LOVED it. LOVED it. LOVED it. I like that the Hand Ninjas are a threat and not cannon fodder. It may be sacrilege to say it...so don't stone me...but I think this series could effectually pull off Shadowland. Maybe tie it into Fall From Grace and bring him through Born Again. If they took their time they could pull it off.
My only complaint is Elektra didn't seem to mature from College to her reappearance but maybe it was all an act.
7/10 I wasn't dying to see it so my expectations were not that high. I agree Batman and Wonder Woman makes this movie great. Doomsday could have used a lot less fireworks. Maybe when Supes comes back he'll be a lot less brooding and more of the hopeful, inspiring character he is supposed to be...however certain parallels to things like Easter can continue to be drawn.
I'm loving Hickman's stuff but I can see it being too long for certain readers. It's certainly not for everyone. This is why it's actually good to have different Avengers books. But Marvel tends to over due the franchise.
I'm really loving that I cannot tell where he's going. Namor? Such a bastard but it's so in character. A lot of the Illuminati are getting good character defining moments.
I will say that after Infinity New Avengers did spin its wheels for a while with the different Earths. Maybe it'll play out by the end but I think even Hickman said he took a misstep there.
The Leviathan organization could be from Hickman's Secret Warriors. Same thing with some Hydra members in Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. The Hydra Doctor was also another character from Secret Warriors and ironically enough the Fall season finale really makes AoS feel like Secret Warriors.