U.S.Avengers #4: Monster Mash

Wasn't Monsters Unleashed fun? I definitely thought so! Evidently, Al Ewing also loved it because he delivered an issue jam-packed with monsters! It's billed as a mega-Marvel event all in one issue, but unlike a recent Deadpool issue that did the same thing, this one has the same number of pages and it's all done by the same creative team. In fact, the other comics involved in the crossover don't exist and fake covers were designed purely for the comic.

If you're worried about not understanding what's going on, fear not! It's a stand-alone issue and the opening sequence effectively explains who the new Red Hulk is and what kind of mission he's on. He's on a hunt for a rogue agent, one of my favorite recent debuts in the Marvel Universe. Get ready, the American Kaiju's coming to town!

He has no underlying issues to address, he's certifiably large and scaly under duress! K-A-I-J-U, Crazy Ex-Kaiju! My apologies to Rachel Bloom.
Meanwhile, Deadpool guest-stars in the issue, getting caught by the resident mad scientist and turned into a monster. Savvy comic fans can guess that this will lead to a confrontation with Todd Ziller's patriotic alter ego and the Red Hulk. There's even a Dawn Of Justice joke!

U.S.Avengers #4 is a great breather issue. It's pure fun and a great break from the usual comic. Next time, it appears as though things will get serious, as Captain America appears. No, not Luke and Jessica's daughter, but Steve Rogers. Secret Empire is almost upon us. This issue was written by Al Ewing, drawn by Paco Madina, inked by Juan Vlasco, colored by Jesus Aburtov, and lettered by VC's Joe Caramagna. You can find it at your local comic book shop.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.