Writers: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub
Artist: Sean Izaakse
Colors: Marcio Menyz & Erick Arciniega
Letters: VC’s Joe Sabino
Avengers: No Road Home #10 puts a wrap on Marvel’s latest weekly Avengers event. Over the course of 10 weeks an eclectic group of Avengers have stood between Nyx, the Goddess of Night as the last line of defense against a galaxy immersed in eternal darkness. Nyx began her campaign by destroying the Gods of Olympus, who had imprisoned her millennia before. But when the Earth was removed from its place in the universe the event of Avengers: No Surrender Nyx and her children were freed to seek revenge and then began their plot remove all light from the universe and now are on the verge of bringing forth a future of eternal night. Standing between Nyx and her victory is a dying Vision and the literal House of Ideas.
Avengers: No Road Home #10 is one of the more meta books I have read in quite some time. The Vision is the last Avenger able to stop Nyx, who is attempting to take possession of the ‘fundamental creative force of reality’ which is located on Long Island (curiously the same location where Stan Lee and Jack Kirby resided in the early days of Marvel Comics) in the House of Ideas. It is here where the two fight over control of the House of Ideas and Vision uses the entirety of Marvel Comics Marvels to stand in her way. This is where the finale of Avengers: No Road Home becomes a love letter to the entire Marvel universe. Every era and every corner of the Marvel Universe is present as Vision wages a last-ditch effort to thwart Nyx and her plans for an eternal darkness.
The impressive creative team behind Avengers: No Road Home turned out an enjoyable weekly event that was full of fun and excitement. This group of Avengers was an eclectic grouping of Earths Mightiest Heroes, both past and present, which led to much of my enjoyment over the course of this series. I even enjoyed the inclusion of Conan (Yes, Conan the Barbarian) although I have yet to decide how I feel about his inclusion in the upcoming Savage Avengers. That being said Avengers: No Road Home #10 was a fun love letter to the entire Marvel universe but didn’t really fit in with the rest of the series. Not that I didn’t enjoy it but it felt like a departure from what the series had been. The finale is a little light on action, replaced by the meta finish, and the last third of the book is a look forward at upcoming events in the Marvel Universe as well as potentially the next Avengers weekly event.
Verdict: Avengers: No Road Home #10 is an enjoyable finale to this weekly event, while light on action, it is a large meta book that uses the concept The House of Ideas quite literally to save the universe and in my opinion it is a Buy.