The Juggernaut has been let loose upon the Uncanny Avengers, accidentally summoned by Doctor Voodoo while attempting to fix up Avengers Mansion.
Rogue tries to lead the team, but Quicksilver, in his traditional arrogant fashion, goes off the reservation within minutes. Can the team come together to bring down the Unstoppable Force?
So…Beast and Wonder Man aren't in this one. At all. The second issue to the "Stars and Garters" story arc doesn't have the character for whom it's named. It's a bit odd, especially since one could understandably assume the story is leading up to those two joining the Uncanny Avengers.
That's technically a criticism, but I mostly list that first because it's the most notable detail of the comic.
That aside, the Juggernaut is, as always, a freaking awesome villain, and this is still a great team. As such, the two throwing down is a greatly enjoyable experience. Marko is a wise-ass brute who loves nothing more than constantly insulting his opponents while smashing face. Watching Rogue attempt to match his strength is really cool, and the means by which they defeat him is actually pretty entertaining, if slightly existentially horrifying and almost out of nowhere.
Quicksilver's antics provide good character tension as Rogue attempts to wrangle him in and Scarlet Witch must decide if she's going to side with her brother this time. Of course, Pietro cannot admit when he's wrong. If he did, then he wouldn't be Quicksilver.
Sean Izaakse's artwork continues to be excellent with this gorgeous entry in the Uncanny Avengers series. The Juggernaut his huge and intimidating. The emotions and expressions are clearly conveyed. Juanan Ramirez puts in some great work and detail too. Tamra Bonvillain seals it all with her great color art, and the comic comes together near-perfectly.
Despite the odd and noticeable absence of Beast and Wonder Man, Uncanny Avengers #29 puts in an exciting action-focused issue as this disparate team of heroes continues to find its footing. It's a solidly fun read, and it earns its recommendation. Pick it up.
Also, kudos to writer Jim Zub for including the Guardsmen whenever he has the opportunity, even if it's only for a couple of panels. Whatever happened to the Guardsmen?
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