If you’re only interested in the story, skip buying Onslaught: The Complete Epic Book 3 and just wedge a back-issue of X-Man #19 between Books 2 and 4 on your bookshelf.
Wait now, hold up, June is Avengers month at The Book Closet. What;s this Defenders book doing on here? This doesn’t star Avengers.
The common theme or element in Assault on Armor City is the armors themselves, as both Darkhawk and Iron Man are wearers.
What “Into Infinity” does very well is trust the reader straight into the strange epic that was The Infinity War full-speed. The issue starts with a knock-down drag-out battle between Wonder Man and Wolverine, with Wonder Man displaying what could be — as is — construed as anti-mutant language. Darkhawk, Scarlet Witch, and Captain America all try to hold him back and are barely able to do so.
Avengers Arena is possibly the most atypical Avengers title that has ever existed, as of this writing. As a part of the Marvel NOW! event written by Dennis Hopeless it featured a cast of sixteen super-powered young heroes being trapped on an Island version of Murder World by Arcade, and being told that they had 30 days to kill each other or face a horrible death themselves.
I’m having a hard time figuring out if the writing on Darkhawk is getting better, or if I just have a strange sort of Stockholm Syndrome going on with it. Either way, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole of Operation Symbiote. However, like many of my reviews, it requires an aside explaining the current context of a character: Venom.
So yeah, spoilers, I know very little about the New Warriors. I read them mainly in crossovers with other books, because Marvel did crossovers during the ’90s the way Washington DC did crack during the ’80s (re: a lot). I know them through Round Robin, I know them through Shattered Fates, I know them through Child’s Play. I know them through a frightening amount of not-really the best stories, is what I’m driving at here.