Mighty Avengers team in their own series, shows he's equally adept at running a veteran unit - Simon, Wanda and Jan's individual and collective histories are the lifeblood of an issue that should be handed out to all Marvel and DC writers as an example of short, snappy, satisfying superheroics. The tricky subject of Simon's sudden pacifism - tricky because it makes no sense for the character - is deftly approached, while the troubles of Wanda and Jan are equally well-used. Wanda gets the line of the issue - her warning about coincidences makes superb sense as a story engine.
Pepe Larraz's storytelling is excellent, his Avengers classic, his ordinary folk suitably ordinary and facility at finding things to hide a giant willy behind, commendable. I see a bit of Gene Colan's style in Denny, which can't be bad. Colourist Nolan Woodard brings the finishing touches, adding pep and emphasis as necessary. He's especially good at using tones for facial modelling, a skill which is very hit and miss across the Marvel line. Letterer Clayton Cowles also earns his pay cheque, bringing a zip to proceedings and never going too large with Denny's words.
I like Jorge Molina's cover lots, it's a shame the super-busy trade dress steals so much space and distracts the eye.
Somehow, Avengers Assemble #20 manages to be part of a crossover, while acting as a palate cleanser for those of us who can't be bothered with the thing - an altered probability worthy of the Scarlet Witch.