Avengers Finale #1

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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 14, 2004

    It might seem like I hated this, but I really didnt. Its clunky and clumsy, but it gets more right than it gets wrong, and those final few pages get it exactly right. This is a fitting end to the Disassembled arc, and as such I wonder why it simply wasnt included in the main titles run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 14, 2004

    The scenes set in current continuity this issue manage to capture an understanding of the team dynamic which was so absent from Bendiss other issues so far, and the candlelight vigil at the issues end is a respectful tribute to the old line-up. Avengers Finale as a whole serves as a line drawn under old Avengers continuity so that the new all-star group can take over next month. This all bodes well for the New Avengers series: lets just hope that the quality of the writing there is more like this issue than the dull four which preceded it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 14, 2004

    Bendis didnt earn this tribute issue, and it galls me that hes the one to write it. But, damn it, he does it well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 14, 2004

    The cover by Neal Adams looked a bit strange, but the interior art is an amazing collection of some of the best artists in the industry. Now most of the artists dont really have much of a connection to the Avengers. Of the dozen-plus artists who worked on this issue, the only ones that I can remember working on the title are Steve Epting and George Prez. However, I cant deny that there are some wonderful looking pieces of art in this issue, as the moody art in the opening half of this issue does a great job of selling the downbeat nature of the material, and the second half of the issue is a delightful collection of images, as some of the best artists working today offer up their versions of classic Avenger action. From Gary Franks version of the Korvac saga, to Steve McNivens version of the Ultron Unleashed climax, the art alone was almost enough to earn this issue a recommendation. Plus, while its only six pages, George Prez closes the book with a powerful reminder of Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Nov 14, 2004

    But other than this, Avengers Finale just doesnt close this version of The Avengers in an extraordinary way. Read Full Review

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