Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Iban Coello / Luke Ross
We open up the issue with some action and a check in to what head of Cortex Jason Quantrell has been up to. Which is basically breaking out his body guard Quickfire from prison or rather giving her the tools to break out. This issue culminates to a head as we see Luke Cage having taken legal means of selling Mighty Avengers as a brand to Jason Quantrell. Sun, Luke Cage up in these piece trying to get reach a new tax bracket. Luke Cage in a suit eating lobster bisque telling the team, “Look’a here. I done sold the brand, (ooooh this bisque good) …Oh yall still here? Um, ya presence no longer needed if you not about getting money for our services”. If this doesn’t sound like the Luke Cage we come to love you right. He still inverted from the events of Genosha.
We have fantastic art to accompany this book thanks to Coelle and Ross. Also, what I love about Ewing is that he is able to give everyone time for shine. All characters matter in this book, that being said you know they weren’t with this shit Luke was trying to pull. His face when his wife came out the gates to put his ass in check tho? I imagined the married folks reading were like “Sheeeit, same thing happened to me last week when I got that new smash bros”. Jessica Jones is not here for any of this new fuxboy shit
Luckily neither is She Hulk as she explains the protocols that were put in place to prevent the team being sold (members serving hold equal shares). COME THE FUCK ON MAN!! This is why the comic game needs Ewing. I didn’t see that coming but it makes so much sense. Jenifer Walters is dangerous as fuck to have on the squad as the She-Hulk but as a lawyer? A Lawyer with a good head on the squad? That’s just straight up overkill. Ewing references back to the previous volume of Mighty Avengers quit often this issue which makes me extremely happy. The work that brought the team into this new chapter isn’t being tossed away and is cannon as hell. He has taken steps to building the Mighty Avengers’ world inside of the Marvel Universe.
I honestly can’t say enough how much love this book man. We been wanting more people of color represented with accountable/strong story telling and we get the most diverse Avengers squad in the history of the game as well as bomb ass art and writing backing it.