on 2 December 2014
In New Avengers Volume 2: Sentry we see the New Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes, coming to the aid of (quite possibly) Earth's mightiest EVER hero... Sentry.
Unfortunately Sentry has been mentally broken and corrupted by Mastermind, working under the instruction of a mysterious figure. This results in his repressed persona surfacing as the monstrously destructive entity known as The Void.
As Sentry is Earth's mightiest ever hero, The Void is incredibly powerful. So the New Avengers call in help from the Fantastic Four, Inhumans and X-Men to face it. Meanwhile Emma Frost, Iron Man and Mr Fantastic help Sentry undo Masterminds work.
As with New Avengers Volume 1: Breakout, the team is well balanced and the interactions are spot on. My issue with Volume 1 was that it needed `bigger baddies', whereas Volume 2 delivers a credible and destructive threat in The Void.
New Avengers Volume 2: Sentry should also be applauded for shifting away from the usual good versus bad conflict to deliver a more introspective piece. Overall 4/5 Stars.
on 6 April 2006
I'm a graphics novel addict. The avengers always held the edge for me over the Justice league. Now we have a new avengers with spiderman, daredevil and wolverine joining the ranks. Its should be amazing (the first novel was) but saddly it isn't. In this one the avengers are trying to help Sentry, a super hero who no one can remember, but whose subconscious reaches out to them for help. It turns out sentry may be the most powerful superhero of all time but someone has knobbled him. Now sentry's own powers fight against his re-emergence, and almost destroy the Avengers and other superheros as they try to help.
Its an ok novel. It had potentail. But its more psychological and sentry based than it is about the awesome powers and skills of the avengers. Don't get me wrong, they are there, they are good, but it feels like they are the subnote of the story and not its focus.
Buy book one, buy book three but skip this one