Sunday, August 30, 2020

"Avengers By Jonathan Hickman: The Complete Collection," Volume 1 Kicks-Off a Great Way to Revisit His Amazing Run

When Jonathan Hickman was writing, "Avengers," and, "New Avengers," the books tied-together quite closely, to a point where you practically needed to alternate between issues of each series towards the end of their runs as they led into the epic 2015 event, "Secret Wars." Some collections of the comics took this into account and there have been some huge omnibus collections that are now out of print and extremely costly. Thankfully, Marvel is starting to release these, "Complete Collection," trade paperbacks which gather anything Hickman did relating to his, "Avengers," run and puts them in a snazzy chronological order.  Hence this book with a mouthful of a title, "Avengers By Jonathan Hickman: The Complete Collection," volume 1.

This first edition collects an initial chunk of, "Avengers," "New Avengers," and oddly enough a mini-series focused on Sunspot and Havok, "Astonishing Tales: Mojoworld," Hickman wrote and which kinda related to his Avengers work when Sunspot and Havok began playing a role what with how eventually Sunspot gains control of former terrorist group A.I.M. and uses it to assist his fellow Avengers. Future complete collections will gather the main runs as well as useful side-items as well, which helps to present a truly full and, "Complete," look at the mega-run Hickman did that astounded so many of us (with him now doing some cool and complex stuff on the X-Men books that will undoubtedly need a complete collection in a decade or so). This is a great book to give to anyone who wants to get into Hickman's run on the Avenger books but is unsure where to start, with each follow-up book undoubtedly being great as well until everything has been collected in a number of nice thick books.
5 out of 5 stars.

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