Avengers #61

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Powers That Be!
The team starts off in a bold new direction!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 21, 2002

    One's enjoyment of Geoff Johns' work on this title does seem to be largely dependent on one being a fan of the new characters he's decided to add to the mix, and I have to say that I wholeheartedly approve of all of the new additions, as She-Hulk & the Black Panther are both personal favorites of mine, and the Falcon has been a character who is more than deserving of a shot at the big leagues. It also doesn't hurt that Geoff Johns does look to have a very strong understanding of what makes these characters tick, as there's some great little moments in this issue, from the brief encounter that an apologetic Vision has with the Scarlet Witch, to the bristling tension that pervades the rooftop meeting between Iron Man & the Black Panther. The new status quo that has the Avengers cast into the role of a world power is also an interesting twist, and hopefully it'll result in more globe spanning adventures, as it would be nice to see threats that endanger the Earth spring from outside Manhat Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 14, 2002

    The Avengers gets more than a change of roster this issue. Gary Frank's innocent cheesecake as well as his overall study of anatomy and proportion would have been welcome to compliment Geoff Johns storytelling. Unfortunately, Mr. Frank's artwork is covered in Jon Sibal's spidery scrawl. It's not bad artwork per se but jarringly unlike Frank. What is bad is that Frank's obsession with the gum line is over emphasized. Grins become ghoulish as if the Joker paid the Avengers a visit, and we must ask where did Ms. Marvel's waist go. Read Full Review

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