New Avengers (Vol. 1) #38

 Posted: 2008
 Staff: Craig Lowrey (E-Mail)


Following the events of this years New Avengers annual, The Hood was defeated again after he attacked the New Avengers in their home. Dr Strange left the team, fearing for her baby Jessica Jones has moved into Stark Tower home of the Mighty Avengers.

Story Details

  New Avengers (Vol. 1) #38
Summary: Spider-Man appears
Arc: Part 1 of 'The Breakup' (1)

The story opens with Luke Cage for Jessica at the office of Alias investigations. Later Luke calls her and Jessica tells him she signed the registration act. Luke is upset by this and decides to head over to the tower. Luke and Jessica meet in the lobby, she tells him if he wants to see his child he has to register. Luke accuses Stark of being a Skrull and Jessica says he isn't and if they are being invaded then Stark Tower is a safe place to be. They continue to talk when the Mighty Avengers, (now including Spider-Woman) return to the penthouse. Jarvis fills them in on the last couple of days and how Jessica moved into the Tower. Ms. Marvel says she will handle it.

Back in the lobby Luke and Jessica are still talking when Ms. Marvel arrives and tells Luke he has to leave. Jessica tells him he knows what he has to do if he wants to see his baby and she leaves. The rest of the Mighty Avengers arrive and try to arrest him, Luke threatens them and says if any of them are Skrulls and they hurt his wife or baby he will kill them. Ms Marvel asks what he means by Skrulls. Luke tells her to speak to Stark or Jessica. Luke leaves despite protests from the other Avengers Ms Marvel lets him go. The Black Widow asks about the Skrulls and Spider Woman tells her it's classified.

Later Danny Rand A.K.A. Iron Fist is introducing the New Avengers to their new base, an apartment he owns under a sister company. Logan tells them they need to be covert and if they blow it hey don't have any other options. Luke goes to his new room while Jessica looks after the baby in the Stark Tower.

General Comments

Ok let me start with a MAJOR gripe I have at the moment, in World war Hulk Stark Tower was destroyed and Spidey was in his black suit. Then in the NA annual he was in the black suit when Dr Strange left the team. Now Stark Tower is fine, Spidey's back in his red and blues yet in ASM 555 AFTER one more day the NA are using Dr Strange's home as their base. So somehow Spidey has managed to change costumes before Strange left... My head is starting to hurt. Anyway another gripe I have is about this issue. Why use the annual to finish the Hood story then use the main title to sort out Luke and Jessica's relationship? I think it should have been the other way round. Basically this issue was an issue of Alias in a New Avengers cover.

Overall Rating

Writing and art is fine nothing happening apart from the NA's new base and the break up.


About this brand new day retcon. Please Marvel clear some of this up so we have a definative time line of Spidey and while your at it please put something together showing an Avengers time line!

I can only hope that during Secret Invasion Spidey is revealed as a Skrull, and the real Spidey is found attached to a reality altering Skrull device and everything is "reset" to before the "one more day" story.

 Posted: 2008
 Staff: Craig Lowrey (E-Mail)