New Avengers #24

New Avengers #24

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Extra-sized issue!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 24, 2014

    This is actually a great jump-on point, though if you can get it and last issue I highly recommend going for it. I have absolutely no idea where this story could be going, but this has been an incredible introduction. A highlight of Hickmans run on New Avengers has been having absolutely no idea what comes next for several issues, making it not only suspenseful, but incredibly gripping. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Sep 26, 2014

    Valerio Schiti once again shows why hes in this game. Subtle expressions are somewhat difficult to do in the comics medium, but he succeeds in it during Namors visit to Latveria. You see his range of emotions, from cocky, to shocked, to desperate, and all over again in the span of a page. While the entire exchange between Namor and Doom is excellent, there is one scene I believe also stands out in the issue. Terrax is meant to do something terrible with a set of skulls belonging to the X-Men of the earth they are on. This probably would have played differently with any other artist, but Schiti makes it playful as in a dark, but funny Shakespearean scene. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 29, 2014

    Hickman's writing of Namor and Doom is the highlight of the book as their personalities are perfectly showcased, each acting exactly how you'd expect them to, with some nice moments as Namor realizes how much things have spiraled out of his control. As exciting as this single issue was, we still haven't seen just how it got to this place. There's so much more story to be told which makes my anticipation of future issues even greater. New Avengers is a “must read” for me, I'm all in on this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 24, 2014

    While Hickman's other Avengers book still has some hurdles to cross as it explores the new Marvel landscape, New Avengers is already back to firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Michael Roder Sep 26, 2014

    Valerio Schiti has been tagged as one of Marvel's next big artists, and this issue does nothing to dissuade that notion. His facial features are particularly strong, something that's important in such a dialogue heavy issue. Jonathon Hickman is one of the best writers in modern comics, and he's turned New Avengers into Marvel's premiere team series. Hickman has taken the best aspects of Bendis's Avengers run, and pushed them even further, creating perhaps the darkest Avengers book to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 25, 2014

    This epic tale continues to build, and while it's not a story for kids, it's one that promises a big pay-off - eventually. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Sep 26, 2014

    Schitis return to the series is a much-appreciated one, after the previousvisually and stylistically disappointing issues. Namors dinner with Doom is one of the best sequences in the issue, truly capturing the palpable tension of their encounter. This issue features some of his best artwork of the series thus far, having truly found his footing in Hickmans grim and ghastly world. With the assistance of colorists Martin and Curiel, this is a cohesive and visually satisfying issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 27, 2014

    I realize now that Jonathan Hickman's Avengers/New Avengers saga is what all these Big Event comics should be (Infinity notwithstanding). Hickman has created a marvelously complex challenge and has thrown all our favorite characters into several no-win situations, masterfully guiding them as they make difficult decision after difficult decision. He may have started awkwardly, and he has more than a few weird ideas in play, but especially in the pages of New Avengers, I feel Hickman is crafting a truly glorious epic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Sep 27, 2014

    New Avengers #24 was an amazing issue. The phenomenal character moments, grandiose scale and killer dialogue meshed into what is one of Jonathan Hickman’s best Avengers issues to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Sep 29, 2014

    This may very well be the most brutal Avengers issue to date and yet it's bewitching to watch a world of beloved characters crumble so gracefully. I've been on the edge of my seat since this series began and like a certain character begs Thanos for mercy this issue, I'm begging Hickman for more, literal, world-breaking revelations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Herald - Travis Bass Sep 26, 2014

    With great artwork and great writing, Time Runs Out is turning out to be far more exciting than Marvel's past events. If I have one problem with issue, it's that we did not get to see much of what has happened during the 8 month gap. Similar to Avengers 35, it's building up mystery by not letting the audience know what all the other characters know, especially if we would have seen the events of the gap period. Small problems aside, this is a fantastic issue setting up a big story that's going to explode very soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Sep 25, 2014

    While it may seem like Namor is the focus of this dense, philosophically explorative issue, the real star is Dr. Doom, probably the character in all of Marveldom that Hickman writes best. Doom's madness and majesty are in full effect, giving the ending of New Avengers #24 some much needed punch. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Sep 26, 2014

    I really have no idea why so many comics these days are doing flash forwards on their stories but if they're anything like "New Avengers" #24, I wouldn't mind this trend sticking around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 24, 2014

    If the Illuminati existed as a riff on heroes living long enough to see themselves become the villain, the Cabal must almost be the other way around. The only problem is that while this group of supervillains is saving the universe, they're also doing a lot of very bad things. Those expecting an exciting face-off between Namor and Doom will be sorely disappointed. The art team is one of great talent but they don't really get to let loose here (the only exception being an incredible final page splash). Hickman's reputation as a master planner means that we'll probably look back on this issue a couple of months from now and realize all the clues that he had left for us. But as it stands, this is just another issue that moves the plot forward and introduces a new layer to the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Sep 26, 2014

    It's an interesting concept to jump ahead this way, but it's like looking in to an 8 ball and being told you're going to be a screw up and that can't be changed. No matter what happens next, we know where it's going, and that's no place good. Sometimes skipping ahead can leave the reader with less than what he or she had prior to reading. If you're in the market for another future full of tragedy, then this will be your cup of gloomy tea. If not then know that the next eight months worth of New Avengers stories are just leading to heartbreak. Read Full Review

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