Avengers #23

Avengers #23

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Daniel Acua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 29, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
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Norman Osborn's power play reaches its breaking point as the new Avengers roster struggles to defeat the combined forces of Hydra, AIM, the Hand, and H.A.M.M.E.R.

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 29, 2012

    I still hope there's a future for Acua on something Avengers related. While it is very stylistic, there's a look to it that just makes it that much more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 29, 2012

    Just as stellar as the story is Daniel Acuna's art. Special note must be given to the layout of the opening page, which speaks volumes more than is actually said: the US Secretary of State -- accompanied by numerous tanks and helicopters -- is framed between Madame Hydra's long legs sporting a sexy heeled boot on each foot. Acuna is tasked with drawing several huge moments, and he tops each one with the next, which adds to the break-neck momentum of the plot. During the breakout scene, VC's Cory Petit hits the perfect note with his coloring, emphasizing how no scientist would ever want to be on the bad side of Iron Man and Storm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 1, 2012

    Although I haven't been a hardcore Avengers fan in the past, I'm definitely on board thanks to The Avengers #23. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Mar 1, 2012

    Spends more time with the fun and less time on the stupid, leading to a much more enjoyable issue. The amazing, lush artwork also makes this one worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Mar 3, 2012

    Acuna's art once again delivers for this issue after Renato Guedes' (Wolverine) stand in. From the dejected look of Captain America to the reaction of turncoat SHIELD agent Dr. Washington, everything worked perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 5, 2012

    Some feel the Avengers are watered down since every resident super hero is a member. While that bugs me at times, there is nothing watered down about this issue and you will find you made an excellent choice by picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - tom liscord Mar 1, 2012

    It's too bad because Brian Michael Bendis' dialogue can be a strength as well as a weakness to any story. Despite a well plotted issue, and a story starting to "come about into the wind", quickening in pace and tension, the dialogue acts more like an anchor weighing the issue down. Even in his own comfort zone with Spiderwoman, Bendis leaves her superficial and contrite. While many have groaned over another Osborn story, the details are enticing, and the outcome far from over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 1, 2012

    "Avengers" has been a solid book. Bendis and Acua are a great fit together, but it's falling short of what it should be given the talent and characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 2, 2012

    There's not much for me to say here. It went down exactly as I expected. Quake, the most inexperienced Avenger(yes, she has experience, but not Avengers experience), ended up saving the more senior members of the team... It doesn't get much more clichd than that. Besides that, Osborn is still being portrayed as a flawless god. So yeah, the Avenger fan in me didn't enjoy this comic much at all. On the plus side, it wasn't as bad as the last issue, so there's that... I guess... Read Full Review

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