Welcome back to another edition of Bitrot Reviews. This is the first one of 2015 and I apologize for the delay. We’re kind of figuring things out about this site and future plans. I wanted to get this up even though The Girlfriend might have some updates. As always, titles are scored on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the very best.
Avengers – Issue 40
Review by Zach Hunchar
OK, so the big thing here is the “death” that happens. I’m not going to say who it is even though I’ve seen it talked about on the internet. I, like most long-term readers, no longer excited about deaths which is why I use quotes. The minute Barry Allen/Hal Jordan/Jean Grey etc. came back from great deaths it stopped having any real impact. Death isn’t the end in comic books. At least where there are intellectual property owned by major conglomerates.
Anyway, the story wasn’t subtle about the death. It pretty much telegraphed who the killer would be and who was going to die. Whatever. Given who else was there at the death, I can come up with 100 ways the character didn’t die. The issue had some solid humor. Particularly with Sunspot and Cannonball who finally have value in the universe. The art was alright. Same with the cover.
Score: 7 out of 10