By Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña
From the minute we see the cover, Uncanny Avengers 11 has our attention. The image of Wolverine crucified with blood dripping from behind him, looking dead or defeated, should draw the reader into the saga of the Apocalypse Twins and the Horsemen of Apocalypse.
Last issue, the Horsemen went after their specific targets, Wonder Man, Scarlet Witch, Wolverine, and Thor. This issue we get to see the Horsemen, for the most part, tell their victims why they were taken. We get a touching moment between Sunfire and Rogue. The Apocalypse Twins also fill Wanda in on what her destiny is, and she needs to decide if she will accept it.
This is said every month, but it’s honestly true, this book continues to get better. Rick Remender does so many things so well. The character growth from Sunfire and Wonder Man alone is worth picking this book up. Remender is very good at taking C-list characters, and making them cool and relevant. He has also done a great job with making the Apocalypse Twins likeable villains, which can be tough to do sometimes. The amount of tension and suspense packed into every issue leaves the reader anticipating next months issue to see where the story might take us.
Daniel Acuña’s art does seem to improve as he gets more comfortable drawing the characters. The first few pages seem similar to John Cassaday’s style, you may need to do a double take to fully appreciate. Acuña really did a nice job this time around, but he really seems to shine during the Wolverine versus Daken fight sequence. Everything from his panel set up, to his color use, work well here. Acuña has grown with this series.
Uncanny Avengers is one of Marvel’s best books on the shelf. The writing of Rick Remender makes this book worth checking out. The beautiful covers by John Cassaday are also a great selling point, and Daniel Acuña’s art is beginning to pick up steam. This is a book that will not disappoint.