New Avengers #14

New Avengers #14

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Simone Bianchi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.3Critic Rating
6.7User Rating


  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 5, 2014

    This book is still the best that thinkin mans superhero readers can get. And no, theres absolutely nothing wrong with reading something deliciously simple to just enjoy, but a book that touches on some higher concepts is definitely a standout and this book does that quite well. Its greatest accomplishment, however, has to be integrating all the characters into it organically and seamlessly. A lot of times when we get writers like this telling stories like this, the characters are just window dressing, but this story without these characters would be monumentally and demonstrably different, and I think that bears mention and praise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 5, 2014

    Hickman's writing remains enigmatic and learned, and what it lacks in entertaining dialogue it makes up for with aspiration and heady thought. Simone Bianchi does an admirable job of translating these ideas into a vacillating tone of hope bookeneded with despair. New Avengers is by no means a fun book, but it is darkly compelling, and it makes us fret about what the lasting impact of these soul-staining events will have on our iconic heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Feb 6, 2014

    New Avengers keeps on rolling and Hickman continues to make things compelling as heck. The art isnt what it used to be, but its serviceable enough to not ruin the story. Oh, and did I mention Doom is in this issue? Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Feb 9, 2014

    Jonathan Hickman's New Avengers may not be a flavor that suits your palate. It may be too dry for many. He doesn't do rapid-fire patter like Bendis, or write relatable folks who feel like your friends the way DeConnick might. He doesn't grant you easy access to his worlds and he certainly doesn't hold your hand. But provided you're okay with that, he can take you on some very interesting journeys. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 5, 2014

    Simone Bianchi remains on board the series, and his art exhibits the same strengths and flaws as before. His distinctive style is great at capturing the otherworldly elements and the grand tone of Hickman's writing. But his human figures and faces are too distorted and surreal, rarely conveying much in the way of emotion except, ironically, during the armor-clad Doom's big moment of defiance. That would suggest that Bianchi's eyes aren't the problem, but other areas of facial work and body language. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Feb 7, 2014

    A heavily interested browse. This is one of Marvel's most interesting and complex books, even if some of the mythos doesn't add up yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Feb 6, 2014

    As for the artwork, the energetic scenes of 2319s destruction keep the issue from feeling too much like filler, brought to the page through the strength of Bianchis storytelling. His dramatic use of dark expansive shading creates such ominous scenes, making the hopelessness of the situation truly palpable. For me Stranges quest to sell his soul is the highlight of the issue, as Bianchi develops the Sinners Market with demonic creatures and otherworldly architecture. As with #13, Dellalpis color palettes round Bianchis pages out nicely, with the warm earthy tones contrasted by ghostly pale blues. The pair of them make for a visually pleasing issue, and Im really enjoying their work together so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hero Nuggets - Joe 'Cannoli' Natoli Feb 5, 2014

    New Avengers #14is a great toe-dip into the 'Magical' realm of Marvel. The story manages to answer some questions about the Black Priests predicted by The Black Swan, while opening other doors of question about the Sinner's Market. Felt a little filleresque, showcasing the 'power' of these new enemies in too many pages while ignoring what our New Avengers are actually doing/planning. However, the Stranger the issue".the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 5, 2014

    While this arc still continues to be an uneven read, this issue manage to be a bit better than the precedent one thanks to some new ideas and some occasional moments of brilliance from the creative team. Nice, yet not as great as this series was before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Feb 9, 2014

    Just like another famous Doctor that we here at enjoy, this good man is about to go to war. Whether his brothers in arms join him will be some intriguing events to follow. Considering what they've done to comrades who have thought differently than them in the past such as Bruce Banner and Steve Rogers, I'm so curious to see what they think when Strange returns with his plan. I'm predicting that business is really about to pick up in 'New Avengers' and I'll be right there for the ride! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 11, 2014

    Despite its relentlessly dark nature, I've been really enjoying the New Avengers as written by Jonathan Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Feb 28, 2014

    This is another solid issue of New Avengers. Whilst the look at the alternate Earth and the Mapmakers may have felt overly familiar thanks to Hickman doing pretty much the same last issue, following Doctor Strange's descent makes for an entertaining read. There's a real sense of there being no telling what will happen next, with the Sorcerer Supreme starting to dabble with forces even he doesn't fully understand. Fun times all round then. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Cat Taylor Feb 8, 2014

    New Avengers has been a slow burn since Hickman took over. Like a lot of multi-part comic stories nowadays, it feels like each issue is written with the intent of a trade paperback collection in mind. So, it's a lot rarer to get the feeling of a complete chapter, much less a complete story, in a single issue. With that being said, it feels like Hickman is taking us through a journey that will be rewarding once the final chapter has been written. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 6, 2014

    This isn't a bad comic, but New Avengers is hampered down by two things - not only is the main story moving at a glacial pace, but we've seen much of this particular issue before. Read Full Review

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