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They're the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they'll do anything to protect this one - whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe's DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron's Power Princess. Together, they're the Squadron Supreme, and they don't care about the rules. If y They're the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they'll do anything to protect this one - whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe's DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron's Power Princess. Together, they're the Squadron Supreme, and they don't care about the rules. If you stand in their way, that's your problem! First on their to-do list: Namor, destroyer of Doctor Spectrum's homeworld. He must pay for his crimes - and pay dearly. But the Squadron's extreme measures attract the attention of the Uncanny Avengers! And when the team descends into Weirdworld - the newest, strangest corner of the Marvel Universe - can they escape without the aid of Thundra? Collecting: Squadron Supreme 1-5 and material from Avengers 0


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They're the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they'll do anything to protect this one - whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe's DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron's Power Princess. Together, they're the Squadron Supreme, and they don't care about the rules. If y They're the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they'll do anything to protect this one - whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe's DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron's Power Princess. Together, they're the Squadron Supreme, and they don't care about the rules. If you stand in their way, that's your problem! First on their to-do list: Namor, destroyer of Doctor Spectrum's homeworld. He must pay for his crimes - and pay dearly. But the Squadron's extreme measures attract the attention of the Uncanny Avengers! And when the team descends into Weirdworld - the newest, strangest corner of the Marvel Universe - can they escape without the aid of Thundra? Collecting: Squadron Supreme 1-5 and material from Avengers 0

30 review for Squadron Supreme, Volume 1: By Any Means Necessary!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Terence

    Many alternate Earth's were destroyed coming up to the events of Secret Wars, but there were some survivors. Those survivors formed a new Squadron Supreme, each member was the sole survivor from an alternate Earth. They've claimed this Earth as their home and intend to do whatever is necessary to protect their new home from all threads including ones from Earth destroyers like Namor. Their actions draw some unwanted attention. By Any Means Necessary started off with some shocking events and then Many alternate Earth's were destroyed coming up to the events of Secret Wars, but there were some survivors. Those survivors formed a new Squadron Supreme, each member was the sole survivor from an alternate Earth. They've claimed this Earth as their home and intend to do whatever is necessary to protect their new home from all threads including ones from Earth destroyers like Namor. Their actions draw some unwanted attention. By Any Means Necessary started off with some shocking events and then meandered it's way to Weirdworld. I don't know what Marvel is hoping to accomplish with Weirdworld, but it has recently appeared in a few new titles. Anyway this Squadron Supreme is interesting because it pulled characters from all over the multiverse. It seems like Marvel's way to continue acknowledging their summer event while giving a makeover to their version of the Justice League. Overall this volume was OK. In some ways teams like the Squadron are more challenging especially in the beginning as they attempt to establish back stories on each of their characters. While the existence of prior Squadron's allow less attention to be paid on back stories the fact they are from alternate Earth's necessitate more explanation. The only character whose back story happened in a previous comic is Nighthawk as he is from the Supreme Power titles around 2005. In the end By Any Means Necessary isn't bad, but it's far from spectacular.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    This book is a bit of an odd one. It had some real moments of excellence and even a couple of genuinely shocking moments but, overall, it was a bit incoherent. The writer tried to ram too many stories into five issues, in my opinion. I think the story would have had more room to breathe given an extra issue. Still, I enjoyed most of it, even if I'm not happy about some of the events chronicled here (view spoiler)[(One does NOT simply chop off Namor's head!) (hide spoiler)] I look forward to volum This book is a bit of an odd one. It had some real moments of excellence and even a couple of genuinely shocking moments but, overall, it was a bit incoherent. The writer tried to ram too many stories into five issues, in my opinion. I think the story would have had more room to breathe given an extra issue. Still, I enjoyed most of it, even if I'm not happy about some of the events chronicled here (view spoiler)[(One does NOT simply chop off Namor's head!) (hide spoiler)] I look forward to volume two.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    A promising, a little slow, start. It's a team made up of worlds that were destroyed in the incursions and some survivors from Secret Wars, so it's a little bit of a follow on from what Hickman was doing. I think it's going to be a slow burner. Also, this'll collect 1-5, not 1-6. A promising, a little slow, start. It's a team made up of worlds that were destroyed in the incursions and some survivors from Secret Wars, so it's a little bit of a follow on from what Hickman was doing. I think it's going to be a slow burner. Also, this'll collect 1-5, not 1-6.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Title: Squadron Supreme Vol. 1: By Any Means Necessary! Author: James Robinson Series: Squadron Supreme (2015), 1 Format: ebook Length: N/A Rating: 3 stars Synopsis: They're the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they'll do anything to protect this one — whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe's DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron's Power Princess. Together, they're the Squadron Supreme, and th Title: Squadron Supreme Vol. 1: By Any Means Necessary! Author: James Robinson Series: Squadron Supreme (2015), 1 Format: ebook Length: N/A Rating: 3 stars Synopsis: They're the sole survivors of lost Earths, and they'll do anything to protect this one — whether you like it or not! The former Avenger Hyperion. The Nighthawk of Supreme Power. Blur from the New Universe's DP7. Doctor Spectrum of the Great Society. And the original Squadron's Power Princess. Together, they're the Squadron Supreme, and they don't care about the rules. If you stand in their way, that's your problem! First on their to-do list: Namor, destroyer of Doctor Spectrum's homeworld. He must pay for his crimes — and pay dearly. But the Squadron's extreme measures attract the attention of the Uncanny Avengers! And when the team descends into Weirdworld — the newest, strangest corner of the Marvel Universe — can they escape without the aid of Thundra? Favourite character: Nighthawk & Blur Least favourite character: Warrior Woman Mini-review: It was really fun to read this. Except for Thundra, who I only know from the Ultimate Spider-Man show, I knew literally no one else (except for the obvious of Cap, Deadpool, Rogue and Johnny Storm). But of the main characters, no one. If you had asked me if Nighthawk was Marvel or DC, I would've said DC. I'm so glad he's Marvel. I enjoyed this.

  5. 4 out of 5

    B. P. Rinehart

    This book is a collection of the first three issues of the Squadron Supreme Vol. 1: By Any Means Necessary!, basically a half-trade paperback. This is my introduction to the group, which has been around for awhile as Marvel's take on the Justice League. This comic gets the ball rolling with a bang and serves as a commentary on some of the events leading up to Secret Wars. I will not spoil too much, but Steve Rodgers said it best, they look like the Avengers, but they think like Frank Castle (a.k This book is a collection of the first three issues of the Squadron Supreme Vol. 1: By Any Means Necessary!, basically a half-trade paperback. This is my introduction to the group, which has been around for awhile as Marvel's take on the Justice League. This comic gets the ball rolling with a bang and serves as a commentary on some of the events leading up to Secret Wars. I will not spoil too much, but Steve Rodgers said it best, they look like the Avengers, but they think like Frank Castle (a.k.a The Punisher). Indeed! I am also reading the solo comic of one of the members, Nighthawk, and I cannot wait to review it ( the tp might be a book of the year for me).

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    An interesting comic with members of the Squadron Supreme from four different Earths (plus a member of DP7!). I would have preferred to see one of the classic Squadron teams, but I'm willing to see how this plays out as a very different variant. The characters are all well-characterized, though I feel like not enough is made of them coming from different worlds. The plot itself is more wonky. First, there's a look-at-how-stern-we-are moment, which clearly will have to be rolled back. Then there's An interesting comic with members of the Squadron Supreme from four different Earths (plus a member of DP7!). I would have preferred to see one of the classic Squadron teams, but I'm willing to see how this plays out as a very different variant. The characters are all well-characterized, though I feel like not enough is made of them coming from different worlds. The plot itself is more wonky. First, there's a look-at-how-stern-we-are moment, which clearly will have to be rolled back. Then there's a fight with the Uncanny Avengers which anticlimaxes. Finally, there's a surprise trip to Weirdworld. It's not very cohesive, and it feels a bit much like the comic is just trying to show off various All-New titles. Still, the individual bits are interesting. I've given it 3.5 stars. The only reason I didn't round it up to 4 is the incohesion of the storyline.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David

    Another winner from fav James Robinson and Leonard Kirk! Love that they turned the team into Weirdworld! And very pleased to see its inhabitants again, especially Skull the Slayer. Loved the appearance of Mordred the Mystic. Another old favorite character of mine. I'd like to see more of him as a hero and this book's a perfect pitch to give him one. I loved the Sword and Sorcery issues Marvel published in the 70's and I'd love to see more new S&S stories from Marvel Now. This is actually much be Another winner from fav James Robinson and Leonard Kirk! Love that they turned the team into Weirdworld! And very pleased to see its inhabitants again, especially Skull the Slayer. Loved the appearance of Mordred the Mystic. Another old favorite character of mine. I'd like to see more of him as a hero and this book's a perfect pitch to give him one. I loved the Sword and Sorcery issues Marvel published in the 70's and I'd love to see more new S&S stories from Marvel Now. This is actually much better than the Weirdworld: Where the Lost Things Go, which didn't appeal to me.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alex E

    Basically this is the Justice League in the Marvel Universe. Except they do have tendencies of making them more of the Injustice League. I thought this started off really strong. The raw power that is the Squadron is excellently conveyed by Robinson. Especially with what is, essentially, their first order of business. I don't want to spoil too much, but there is something that happens that I think would be a monumental event in the Marvel Universe, but it is kind of glossed over fairly quickly. Basically this is the Justice League in the Marvel Universe. Except they do have tendencies of making them more of the Injustice League. I thought this started off really strong. The raw power that is the Squadron is excellently conveyed by Robinson. Especially with what is, essentially, their first order of business. I don't want to spoil too much, but there is something that happens that I think would be a monumental event in the Marvel Universe, but it is kind of glossed over fairly quickly. Let's see if volume 2 addresses the situation with Atlantis a bit more, as I thought it definitely needs to be explored further. The weirdworld story line was entertaining, but really felt like a throwback to old Justice League comics from the 50's and 60's. It ends very conveniently and even has the mustache twirling villain at the end stating the fact that he will return. Unfortunately this story line brought the entire volume down as far as quality, but I still enjoyed it for what it was. A good, if not uneven, start to the Squadron Supreme in the post Secret Wars Marvel Universe. Recommended for fans of the Justice League or just general superhero comics.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Grant

    Start was too much recap of other books and weird world was crap.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Scott Lee

    By-any-means-necessary super hero teams are constantly appearing and then disappearing in Marvel comics with varying degrees of soul-searching and whining about whether or not they are actually doing the right thing. The really fun ones buy into their own ethos quickly and drop it as an issue. I'm not sure whether this is going to be one of those or not. The art on the book is solid, and re-creating the Squadron Supreme within regular MU continuity is a pretty cool idea. The cast and characters By-any-means-necessary super hero teams are constantly appearing and then disappearing in Marvel comics with varying degrees of soul-searching and whining about whether or not they are actually doing the right thing. The really fun ones buy into their own ethos quickly and drop it as an issue. I'm not sure whether this is going to be one of those or not. The art on the book is solid, and re-creating the Squadron Supreme within regular MU continuity is a pretty cool idea. The cast and characters are fascinating, and the SS was always a thinly veiled Marvel take on the DC archetypes, so with enough of a twist you know there's tremendous potential in the characters. I'm split on the book after one volume--the first story arc was fantastic. I absolutely loved it. Then they dropped the whole team into Weird World and I felt like the quality level just fell off completely. Here's hoping volume two leans toward the first arc and not the second.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nico Meyering

    Every time I see a Squadron Supreme book, I get excited. The Squad's been a favorite of mine ever since they showed up (or a version of them showed up) in an old Avengers comic book I read as a kid. It just seems like every time the team's on the cusp of a victory or a happy ending, something bad happens. It may be Gruenwald's classic 1980's limited series or J. Michael Stracyznski's mid-2000s series or that Squadron Sinister Warzones TPB I read on 12/31/2015, but there's always a hidden foe, in Every time I see a Squadron Supreme book, I get excited. The Squad's been a favorite of mine ever since they showed up (or a version of them showed up) in an old Avengers comic book I read as a kid. It just seems like every time the team's on the cusp of a victory or a happy ending, something bad happens. It may be Gruenwald's classic 1980's limited series or J. Michael Stracyznski's mid-2000s series or that Squadron Sinister Warzones TPB I read on 12/31/2015, but there's always a hidden foe, internal dissent, or something that robs me of the team I enjoy and want to read. This TPB's no different. Hyperion doubts the mission statement set by Nighthawk, one team member is a traitor, and who knows what will happen to the other members. I'd like to keep reading, but this volume doesn't end on a good note.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    This is the first of two entries that I should have done last year. What if Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash got together and decided that justice will be meted out no matter what? Oh wait Warren Ellis did that already with The Authority (which I do recommend over the Mark Millar run). So here it is Hyperion (Superman), Power Princess (Wonder Woman), Dr. Spectrum (Green Lantern), Blur (Flash) and Nighthawk (Batman) Marvel's version of the JLA. The last survivors of the This is the first of two entries that I should have done last year. What if Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash got together and decided that justice will be meted out no matter what? Oh wait Warren Ellis did that already with The Authority (which I do recommend over the Mark Millar run). So here it is Hyperion (Superman), Power Princess (Wonder Woman), Dr. Spectrum (Green Lantern), Blur (Flash) and Nighthawk (Batman) Marvel's version of the JLA. The last survivors of their respective parallel Earths. The first order of business kill Namor who was responsible for the deaths of multiple Earths (re: Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run). The problem is that I want to like this, but the execution, combined with a trip to Weirdworld that just failed for me, brings the rating down.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chris Southworth

    Effective The Squadron Supreme began decades ago as a reflection of DC's Justice League. After multiple contacts with the Avengers and a few multiversal shifts and planetary destruction events later, the Squadron is at full steam. Each member left behind an alternate Earth which no longer exists. Now, they've come through to the primary Earth to protect it from the same kind of world-ending catastrophes and threats which led to their Earths' destruction. The group is bitter, but driven with a mis Effective The Squadron Supreme began decades ago as a reflection of DC's Justice League. After multiple contacts with the Avengers and a few multiversal shifts and planetary destruction events later, the Squadron is at full steam. Each member left behind an alternate Earth which no longer exists. Now, they've come through to the primary Earth to protect it from the same kind of world-ending catastrophes and threats which led to their Earths' destruction. The group is bitter, but driven with a mission which our Earth's current crop of protectors would do well to heed: "do no harm, lest you come to our attention."

  14. 5 out of 5

    B

    I liked this book a lot. The premise alone was pretty exciting. Robinson found a bunch of loose ends and tied them together well. This book got hosed a little bit because it begins with a story that is not a story. It's like those old primetime specials that described the Saturday morning cartoon lineups except it was used to describe the seven teams of Avengers after Secret Wars. A couple of characters remain undeveloped- mostly Blur and Spectrum. And this Weirdworld doesn't seem to line up with u I liked this book a lot. The premise alone was pretty exciting. Robinson found a bunch of loose ends and tied them together well. This book got hosed a little bit because it begins with a story that is not a story. It's like those old primetime specials that described the Saturday morning cartoon lineups except it was used to describe the seven teams of Avengers after Secret Wars. A couple of characters remain undeveloped- mostly Blur and Spectrum. And this Weirdworld doesn't seem to line up with up with all the others. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Garrett

    Very 80s adventure comic feel, which I suppose is deliberate and appropriate; with a story just a few years out of date to current happenings, it's sometimes hard to get a grip on what's really going down, so I am having a bit of that, too. Like the art, don't know how I feel about the Dr. Druid stuff (apparently, I'm in the minority of folks who liked him as an Avenger) and loved seeing Arkon, Skull the Slayer, the Crystal Warriors again. Very 80s adventure comic feel, which I suppose is deliberate and appropriate; with a story just a few years out of date to current happenings, it's sometimes hard to get a grip on what's really going down, so I am having a bit of that, too. Like the art, don't know how I feel about the Dr. Druid stuff (apparently, I'm in the minority of folks who liked him as an Avenger) and loved seeing Arkon, Skull the Slayer, the Crystal Warriors again.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bill Williams

    "The damaged survivors of lost and doomed worlds get together to protect their new home the only way they know how, with extreme violence." That kind of line that makes a great pitch for a comic and it works if you stick to the plan. Part of the way into the lead story, the crew gets sucked into a company wide crossover, which draws every bit of momentum from the narrative. Not smart. "The damaged survivors of lost and doomed worlds get together to protect their new home the only way they know how, with extreme violence." That kind of line that makes a great pitch for a comic and it works if you stick to the plan. Part of the way into the lead story, the crew gets sucked into a company wide crossover, which draws every bit of momentum from the narrative. Not smart.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nathanael

    Predictably mediocre work from Robinson. The characters aren’t particularly likable or even interestingly unlikeable. Basic plot, dull dialogue. I honestly don’t know how he continues to get work when there are so many better writers in the industry.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Blair

    was this written in the 90s??

  19. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Collects Avengers (2015) issue #0 and Squadron Supreme (2015) issues #1-5 This is a different type of superhero because they are willing to do bad things for what they believe is the greater good. They take an "any means necessary" approach in order to accomplish their goal of protecting Earth. They feel a strong motivation to protect this Earth, because all of the team members come from a parallel universe Earth that no longer exists. Even though the team appears to come pre-packaged as the coll Collects Avengers (2015) issue #0 and Squadron Supreme (2015) issues #1-5 This is a different type of superhero because they are willing to do bad things for what they believe is the greater good. They take an "any means necessary" approach in order to accomplish their goal of protecting Earth. They feel a strong motivation to protect this Earth, because all of the team members come from a parallel universe Earth that no longer exists. Even though the team appears to come pre-packaged as the collection opens, this volume is still about cementing together the core members of this new team. This version of the Squadron Supreme is made up of heroes that are the last remaining survivors of their respective universes (after the events of "Time Runs Out" and "Secret Wars"). The members are: -Hyperion (who appeared heavily as an Avenger during Jonathan Hickman's run on "Avengers" and "New Avengers") -Nighthawk (from the Supreme Power Universe) -Blur (from DP7 of The New Universe) -Doctor Spectrum (from the Great Society of a universe that was destroyed by Namor in "New Avengers" prior to "Time Runs Out") -Power Princess (from the original Squadron Supreme) Thundra also appears in these pages, as she needs the Squadron's help against a mysterious enemy in Weirdworld. Also making an extended cameo is the Avengers Unity Squad, as the original Human Torch has enlisted these Uncanny Avengers to help him stop the Squadron Supreme after... SPOILERS BELOW: -...in an act of revenge for destroying Doctor Spectrum's universe, the Squadron decides that their first public act will be to kill Namor! -James Robinson is good at digging into the history of whichever comics company he is working for, and he skillfully introduces Doctor Druid into the story as the villain of Weirdworld. -Revealing that Power Princess is actually the Warrior Woman from the "Secret Wars" tie-in series, "Squadron Sinister" was a fun reveal for me because I read that tie-in series and she was one of the most despicable characters in that book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ken Hillson

    Full of chaotic, almost incomprehensible action. Hardly a pause sufficient to draw breath; the three page scene set in a diner is the best part of this graphic novel. Otherwise it's a mess of a story. It is getting more and more difficult to break into ongoing series nowadays, what with the frequent restarts and madcap story arcs that seem to have no proper beginnings. That's why I read fewer and fewer comics now. Sadly. Full of chaotic, almost incomprehensible action. Hardly a pause sufficient to draw breath; the three page scene set in a diner is the best part of this graphic novel. Otherwise it's a mess of a story. It is getting more and more difficult to break into ongoing series nowadays, what with the frequent restarts and madcap story arcs that seem to have no proper beginnings. That's why I read fewer and fewer comics now. Sadly.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rick

    Off to a good start. Here's hoping for a long run with James Robinson on this book. These are some characters I think he could really develop and the basic concept of characters from alternate realities being pulled into a world not there own is full of potential. Off to a good start. Here's hoping for a long run with James Robinson on this book. These are some characters I think he could really develop and the basic concept of characters from alternate realities being pulled into a world not there own is full of potential.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Josh Newhouse

    Liked first couple issues... Not a fan of Weirdworld so much...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Iain

    I had to force myself to finish ... nothing to recommend about it.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    This never goes beyond it's elevator pitch. "what if a morally ambiguous Justice League came to the Marvel universe" It does that well but showed no signs here of evolving past it This never goes beyond it's elevator pitch. "what if a morally ambiguous Justice League came to the Marvel universe" It does that well but showed no signs here of evolving past it

  25. 4 out of 5

    Adan

    The audacious first issue couldn't help the rest of the muddled collection. I was really hoping for Starman James Robinson, but it seems I unfortunately got Justice League James Robinson. The audacious first issue couldn't help the rest of the muddled collection. I was really hoping for Starman James Robinson, but it seems I unfortunately got Justice League James Robinson.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dave Jones

    Not as good as the original.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Started off promising, then became a little too late 80's/early 90s. Started off promising, then became a little too late 80's/early 90s.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    Overall this a strong book with well done if conventional super hero artwork. It lands a major Marvel Universe plot point very early and then goes on an odd but fun fantasy diversion.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    What an absolute bloody mess. The basic concept is strong - after the destruction of the old multiverse, five lone survivors of lost worlds team up to save the profoundly imperfect universe in which they've ended up by, as the title suggests, any means necessary. Many have worked with alternate versions of each other before, but they still have very different agendas: speedster the Blur, for instance, comes from the more grounded New Universe, so even when everything's going to shit he's still e What an absolute bloody mess. The basic concept is strong - after the destruction of the old multiverse, five lone survivors of lost worlds team up to save the profoundly imperfect universe in which they've ended up by, as the title suggests, any means necessary. Many have worked with alternate versions of each other before, but they still have very different agendas: speedster the Blur, for instance, comes from the more grounded New Universe, so even when everything's going to shit he's still excited by how wild the mainstream Marvel Earth is. Conversely, Green Lantern analogue Doctor Spectrum knew the utopian Earth extrapolated from the shiniest interpretation of the old DCU which we saw destroyed in Hickman's New Avengers, and is having difficulty coping with a world which in comparison looks like a total dump full of mean, petty people (I know how you feel, mate). This is potentially brilliant stuff. So where does it all go wrong? Well, at the most basic level, there are confusing layouts, and bits where the script is recapping the previous issues in ways a modern comic really doesn't need. Kirk is normally very good (and is still fine here considered at the level of individual panels), Robinson is intermittently brilliant, and this definitely feels like neither of them is operating anywhere near their best. But even beyond that, the story just doesn't play to the strengths of the core idea. Mark Gruenwald's final story with the original Squadron Supreme is a clear influence on the concept of superheroes remaking the world, but there's a trace more ambiguity even in the intro which reminded me of Warren Ellis' Wildstorm work, at once longing for the supermen to save us from ourselves and uneasy about where that idea would end. The logical way to play this story is surely to have the new Squadron start out by dealing with threats the other heroes are happy to see gone...and then have it gradually become clear that their methods are extreme and their choice of targets too wide, engendering growing tension. Instead, Robinson and Kirk skip all that and go straight for an Issue 1 in which the Squadron kick Namor's head off and then chuck Atlantis into the desert. And when you've opened with that, where do you have left to go? So inevitably the mainstream heroes object, and the dreariest Avengers squad are sent to have a word, which results in a fairly rote slugfest - from which the Squadron are then plucked off to another realm entirely, where their powers go wonky and they end up fighting lava trolls. Eh? Surely this is a story you do with established teams when you're running short on ideas for them, not one you get to within the first five issues of a new book that has barely scratched the surface of its central theme? Though the antagonist did at least confirm my suspicion of an Ellis influence, even as it did nothing to shake my notion that Ellis had the right idea when he left said character literally in the bin. I don't know who came up with the lineaments of this plot, or what they were thinking, but whoever it was has thoroughly squandered what could have been a fascinating new series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    I love seeing a character from the New Universe, esp DP7, get some screen time!

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