Avengers #14

Avengers #14

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! As the Avengers are stretched to the breaking point by the events of FEAR ITSELF, prepare for a SURPRISE EVENT too SHOCKING to be revealed here--presaging a change in the ranks! And we can guarantee you the biggest shake-up in the Avengers roster since AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 16, 2011

    As tie-ins go, it's a good one. Not a lot of deep thought, but lots of action and destruction on view. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Jun 16, 2011

    Wow, I have tosay I was really impressed with this issue. Honestly, Ive been enjoying themain story of Marvels current summer event book Fear Itself, but have been less impressed with some of the tie-inbooks and that extended to Avengersfirst tie-in issue last month. Luckily, the events of Fear itself #3 allow for some really great months in #14 that markswhat I would call the best issue of this volume of Avengers yet. Most, if not all, of what makesthis issue great is Brian Michael Bendis writing. As far as comic book writersgo, Bendis can be extremely hit-or-miss, especially as of late as noted in myreview of New Avengers #13 last week.Luckily, this issue knocks it out of the park and that is largely due to thepathos that Bendis manages to write into the story. Most of this issue is madeof the talking heads (a strong suit of Bendis) of various Avengers discussingtheir thoughts on the events of FearItself after the fact. In last months issue, I didnt Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 16, 2011

    A decent enough issue with solid artwork and its heart in the right place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 15, 2011

    This Fear itself tie-in started off with a bang, and it's unfortunate that the follow-up isn't as strong. If the current formula is to continue, Bendis will need to ensure that the talking head scenes expand and flesh out the events of Fear Itself rather than simply rehash them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 17, 2011

    "Avengers" #14 does what a good event tie-in should: it tells a story unique to the title that manages to expand upon the main story of the event. A whole issue of the newly Worthy Thing and the Red Hulk fighting in Manhattan fits the bill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Jun 17, 2011

    *Dont misunderstand, I love Carol, and Im sure her skull can withstand a hammer strike, unlike weak-ass Bucky. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 17, 2011

    See, Bendis doesn't NEED to fill page after page of every comic with rambling dialogue! This comic was WAY better than the last issue, mainly because Bendis reined himself in and let the action in the story do the talking. I mean if you have John Romita Jr. doing art for you, let HIM tell the story with his art! This issue actually tied into the main Fear Itself books nicely(unlike last issue...), and basically showed us what happened to the Thing after he got his magical hammer. Now unfortunately, I'm not a huge fan of either the Thing or the Red Hulk, but I was still able to enjoy this story. I'd imagine a fan of either of those characters would like this one even more. Here's hoping THIS Bendis sticks around for a while, and not that other gabby Bendis... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 23, 2011

    I'm just leaving it at that for this review. I don't need to go into my disappointment with the art because, honestly, it's not as big of a problem as the story itself. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 21, 2011

    I don't mind the elevated nature as the heroes say kind words about the Red Hulk for apparently (but not really) giving his life in a futile cause, but given the level of reference displayed here you'd think they were talking about someone on the level of Captain America (all the more empty given the absence of any body foreshadowing that this isn't the end of the character). Good idea. Bad execution. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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