Avengers A.I. #5 Review

Avengers A.I. #5 Review

Marvel Comics
Writer: Splendid Sam Humphries
Artist: Valiant Valerio Schiti
Colorist: Ferocious Frank D’Armata
Letterer: Cunning Clayton Cowles
Cover Artists: Dynamic David Marquez and Ferocious Frank D’Armata

Review by: Terrific Tom Barnett

Sam Humpries writing and Valerio Schiti on art! Hell yeah! Humpries dialogue is top notch. Match that up with Schiti’s facial expressions and you’ve got yourself a recipe for awesomeness! This issue has the android Alexis having some strange visions of her past that she needs to sort out, while the Vision himself tries to keep her from freaking out the angry mob. Monica Chang is attempting to get through the Hanky Pym who’s locked himself away in his lab. Plus, there’s Doombot! I love how Humphries is writing these characters. Great dialogue and pacing from Humphries. Three major storylines running in this issue and none of them get lost in the telling.

As for Schiti, if you’ve read any of my reviews, you will know he is one of my favorite artists. He does a great job in portraying all the inner struggles of Alexis without it becoming confusing and it easily could have. Artistically, he brinsg so much more to the story then just showing what happened. His poses add more life to the action as does his perspective, which he used perfectly in the last panel of Alexis’s storyline.

Frank D’Armata’s color work perfectly complements Schiti’s art. I especially like how the color scheme of Alexis’s inner visions came through. Perfect coloring there.

This series may not be one of Marvel’s flagship titles, but it is well worth the cost of admission and then some. You’re doing yourself and these creators a disservice if you don’t give this series a try.

Story: 5/5
Art: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Tom is a contributing writer for Drunk On Comics. You can follow him on Twitter at @tphoto10.

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