All-New All-Different Avengers #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 35
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Avengers are dead--long live the Avengers! Earth's Mightiest Heroes--Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man--are living separate lives, not tied to any team--but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 13, 2015

    So it's a solid start for this series, though it leaves us with quite a few questions. That's not a bad thing at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 11, 2015

    All-New All-Different Avengers #1 is a great start and probably the best new Avengers series introduced so far. Mark Waid does a terrific job bringing each of these characters to life and getting their personality down perfectly, connects to other stories in the Marvel Universe to his own without it being intrusive, and brings in some good artists to work on the book. While maybe not the most exciting or energetic way to start a superhero team book, I'm more than interested in seeing what this creative team has up their sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Aug 11, 2016

    Its a very fun little diversion, with a variety of talented writers and artists coming together to make a cute issue filled with all sorts of entertaining shorts. If youre looking for the latest in the ongoing drama of the Avengers and the Marvel universe, you wont find it here, but if youre looking to be amused and entertained, give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 12, 2015

    Overall, All-New All-Different Avengers is a decent start to a franchise that has a solid potential. I'm intrigue what's going to happen next, and can't wait to see the team comes to its own. It's a bit disappointing the book take the familiar formula, but I'm sure something more interesting will come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Nov 11, 2015

    This book is something I have been looking forward to for a long time. After reading a preview of ANAD AVENGERS at Free Comic Book Day, I anticipated that the team would be fully formed. This issue is largely set-up for the future, but ultimately enjoyable for what it does offer: Waid's writing is good, the art is fantastic, and while Waid seems to be playing the long game for now, once these Avengers finally come together, this book could easily soar to great heights. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 13, 2015

    A fun introductory tale, lots of great interaction, and exellent art make for a good start for the most intriguing Avengers lineup in years… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 12, 2015

    The standard cover by Alex Ross is one of his typically beautiful trademark gatherings of imposing-looking heroes, although not all of them make it inside the issue. Thanks to Waid's careful attention to characterization and both Kubert and Asrar's ability to elicit a range of emotions in readers, "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #1 makes itself out to be the strongest and most enjoyable of the relaunched Avengers titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 11, 2015

    ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS is a solid team book that feels like it has great potential. It's hard to say that this issue really gives the book an identity, but it does stand out from the two other Avengers-team books we've seen so far (I'm considering ULTIMATES an Avengers book). Both artists really fit a nice role for the stories they tell and once again, Waid delivers something pretty fun, even though these two stories don't really build together or play off each other. I highly recommend you check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 11, 2015

    ANAD Avengers #1 was a great start to the series. I hope it fares better for me than past Avengers titles have, but considering Im excited for the next installment, I trust that it will. Theres some excellent interplay between characters and mixing young and older heroes will help change the Avengers mantle, reviving it for a more modern and refreshing taste. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Nov 16, 2015

    Overall, I enjoyed this book. True, it follows a familiar formula for a team book, but after some of the other books I've reviewed, this was very welcome. Not exactly All-New, All-Different, but I really enjoyed the characters and how they interacted, and I am very excited to see how the rest of this team comes together. I definitely feel that this is the Avengers book to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Nov 12, 2015

    It's a start. I was disappointed not to see much of Thor (who has been incredibly badass in her own story!) or Vision yet, but there are only so many pages and bringing all seven characters into one issue may have been a bit much. As I mentioned I feel there was maybe a bit much happening be coincidence in this issue, but with some good writing coincidence can be fine to start a story as long as it isn't used to end a story. I'll give issue two and three a try most likely, it's a fine start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 12, 2015

    All-New All-Different Avengers #1 takes the tried and true route to start, and the result is a solid and engaging issue that never quite gets going. Mark Waid shows a clear understanding of his characters and the universe they inhabit, but doesn't give them much to do at the onset. Thus far it's more same-old same-old than all-new all-different, but there's enough here to expect even better yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 11, 2015

    My critiques about structure aside, All-New All-Different Avengers #1 is a youthful breath of fresh air for the Avengers line. Mark Waid, Adam Kubert and Sonia Oback along with back-up artists Mahmud Asrar, and Dave McCaig deliver a fast-paced, character-focused debut that is well-aware of the universe that it inhabits, instead of standing apart from it. Though we don't see the full might of this new squad just yet, All-New All-Different Avengers #1 shows that the creative team has a firm handle on the characters separately before they start them playing off each other and fighting the battles that they can't face alone. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 12, 2015

    Even the ending, a fight that leaves our two most experienced All-New, All-Different Avengers down but not out, feels a little well-worn. When this week also sees the release of inventive and experimental titles like “Illuminati' and ‘Ultimates' that play with the reader's expectations and mix up groups of heroes and villains in truly new, nuanced ways, I can't help but feel this book still has a way to go before it can be counted amongst the best new books Marvel are putting out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Nov 11, 2015

    All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 was acceptable, but not phenomenal. As the apparent "lead" Avengers title, I expected a little better from it. It has promise, but cautious readers may want to trade wait the first volume and resume with the monthly when the team is finally established. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Adam Chapman Nov 16, 2015

    All-New All-Different Avengers #1 is a somewhat slow read, focusing on characterization over plot. The back-up story is the superior read, in terms of both story and art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 12, 2015

    All-New All-Different Avengers is another re-launch from Marvel. The good news is that its pretty decent and worth a read. Mark Waid doesnt generally disappoint and the art is well done by all involved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 4, 2015

    "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #2 is riding on characterization rather than plotting, and -- for the moment -- the characterization is strong enough that it's a good call. Eventually, it will need to find a better balance, but I'm willing to let that slide because this is such an oft-repeated moment of the Avengers re-forming in the face of disaster. For now, it's a pleasant continuation of the series and the tradition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 14, 2015

    It's got a very serviceable story somewhere in there, but it's shooting itself in the foot with certain choices, most notable of which is to divide the book in half as if it's an anthology of stories before the team is even fully formed. The art has some hits or misses, and the main villain Warbringer is less significant than a mystery man, but there's not enough time to develop either beyond vagueness and/or clich. We have yet to see the team truly interact beyond just Captain America and Iron Man, so it's difficult to see who the breakout star or the point-of-view character is meant to be. Because the voices are so strong and the interactions are poised to be intriguing, I'll continue to give it a shot, but things will have to feel more cohesive and more meaningful to be worthy of the "Avengers" title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 14, 2015

    This was a fine start to Mark Waid's Avengers, though it was a little light on anything noteworthy. Sam Wilson, Tony Stark and Miles Morales just kind of crash into each other fighting a pretty boring bad guy Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Nov 12, 2015

    What should have been the big book of Marvel's post Secret Wars line-up has turned out to be a dud. One can only hope that things turn around soon because right now the supposedly number one Avengers title is currently ranked at the bottom of the pile. This book should be better, this book needs to be better, we were promised All- New All- Different and instead we got All-Same All-Boring. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 12, 2015

    Overall: All New All Different Avengers #1 was a wretched debut issue for this new direction for Marvel's flagship title. Waid underperformed and underdelivered with this issue. The reader gets little in the way of substance or entertainment with this issue. This title blends into the tapestry of the horde of super hero comics already crowding the shelves. Waid fails to sell the reader on this new direction for the Avengers. Waid fails to get the reader invested in the characters or the story. And the result is an issue that is simply not worth the $4.00 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 14, 2015

    All-New, All-Different Avengers is anything but what the title describes. It's bland, unimaginative, and poorly assembled. The best thing to be said about it is that it is a perfectly readable Avengers comics, but we already have five decades worth of those. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Adam Sorice Nov 14, 2015

    Waid excels in detailed character studies and stories which build for years and so placing him on a series which Marvel appears to be positioning as the bulletin board of its new universe" offers cause for concern. If ANADA can boil away the publishing line's excess noise and focus on telling an engaging story with human voices and diverse perspectives, it still has the potential to be something special " just don't expect it to be breaking all-new, all-different ground. Read Full Review

  • 2.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Nov 13, 2015

    Don't heed the call. These Avengers don't need to assemble. Read Full Review

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