Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Ed McGuinness
Inks by Mark Morales
Colors by Justin Ponsor and Erick Arciniega
Letters by Cory Petit
Gorilla Man tells the tale of the aftermath of the Avengers retreat from New York and Malekith’s assault on Avengers Mountain.
Working as an Agent of Wakanda, Hale has his share of clandestine meetings until he’s recalled by Black Panther to get the defenses for the mountain online as the Dark Elf’s forces begin to move in. Gorilla Man witnesses the strike teams depart for their missions as Carol Danvers leads a team to stop the Frost Giants moving into the area.
With the defenses armed and working, an attack by Dark Elves leaves Hale injured and in the infirmary with a recovering Odin. The Gorilla Man has received a vision. A vision that could give the forces of Earth the info they need to end one of the secret threats helping the invasion. Unfortunately, Gorilla Man is hiding a potentially deadly secret of his own.
Jason Aaron does an effective job bridging the moments between War of the Realms in this issue. Telling the story from Gorilla Man’s point of view is a great choice. Not only does the reader get to see the events from another perspective, but the Agents of Wakanda storyline continues as well with the reader experiencing Hale’s meeting with an unexpected resource. I also really enjoyed the fact that Aaron hasn’t forgotten about the other storylines that are at work around this event.
Ed McGuinness’ art is out of this world. All of the beautiful splash pages and hero shots make the issue come to life. All of the characters look amazing. A great looking issue from beginning to end.