
Schiti is up to his usual awesome art. Even though there really weren’t any big actions scenes in this issue, Schiti does so well with the smaller, interpersonal moments. I do hope Marvel will be putting him on a title as lead artist soon and not just fill in stints. Fantastic detail work and backgrounds to complement his great characters.
This is a fun title that breathes life into some offbeat characters. It’s filled with humor and is slightly reminiscent of the Tron universe. All around fun reading by some great creators.
Tom is a contributing writer for Drunk On Comics. You can follow him on Twitter at @tphoto10.