New Avengers #8

New Avengers #8

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

As casualties pile up in the ongoing war between Wakanda and Atlantis, an Illuminati member is forced to make a hard choice.An Inhuman learns of the Illuminati's plans.Prelude to INFINITY: Everything falls apart. As casualties pile up in the ongoing war between Wakanda and Atlantis, an Illuminati member is forced to make a hard choice.An Inhuman learns of the Illuminati's plans.Prelude to INFINITY: Everything falls apart.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 24, 2013

    This is, bar none, one of the most fascinating, strange books on the shelf and this issue, even though much of it is grounded in politics, is an excellent addition to the pantheon of New Avengers. Its incredible to me that Hickman has told such a sweeping, epic sci-fi tale over the course of only eight issues and the artistic consistency Deodato has brought cant be understated either. It might be tricky to follow, but its well worth the effort every time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Jul 30, 2013

    If you have been reading New Avengers from the beginning then this is the issue youve been waiting for. With the threat of war on multiple fronts and the looming threat of incursions, there are a lot of moving pieces on the board, but Hickman has put them in position to pay off handsomely. Get ready Avengers fans, because by the end of the issue Infinity is here. I cant say Ive been this excited for a Marvel event in long time, and if the main course is half as well done as the set-up found in the pages of this book (and Avengers), then we are in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 24, 2013

    So carefully crafted was the conflict between Namor and T'Challa that you'd be hard-pressed to choose a side. Hickman shows that war is an ugly thing not to be wished on anyone, and the gravity of the situation can be gleaned from the fact that Narmor loses his signature smirk for the first time in recent memory. Infinity looms large over these heroes, yet with so much strife between two of its members, it's a wonder how they'll survive each other, let alone Thanos. Now that's an event comic I want to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jul 24, 2013

    This issue has at least three massive stories contained within its pages, by that I mean, the Atlantean-Wakandan War, the ongoing incursions of other Earth's, and the invasion fleet, could all easily be big Avengers stories in their own right (not to mention the Starbrand and the sentient Earth story-lines that are occurring in Avengers). But instead of tackling these stories separately, Hickman dives into all three, and the result is a tense thrill-ride that is over far too soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 26, 2013

    It's fresh, it's fun, and so far - it's not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 29, 2013

    Its incredible how much Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato packed into New Avengers #9. Everything that happens here, from Black Bolts plot to the Atlantis/Wakanda war, has its own sense of grandeur that naturally comes together to tell a cohesive story. This is all thanks to how Hickman treats his lead characters as just that leaders. Each character is playing an import part in the story and for all the crazy sci-fi elements that this issue had Hickman was able to properly ground it with the captivating political drama surrounding the Illuminati mission statement. The story is elevated to another level thanks to the fantastic work by Deodato and Frank Martin, who play an equally important part in bringing the story to life. With the Infinity event looming over the Marvel Universe I cannot wait to see what Hickman and company have in store for us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 26, 2013

    While there may be a good more deal of teases rather than development, we do get some great character interaction and moments, some curious ideas full of potential and some gorgeous art from Deodato and Martin. Even when it fumbles a little, New Avengers is able to deliver and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jul 24, 2013

    The bottom line is your enjoyment on the title also majorly hinges on whether your trust Jonathan Hickman as a writer. Going forward much time, money, and attention will be essential for following this big event. All of these plot lines are moving somewhere! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jul 28, 2013

    After eight issues New Avengers hasn't slipped yet. This comic remains my favourite that Marvel is putting out right now. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 29, 2013

    "New Avengers" #8 serves as a wake-up call for the series as a whole, forcing the reader to pay attention and emphasizes several critical elements along the way. The events -- multiple and grandiose -- that occur in this issue have little to do with the incursions that have plagued the thoughts of the Illuminati since this series began and more to do with the grander canvas of the Marvel Universe as a whole. The cover is emblazoned with "Prelude to Infinity," but this issue is less a prelude and more a preview of "Infinity" given the revelations of scattered across the final three pages combined with the glimpses and hints of things to come that are carefully placed throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jul 26, 2013

    This is definitely what I deem a ‘set-up' issue. It builds towards this huge event Marvel is doing, but does it in a way that doesn't make me feel like I just wasted $4 on a filler issue. It's a terrific series that's pretty light on action, but high on conflict and emotion. I'd definitely recommend it for someone that's looking for a different kind of Avengers title! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2013

    With that said I still do like the story and the art even more. Mike Deodato is amazing and his style is amazing for this book. Not only his but just the coloring, vibrant colors, and the amount of detail put into it keeps you drawn in. While New Avengers prelude to Infinity does leave you with more questions to be answered, it's nothing new and it gives you another reason to follow this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jul 26, 2013

    I would have liked to see more from Beast and Doctor Strange in this and the last issue. Its a large cast with several developing story threads, but surely they have opinions on all of this chaos that could be better addressed than they have been so far. Beyond this one complaint, this issue proves to be another strong read from a consistently engaging title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 29, 2013

    All in all, this is another solid issue of New Avengers. With the arrival of "Infinity" to the stands soon, I'm curious as to just how Hickman will tie all the plot threads of this title, along with Avengers and "Infinity" together. If its anything like the end of his Fantastic Four/FF run, then we are all in for one heck of a treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 2, 2013

    Since it seems to tell a story that's separate from Infinity, New Avengers is somewhat of an essential tie-in to readers who want to check out Marvel's next big thing. If you're not into Infinity, then pick up that first issue or you may as well skip these ones. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 26, 2013

    A grand, "important" issue if you're invested in Marvel's oncoming event, but a bummer compared to the dark, personal approach taken earlier in the series. Read Full Review

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