(This review may contain spoilers).
As with a lot of the characters from Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes, I got to know Wonder Man a little while reading the other comic books.
It was good to see Simon’s very first appearance and I liked being able to get to know more about his personality through the three separated storylines in the comics.
While Simon wasn’t the only Avenger to start out as a bad guy, it was interesting to see him being used to try and bring the Avengers down from within. I did, however, feel that the storyline could have been spread over more than one comic. There were certain things that were glossed over that I would have liked to see expanded upon, such as Jan being kidnapped… and whether Simon was directly or indirectly responsible for it.
I also liked seeing the Enchantress again, even though she was clearly one of the bad guys in this. It would have been nice to see a bit more depth to her, though.
Having had the opportunity to see the Grim Reaper (Eric) in previous comics, it was interesting to see him interacting with Simon and the Vision. I wasn’t sure I liked the Black Panther’s reaction to Simon, though.
I was a bit confused by what was going on between Simon and the Vision in the second storyline. I couldn’t quite figure out why the two of them started battling it out… or why Iron Man waited to try and stop it.
Even though I really don’t like love triangles, the one between the Vision, Wanda and Simon made sense… even though I much prefer Wanda with the Vision. I did like seeing Simon and Hank McCoy working together and it was cool to see cameos from many of the others. I would have liked to learn a bit more about Lotus’ history and how she was connected to Simon.
It was really good to see Simon as a very conflicted person, both about surviving death so many times and about feeling like he wasn’t a true hero.
I would have liked to see a bit more of Simon with Eric and also with the Vision, since I tend to find family relationships more interesting than romance… and both ‘brothers’ had quite unique interactions with Simon.
While I did feel there were a few elements of info-dumping in these comics, it wasn’t quite as bad as some of the others I’ve read.
Even though I don’t like Simon with Wanda, I do like him as a character and a superhero and I would like to see more of him in other comics.