Okay, since nobody on here is talking I guess Iíll stop lurking and respond. Well, I have to say I love the cover by Art Addams. As much as I'm not a total fan of his original costume, I think Addams makes it look cool.
I especially like seeing the original Stan Lee Don Heck issue reprinted on glossy paper. Heckís art still looks great and now with the vivid colors, it really makes his work stand out. I especially like his version of the Executioner. He draws him with a completely insane look on his face in every close-up.
I love the back-up story revealing how Wonder Man kidnapped the Wasp, which wasnít shown or explained in the actual issue. The best parts of the classic reprints are the covers and the Untold Tales of the Avengers.
I like the back story art itís very stylized, like Bruce Timmís art. I especially dig that Wonder Man was using his rocket belt to spy on Wasp as well as his autograph signing after saving her from the horse he caused to run amok with Zemoís gun.
I think my favorite part was Simon using his hands like the Hulk to make a sonic boom. Itís really not emphasized enough in the modern comics that Wonder Manís fists are supposed to be the equivalent of Thorís Hammer in raw power.
Lastly I like that Wonder Man removes his helmet when he takes Wasp into the ship. Itís a small detail, but it just makes sense to me that the guy wouldnít wear that thing constantly if he didnít have to.
Donít get me wrong, I can understand the need for the helmet and goggles disguise in order to mask his identity from the Avengers at the time. Still I find it strange that they wouldnít have to unmask him in order to run some of the tests on him in order to cure his condition.
Still, I enjoyed the issue a lot and I agree with Mitchell, seeing an extended version of Wonder Manís first stint with the Avengers would be cool. I was disappointed with the AVENGERS limited series that retold the Avengers original run and it completely left out Wonder Man while focusing on Zemo and Captain America. While the mini series and art was great it just seemed like a blown opportunity to explore Wonder Manís short time with the team.
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