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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 255

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!

Today we take a look at the interesting mini-series The Last Avengers Story by Peter David and Ariel Olivetti…

Enjoy!

The series opens with the idea of the “Last Avengers Story” being written, so Kang steals it from the future to get the story of how he finally wins. He then teams up with Ultron to challenge the Avengers (specifically Hank Pym) to one last battle (before first killing all the current Avengers, who are just wannabes).

We see Hank and the Wasp round up the crew, as they meet the children of various Avengers…

David has a very strong sequence of pages in the middle of the story as the heroes put their team together…

That was some sparkling dialogue with Spider-Man and his son and Johnny Storm and his family.

We get a good moment between Ultron and Pym the night before the big fight.

And here, I’ll give you a snippet of the actual fight…

I prefer Olivetti’s style here to his current, slightly more polished approach.

This was a very underrated little tale – it came at a weird time for the Avengers titles. Nowadays this would get a lot more attention. Still, it’s a strong tale filled with moody, evocative artwork and a powerful script by David.

11 Comments

I was a big fan of this mini series when it came out. Always thought it was strangely and unfairly overlooked.

Wow, Olivetti’s art here is actually…expressive.

Interesting, the missing link between Olivetti’s current stuff and his early work.

I’ve never read this, but it looks interesting. Peter David does his usual top notch job on the script. However, I just can’t stand Olivetti’s art. The figures are all simply too repulsive for words.

I’d never even heard of this until now, but it looks totally awesome! There’s a definite ‘Kingdom Come’ vibe to it, and though the art’s a little creepy I think I could get used to it. Might just have to track this thing down…

liked this story for it showed that no matter what even if the avengers were aged and broken they still kept fighting plus. it also shows what a story teller Peter is. not to mention even an aged Ultron is creepy as hades

Really under-rated read. Though some of the things that David does to the Avengers in this mini…ugh. He has a sick and vicious mind, that man.

i read this when it came out & it was really good. Of course, much like Avengers Forever [which i love], it has very little to do with the current Avengers. What ever happened to respecting your future history?
DFTBA

[...] as a teenager, I didn’t read it. In fact, I had never heard of it until I saw it featured on Brian Cronin’s blog. This surprised me a little, because around that time, Peter David was my favorite comic writer. [...]

(posted this on another blog) I just re-read my copy now and concur with [fourthage] points. However, I feel that the story was rushed a bit, almost as if Peter David was pressed to finish it in 2 issues. He’s much better than this, evidenced his runs on the Hulk & X-Factor, but i guess we will never know.

[...] as a teenager, I didn’t read it. In fact, I had never heard of it until I saw it featured on Brian Cronin’s blog. This surprised me a little, because around that time, Peter David was my favorite comic writer. [...]

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