New Avengers #25

New Avengers #25

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato, Will Conrad Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

AVX TIE-IN With the battle between man and mutant about to unfold, Iron Fist discovers a shocking connection to the cosmic Phoenix Force!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 1, 2012

    I heartily admit I am biased with this review and, that said, I enjoyed this book a lot. Even more than the blatant enjoyment of an Iron Fist tale I was floored by amazing art and enjoyed reading a new wrench being thrown into this Avengers Vs. X-Men event. It will be very interesting to see where Bendis takes this book next as it definitely feels like he is preparing to leave with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 25, 2012

    Few questions are actually answered in these pages, but Bendis manages to build anticipation as the sense of doom grows. And unlike the previous issue, no time is wasted on pointless recaps of the Avengers/X-Men brawl. Hopefully that trend can continue as the series continues focusing on Iron Fist's role in the conflict. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 28, 2012

    As with any issue of New Avengers, Mike Deodato and Will Conrad gives the book an absolutely unique and gorgeous look. Like Salvador Larroca's Invincible Iron Man, I could stare at the art in this book for hours. Both books are wonderfully illustrated and makes it real difficult for anything else at Marvel to come close in comparison. This is a title that as soon as I see Deodato and Conrad on the cover, I know I'm in for a visual treat. Add to that Rain Beredo's colors, and you positively cannot deny the beauty of each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 30, 2012

    I'm not sure you have to read this to follow what's going on in the AvX event, but fans of Iron Fist should probably enjoy this - and the rest of us may agree once we see where it's all going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 25, 2012

    I loved this issue, tie-in or not. There's some great new history to the world of Iron Fist added in here, and I love where the story is going. The art is stellar throughout the issue, and you'll want to read it over and over just for that. This is also a great tie-in to the overall arc of AvX. It's not essential info, but it gives a nice background to where we think AvX may lead us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Apr 26, 2012

    Excellent artwork in a very different sort of Bendis comic. If anything, this issue just showed how badly we need an Iron Fist/Immortal Weapons/K'un Lun comic. It's a fascinating area of the Marvel Universe that needs and deserves attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - DeShawn Apr 26, 2012

    A very powerful cover featuring Danny Rand, the Iron Fist, seemingly wielding the Phoenix Force. It's unfortunate that Danny doesn't appear in this issue and is only briefly mentioned, but it's still an impressive cover nonetheless and isn't totally unrelated to the content of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 5, 2012

    It doesn't matter how good this book looked, the horrendously boring story is an unnecessary tie-in to A Vs. X. Avoid at all costs! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    hatmasta Nov 4, 2012

    While I've always liked Bendis' 2010 New Avengers better than the concurrent Avengers title, this issue begins the arc that is the highlight of the entire series thus far, and is one of the best, if not THE best, AVX tie-in. New Avengers 25-27 all feature a flashback in time involving the arrival of a Phoenix Force, K'un L'un, and Leonardo da Vinci. Bendis shies away from his usual dialogue style and opts for traditional writing (aka there's no "I have a thing-thing" dialogue, which has grown stale IMO), and it's incredible. It reminds me of his DD writing. I won't ruin too much of the issue, but just know that it's wonderful, and Mike Deodato's pencils are legendary. I don't know how he is able to draw such detail month to month. Read this arc. It's amazing.

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