Avengers #65

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Red Zone Part 1: Panic Attack
The debut of new regular penciler Olivier Coipel and the start of the new story arc RED ZONE! This is where the AVENGERS start soaring.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 4, 2003

    The Avengers versus a chemical weapon attack is certainly a unusual scenario for the team as there's no real villain here for them to fight, and unlike the JLA, the Avengers are more of an emergency response group, and as such their current lineup does lack the heavy hitters who would be able to easily contain this threat. The opening pages do a wonderful job of establishing the horrific nature of this attack, and when the Avengers arrive on the scene, Geoff Johns delivers several cooler the heck Avenger moments, from the Scarlet Witch's little display of power, to the final dialogue exchange as the team enters the cloud. Now the material does get a bit obvious in its attempt show off how courageous the Avengers are, but truth be told there are times when it is nice to see a writer play up the heroic nature of these characters, and I must confess I was rather impressed by how well certain scenes played (e.g. the Visions conversation with the soldiers). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 30, 2003

    On the other hand, Ant-Man's helmet looks ridiculous. Ms. Marvel wears padding. Why? She's Kree. She was hit by Iron Man and reacted as if she had been smacked in the face with a pillow. It's obvious Copiel likes drawing the She-Hulk; we can thank John Byrne for taking the savage out of her name. I must though protest her abbreviated costume. Such a garment has no place in a dramatic story. I did not wonder once if She-Hulk shaved down there, but after seeing her, all I could consider was whether or not she went for the Brazilian. I would also like to know why her nipples stand at attention throughout the adventure. It's not cold. She shouldn't be sexually excited over the carnage. So her nipples should not be erect. Q.E.D. Read Full Review

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