Avengers #63

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Standoff: Part 3
Part 3 of "Standoff" - the three-parter penciled by Alan Davis! It's Thor vs. Iron Man vs. Captain America - as Dr. Doom pulls the strings!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 31, 2003

    A story as compelling as this final chapter in the enjoyable three part crossover needs powerful artwork, and Alan Davis provides. Opening with a montage to the Captain's rebirth in a modern age, Mr. Davis evokes all the heroism and raw potency the story requires. He symbolizes the reclamation of Iron man's intellect and honor with a reflection of his classic look armor. He creates the subtle and class of Dr. Doom. Then there's that scene with the soldiers that makes one's heart beat faster. Words fail to describe it. The scene can be felt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 4, 2003

    The art of Alan Davis really sells this issue as the big climatic finish to what has been a fairly enjoyable crossover. The writing of Geoff Johns also serves to make this the strongest of the three chapters, as there's some wonderful moments in this issue where it's clear Geoff Johns has a solid grasp of what not only makes these characters mainstays of the Avengers lineup, but also what each one of them brings to the table. We have the supreme confidence & sense of authority that Captain America conveys, the overly cocky, but steel-trap mind of Iron Man coming into play, and the regal, almost haughty way that Thor deals with others. There's also a nice sense of urgency to the battle, as the issue did manage to convince me that Thor was not going to back down easily, and this in turn left me a bit unimpressed with the rather abrupt ending that we received. Still, in the end this crossover did serve to shakeup the status quo between these three, and the fallout that results should make Read Full Review

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