...or Error as some of you might see it. Today marked the final issue of New Avengers, and with it, the end of Bendis' long-bootayed run on the Avengers. He has the Ultron story coming next year but that's slated as a Marvel Universe story like previous events so that doesn't technically count. As most of you know, I've enjoyed the majority of his run, though he did have some duds mixed in (I'm looking at you Mighty Avenger thought bubbles!), but all in all I will remember it very fondly. Fortunately, he's off to a great start on his X-Men run. I hope it continues. New Avengers 34 - So how did the issue hold up? Well, I'll start by saying that I'm glad Deodato was the main artist. This arc could have been fantastic but the artist last issue just killed the momentum for it. Sadly, there were several guest artists for a snippet of this issue as well and they weren't all very good either. The story was good though. Daniel Drum was defeated. Victoria Hand was given a statue at the mansion after some sad talk. Vision got a pretty cool scene. Luke and Jessica, with Danielle and Squirrel Girl, walk away into the sunset (which got me a little). The title effectively came to a close, and I loved it. There was one big revelation here that I predicted only this morning. Bendis seemed to be setting things that he had changed back in place in his Avengers title. I couldn't think of anything in this book that would need that, until this morning. And he did it... Doctor Strange is once again the Sorcerer Supreme. So yeah, despite some art issues, the final arc was good. This issue served as a fantastic final to the series and to his run as a whole. I won't necessarilly call it the final until Ultron War or whatever it's called comes out, because I can't picture that as anything other than an Avengers story, but for now, this is the end and I'm very sad to see it. Now I'm just hoping for some sort of book by Bendis staring the Cage family, their nanny, and awesome Uncle Iron Fist All New X-Men #2 - After talking up Bendis I figured I'd move to this one and continue. I loved it. Everyone's big concern is the time stream and why Beast would risk screwing it up. Fortunately, that's the X-Men's concern as well. The young guys are brought to the present and questions are raised before Beast falls into a coma through what's going on with him. There's a lot of great character interactions. The Icemen meeting was freaking awesome. I literally laughed out loud. I saw maybe one or two spots where a comment was redundant but other than that the issue was perfect and the characters spot on. Very glad that Bendis is on this book and, for the first time ever, I'm glad the next issue is two weeks away (actually, next week I think). X-Men Legacy #2 - Okay, different story here. I hated last issue. It was boring and tedious and didn't bring me into the story at all. This on WAS better, but still not great. It showed improvement, enough for me to pick up issue 3, and the fact that Chamber is in it is a big part of that. Legion grows some balls for once and there is a real possibility that this could just be one of those books that start slow and picks up. It's still in the test stages but that'll only last another couple of issues. If it stays about this quality or dips again, I might just drop it. Uncanny Avengers #2 - First thing I liked, Wolverine called Avalanche rehabilitated and stated he would never have done what he did last issue. Go Remender on portraying your characters soundly. Second thing I liked was Rogue. She was the boss in this issue. I liked the quick flashback showing Xavier standing up for her when she first joined. And third... the Red Skull was awesome. I really like this rendition of him, the first time I've ever really cared for him. The issue was good and the art was great, as expected. Oh, and the Havoc scene, with the man thanking him, was cool. Batman Incorporated #5 - I'll be honest. I have no idea what the heck's going on in this title anymore. I'm just reading it to finish Morrison's run, which I've invested far too much time into to drop. I'll need to sit down and reread the whole run when it's finished to decided if I like how it all played together and turned out.The issue was decent though. Loved the art. Aquaman #14 - I don't buy this book but it's the prelude to the Justice League crossover, which I do buy, so I thought I'd try it. I did enjoy the issue. I don't know anything about what's come before this but I didn't feel all that lost. I found it funny that Aquaman's brother was shadowed the whole book but is alive and brazen on the cover. It was a decent lead-in though I question if it was necessary for me, as a Justice League fan, to really buy this issue. Thor: God of Thunder #1 & #2 - Of all the new titles that's come with this relaunch, THIS was the one I KNEW I didn't care about. And then everywhere I listen or read I hear issue 1 was the best of all the new books. CONSTANTLY! So when I saw issue 2 came out today I checked and saw plenty of issue 1s so I took a chance... and man did it pay off. This was a freaking awesome read! I'm not really a Thor fan and know nothing about what's come before this. I can't say for certain that I'll continue with this book longterm, as I've entered that "too much" stage and will need to cut stuff, but this has a shot at longevity for me. I'll at least finish out this arc. Color me intrigued. And Hot Damnation this art is gorgeous! Best and Worst of the Week Best: Thor: God of Thunder - I'm only counting this as issue 2, since I only include new issues in the Best and Worst, but still, the issue was fantastic and I'm loving the villain and premise. Definately looking forward to the next issue. Worst: X-Men Legacy - Yeah, I'm expecting this title to tank so hard after this issue that relaunching the book was the worst thing to happen since New X-Men was needlessly relaunched as Young X-Men and flopped.