New Avengers: Reunion #1

New Avengers: Reunion #1

Writer: Jim McCann Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 18, 2009

    This issue successfully does a couple of things: It differentiates Clint and Bobbie from that other archer/bird girl couple (whose book wishes it was this good, lately.) It gives Mockingbird her own new raison d'etre, and a cool new costume and attitude. It shows us how good a couple they can be, all the while taunting us with the realization that it could all be over. The art (by David and Alvaro Lopez) is really excellent, with a muted color palette and a nice eye for details and expression, and I really enjoy it's uniqueness. This is a strong issue, only slightly undermined by what feels like a completely different Hawk/Mock relationship in New Avengers #50, and by the fact that (ONCE AGAIN) there's some issues that I have with the 'when' of the Marvel U. I'll probably have to learn to live with that, I'm sure, but New Avengers - The Reunion #1 is an issue I can totally live with, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 14, 2009

    I expected this comic to be nearly unreadable, but to my surprise, I enjoyed this book, and I'm looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 4, 2009

    In the end, this book should easily satisfy fans of Hawkeye and Mockingbird. Again, the combative threat in the issue does come across rather perfunctory (if not entirely clich), but McCann makes it clear that this title was never intended to be a complex thriller in the first place. New Avengers: Reunion is more or less a traditional character study, and in that regard it succeeds fairly well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Marvel Comics Content Coordinators Mar 3, 2009

    Paul Brian McCoy: I think the book is written wonderfully. The art could be better, maybe more distinctive with more effective in-panel choreography, but is perfectly functional. Its far better than I was expecting. And Mockingbird gets to wear pants! How awesome is that? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 2, 2009

    But "New Avengers: Reunion," like any good Clint Barton story, has far more hits than misses, and the conflict between its two lead characters creates more than enough explosive energy to propel this series forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 3, 2009

    McCann doesn't knock it out of the park on his first big foray into writing, but, to continue with the baseball metaphor, it's easily a solid ground rule double and enough to have me come back again next month to find out more. Read Full Review

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