Wow, Stern writes some tone-deaf dialogue. Not all of it, but some… there are some lines in here, it’s like he got out the thesaurus. Though I suppose naturalism wasn’t his goal. He goes overboard with the thought balloons too.
What he does do—which is actually quite neat—is set the issue up a little like an episode of “The Love Boat” and the superheroes are the guest stars. We get a nice introduction to everyone and a little backstory and it all feels very… eighties. But in an okay way.
And the Vision’s guest spot is a little like “Charlie’s Angels.”
The resolution is pretty funny (the issue’s conflict is due to Jessica Drew prying into Tigra’s personal business).
The art, from Hall and Breeding, has a lot of problems. Their people are awkwardly squat.
It’s not any good, but it’s particularly bad.
Though Wonder Man’s goofy.
Avengers Assemble!; writer, Roger Stern; penciller, Bob Hall; inker, Brett Breeding; colorist, Julianna Ferriter; letterer, Joe Rosen; editor, Mark Gruenwald; publisher, Marvel Comics.