New Avengers #25

New Avengers #25

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 18, 2014

    It's a vast tapestry being rolled out here, detailed and challenging to follow. Not at all designed for new readers - but I suspect long-time fans, and those who have been following along since Hickman began his run will love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 15, 2014

    New Avengers #25 is a rock solid comic. This story is growing more complex and enjoyable as Hickman unravels the mysteries of what the hell has happened over the past 8 months, and the whole situation is very exciting for Avengers fans. I have questions that I want answered right now, and I will admit Hickman has got me hook, line and sinker. I highly recommend Avengers fans grab this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Oct 17, 2014

    Also to be noted is the wonderfully awesome inclusion of Captain Britain, an underutilized but excellent character that I hope Hickman brings back a few more times beforeTime Runs Out closes (seriously, doesn't Captain Britain look awesome with that Beard?!). Issue #25 also introduces new artist Kev Walker, taking the reigns after Valerio Schiti left the book. His art remains one of the best surprises in this book (which I must add is already full of awesome surprises), capturing facial expressions incredibly, almost channeling Kevin Maguire's classic work onJustice League International. His art perfectly captures the direness of the situations present when needed while also not abandoning the (darkish) humor that Hickman loves to embed in his scripts.Happy to have two Kevin's in this business that rock socks at facial expressions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 16, 2014

    Kev Walker is back on art this week after a stellar showing from Valerio Schiti last month. Walker's work has varied in quality on this series, sometimes seeming rushed and often suffering from flat coloring. While Walker's faces are a little angular and distorted to meet the tone oft he script, in general his work boasts more life and energy than we've seen lately. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Oct 17, 2014

    However, visual bumps and bruises aside, the sheer strength of the storyline makes New Avengers #25 an engaging and impactful read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Oct 20, 2014

    New Avengers #25 continues this series’ revitalized momentum with Time Runs Out. It has now begun to closely intersect with the events of Avengers and reading both series is a requirement at this point. It’s a phenomenal series with high concept ideas, poignant situations and amazing character drama. Issue #25 takes a look into what the Illuminati have been up recently without delving straight into their doings. There’s a new sense of mystery created, leaving me eager to read the forthcoming issues. It’s a slow burn, but greatness can’t be rushed. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Oct 17, 2014

    Not only that but prior to the time skip New Avengers had reached a peak of quality that it hadn't seen in a while. The revival of The Cabal was riveting reading, seeing Namor humbled into seeking help to try and stop them was the best character development I've seen him have in years. There was a palpable momentum driving the events of New Avengers and this 8 month time skip, more than anything, has severed that momentum starting us as readers back from a standing position. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 15, 2014

    This will all likely make sense by the end of the arc, or even series, but this issue as it now stands is merely good. This is still a story arc with an absolute tone of potential still excited for what may be coming in this title, but Id also be lying if I said I wasnt disappointed after how stellar the last issue was that this one backslid on both emotional impact and the sense of time and place. The art is still amazing and the concepts are, at the very least, interesting enough to keep me coming back, but this is a definite bump in the road. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 17, 2014

    Placing such a heavy focus on the characters and their conversations gives "New Avengers" #25 the appearance of not doing much, but this comic book marks significant time in the near future, and features strong storytelling from Walker, like when Susan Richards releases Amadeus Cho's manacles. At the end of the issue, seven months from now, the Illuminati are stretched thin, reeling and struggling with their purpose. This is exactly where Hickman wants them and this predicament is what makes them the most engaging they've been in a long time. While it seems like not much happens, "New Avengers" #25 feels like a critical issue as the Illuminati are left to contemplate their future beyond this seven-month gap. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Michael Roder Oct 18, 2014

    All in all, this issue is a dip in quality, for what has been a long hot streak of issues. While New Avengers #25 is satisfying in that it feels like a piece of a larger puzzle, it's also disappointing for not being anything more. This is a standard change of pace issue, which is often necessary on longer books, and at the very least, has raised even more questions for Marvel's most intriguing comic. Read Full Review

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