[βœ“π–—] Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World: A Novel of the Marvel Universe
  • Status: Read (October 1st, 2021)
  • Pages: 384
  • Genre: Superhero, Sci-Fi, Fiction, Fantasy
  • Type: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781785659560
  • Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Reviewed:Β Yes

Before we begin, let me say that I am NOT a professional book reviewer. I just enjoy reading and sharing my thoughts about them. I also have no sense of what a spoiler is, so read at your own risk. I cuss like a sailor, too.

So, I’ve had this book for a while now because I really enjoy the MCU. I’ve recently caught up with the movies and decided I would finally read this and I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed this book, too. The author did a good job of keeping the Avengers in character. There were a couple spots that were hard for me to read simply because, instead of writing one sentence, the author broke up a sentence into multiple sentences. I don’t know if that makes sense? Basically, it felt like the two sentences should be combined into one because the stop between them made me pause and broke my immersion a bit.

One of the first things that threw me for a loop was where Hawkeye and Widow landed. When Hawkeye fought fucking dinosaurs, I lost my shit. Since when did Marvel have dinosaurs?! I had to stop and look up the Savage Land and dinosaurs in Marvel because I was losing my mind lmao

{“What did he want?” asked Fury.
“Ultron? He wanted to rule the world.”
“Everybody wants to rule the world.”}

He said it! He said the thing! I don’t know why but I felt so excited when I read this part haha

{“How’d you get the A.I.M guy to talk?” asked Fury.
“Arrows are pointy,” replied Hawkeye.}

I felt like I was watching one of the movies, man. Their lines are brilliant and perfectly in character. This is one of my favorite lines because I actually laughed at this (which helped because I was suffering high anxiety at the time.)

{The sentries had brought star systems to their knees.
But the Hulk… was the Hulk.}

Not gonna lie, I snorted at this one. The truth of this is just so on point that it’s hilarious. Also #HulkSavesTheDay.

{“You want to do this or shall I?” he asked.
“Be my guest,” said Cap.
“I think it’s your turn,” said Stark.
“Just do it,” Cap said.
“It should come from you,” said Stark. “It sounds better coming from you.”
“Gentlemen…” growled Fury.
Stark smiled and nodded to Cap.
“Okay,” said Captain America. “Avengers… assemble.”}

Fucking iconic, bro. I want to see these two in a movie fighting over who should say it. Has this happened? I hope so. I didn’t really like how he added the speaking tags after each line. It feels unnecessary after the first time because we know it’s them speaking. This happens a lot throughout the book to the point where I kind of stopped reading them lol Unless the character did something other than just saying it, I ignored the speech tags.

Another thing that was hard to read in this book was the placement of the sentences. Typically, when you write something like [Cap looked at her.] and then you have him speak, it would be on the same line, right? But it’s not. It goes like this:

{Cap looked at her.
“We know where he went?” he asked.}

When this happens, it feels like a character break, as if the baton is being passed on to the next character but then it’s still him. This happens a lot through this book and my dumbass brain had trouble keeping up with it because I expected the next character to be speaking only for it to be the previous character so I had to re-read it.

{Cap and Iron Man looked at each other.
“Your turn,” said Iron Man.
“I did it last time.”
Tony Stark sighed.
“Okay,” he said. He turned toward the others. He turned toward the others. “Avengers?” he called. “Guess what I’m going to say next.”}

Overall, this book was pretty awesome. Then again, I’m a bit biased because, like I said, I love the MCU – and yes, I know the MCU is technically just the movies and TV shows but I’m including the other media because MU doesn’t sound as cool. One thing I kept trying to figure out was where this book fit into the Marvel timeline and if it did at all.

Now, I’ve never read the comics (aside from Deadpool) and I’ve only seen the movies and some of the shows which I know doesn’t cover the entire universe. I’m really interested to learn the timeline of all Marvel content, including the books and comics, too. It seems like this book would be somewhere in the middle of the timeline, before Infinity War. But… it’s been a while since I’ve seen the movies at the beginning and doesn’t Pietro die in the same movie he appears in? In the book, he is alive and well and very much a part of the Avengers. This was confusing to me.

I guess that kind of comes along with the territory, though. When you have a universe that is so damn vast and you have all these people coming together to make content for the same characters, it makes sense that some of the information wouldn’t line up. I wish the full timeline of Marvel was in order and made sense but I know that’s not the case and is probably impossible to accomplish, especially now. One can dream though.

I definitely recommend this book if you love Marvel or even if you just love superheroes.


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