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New Avengers #22New Avengers #22
We Are Not Brothers
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Kev Walker
Colorist: Frank Martin
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
20 Pages, $3.99

The last five issues of Jonathan Hickman’sNew Avengers have all been magnificent, so I am a bit sad that Issue #22 is somewhat of a downer.

The book is filled by one lengthy, tense discussion between Namor and Black Panther– showcasing a heavy, yet believable, conflict between the two men. These two hate each other, and it’s quite palpable here. (This is the kind of antagonism where words hurt more than punches.) Ultimately though, after the enormity of the horror previously committed by the entire team, showing such petty detestation feels like a mild nosedive quality-wise.

Make no mistake: The comic is still a good, interesting read– but this story is more like a band-aid, a breather of sort, before the next arc. It also sadly features…

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