Avengers Vs. Atlas #1

Avengers Vs. Atlas #1

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Gabriel Hardman, Takeshi Miyazawa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2010 Critic Reviews: 4
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Spacetime is being selectively eroded by an unknown force. To stop the effect, the Agents of Atlas seek the help of the Avengers- and find a much earlier version of the team than they expected: Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man and Thor are together again, with the atomic wildcard THE HULK! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mattthew J. Brady Jan 19, 2010

    Overall, it's quite a good bit of comics, with some quality content in a monthly installment. The story might not be the best thing Parker has ever written (yet), but it's a nicely-portioned chunk of superhero entertainment, full of images that seem uniquely exciting. What more could you ask for? Well, plenty, but for a mainstream Marvel superhero comic, this is about as good as we're likely to get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 26, 2010

    "Defender of the Deep" is fantastic. A perfect character vignette combined with a decent setup to the main story pushes the worth of the book from three to four despite the increase of a dollar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jan 26, 2010

    But overall, Parker has made the most of "Agents Of Atlas"'s hopefully brief hiatus in these mini-series and various back up stories and drop in appearances. He's shown that in a Marvel that's becoming stranger by the month, a bunch of freewheeling 50's throwbacks can fit right in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 20, 2010

    Gabriel Hardman's artwork on the main story is as attractive as ever. I don't know how, but he manages to capture the campy charm of these heroes from yesteryear with a slightly grittier, more realistic style. The Kirby design of the Growing Man, for example, blends quite well with the convincing anatomy and modern approach to the action. His work here actually reminds me a bit of Butch (Captain America) Guice's art a bit. Conversely, seeing Takeshi Miyazawa's more cartoony, manga-influenced art on the back-up feature made for a nice change of pace, though the art is more exaggerated than what we've seen from Miyazawa in the past. Nevertheless, Namora's portrayal, despite her plunging neckline and lack of pants, isn't vamped up at all. Her anger and nobility are conveyed clearly. Read Full Review

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