Really enjoyed this, particularly the parts with the Avengers I liked.
I loved seeing Vision back -- it's been what, 10 years almost since his friends left him in a crate? (I'm still baffled why they haven't tried to fix him, considering they've done so at least three times in the past.)
Also REALLY loved Yellowjacket. I just think the Rita DeMara version of the character was so cool. Loved her telling off Dr. Druid (who's as big a jerk as always). Really loved her saying how no one noticed she was killed. (And they actually acknowledge Iron Man killed her in current continuity, so I was pleased to see the Drunken Despot does still officially have that on his ledger.)
Basic plot is pretty simple. The characters come to in a room with a bunch of comatose Avengers. No clue how or why. Hearing screams from outside -- some things seem to be erasing dead civilians from reality -- they spring into action (hurrah for Vision, one of the discarded classics getting to issue the battle cry). Lots of nice action pieces and character moments sprinkled throughout, including a somewhat odd Fastball Special with Capt. Marvel and Swordsman.
And of course two classic Avengers baddies -- Grim Reaper and Nekra -- show up at the end. Ol' Erik apparently wanted ALL the Avengers together for when he gets his ultimate victory. (Which reminds me, I need to check that first spread to see if Simon's there. Be kind of ironic if he weren't.)
I don't get a lot of Van Lente's work, since I have no interest in the Hulk, though I loved his work on iHerc, and this is up to that par. Really looking forward to the next two issues.
I know everyone's got their favorites, but I really hope Vision and YJ make it back to the land of living.
And thought I'd respond to this from the preview thread: