New Avengers #18

New Avengers #18

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• In all of creation, only one Earth has successfully met and triumphed over each Incursion that has threatened it: the Earth of the heroes of the Great Society!
•  Guess which Earth is on a collision course with ours?

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 15, 2014

    This story is moving into dark territory. Like a soldier at war, what actions are justified to save your loved ones? This story has been building slowly, but it's rich and has a powerful emotional edge. I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed May 15, 2014

    While Hickman delivers another strong script that poses some compelling questions, Valerio Schiti on pencils is the real highlight of the issue for me. I really enjoyed Rags Morales artwork as of late, but the strength of Schitis line work, with his delicate crosshatch shading and rounded forms, brings a softened quality to the story. His expressive style helps to add an emotional weight to the title which it has frequently lacked, often lost in muddled character details and murky coloring. Schitis pencils are beautifully complemented by Martins decidedly more neutral color choices, continuing the trend of clean lines and brighter palettes. A solid read all around for this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 15, 2014

    If you dropped this book long ago, no one could really blame you, but with issue #18, Hickman and Schiti may be finally on the road to regaining a lapsed readership. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Tres Dean May 14, 2014

    All things considered, New Avengers has remained one of Marvel's strongest books since its debut. Even its most repetitive issues are chock full of great character moments and brilliant concepts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 15, 2014

    Following the introduction of Bruce Banner into the Illuminati in "Avengers" #28, Hickman has elevated the stakes of Incursions and their ramifications for the rest of the Marvel Universe. Readers are left no avenue for misinterpretation. The heroes and leaders of the Marvel Universe are at their collective wits' end. "New Avengers" #18 is the final calm before the storm as the Great Society is on their way to stem the Incursion of their own world. Hickman has been working a long-range story throughout his tenure on the Avengers and, after over fifty issues, things are becoming clearer. I was on the edge of letting "New Avengers" fall off my pull list three issues ago. Now, I'm riveted, counting the days until the conflict between Illuminati and Great Society as the members of the Illuminati count the minutes until the next Incursion. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 14, 2014

    The emotional impact is obvious and good here, but the decompression makes you want to tear your hair out. You feel cheated due to the cover and the promise on the last page of the last issue, but you get very little for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 14, 2014

    New Avengers#19 feels like what it is: a filler issue before an eruption. The big fight is coming and this incursion is gonna be a biggie, but you aren't going to find the battle royale in this issue. Valerio Schiti delivers some top notch artwork to bail out the very slow script and keep this one interesting, giving readers a huge final page that will pull them back for #19 without a doubt. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero May 17, 2014

    This issue is on the weaker side of what we've seen in the series, but as a whole, New Avengers is a title you should be following. Read Full Review

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