avengers Academy #32
Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Timothy Green ll
Released: June 20, 2012
The squabble over the Sentinel quickly spirals out of control once Emma Frost shows up on campus to deliver her Sentinel-melting treatment to Juston’s pal. If you’ve ever wondered how The Iron Giant might play out within the Marvel Universe, this issue will make you happy (Gage even acknowledges this comparison within the script). Far more interesting than the physical confrontation with Emma is the meditation on friendship and artificial life. It’s pleasing to see Juston finally come into his own as a member of the book’s cast.
While I was happy to see Timothy Green come on board for this art, the actual art quality is fairly disappointing. Green generally offers a surreal, almost European approach in his Marvel work, but this issue sees him struggle with a more traditional superhero style. Characters often seem overly stiff and posed, while the facial work consists mainly of grimaces and gritted teeth. It’s too bad more of the energetic, manic style seen in Green’s recent Rocket Raccoon/Groot stories couldn’t have appeared in this book. In all I would rate this issue a 7/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling!
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