Avengers: Season One by Peter David

(Marvel #1)

An all-new original graphic novel, modernizing the formative first days of the super-hero icons that defined pop culture! A hidden foe manipulates the newly minted Avengers from the shadows, meticulously sowing the seeds of discord and mistrust - and causing the new teammates to question the very ties that bind them together as they hunt for the fugitive Hulk. Thor - a shape-shifting alien with a secret agenda? Captain America - a hoax? Iron Man - an enemy conspirator? Their confidence in each other shattered, will the heroes destroy each other before the conspirator is revealed? Only the smartest among them will see through the deception...and it's not who you think!

Cute but a little disjointed. The Avengers, being a new team, are easily divided to distrust each other in a scheme conceived by a rather boring version of Loki in a distant planet. Iron Man begins suspecting Thor of being part of an Alien race, Captain America is suspicious Iron Man is behind a naughty scheme, and Thor is suspicious of Captain America's suspicious resurrection. Surprisingly it's Hulk who has some common sense, although is dialogue felt off. And, sorry to say to Goodreads Hulk Jeff, but Thor basically beat two Hulks at once in a fight of sorts.

The personalities were close to what I'm used to, although Iron Man wasn't funny, Hulk was a little too intelligent with beefed up dialogue, and Thor's strange way of talking may have been authentic but it grew old after awhile. Captain America got the best treatment. It's faithful enough to who he is, but digs into the deeper psych of waking up when he did.

The story isn't bad but it's just average. The artwork is the same.

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