The "Superior Spider-Man" cuts in, expressing his admiration of Dr. Brashear's work (I think so anyway) before asking him to take a look at Spectrum, who is still in agony thanks to Proxima Midnight, since he's his own electron microscope. Blue Marvel complies and scans her at the quark level, discovering that Spectrum's protons are now being consumed by "anti-protons", which doesn't make sense given that the proton is it's own anti-particle. He decides to use his anti-matter projection abilities to infuse Monica with additional protons, so as to hopefully burn the infection out, the process of which will leave her stronger if it works. Suffice to say, it does.
Shuma-Gorath's inclusion was an ace surprise last issue and it's clear that Ewing is having a lot of fun writing the cult villain. His appearance has helped to make this story stand out on it's own from Infinity, to the point where I kind of wish he'd been the main villain from the start. The appearance of Shuma-Gorath also allows for the fleshing out of the "mysterious" Spider Hero. In case you weren't aware, the identity of this mystery webhead was seemingly leaked online a while ago, and while this issue doesn't directly confirm that report, the character's dialogue certainly hints that it's true. If it is, then I for one am really excited.
White Tiger gets more presence and development here, not to mention she turns out to be a pretty effective opponent for Shuma-Gorath. Power Man serves her development here which is fine since a romance looks to be brewing between the two. Blue Marvel & the Superior Spider-Man however are just along for the ride, Otto especially, though both still look to contribute well to the overall team dynamic. Otto's sparring with Spider Hero still ranks among the comedic highlights here. Spectrum is saved perhaps a little too easily, but hopefully Ewing will be doing something with her new power boost in the future. I also liked that Ewing leaves it up to the reader to decide if Dr. Strange was actively fighting against the Ebony Maw or not.
While Greg Land doesn't exactly improve in terms of facial expressions, he certainly delivers on the action front and Frank D'Armata provides a wide variety of colours to go along with this unusual band of superheroes. The masked characters and Shuma-Gorath also compensate for the facial expressions. While the artwork has been a little hit-and-miss, this is a very enjoyable opening storyline to Mighty Avengers and I'm looking forward to seeing what Al Ewing has planned for this team and it's future members.
Oh and the Mighty Avengers name coming from a Twitter hashtag? Genius...