Avengers #56

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Lo, There Shall Come... an Accounting!
The Avengers gather to discuss the future of the team.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 3, 2002

    Mr. Paquette captures the boisterousness nature of a care-free Thor. His Iron Man does not resemble a refugee from an anime robot factory and looks more like his own armored self. The Captain looks remarkably stalwart. Another Avenger appears uberserious while still another reflects the changes made but enjoys a less serious demeanor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 5, 2002

    Kurt Busiek leaves the book on a high note, as following on the heels of the overlong Kang arc, this standalone issue was a very welcome sight. The issue busies itself telling the type of story that Kurt Busiek does better than any other writer I've come across, as we get a delightfully engaging look behind the scenes of a typical Avengers mission, as the team finds itself faced with the task of explaining the expenses that were incurred during the battle (e.g. the damaged buildings & injuries suffered by civilians who happened to be on sight when the Avengers arrived). In the end Kurt Busiek managed to make the most of what I would have thought was a throwaway idea. I was also quite pleasantly surprised by the humor that Kurt Busiek managed to work into the story, as on the surface the examination of the damage done by the Avengers during one of their battles doesn't seem to be a particularly amusing premise. Read Full Review

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