Avengers #70

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Olivier Copiel Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
4.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Red Zone: Part 6 - The Great Escape
Artist Olivier Coipel's first story arc concludes, as the Avengers risk all to halt the spread of the deadly Red Zone bacteria!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 3, 2003

    There are moments in this issue where Geoff Johns is very impressive, such as the opening scene where the Scarlet Witch puts on probably the single most awe inspiring display of magic that I do believe I've ever seen from the character. There's also a solid Iron Man moment where we see Tony makes a fairly heroic sacrifice in a bid to save the life of a teammate, and the big battle between the Red Skull and the Black Panther was well delivered, and it also managed to put in place a rather interesting rivalry between these two characters, in what I believe is their first meeting. However, there's also a sense that this issue is racing to resolve it's crisis before it runs out of pages, as after the first victory arrives, the issue takes on a feeling that it can't resolve the problems fast enough. I mean the villain is defeated, and one page turn later so is the deadly cloud of gas, and then cue the happy ending complete with a visit for the President of the United States. I guess I'm jus Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 3, 2003

    "Red Zone" is a mix of missed opportunities, promised drama that fizzles and in the end a love note to Ann Coulter. The She-Hulk subplot thankfully missing from this issue padded out the story from four issues to six and will likely be removed from the trade paperback so as not to confuse first class book buyers as opposed to we prolls who buy comic books in theory on a monthly basis. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Oct 6, 2003

    Speaking of ultra-intensive commentary, there's no better place for that than David Gallaher's Paper Golems column! Read all about David's theories on the comic book art, in ways you never though possible! Read Full Review

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