New Avengers Finale #1
Nothing could make Alpha Flight Collector happier than seeing the word “Finale” next to “New Avengers” on the cover. I giddily snatched this off the rack to silently cheer at the end of the line for the much hated Brian Michael Bendis (who I hate and who is a stupid jerk for killing off Alpha Flight in issue #16), but my smile turned upside down into a frown when I realized I would have to buy this for the collection: Northstar’s leg appears!
The book itself takes place at the immediate end of the Avenger-centric Siege story line and right before the Heroic Age story line begins. After the actual story ends, many major events that took place during the New Avengers title run are shown in flashback as narrated by Luke Cage. The flashbacks are in the form of reprinted 2pg spreads of iconic images from the run, including the opening 2pg spread from House of M #7 (2005) featuring an inverted Northstar just to the left of Spidey and to the right of She-Hulk. Here is an inset from the original spread:
This book ought to be found in a fifty cent bin at some point in the near future, so please don’t give Bendis (who I hate and who is a stupid jerk for killing off Alpha Flight in issue #16) the satisfaction of the direct sale.
Note: there are two variant covers, featuring two of the two page spreads from interior art:
|New Avengers Finale #1 – Battle Ready Wraparound variant|
|New Avengers Finale #1 – Unmasked Wraparound variant|