Avengers #77

Writer: Chuck Austin Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Lionheart Of Avalon: Part 1
It seems like a routine mission when Captain America and Earth's Mightiest Heroes head to Great Britain to deal with the Wrecking Crew's latest scheme.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Fred Sarra Feb 23, 2004

    OK, lets face it, the book is 50 cents. We are not talking a huge investment here, and if any of you out there are like me, after the Nightcrawler arc of Uncanny it still seemed like a gamble to me at any price. However, after giving this first installment a fair read, I can honestly say this book would be a solid buy at the $2.99 price point. If you havent already picked it up, go grab one. It will be the best fifty cents youve spent in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 17, 2004

    Any book that contains two knowledgeable allusions from The Prisoner and another humorously from the original--or if you prefer semi-original--Avengers John Steed and Emma Peel cannot be all bad. In fact Chuck Austen's debut writing for The Avengers isn't bad at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Loretta Ramirez Jan 11, 2004

    Yet despite the character and art flaws with Captain America and despite the Wasps inexplicable ineptitude, the story is a quick and fun read. Hawkeye is endearing, and the family is sympathetic. And its difficult to resist the desire to see a return of effective and modern-day chivalrysomething that might brighten the lives of the tragedy-scarred family or brighten the pages of upcoming AVENGERS. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jan 9, 2004

    Not an overwhelmingly earth-shaking debut, but enough to immediately place Austen over Geoff Johns and bring me back to Avengers that's been long in need of a scribe like Chuck Austen. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 8, 2004

    I am not a fan of Chuck Austen's work, as I gave up on the first War Machine maxiseries halfway in, and he's managed to drive me off every title he's touched. In my mind he's a writer who has never impressed upon me any semblance of having the skills required to tell a good story, and I remain stunned that he continues to land a string of assignments that seem to suggest that the editors are seeing something that has managed to elude me. Now to be fair if there was any other name in the credit box I'd likely be more willing to give this rather weak opening issue every opportunity to impress me, but I've already played this game on War Machine, Uncanny X-Men, Exiles and Captain America, so I'll thank Marvel for making this first issue into a relatively cheap reminder that Chuck Austen is a fair to middling writer with an annoying tendency to transplant whatever personality he feels best suited to a character. I'll be back when Chuck Austen is gone and I pity those of you who stay on boa Read Full Review

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