All-New All-Different Avengers #4

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
7.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• You thought the origin of the All-New, All-Different Avengers was surprising? You haven't seen anything yet!
•  When passions flare between Captain America and Thor, they lead to Earth's Mightiest Kiss!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 29, 2016

    This kiss and the dynamics built around it give All-New, All-Different Avengers #4 just the right impact. There's a sense of hope, albeit fleeting, that this team can function in 2016 in all its unique sensibilities. Mark Waid has taken a diverse cast with iconic names and made it feel genuine. Glen Beck may still protest at some point, but that would only confirm that this new team of Avengers is doing something right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 28, 2016

    The joy of the issue - aside from lots of hoo-hah action - is the character interactions, as this new team starts to pull together (or, in some cases, annoy each other), trying to overcome limited resources and the new team dynamics. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jan 27, 2016

    This is the Avengers comic I have been waiting for. ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #4 is a thoroughly enjoyable book, and I hope the sense of fun and adventure on show here carries through the rest of the run. Readers Assemble! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 28, 2016

    Past Avengers relaunches have largely been intent on making the team bigger and all-encompassing; "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4 takes the opposite approach. Waid dials back the scope and combines the new and the familiar with a blend that passes the Avengers smell test but freshens it up with new dynamics; the old order changeth, sure, but it's still recognizable and just as fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Jan 31, 2016

    Asrar's art inside this book is very fluid throughout the entire issue. His character drawings look more friendly and less intimidating than previous renditions when the story was more serious. Asrar compliments Mark Waid's writing because the point of this new team of Avengers is to make the team more diverse and fun. The action sequences are easy to follow and epically done playing to each character's strengths with their own powers. I thought his drawing of Falcon-Cap and Thor kissing was not as epic as Alex Ross's version, but it still was worth seeing fleshed out through the story and the rest of the team's reactions were priceless! The colors by Dave McCaig is everything I could hope for in a comic book. Rich saturated colors that makes every hero part of this team really stand out amongst each other with their individual color palette that looks great to the human eye! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 27, 2016

    You've probably read a mountain of Avengers comics, but you haven't read ones like this. Mark Waid is embracing the "All-New, All-Different" title and giving us a team that's very different from what we've seen before. There's a bit of a learning curve despite all the heroes having plenty of experience on their own. This different vibe to the team does separate it from past volumes and adds an air of mystery to the series. We're used to the team being able to seamlessly take on any problems. That's not the case here and it's part of what makes it feel fresh. Mahmud Asrar's art is refreshing as well. His art keeps getting better and better as he handles the solitary character moments along with the heavy times of action. Forget what you knew about the Avengers before. This is a new team for a new age. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 28, 2016

    After a shaky first arc bringing the team together, Mark Waid's sophomore arc on All-New All-Different Avengers starts to hit its stride, as he's joined by Mahmud Asrar, who makes a compelling case for why he's been tapped to draw Marvel's flagship title. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Feb 1, 2016

    When it comes to reinvigorating the Avengers, theAll New All Different Avengersdoes it in spades. The characters are still learning how to be a proper team but all the drama that seems to surround them just makes the title more fun. Not to mention the fact that they now suspect the new Thor means they could find out just who she is. Which would definitely make things more interesting! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 27, 2016

    The first arc for these All-New and All-Different Avengers was definitely enough to keep me captivated, but this issue left a bit to be desired. Im still invested in finding out how the team works together, but the story overall felt very quick and not substantial. I think that as a single issue, All-New All-Different Avengers #4 works, but Im unsure about its connection to a larger story. There are still some hints and threads to follow, though, so we may be in for a story that packs quite the punch after this arc ends. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Adam Chapman Jan 28, 2016

    All-New All-Different Avengers #4 continues to excel with its small-time action, character centric stories but the lingering question surrounding the Avengers' lack of funds continues to undermine the storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 27, 2016

    All-New, All-Different Avengers is still struggling to find its footing as it transitions from its first story arc to the second. The art quality improve in this issue, and Waid's characterization of Thor is a highlight. Unfortunately, the general team dynamic hasn't come together, and little about the conflict in this series is very remarkable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 30, 2016

    I love Ms. Marvel as much as the next geek, and a semi-awkward teen rivalry with Nova sounds like an amazing idea. But even Waid's Iron Manis kind of just shrugging his shoulders about this team. There's no hook, no clear direction. No apparent reason why this group of superheroes is going to be the Avengers. Their solo books are on fire and are some of my favorites from Marvel, but I guess I don't care much for them as a makeshift team. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Jan 31, 2016

    FINALLY Mahmud Asrar gets to shine as the interior artist for All-New, All-Different Avengers, which was one of the main reasons I decided to read this book in the first place. That said, Asrar's artwork can only carry this title so far, as All-New, All-Different Avengers #4 does a poor job of properly setting up this team as a team, instead favoring Mark Waid's affinity for witty banter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 1, 2016

    All-New, All-Different Avengers hasnt been all that impressive. This issue was filler and wasnt that exciting. Mark Waid is an excellent writer and has shown the capacity to right theship time and again; perhaps hes just finding his footing. The art this issue was decent, but there were definitely some miscues. As one of Marvels big books, this series needs to step it up or it will be easily forgotten. Read Full Review

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