Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The chapter of Atlantis Attacks with Atlantis Attacking.


The Atlantean invasion is in full swing in today's book, chapter eight of Atlantis Attacks, 1989's Avengers Annual #18, "Avengers Assembled" Written by Michael Higgins, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Mike Gustovich.

Ghaur and Llyra's giant re-creation of the Serpent Crown is complete (and starting to have an effect on any unfortunate enough to have worn it in the past) so it's time for the invasion to get going, led by Attuma, who may be starting to slowly realize he's not the top of the totem pole here. Although the Atlantean army has a few super-powered troops, like Orca and Tyrak; the Avengers have called in both teams and the reserves, fielding 22 members at the start and a few more by the end. The Atlanteans are forced back on multiple fronts, although in New York, the fleeing Atlantean soldiers are taken out by a gigantic undersea creature; and Warlord Krang catches a beating from a mysterious, armored figure. (Whose identity you could probably guess, if I had blogged these in any kind of order!)

Also this issue: Captain America recruits Quasar to the Avengers, and we see his initiation interrupted by Firelord; "Cap's Avengerability Analysis," which is as good a reason as any for Kevin Maquire, Lee Weeks, and Kieron Dwyer art; and another chapter of the "Saga of the Serpent Crown." This one ties into some old issues of Sub-Mariner, but I don't know if the Helmet of Power there was always intended to be a disguised Serpent Crown, or if that was a retcon.

This is the seventh chapter we've looked at, with one scheduled; I still have six more I have to find somewhere...

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

I might grab this if I see it, but I could care less about the whole Atlantis Attacks storyline, well except for the What If? issue dedicated to the series where it all went horribly, horribly wrong. Probably better than the regular series perhaps. I'm a Acts of Vengeance guy myself. Blog about any of those issues?