Avengers #29

Avengers #29

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The Avengers versus the unbelievable might of the X-Men! The special issue of Avengers is the flip side to Wolverine and the X-Men #12. Witness a very surprising tie-in experience like youve never seen before!

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Aug 16, 2012

    My only criticism is that the issue does feel a bit rushed. However, I realize the writer can't always be faulted for that, since they only have so many pages to tell their story. With Bendis' tenure on the Avengers books winding down, I would imagine that he wants to cover a lot in the short time he has left. I, for one, will be sad to see him go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 20, 2012

    The one reason to rejoice over Avengers #29 is that Walt Simonson does the art. Like John Romita Jr. and Frank Quitely and a few others, Simonson really just inherently gets comic books. The way he approaches the art is so perfect, this spectacular blend of larger than life and yet easily acceptable. Simonson’s pencils are so fluid, but carry so much weight. Each action shot is so detailed that you can spend five minutes on each panel. I still buy Avengers simply because Simonson’s art is some of my favorite in the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Aug 15, 2012

    Aside from those opening pages it turns into another fight book where it's just get as many people on the same page at once and watch them brawl but to the credit of Simonson he does a good job. I have criticised Simonson in recent past because of some of the outright goofy expressions that he drew onto several characters, in particular The Protector. However as I read this issue I'm not going to lie it is starting to grow on me. Probably because he has cut out the goofy faces. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 15, 2012

    All that being said, is this issue good? If you look at this specific issue without thinking about the issue over at Wolverine and the X-Men, this story does work. It's got a clear plot that isn't too muddled by dialog (though I totally admit that Hawkeye talking about all the chicks he's hit on during brainstorming sessions as to how to not lose a war against cosmically powered X-Men isn't a great idea) and has a lot of great work from Walt Simonson. His battle scenes are spectacular. If you didn't read the Wolverine and the X-Men issue, then you likely won't have the same problems I did. But if you did read both issues, you might feel a little ripped off, for a lack of a better term. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Aug 21, 2012

    After seeing Xavier pop in and out of these pages, I feel like something big is going to happen involving this man some time soon. I mean, it's got to, right? Considering his feelings on Scott Summers actions and seeing his former students at each other's throats, he's probably going to take some sort of action soon. There's a great panel featuring Beast and Iceman that's split in half. One side is them now fighting each other and the other is them playing around together as members of Xavier's first class. Upon seeing this, you can really see how torn up Charles is about all of this and how much he wants to do something about it. A powerful man with a broken dream can be dangerous, and I have a feeling that we'll see the outcome of this very soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 15, 2012

    The actual story attempts to reveal the allegiance of a big name mutant, but the ending makes the whole plot development seem pointless. The only character that makes this story worth reading is Spider-Woman, and when events escalate above her power level, her role in the story disappears. There are attempts at showing the brother-versus-brother mentality of the event, but they fail when juxtaposed against Wolverine attacking one of his own staff. As far as crossovers go, this is the worst kind. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 20, 2012

    Had Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo not done such a superior job with much of the same content, I think I would have liked Avengers #29 much more than I did. Coming so much later than Aaron, however, this comic comes off as a case of too little, too late. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 16, 2012

    A complete waste of time for everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 16, 2012

    There really isn't anything else I can say about this comic. If you were waiting to purchase this issue to see if it delivers a significant tie-in to AvX, you may sleep soundly knowing that it doesn't. I wouldn't recommend anyone pick up this issue. After a couple of terrible New Avengers tie-ins, I'm really concerned about Round 11 by Bendis. I'm also contemplating giving up on Avengers tie-ins completely. Read Full Review

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