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Uncanny Avengers, Vol. 2: The Apocalypse Twins

by Rick Remender

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I liked the idea of the Uncanny Avengers, but the first volume left me underwhelmed. There is a lot of angst within the group, especially between Rogue and Wanda, which underlies the reality that these people are not truly a team – yet. Plus, the Red Skull was just an uninspired and boring choice of villain.

Volume two has a much more interesting antagonist in the form of the Apocalypse Twins. They have been manipulated by Kang the Conqueror but branch out of their own to bring The Rapture to Mutantkind and separate the two species permanently. Their plan involves a lot of space-time manipulation, which simultaneously ties into the dark pasts of Thor and Wolverine, and presents a formidable threat to the team. However, the previous in-fighting reaches a new level when the members split over whether lethal action is ever the right solution (guess which side Wolverine is on?). There is a lot more going on in this volume that keeps a reader interested and fleshes out how these personalities work together (or don’t).

While I much prefer these new villains, the story was also somewhat confusing. Red Skull just sort of disappears from the series without any explanation and more than once while reading I felt like I was missing something about the Twins. Since I have encountered the Apocalypse Twins in Hickman’s Avengers series, I’m guessing that this is somehow related to the Infinity crossover and there are threads of the plot elsewhere that weren’t adequately integrated in this series. It made this volume challenging to read.

Despite the continuity issue, this volume was much improved over “The Red Shadow” and has renewed my interested in the series. Overall, recommended! ( )
  jshillingford | Jul 1, 2014 |
Nearly unbearable for a Marvel Avengers comic. Something like this should be so much better with much less time wasted figuring it out. ( )
  LaneLiterati | Feb 26, 2014 |
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O FUTURO COMEÇA NO PASSADO!

Cerca de mil anos atrás, no século 11, Thor e Apocalipse travam uma verdadeira batalha de titãs! Os ancestrais dos Vingadores estão sendo caçados, com Rama-Tut e Kang manipulando os eventos, e apenas o jovem Thor pode salvar seus futuros companheiros! No presente, o fim de tudo torna-se iminente com o surgimento dos Gêmeos do Apocalipse! Por que eles buscam enfurecer os Celestiais? Qual sua ligação com Kang? E como Thor é responsável por seu incrível poder? Enquanto as questões a respeito da misteriosa dupla vão se somando, Eimin e Uriel usam a Nave de Apocalipse para alvejar a estação Zênite da ESPADA, atacam um Celestial e dão “vida” aos Quatro Cavaleiros da Morte! Quando toda a esperança morre, o Ragnarok começa! E mais: Kang e os Gêmeos do Apocalipse invadem a Era de Ultron, mas o que eles querem?
Este volume reúne as edições 6 a 11 e 8AU de Uncanny Avengers.
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The future begins in the past! It's a clash of the titans in the 11th century, as Thor battles Apocalypse! The Avengers' ancestors are being hunted and only a young Thor can save his future companions! And with Rama-Tut and Kang pulling the strings, you know nothing good can come from any of it. And in the present day, the beginning of the end looms...as the Apocalypse Twins debut! Why do they seek to anger the Celestials? What is their connection to Kang? As S.W.O.R.D.'s Peak station is attacked by Apocalypse's Ship, a Celestial meets a fate so shocking, so impossible, it will rock the Marvel Universe to its core. Now begins Ragnarok...and it's all Thor's fault!

COLLECTING: Uncanny Avengers 6-11, 8AU. Also includes exclusive AR video content!

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The future begins in the past! It's a clash of the titans in the 11th century, as Thor battles Apocalypse! The Avengers' ancestors are being hunted and only a young Thor can save his future companions! And with Rama-Tut and Kang pulling the strings, you know nothing good can come from any of it. And in the present day, the beginning of the end looms...as the Apocalypse Twins debut! Why do they seek to anger the Celestials? What is their connection to Kang? As S.W.O.R.D.'s Peak station is attacked by Apocalypse's Ship, a Celestial meets a fate so shocking, so impossible, it will rock the Marvel Universe to its core. Now begins Ragnarok!… (more)

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