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The return of the Illuminati! Marvel's super-secret brain trust has reunited because someone is trying to put the Infinity Gauntlet back together. Who is it and will the Avengers be able to stop them in time? And what does any of this have to do with the Red Hulk? Plus, is there a little romance brewing? Another blistering blockbuster chapter from Marvel's premiere super hero team Bendis and Romita Jr. Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!

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Review: Avengers #8 0

When a bruised and beaten Red Hulk seeks the aide of the Avengers, his pleas alert them to the Hood's underhanded scheme to nab all the Infinity Gems. The Good I never thought I could appreciate an Avengers book with this many characters for its procedural qualities, but the investigations of both the Illuminati and Cap's Avengers were just as riveting as the Rulk's slug fest with the Hood. Bendis achieves such verisimilitude in these larger-than-life characters' affairs without sacrificing a...

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Time for Reckoning 0

It´s very exciting seeing the Illuminati reunited again but at a certain point in this story this feat itself doesn´t have the strengh to make it completely interesting like it was back in the beginning, when Bendis created this group. Nonetheless it was cool watching Medusa bringing the news of Blackbolt´s demise and most disturbing the fact that only Reed reacted to this news - and it was a quick reaction too. The dialogues between the group (Illuminati) and the way Steve Rogers captured Tony´...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Illuminati's Welcome Return 0

The Illuminati return in another good issue of Avengers to address a plot thread that has been dangling since their limited series years ago.  The Illuminati have always been one of the more interesting concepts Brian Michael Bendis injected into the Marvel Universe. It is a little disappointing that all the stories we get of them dwell on their perceived failures, but they still make for a very interesting group of characters with a very interesting goal. Their return in this issue is a great t...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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