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REVIEW: Heroes for Hire, Vol. 2: Ahead of the Curve

Heroes for Hire

*No Major Spoilers*

Marvels strangest team of heroes find themselves trapped in the hull of a ship with a bomb as the Grim Reaper plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty and take the Heroes for Hire with it. But why? What nefarious plan could he have up his sleeve? He’s evil so does it matter? He has to be stopped Also, someone dies No kidding.

As if that wasn’t enough, here comes the return of villains no one asked for The Horrific Headmen have a special surprise for the hapless Humbug.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

This epic comic follows the group of street-level heroes; Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Black Cat, Shang-Chi, Tarantula, and Humbug.

They get hired by a young boy looking for his stolen robot, a jewelry store owner looking for diamond thieves, and S.H.I.E.L.D wanting to capture a caveman and his T-Rex friend for scientific studies. Will this rag-tag group of heroes live up to the task? Or will there be too much to handle?

Even though I am not familiar with all of these characters, I was engaged in the plot as well as wanting to know what happens next! However, I felt like this group was too large for the tasks at hand. Often times feeling like some of the characters weren’t given much to do. Overall, I still enjoyed this classic adventure comic!

My favorite part, that’s not a major spoiler, is how Misty Knight is able to lead this mismatched group of heroes into getting the job done. I like a strong female lead when she’s not being a jerk about it.

My least favorite part (I don’t think it’s a major spoiler, it didn’t really have anything to do with the main plot) was when Shang-Chi and Tarantula got involved romantically during the S.H.I.E.L.D. mission. To me, it was unnecessary and just page filler.

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