Written by: Al Ewing
Art by: Dale Keown
Cover by: Dale Keown
Released: September 10, 2014
Providing readers with a break from Jonathan Hickman’s main saga, Al Ewing and Dale Keown take the creative reins for the oversized Avengers #34.1 – a solo tale that revolves around the latest version of Hyperion. Building upon the work Hickman has already done to move the character beyond a simple Superman analogue, Ewing spins a yarn that’s more existential crisis than action story as the supreme hero searches for a child snatched from his home.
The approach proves refreshing after Captain America’s recent spotlight in a way that allows character growth for one of the newer, more auxiliary members of the Avengers introduced in the wake of Marvel Now. Where as Hickman has often sidelined these individual character threads in favour of pushing forward with his epic science fiction narrative – the fantastic casino adventure of Cannonball and Sunspot forming a notable exception – Ewing takes the time here to expand upon a character that remains very much shrouded in mystery.
This issue was really refreshing and nice. We got to see some character development with hyperion and I like that because I love hyperion, he is just amazing! In all I would rate this issue a 9/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling.
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