Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Defenders #1 Review

The Defenders #1 brings back one of Marvel's oddest super-team's with an altered roster, a new writer, and some new art too! But is it any good?

Yes, it is, but it's not without flaws.

Defenders #1 brings together Dr. Starnge, Iron Fist, Red She-Hulk, The Silver Surfer, and Namor to fight some sort of shadow of The Hulk. That's one of #1's biggest problems - it's not made completely clear what they're fighting! Hulk mentions he's called Nul - A destroyer of worlds - but he doesn't go into much depth on the matter.
But, I suppose this will be made a bit clearer in later issues, it just would have been nice to know in a little more detail.

The art in this book is okay - and at times is quite good. But I noticed other times where it wasn't so spectacular which was a little disappointing. That's not to say the art is bad - it does the job.

Something I did like about this book was the script. While the story didn't feel completely explained, for the most part the script wasn't affected. Where a lot of books have a lot of clumsy writing, this one feels very polished.

In the end though, Defenders is off to a good start. The story doesn't feel completely explained, but it has a lot of potential - and I'm sure Matt Fraction (Writer) will be filling in the blanks soon - and while the art isn't incredible it's good enough and is accompanied by a strong script.


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