Mighty Avengers #1

Mighty Avengers #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Frank Cho Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 14, 2007 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Scott Kerbs Mar 14, 2007

    Dont be fooled, Brian Michael Bendis is not the only talented member of the Mighty Avenger's creative team. Artist Frank Cho delivers the goods as well. Cho utilizes a fair amount of detail in his pencils while maintaining an underlying classic Avengers feel throughout the entire book. I hate to gush, but Chos Ms. Marvel is probably the best Ive seen to date. Cho portrays her in a feminine light yet manages to preserve an aura of authority around the new leader. If that werent enough, Cho spices up the panels with a sultry take on Janet Van Dyne (Wasp), a classic version of the deadly Black Widow, and a genuinely intimidating adaptation of Ares. Frank Chos art alone is worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Mar 4, 2007

    This is without a doubt the best, or at least most fun, Avengers issue Ive read in a good long while. Nearly everything about this comic works as Bendis seems to effortlessly combine good old superheroics with his usual trademark banter. This isnt an issue that relies on reader nostalgia. Its a new take on the Avengers that incorporates many of the elements that fans have always looked for in this team. A surprisingly great start to a promising series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 8, 2007

    Mighty Avengers #1 was a blast to read. Bendis did a good job delivering a quality debut issue that got this initial story arc off to a fast start. I think that this title has the potential to be a pretty good read each and every month. If you have been missing classic Avengers adventures ever since Civil War reared its head then Mighty Avengers is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 4, 2007

    Im still baffled as to why Bendis needs two books to do what forty years of Avengers writers did with one, and his editors really need to crack down on his excesses, but this is a pretty strong start. That said, Bendis first New Avengers arc was pretty good, especially by his later poor standards, and even Chuck Austen managed a decent first issue in his run. So, lets say Im cautiously optimistic for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Mar 4, 2007

    And you were wondering why I gave it three bullets! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 4, 2007

    Theres too little substance to the book to really be able to recommend it as a good read, but some may find its relatively carefree and old-fashioned tone more pleasing than Bendis decidedly different take on the Avengers that hes been presenting in their New title for the last couple of years. He gets the new team up and running in the space of a single issue, gives them a big high-level threat to deal with, tosses in a couple of super-villains and peppers his banter with plenty of action. If that sounds like a fun read for you, then youll probably enjoy Mighty Avengers, but if you look for a little more than the usual in your superhero titles then you might find yourself disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Williams Mar 4, 2007

    I suppose most of the talk about this issue will be about the female Ultron that makes her appearance at the end of the issue, but right now the only reason Ultron is female appears to be titillation, emphasis on the tit. Chos artwork is fantastic, as usual, but unless Bendis has a damn good reason for making Ultron into a Battlestar Galactica-type Cylon, its nothing but a cheap marketing ploy, much like the entire concept the Mighty Avengers seems to be. Well see if Bendis proves me wrong. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 9, 2007

    From a marketing perspective, Mighty Avengers faces another challenge. Of its seven members, only one - Iron Man - is any kind of an icon or name brand. If this is meant to stand up as a major Marvel team (or even the Marvel team), there need to be more familiar figures with which more casual comics readers or newer ones can connect. Read Full Review

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