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Avengers: The Children's Crusade #6


Now that Scarlet Witch is officially back, will she save the world or cause it's destruction?

The search for the Scarlet Witch is over and she now has her memories restored. What does that mean for her and everyone around her?

The Good

I can't get enough of Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. Each issue leaves you in a state of suspense as you carefully turn each page. Scarlet Witch was one of the Avengers' greatest heroes and completely fell from grace by causing the death of heroes and the end of most of the mutants in the Marvel Universe.

Normally when a book has so many characters crammed in, it quickly becomes muddled. That is not the case here. Each character something to do and you don't really get the jarring feeling that some characters are just standing in the background waiting for something to do.

The series has already shown itself to be a game-changer with some of the changes we've seen. Because this is only issue6 (of 9), I hope all the changes won't be quickly reverted in order to maintain the existing continuity of the rest of the Marvel Universe.

Jim Cheung's art is always a pleasure to look at. He does such a great job with all the characters, giving each his own style while ensuring they are easily recognizable to everyone. Justin Ponsor's colors really compliments the art making each panel pop off the page.

The Bad

Sigh. If only this book could ship on a monthly schedule. Issue #7 isn't schedule to be released until August 31. It's worth the wait and will be a great read when collected in a hardcover but the bi-monthly schedule is tough.

The Verdict

Any week an issue of The Children's Crusade comes out is a happy week. Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung shine with each issue as we wait to see what the future holds for Scarlet Witch. The story and art compel you to turn each page. There are so many characters in this issue but it doesn't feel like their appearances are forced. There is a lot riding on the outcome of this series, I only hope each change we are seeing will not be magically reverted so that the status quo existing before this series began is left when the mini-series concludes. It's not just the Avengers' future that will be affected but pretty much all of the Marvel Universe. The only downside is the bi-monthly schedule makes it hard to wait but that wait is indeed worth it.