As the prelude to Infinity, this issue was decent. It did feel as though it was all over the place, but it was decent to say the least. It seems as though Hickman has an idea for what he want to do with these characters, but just needs to give the story a bit of focus for understanding.
As we saw in the preious issue, T’Challa failed to persuade his sister to make peace with Atlantis to avoid a war. This was something I think you would care for more than anything else going on right now because their rivalry was something you had been anticipating since AvX. Though they don’t really want to fight each other you see how they have no choice and there’s no telling what Namor will do in return for what Wakanda did to his people.
The only issue that I have is that at this moment I don’t find myself caring for the machines they’re building to destroy worlds or what they have to do about that situation as a whole. Everything since they actually destroyed that one world has been lackluster involving this issue. I feel that until there is actually a need for them to do this again then it doesn’t really seem as interesting as the Infinity storyline this is leading to or the war between T’Challa and Namor.
With that said I still do like the story and the art even more. Mike Deodato is amazing and his style is amazing for this book. Not only his but just the coloring, vibrant colors, and the amount of detail put into it keeps you drawn in. While New Avengers prelude to Infinity does leave you with more questions to be answered, it’s nothing new and it gives you another reason to follow this story.