New Avengers #30

New Avengers #30

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dalibor Talajic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
6.0Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 26, 2015

    This is an epic story that just keeps getting bigger and bolder, as the new mythology being built by writer Jonathan Hickman grows. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Feb 28, 2015

    New Avengers is coming its conclusion one way or another, if the big title on the top of issue is to be believed. Jonathan Hickman is crafting one of the most perplexing and intriguing storylines that I've read in a while. I have a feeling it will end with both a bang and a whimper. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Garza Feb 27, 2015

    We've gotten a glimpse of what the Beyonders are, how they operate, but we don't know much else. They seem to be the cause of the world incursions, and from the final panel, things don't look to be weighing favorably for our heroes. At this point so late in the game I don't know how to really feel about this series. I still love it, but I'm left with more questions and with only two months to go before "Time runs out" and we get the inevitable incursion between the Ultimate Universe and 616 Universe, my excitement for this series, as well as Avengers is still there. I just hope it delivers. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2015

    Unfortunately, the art in this issue rarely does the writing any favors. Dalibor Talajic seems a bit out of his element among all the spectacle and grandeur of this story. He delivers a more workman-like quality that goes against the tone of the book. Epic cosmic battles don't necessarily look epic, and there's a definite disconnect between the imagery Hickman's writing conjures and what is actually rendered on the page. It's a shame the two Avengers books can't achieve a more consistent and cohesive visual style with this revolving door of artists at work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 25, 2015

    New Avengers #30 is a mind melter featuring big concepts and some pretty hefty continuity. If you've followed Hickman's epic saga this far, you're already in, but I'm not sure this issue quite hits the mark it should. Heading into Secret Wars the stakes are extremely high for…everything and while this issue left some things to be desired for me, I can't wait for the next installment in this grand story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 25, 2015

    I usually have more to say about issues of New Avengers and Avengers but this issue felt too one-note for a long review. Hickman gave us one huge dose of exposition and while there are some really good ideas and interesting developments, he couldn’t latch on to my attention for too long. Hickman hasn’t gone very far in terms of plot since Avengers #40 and this story really needs to pick up if it’s going to regain my undivided attention. I don’t doubt that it will, but I’m hoping that it’ll be soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 25, 2015

    This isnt a bad issue of NEW AVENGERS, but its not a great one, though it likely is leading to something far, far greater, as these issues often do, but standing on its own, this isnt a terribly strong issue. It sets up a lot of great stuff, and there are some very, very solid moments in it, but it ultimately comes off as too clinical and detached for its own good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Feb 28, 2015

    Following a series of increasingly intense issues, Jonathan Hickman's latest somehow elevates the phrase "we're boned" to an unparalleled height. Framed largely as a sequence of flashbacks, "Beyonders" is an unrelenting twenty page tale of woe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 3, 2015

    To be fair, I may have enjoyed this issue more if I could remember everything and everyone Hickman has introduced so far, but reading so many different titles per month, there are too many comic stories and characters taking up space in my head to properly recall every little detail of everything Hickman has been laying out. I think this issue would read much better as part of a collected edition, or when rereading this series as a whole, but on it's own I felt a little bit overwhelmed with thirty issues worth of those big ideas being referenced all in this single issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Michael Roder Feb 28, 2015

    Hickman's New Avengers run is starting to fizz out, which is a shame. Hopefully the final two issues can regain some momentum before Secret Wars finally comes out in May. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Feb 25, 2015

    New Avengers #30 is quite possibly one of the weakest and worst comics we've had this year honestly. It contains an interesting development that should really work, but somehow it misses the mark by a long shot. It's a comic with nothing but exposition in it. There's no characterization, barely any plot advancement, the dialogue is terrible, there's no sense of emotion or horror from any of the characters, no excitement or intrigue to it, and the artwork is just so average. With issues like this, the excitement and interest in Secret Wars is slowly drifting away. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 26, 2015

    The end is nigh, and to be honest... I don't really mind. Jonathan Hickman delves deep into minutae in his latest issue of New Avengers, and the result is pretty underwhelming. Read Full Review

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