New Avengers #34

New Avengers #34

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
6.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The New Avengers era ends not with a whimper but with an action-packed bang! What is the future of the New Avengers? Is there even a future?

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 1, 2012

    It would be nice to see Dr. Strange back in the spotlight, starring in his own comic - if they could just find the right writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 28, 2012

    Mixed feelings about art and Bendis leaving aside, New Avengers #34 is an absolute gem of a book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 28, 2012

    Love it or hate it, Bendis' run on the Avengers was admirable for its deep scope, crazy twists, and relentless streams of dialogue that gave every issue that good ol' Bendis charm. If anything, his run left a lasting impression on me because I will forever suspect that there is always a chance that anyone, at anytime, could be a Skrull. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Nov 29, 2012

    New Avengerson a whole is a decent story, but marred down with less-than-spectacular artwork. Fans of Doctor Strange and Luke Cage should read this issue, otherwise if you dont like theAvengersyou can just wait for the next volume in December. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 28, 2012

    For me, this is a very mixed ending. The conclusion makes it seem as though there's more to come from the team (Cages aside, of course), but I guess they'll go their separate ways (for the most part) because the next NA title is essentially the next Illuminati book and only has a few members of the roster... not to mention it takes place all the way over in Wakanda.While this issue is action packed and Deodato's art rocks, the guest artists hinder the overall impact and the dialogue is just alright. There's a nice splash page that attempts to give you a heavy trip down nostalgia lane, but when all is said and done, I'm way more excited to see what Hickman does with the series in Marvel NOW! and can't say I'm all that sad to see this one go. It's certainly not a bad ending, but it wasn't as powerful as I felt it should be and passed by at an average level. That said, I do highly recommend this if you're a Doctor Strange fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 3, 2012

    All in all, this is a rather mundane conclusion, but a satisfying one. There is no mistaking this issue of the "Greatest Avengers Story Ever!" but this issue is certainly going to be one fans look back to and re-read as time marches on. The final part of a four-part story, this issue is a nice sample of everything Bendis did to enhance certain elements of the Marvel Universe to be worthy of Avengers inclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Dave Conde Nov 29, 2012

    I give New Avengers #34 two and a half stars""it has a lot of good parts, but added up to a little less than their sum. If you've been reading this series, then you've got to read the finish. If you were looking to read the arc in the inevitable trade, I'd say "read it" but it wouldn't be at the top of my recommendation list. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 29, 2012

    Brian Michael Bendis says sayonara to the franchise that made him a superstar, but it ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 30, 2012

    I won't particularly miss Bendis on the Avengers, not because I don't like his writing (he can be hit or miss for me, but generally enjoyable), but because the “big guns” version of the team was not only less interesting to me, but Bendis himself seemed less invested in it: go back through his nearly 300 Avengers issues, and replace the amount of time spent on overexposed characters like Spider-Man and Wolverine with more focus on Jessica Jones or Danny Rand, and you'd have something closer to a Bendis book achieving its real potential. And with a final issue whose strong script is marred by erratic art, I can't really muster up much of a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    hatmasta Dec 4, 2012

    Bendis' final issue is a decent wrapup to a long career on Avengers. I wasn't that stoked about the villain, but at least we are given a sense of finality to the major characters he brought together during his very long run. There were some cool moment interspersed throughout.

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