New Avengers (Vol. 2) #19

 Posted: May 2012
 Staff: Craig Lowrey (E-Mail)


Two issues ago the group known as H.A.M.M.E.R. were using Ultimo to attack Iron Man. When The New Avengers arrived H.A.M.M.E.R. were able to steal a D.N.A. sample from Wolverine. After Osborn got what he wanted Ultimo was ordered to self destruct.

Story Details

  New Avengers (Vol. 2) #19
Summary: Spider-Man & Ai Apaec Appear
Executive Producer: Alan Fine
Publisher: Dan Buckley
Chief Creative Officer: Joe Quesada
Editor In Chief: Axel Alonso
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mike Deodato, Jr.
Cover Art: Mike Deodato, Jr., Rain Beredo
Lettering: VC's Joe Caramagna
Colorist: Rain Beredo

Daredevil arrives at The Avengers Mansion, he notices the protestors outside when he is met by Squirrel Girl. She begins to flirt with him when he asks where the team is. At Stark resilient, the team is recovering from Ultimo’s self destruction. Spider-Man asks what Ultimo wanted. Iron Man tells him it was trying to take his armour. Stark believes this is A.I.M. and tells the team to go home. Yesterday at H.A.M.M.E.R. headquarters, Gorgon and Madame Hydra discuss following Osborn. They agree he is his own worst enemy and they can divide up what’s left of H.A.M.M.E.R. if he fails.

Back in the now and Spidey is blaming Osborn for the Ultimo attack. While the team head into the mansion Luke and Jessica cage talk about how Osborn threatened their baby. Back with Osborn’s new team of Dark Avengers. Osborn is talking to them about how the world needs their protection. Osborn tells them they are better than the other Avengers because they are more in touch with themselves than the others and they also have something the others don’t, a man on the inside. Back at the mansion and the team are eating when Victoria Hand walks in. After Spidey accuses her of working for Osborn again she gets angry and threatens to quit. She tells them she was just with Maria Hill and Sharon Carter. Wolverine notices Daredevil notices something and asks him what. Daredevil says “Umm, nothing”. Hand tells them they need to get to Miami. As the team set off Hand calls someone and tells them she is giving them a head start. When the team's Quinn jet has been sent the wrong coordinates Daredevil asks who Victoria Hand is. Wolverine tells him Captain America vouches for her.

When the team arrive in Miami they're too late, Osborn’s team of Avengers have stopped an Atlantean attack and are speaking to the press. Osborn notices the real Avengers have arrived and the team realise they’ve been set up.

General Comments

So the team survive Ultimo's destruction, only to go back to base and eat. I'm sure all this team does is sit around eating. Still at least next issue should have some action.

Overall Rating

Not much happens in this issue. Osborn's lieutenants are ready to betray him and Spidey still doesn't trust Victoria Hand.

 Posted: May 2012
 Staff: Craig Lowrey (E-Mail)