Just picked up Amazing Fantasy (2021) #1, here's my thoughts. Spoilers of course.
Just picked up Amazing Fantasy #1 written and drawn by Kaare Andrews. It takes off with WWII Cap on a US ship, along with other soldiers. A man named Smitty tells him that his wife was expecting a child, and Cap assures him that he's going to be able to see his baby. Right then, there's a blast, and everyone dies. Cap tries hard to save the soldiers, but he blacks out. Cap wakes up on a secluded island, where he makes friends with a huge "Lion-Hawk" (yes, the animal on the cover). A giant pterodactyl (bird?) appears and carries the animal away. Cap breaks up the fight with his shield. Cap arrives at a place where a woman and her child are being attacked by orcs. Cap defeats the orcs, but more appear. Finally, the Lion-Hawk appears and carries them away.
In Russia, at the Black Ops program, Black Widow easily beats up an older trainee for which she tries to take revenge on Natasha. Ultimately, Natasha leaves the program and runs away. Alexa, the trainer, catches her and shoots her. She wakes up on the back of a horse sitting behind an orc. The orc informs her that she is being taken to their king.
In NYC, teenage Spidey is locked in a battle with the Goblin, when a bunch of debris starts falling on civilians. Spider-Man tries to go save them, Green Goblin seizes the opportunity and hits him with a pumpkin bomb. Spidey blacks out and then again wakes up in a huge cooking pot surrounded by lizard-men. Suddenly, some bird men arrive and kill the lizard-men. They then carry Spidey to their leader. She says that she had orders to bring him back. someone says "Peter!" and Spidey turns around and sees...
Uncle Ben is dressed in primitive clothing and has gotten fat. He is wearing a lot of jewellery and asks Peter how long it has been. Peter says "too long" and with tears in his eyes, he asks where they are. Uncle Ben replies, "we're all dead."
So this issue had a good story. It's a bit confusing, but all will be explained in time. Apparently our heroes are in the land of death, so there may also be some magic behind it. I liked this issue. The art is also great. It didn't have too much action, but it's setting stuff up. I give this issue 4.5/5 stars.
What are your opinions on this issue?