Avengers World #5

Avengers World #5

Writer: Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
6.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

• Three Avengers' lives depend on Manifold breaching the unbreachable.
•  What is Manifold's true destiny?

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 1, 2014

    Artistically, Avengers World remains the most satisfyingly consistent of Jonathan Hickman's Avengers crop. Issue #5 features more gorgeously vibrant and dynamic work from Stefano Caselli. But the series does begin to frustrate at times with the way it skips between conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 5, 2014

    The overall execution of Avengers World is very strong - stronger than a lot of other superhero books on the stand, to be honest. But part of the problem with this book is that it isn't allowed to really stand on its own two feet. Because of Hickman's involvement, this book continues on the AIM-centric storyline that's been dominating the main Avengers book - only this happens to focus on two characters instead of, uh, four. But that also brings up the question of Avengers Assemble, which went on its own path and got canceled by lack of sales. What is it that Earth's Mightiest Superheroes need to translate those big movie sales into comic book dollars? Maybe Avengers World will bring us closer to the answer of what does and doesn't work. On the one hand, not too much happens here - but on the other, this team shows that this book has a solid foundation in terms of talent, and shows exactly what this franchise could be capable of. But it definitely still could be better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 7, 2014

    I dont know who Manifold or Captain Universe are. I dont know much about this comic book because the writers expect readers to know all the characters and what happened before. Although this comic book is gorgeous, I have no idea why someone cares about something so empty. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 30, 2014

    AVENGERS WORLD is a book that is hit or miss issue to issue. It hasn't had a bad issue yet, per se, but this along with a previous issue was a middle of the road book. This is a series that truly feels like a great read as a trade, but struggles a bit from issue to issue because there is simply way too much going on within this book to contain within a single issue. Manifold is the center of this issue and he is a very cool character that brings a lot to the Avengers table. A.I.M. moves their plot further here and Hickman and Spencer have done a great job at redefining this once goofy team. However, overall, it's just an ok issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 5, 2014

    I wasn't sure what to expect when Marvel expanded the Avengers brand with "Avengers World." Quite honestly, I'm still not sure what to make of this series. Five issues in and there's not much of note from the series to date. "Avengers World" #5 doesn't do enough to make a huge dent, nor does it do anything to advance the dangling subplots around the globe. After half a year's worth of comic books, I would like to be able to summarize the accomplishments of a title, but all I can say about this book is it is another Avengers book, which just happens to have some wonderful Stefano Caselli artwork in it. Unfortunately, at four bucks a pop, even Caselli's artwork isn't going to be enough to keep me coming back for more "Avengers World." This book has been on the bubble for me and this issue does nothing to alleviate that. Read Full Review

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