All-New All-Different Avengers #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The villain pulling the Avengers' strings stands revealed - someone who's been a part of Avengers history for almost all of the team's existence, in a way you've never seen them before! The All-New, All-Different Avengers' first story arc ends here - and you won't guess who's left standing on the last page.
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 11, 2016

    So things are moving fast here, and we have no idea what the next move will be. It's that sense of the unknown, the string of surprises and the interesting mix of characters that makes this series so much fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Feb 12, 2016

    Overall, I'm super excited to have an Avengers book that actually feels inspired and a ton of fun to read. After the sci-fi heavy stories of Hickman, this bouncy, fun and classic inspired yet forward looking book is exactly what I needed coming off of such a run. It has all the trademarks of a great Waid book, wonderful characters, a great sense of humour and fun drama, teaming this up with the enthusiastically joyful art of Asar and they're unstoppable. The Avengers are finally here with a book worthy of their name, I'm incredibly excited to find out where we go from here and really hope Waid and Asar get the space to tell the stories they want to tell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 10, 2016

    In terms of structure, All-New All-Different Avengers feels so different from the traditional "Big Two" storytelling, instead taking just as much out of a 22-minute comedy as much as a beat-'em-up superhero yarn. Because the way that 22-minute comedies typically work is that they're based on families - you care not just about each member of the family, with their own individual quirks and foibles, but you care about how they interact with each other, as well. (Will Nova and Ms. Marvel become the next Ross and Rachel? Demand it, True Believers!) Ultimately, Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar understand the thing that should be intrinsic in superhero team books - people rarely show up for the villains, but instead show up to see how a superhero will overcome them. But in the case of All-New All-Different Avengers, they might have to overcome each other first. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 10, 2016

    All-New, All-Different Avengers lacks a compelling villain right now, so it's good to see that the core team dynamic is becoming strong enough to offset that flaw. Waid's characterization of Vision alone makes this book worth reading, but the improving visual quality, the general team banter and the Ms. Marvel-centric material don't hurt either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Adam Chapman Feb 21, 2016

    Waid manages to instill the issue with enough meaning and pathos, while also making it a fast-paced, enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 11, 2016

    While it may have not taken long for the team itself to start splinter, the All-New All-Different creative team is still rock-solid and delivering superb Avengers stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 13, 2016

    The Vision seems like an easy choice for an evil team member, but I've never cared for the character, so that's fine by me. I am far more interested in the relationships between the younger and older Avengers, and this issue finally makes that feel real and pivotal, rather than just a random collection of superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Feb 11, 2016

    That familiarity is comforting and enjoyable, but I do wish that the plots would start to become more audacious and innovative. Delving deeper into the Vision's seeming trip to the dark side may be exactly the big compelling threat the book is missing. As it is, when the issue focuses on the team, it's a treat to read and I can only hope having a threat to match will allow this book to reach its potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Feb 15, 2016

    The art by Asrar is on par with his previous issues with the crispness of each hero with distinct lines and great action sequences. The colors by McCaig look amazing as they bounce of every different character in this story. The colors are all full and bright and really help Asrar's art take off on every panel. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Feb 16, 2016

    hope that the creative team can be given the room they need to maneuver this book into a position that will get readers invested. Right now though" This is better left on the shelf. Read Full Review

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