New Avengers #24

New Avengers #24

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Critic Reviews: 9
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AVX Tie-In! The New Avengers have received the call to duty by Captain America to go to war against the X-Men. Both an Avenger and an X-Man, Wolverine will be forced to choose a side.

  • 9.2
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Sharm Apr 16, 2012

    Case in point : We get an issue that opens with the Avengers preparing to attack Utopia, and Bendis masterfully crafting the conversation to reveal plenty of character motivations in the first three or four pages, with a little surprise regarding a certain presumed-dead-actually-the-red-hulk military man finally somewhat regaining his authority. This is followed by a scene regarding the ongoing marital problems being faced by Luke Cage and family which, while a little bit of a drag, manages to hit home with the emotional impact. However, the ending sort of gives me a bad feeling for the fact that Luke Cage may not make it out of AvX. Deodato's slanted panelling might take some getting used to, but certainly delivers the widescreen action the script so thoroughly deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 12, 2012

    And a huge reason why the weight of those concepts comes through is the artwork of Mike Deodato. Deodato is a rock-solid talent in Marvel, able to draw the big splash pages with tons of characters and also those quiet character moments between a 3 person family unit. Deodato's work in New Avengers #24 heavily outshines the artwork in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 and this book of a high enough quality that it feels like it should just be AvX #2 rather than a tie-in. This issue is an example of an artist really locked in with his characters and knowing how to make the story shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Apr 12, 2012

    Something about AvX #1 left me interested enough in "more, ASAP!" that I opted to snag this issue, solely for the AvX logo on the cover...something I've pointedly avoided for prior modern Marvel events (Disassembled, House of M, Civil War, Secret Invasion, Fear Itself, etc.) I enjoyed this issue--seeing more of these Avengers characters, touching base with 'em, and generally experiencing more of the "whole picture" of this event thus far. All in all...I enjoyed the issue at least as much as I expected (and on further reflection as I word this review, I think I enjoyed it more). Despite the cover price, I'm glad I bought this, and look forward to more AvX in general; if all the tie-ins read the way this did for me, I think I'm in for a treat while my wallet weeps. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Apr 17, 2012

    In the end, Marvel will probably still get money from me because now I'm leaning towards collecting the trades of Bendis' New Avengers run. Still, what was there was good and I enjoyed reading it. I'd recommend it if you're reading any part of the Avengers vs the X-Men. Just, caveat emptor - this cover has NOTHING to do with what happens inside. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 14, 2012

    We also get an inside scoop on what each of the Avengers books will be giving us as AvX continues to surge. It really helped me understand a lot of the previews for upcoming books and why certain characters are in certain places (like Thor leading the Secret Avengers for example). Overall, it was a nice tie in issue that bridged the gap between the last story and the new while keeping focus on the big AvX event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Apr 16, 2012

    Don't be surprised if readers get a few more issues of primer leading up to any actual action in the event proper but Bendis has really stacked a formidable team of Avengers that should have the X-Men sweating it on Utopia. However, the team on this book should be able to provide something interesting from the trenches and give a better insight to the Avengers' side of things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - DeShawn Apr 11, 2012

    To say the least, it is widely misleading. For one, it suggests a very action packed issue, which isn't the case. It also suggests that this issue will deal with the whole Wolverine sharing membership of two teams situation. It unfortunately doesn't, and readers will have to wait, and probably turn to another series, to get the whole story regarding that. It is however a very nice looking cover, but if covers told the truth, we'd have the Avengers sitting down with Luke and Jessica arguing in the background. In fact, if covers told the truth all the time, a lot of New Avengers covers would look like that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 13, 2012

    I bought this because it was a crossover book. As such, it was superfluous. As a focus on Luke Cage, and how that character functions, it was very successful. Not what I wanted, but not a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 11, 2012

    Hopefully Bendis will continue to focus on the Luke/Jessica relationship throughout the arc. It needs some amount of resolution to tide fans over until the eventual Alias sequel. But in any case, New Avengers #24 helps kick this tie-in arc off on the right note. Read Full Review

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