Marvel Boy Returns And New Masters Of Evil Revealed In West Coast Avengers #7
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Marvel Boy, aka Noh-Varr, has returned. He infiltrated this West Coast Masters of Evil, and he’s here to help release Kate Bishop and her team from the Masters’ trap. Kate circles back to her team and shows them how to fight back, and the tide finally turns in the West Coast Avengers’ favor. But, is the team united even enough to stop this Masters of Evil lineup?
West Coast Avengers #7 brings Noh-Varr back into a Marvel book and concludes the tale of our team caught in the trap of MODOK, Madame Masque, and Satana.
As with previous issues, it’s a fun read full of one-liners, laughs, and the team struggling to get along with one another.
It has some heartfelt moments in it too, particularly between America and Ramone as well as Quentin Quire showing genuine concern for the mental health of Gwenpool.
I do like that this book is genuinely playing with the idea that Gwenpool may not be meta after all; she just might have some health issues.
A few twists are thrown in, particularly in regards to Kate Bishop’s personal life and connections. It may not be a coincidence that Marvel Boy showed up again at this exact moment.
Also, Gwenpool gets a tiny pet landshark, and that’s damn adorable.
Daniele di Nicuolo’s artwork once again imbues this book with energy and visual personality all its own. The action scenes are visually creative, and Nicuolo is quite good at depicting the exhaustion and struggle our heroes are experiencing in this issue. Triona Farrell’s color work is vibrant and wild, which suits this book perfectly.
West Coast Avengers #7 finds the team stalwart and resilient against the threats thrown their way, and it brings back Noh-Varr–which is awesome. It’s a solidly entertaining read with a bit of heart and good artwork, and it’s worth a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.
West Coast Avengers #7 comes to us from writer Kelly Thompson, artist Daniele di Nicuolo, color artist Triona Farrell, letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna, and cover artist Eduard Petrovich.