Avengers Assemble #12

Avengers Assemble #12

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

The sins of Black Widow's past have resurfaced and threaten the safety of not only the Avengers, but also the entire world!! Widow, Spider-Woman and Hawkeye must travel to Siberia to search for a missing girl with ties to an old Soviet assassination. But the truth behind this girl's disappearance may be more than the Avengers are prepared to handle! Acclaimed writer Kelly Sue DeConnick teams with Pete Woods for an all new Avengers Assemble epic!

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 13, 2013

    Pete Woods provides the art for the issue and he simply knocks it out of the park. As I said about DeConnick delivering an old fashioned feel to her stories, Woods does the same in the art. For example, the designs for the lizard men is simply perfect. It perfectly compliments the script and helps tie a great bow around this issue that was simply a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Andrea Shockling Feb 14, 2013

    Check out the pacing, the overlapping and the pause at the end. It says so much about how these characters interact, how close they were in the past and how that familiarity informs Clint's decision to follow Natasha to Russia to provide backup. He may not have known it would lead underground, but he definitely knew they were heading to a dark place. Of course, no trip to the tunnels is complete without a visit fromanthropomorphic reptiles, so yeah. That happens. But the reveal on the final page is worth it, and I'm excited to see where this leaves our trusty heroes next month. Give this one a chance if you're in the mood for some fun with a side of Avengers adventure. It's a great balance to the slowly turning wheel of the main title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Feb 13, 2013

    I love where this arc is going, and I love that the focus is always with just a few members at a time. It’s going to be interesting to have these three have their shining moments coming up, it’s already so great having them team up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Feb 13, 2013

    This is another fun story from DeConnick, full of her hallmark banter and great character dynamics. Black Widow, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman make a great trio, riffing off of one another naturally to create a nice balance of humor to offset the action. Woods pencils are solid and enjoyable as well, nicely complemented by Scott Hannas colors. Overall another entertaining issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Feb 15, 2013

    "Avengers Assemble" remains worth reading for terrific dialogue and art that highlights the comedic and interpersonal aspects of The Avengers. Unfortunately, the scope of this arc doesn't look to be as imaginative or as fun as the previous one was and towards the end the art starts to match that smaller, less interesting scope too. There's no reason to jump off of this book, but interested comic fans should definitely go pick up DeConnick's first arc before judging this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 14, 2013

    The art doesn't help things much, as Pete Woods' pencils devolve throughout the course of the issue. The book starts off looking pretty great and slowly becomes stiff and bland. The character anatomy doesn't look quite right (Spider-Woman's arm looks like it is stretching off the page at one point) and the emotion lacks any real punch. Woods does draw some awesome lizard monsters, but that's not enough to keep the story afloat. In general, there is a very underwhelming feeling that fills every page of this issue, which is a bummer when you remember how great the last arc was. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 19, 2013

    This is a much more somber look at the Black Widow than the Secret Avengers version. Which is weird to say, since I also insist on reading it as an homage to one of my favorite Ms. Marvel comics (#20, when Dave Cockrum designs an eerily convincing tribe of talking lizards), though the Siberian versions seem to prefer all too human fashions. Read Full Review

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