Writer: Al Ewing / Artist: Valerio Schiti
I’m So about this book. Where we saw shine come down on monica, vic (powerman.2.0) and most recently luke cage last issue in his “talk” with blue marvel (good jesus that was good), we now get a more action stacked issue
although that Sam Wilson falcon chase scene was perfect last issue too lets not forget the Falcon gawd chillin on the wires like
This issue is more white tiger heavy and when I say Heavy I mean get you weight belt on cause She out here running amok. Al Ewing is doing a great job on the round robin with these characters, highlighting flaws and strengths. In this issue we see what happens when Ava wants justice on the man that killed her parents (Gideon Mace) and the means she is willing to face to get it. We finally get a look at what happens when Ava lets go and gives offer control to the tiger gawd as well as the terms of their “partnership”
This is a much different Ava we’ve seen from Avengers Academy, Daredevil, or even the ruthless Avengers Arena, This is White Tiger uncaged for really reals. The rest that ensues is rather predictable of course, the team has to stop here yada yada but this was good in showing just how much of a problem The Tiger Gawd could be if let loose and i HAVE to highlight a scene where Iron Fist was trying to take down White Tiger and…..
Now I love Iron Fist (can’t wait for that new book) but dude….dude..WHITE TIGER JUST GAVE YOU THE SHAWN MICHAELS /HBK/HEART BREAK KID SWEET CHIN MUSIC VIA WWF?!?!!?!?
Iron Fist my hero i hate it had to be him but you going to have to sit out for at least 4 issues cause that is the ultimate in disrespect and embarrassment man. I’m goin tell my grand children’s children bout that shit right there…
I dont wanna spoil anymore of the action that ensues or the twist in the end that i should have saw coming but didn’t but i do want to highlight the skill of dialogue Al Ewing is doing with this book. He captures Luke Cage perfectly with this tib bit right here (The art compliments the scene so well too)
I don’t know if folks remember how Marvel did cage in that Limited Max Series where they basically horrendously put ebonics on page and failed. Ewing captures Cage perfectly with this and it adds on what i feel is his background onto everything that Bendis did to build Cage into that Marvel house hold name.
I really enjoyed the issue alot and i only gave you a fraction of White Tiger wrecking house so you should mos def check this out to see the continuation of that as well as the resolution which i wont say shit about…i want to but
Survey Says: 8.7/10