Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #1

Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #1

Event\Storyline: Avengers & X-Men: Axis Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Spinning directly out of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS! Sam Wilson has become Captain America, and when he assembles the Mighty Avengers, he has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. But how do the events of AXIS already spell doom for the team's new direction? And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation? And why is Spider-Man trying to rejoin the team--doesn't he know Luke and Jessica have been itching for payback ever since he tried to take their daughter to Child Services back when he was "Superior"?! They're the Avengers for the people, of the people - helping whoever needs it, however they need it.

And together with Sam Wilson - the all-new Captain America - they are Mighty. But in the wake of the earth-shattering events of AXIS, are they truly together? Or about to fall apart?

Guest-starring the apologetic arachnid - Spider-Man!

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Kevyn Knox Nov 17, 2014

    Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 may at first seem like nothing more than an inversion-induced reboot of the previous series, but writer Al Ewing weaves an intriguing tale of danger and deception, of which this critic is excited to see what comes of such a setting. Artist Luke Ross lends his solid penciling talents (and his inking talents, as well as a gorgeous cover to boot) to the whole shebang, and this kick-off first issue, with its magically-fed fascism and backwards day new Captain America, may be a strange narrative choice, but I for one, am looking forward to what comes next, even if it doesn't necessarily jibe up with the continuity of the new Captain's new solo series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Jeal Nov 18, 2014

    The highlight of the book is the first page. It is totally separate from the story but it's a really nice addition. It features TV interviews of random citizens of New York and their reactions to Sam Wilson as the new Captain America. An angry news reporter suggests it's pandering, two elderly men argue that it should have been Luke Cage or Ben Grimm, and a young girl in the arms of her parents says she wants to be Captain America when she grows up. The page adds nothing to the story, but it does show the various reactions to the news in real life, and it's nice to see something this self-aware. It just shows care on top of an already brilliant read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 13, 2014

    Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 is an intriguing start for the series when you know what big things are heading the Mighty Avenger's way when their message to the world might give them more than they bargained for. Captain America has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and what he wants just might kill them. That is the selling point that will continue to differ Mighty Avengers from other team books out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2014

    Luke Ross immediately proves himself to be a great fit for the tone of this Avengers book. Ross is able to channel the more grounded, street-level sensibility of Ewing's writing without losing sight of the larger-than-life elements of these characters. If most elements with the relaunch are business as usual, the visuals certainly seem to be on stronger footing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Nov 12, 2014

    Al Ewing and Luke Ross have laid out enough of a foundation for their debut issue of Captain America And The Mighty Avengers to captivate new readers and sustain Mighty Avengers fans. While there are some serious issues being contended with in this issue, there is still enough humor and fun to keep a lot of readers interested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Nov 13, 2014

    Al Ewing's new story starts off serious and then unexpectedly gives us rapid-fire comedic moments: a villain dressed somewhat like The Princess Bride's Westley refers to one of his goons as "Henchman #3." Ewing's humor reaches career-defining levels in a hilarious scene where Peter Parker gives a rambling, pathetic apology to Luke Cage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Roberto de Bexar Nov 17, 2014

    On the flip side is Luke Ross (Gen13, Dark Avengers)behind the pencils. His work reminded me of a cross betweenBryan Hitch and Steve Epting and that is not, by any means, a bad comparison. Its actually a great comparison. He brings a healthy dose of realism to the art. I read the book a few times to make sure I didnt miss anything in the artwork and it was well-worth it. It was fantastic. I am extremely interested where this series goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Latest Pull - Erik Sutherland Nov 14, 2014

    The last page was unexpected and it is definitely an interesting development. Tony and Cap wanting to destroy the Mighty Avengers? I don't know how bad this new Captain America thinks he is but I really doubt he can take them on. While this issue left me wanting, I'm still looking forward to what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Nov 14, 2014

    "Captain America and the Mighty Avengers" #1 is a solid comic book but does have some major drawbacks. Starting off as a tie in doesn't do it any favors. Things will no doubt settle down when "Axis" ends, but if you read the previous volume then you should have no problem getting right back into things with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 12, 2014

    Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 is a big disappointment in its initial outing. The whole relaunch thing just really screwed things up, and the story being a forced tie in to Axis doesn't help matters. It really hurt the potential of this comic, because the writing and artwork are pretty solid otherwise. Hopefully things can really turn around in the next issue and get this book back on the right track. It was Marvel's best Avengers book and I hope it can quickly regain that title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 17, 2014

    It's a solidly structured comicbook to be sure, but when the main protagonist is set up to be fundamentally unlikeable, that's a fundamental problem. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 13, 2014

    For the most part, this is a very straightforward and somewhat forgettable adventure, but the lead character is, perhaps, off-center from what readers might expect in the debut issue featuring a new character. "Captain America and the Mighty Avengers" #1 has the potential to be very confusing to anyone thinking this is parallel or supplemental to the "All-New Captain America" #1 instead of inline with "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #1. The potential for conflict teased for upcoming issues definitely plays to presumed familiarity, further the reducing the approachability of this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 15, 2014

    Some good, some bad. Decent enough.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 16, 2014

    A direct continuation from the last volume, yet it still has to improve. However, liked the premise, even though I'm not sure what the book will be about once the Axis is over.

  • 8.0
    eVanDiesel Nov 17, 2014

  • 7.5
    NickNightingale Feb 7, 2015

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