All-New All-Different Avengers #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Adam Kubert, Sonia Oback, Mahmud Asrar, Dave McCaig Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 28
6.5Critic 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 Dec 8, 2015

    So far it's been good - we'll see if next issue moves the needle into the "great" category. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Dec 3, 2015

    It's a really interesting series, and I'm a big fan of it. I'm just disappointed the main villain doesn't feel like a big enough threat to bring all the mightiest heroes together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 2, 2015

    All-New All-Different Avengers #2 is continues to set up the long haul for our new team of Avengers. Theres a bigger story ahead and this was just one cog in the machine. I have faith that this story will lead to something great for our new team, and I cant wait to see how the arc finishes and what it leads to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Adam Chapman Dec 8, 2015

    A tighter script, better pacing and more nuanced characterization make this new issue of All-New All-Different Avengers a more enjoyable read than the first issue. Kubert's art remains excellent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 3, 2015

    I wonder if the layouts could have been improved to really take this book to the next level but for fans of fast-paced, fun superhero action comic books, this one is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 13, 2015

    Adam Kubert's loose, kinetic style certainly serves the action-oriented aspects of Waid's story well. I've always seen his style as being representative of the more extreme, exaggerated tone of super-hero comics of the 1990s, so his work isn't something I normally seek out, but it's not off-putting either. I was pleased to see how he conveys the youth of half of the team with smaller statures, and he manages to portray Warbringer as a real threat by having him dwarf the usually powerful presences of some of the Marvel Universe's more recognizable icons. Perhaps the most unusual visual aspect of this book is the juxtaposition of Alex Ross's photorealistic cover artwork with Kubert's far more stylized and angular style within. The two disparate styles just don't seem like they belong together on the same comic, even separated by the cover. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 3, 2015

    Reading more like an issue #1.5 than a true follow up to the series debut, All-New All-Different Avengers sees Mark Waid finish getting the band back together as he pushes forward with the book's presumed all new, all different direction. That same direction still doesn't feel all that new, but Waid nonetheless delivers a solid dose of enjoyable superhero action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Dec 4, 2015

    Overall the book is average, there isn't as much care for the “why” and more of a focus on the “who”, but there's definitely room to improve. Regardless, it'll be worth keeping up with All New, All Different Avengers because there is a lot of promise. This collection of characters is a fresh new group ready to take on Earth's mightiest challenges. There is enough to keep readers interested for now, and how long that lasts is up to the creative team. Hopefully, Marvel has more story around the corner once the meet and greet is over. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 5, 2015

    Waid repeatedly mentions the fact that they're not technically an Avengers team, but we have no idea why there isn't an official Avengers team in the first place thanks to that 8 month jump thing. I dunno. This title just isn't grabbing me. Waid seems to be going through the motions, without anything new or interesting to say about the characters or the Avengers. And Kubert's art already starts to get messy here in the second issue. The only real interesting aspect to this series is the butting heads between Nova and Ms. Marvel, but even that feels a little rushed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Dec 9, 2015

    There are some cool moments, with the team flying together through the city and Spider-Man Jr. surfing on Iron Man's back, and Thor's dramatic appearance. But it's not enough to raise the book to anything meaningful. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Dec 4, 2015

    With only two issues (and last May's Free Comic Book Day preview), All-New, All-Different Avengers is a weird attempt at shock value that doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Read Full Review

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