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Unlimited Highlights: New Avengers

Bear witness to the biggest moments in New Avengers history in this week's Unlimited Highlights

By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

With the current NEW AVENGERS series coming to an epic conclusion this week in NEW AVENGERS FINALE #1, we thought it'd be a great chance to call out some of the series' most stunning moments. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the read!

After the tragic events of “Avengers: Disassembled,” what would it take for Earth’s premiere super team to rebound? How about a breakout at the Raft, the maximum security prison home to the world’s most depraved and violent villains? That might do it. Now it’s up to Captain America, Matt Murdock, Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Jessica Drew to stop these super-powered baddies from escaping. And what about the self-incarcerated Sentry? Does one unhinged hero have the power to make things right on the Raft?

Who is Bob Reynolds? Who is the Sentry? And does he really have the power of a million exploding suns? Tony Stark needs answers to these questions if he hopes to recruit the man who might potentially be the most powerful hero on the planet into the Avengers. Meanwhile in Long Island, Dirk Garthwait finds his costume and crowbar and after a quick wardrobe change the mild-mannered meathead transforms into the evil Agardian-empowered villain The Wrecker, who once fought Thor to a standstill. If he managed to best the God of Thunder, what chance do Spidey, Luke Cage, Wolverine and Spider-Woman stand?

Looking for a comic with tons of action, cute babies, pretty ladies and a super hero wedding? Look no further folks! Just as Jessica Jones accepts Luke Cage’s marriage proposal, Avengers Tower gets rocked by an all-new A.I.M.-enhanced Super Adaptoid, and she’s out for revenge. Before Luke can kiss the bride and tie the knot, he and his teammates need to take her down! Lovingly crafted by the superstar team behind HOUSE OF M, Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, this one has a little something for everyone.

Maya Lopez, known in certain circles as Echo, has been dispatched on a mission from Captain America himself to scour the seedy underbelly of Japan’s underworld, gathering information for the Avengers as the masked vigilante Ronin. But following the super hero Civil War, Maya's caught behind enemy lines, too deep undercover to escape or call for help. And if that weren't bad enough, the Hand and their newly appointed queen, Elektra, want her head on a sword and no one’s coming to save her! Or is there?

The Hood only wants one thing: the death or dismemberment of every super hero who poses a threat to his burgeoning criminal empire. Is that too much to ask? So when he discovers the enchanted hiding place of the Avengers, Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, he rallies his troops and prepares for war. Earth's Mightiest Heroes face the combined might of all The Hood’s super villain lackeys, plus they’ve still got Jessica and Luke’s baby to worry about. Luckily, Strange keeps an ace up his sleeve for just such an occasion, some seriously dark and dangerous magic. Let’s just hope that the good Doctor’s gambit doesn’t wind up killing every hero and villain in the vicinity…

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