We meet Voyager in No Surrender, one of the biggest Avengers events in recent years, published in a deluxe edition by Panini Comics
Every once in a while there’s one of those events where the greatest heroes in the universe come together to combat a threat that none of them can face alone. now thanks to Panini Comics we can get a deluxe edition with Marvel Now! Deluxe. The Avengers: No Surrenderwhere some of the greatest superhero comic authors join forces to build a choral and epic story that does not give the reader a break.
In the early 1960s, the Avengers emerged as the definitive group of the Marvel Universe, the one formed by its greatest characters. But over the years, the group not only altered its formation, but also began franchising, coming to have several active Avengers groups at the same time, as was also the case with the X-Men or, for changing publishers, with the Batman of Grant Morrison.
inside the line Marvel Now! The Avengers were very disintegrated, as well as being made up of members who in many cases were little known to the traditional public, either because they were new characters or because they were reinventions of classic characters.
An adventure was necessary that would bring them all together and put the focus on those who were going to be relevant in what was to come in Marvel Comics in the short term future. But this time it was not reached in the usual way, after a long road full of tie-ins that led to the great event, but what we have here was raised as an event contained in itself, as it can be always avengers.
And an idea like this deserved a team of authors to match. No expense was spared and there were two screenwriters as Jason Aaron y Mark Waid to lead the story, supported by Jim Zub y Al Ewing (who would soon succeed with his Hulk, which would be presented right here). In the drawing we would also have a couple of unbeatable artists such as Chris Samnee (actually we are hardly going to see him) y pepe larrazaccompanied by others like Kim Jacinto, Sean Isaacse, Mike Perkins, Paco Medina, Stephen Caselli o Joe Bennett (which would accompany the aforementioned Ewing in Hulk).
battle for earth
The truth is that the plot proposed by the authors of this story is neither excessively original nor does it make much sense. The Earth is threatened in an abracadabrant way and our heroes will become part of a fight between primal forces that is more a game of gods than anything else. Using the black order of Thanos and a new group known as lethal legion As pieces of this macabre game, these primal forces will see their game interrupted by the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
On each page we will remove one more layer of the onion that is this intricate plot in which the authors continually play to mislead the reader with constant surprises so that for a good part of the volume they are wondering what the hell is happening. This narrative strategy serves to print a brutal rhythm to the story, which goes like a shot at the beginning.
Don’t say Watcher, say Traveler
But perhaps the biggest surprise in this adventure comes in the form of a new character named traveler. Do you remember how it was presented to us at the time lookout, that great hero who had always been a fundamental part of the Marvel Universe but whom no one remembered? Well, in a display of originality, we are once again in the same situation with Viajera, with the difference that this character has neither the impact nor the charisma of Robert Reynolds.
Its presence will be a great mystery (until it stops being one) and it will mainly serve as a catalyst so that the milk salad that we are going to attend in each issue does not turn out to be too indigestible. Even so, the presence of a new character who could have had more impact than what he was finally given is appreciated…
If something in this volume needs to be highlighted above the rest, it would undoubtedly be the work of an excellent Pepe Larraz who shows once again that he was born to amaze us with this type of story (despite having enough talent to face any challenge ). The cartoonist from Madrid will be present in the initial numbers and in the final numbers, and each one of his pages allows you to contemplate it for a long time with your mouth open. The dynamism that he gives to his characters together with his delicate and minimalist line, very much in line with Stuart Immonenare qualities that make him one of a kind.
But Larraz is not alone. The rest of the cartoonists who are going to come here do a truly enviable job and are almost at his height, as if these artists gave their best to keep up with Larraz and at the same time try to mimic his character to a certain extent. style. That is why, despite the dance of names, the volume has a very welcome graphic uniformity.
In short, this is a comic that doesn’t invent anything new and that doesn’t try to revolutionize the genre, but is content to be a great sleepover comic that uses its varied cast of characters very well and is entertaining from the first to the last page, all seasoned with an exceptional graphic level. Little more can be asked for an Avengers event, right?
The tome Marvel Now! Deluxe. The Avengers: No Surrender Published by Panini Comics in hardcover it contains 424 color pages with a size of 17 x 26 cm. and includes the translation of the American edition of numbers #675 to #690 of Avengers plus original covers for all issues included, a gallery of alternate covers, and loads of bonus material. The translation has been done by Uriel Lopezthe recommended retail price is €44 and it went on sale in November 2022.
Marvel Now! Deluxe. The Avengers: No Surrender
The mind-bending Marvel Legacy event that brought together all of The Avengers against a common threat! The Earth has been stolen. The sky burns. The Avengers are the last line of defense. All Avengers groups.
In the midst of the crisis, the founder of the team that nobody remembers arrives. Who is Voyager and why should no one trust her? Also: attend the birth of The Immortal Hulk.
Authors: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Pepe Larraz, Aaron Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkins, Sean Izaakse, Paco Medina, Joe Bennett, Stefano Caselli, Juan Vlasco, Ruy Jose, David Curiel, Jesús Aburtov, Morry Hollowell and Federico Blee