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Avengers #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 19, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
7.7Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Kang The Conqueror has come from the future! Now, The Avengers must assemble to prevent a catastrophic threat from tearing apart the timestream. But who will answer the call?

  • 10
    Examiner - Stephen Pugh May 10, 2012

    P.S. Stay during the credits for a sneak peek at the next villain for Avengers 2. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Entertainment Fuse - Dave Berg Apr 30, 2012

    If you can find this issue in the back-issue bin of your local comic book store, grab it and enjoy it! Free Comic Book Day 2012 is the Saturday after The Avengers premiere, so check out where the team got it's start! It's worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 22, 2010

    Glad to see the end of the Dark Reign, and anxious to see where this team goes from here. It promises to be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis May 20, 2010

    John Romita Jr’s art was always going to polarise. Personally, I’m a fan. I feel his characters, whilst having slightly chibi-esque features, scream comic book superhero. The line’s change in tone is reflected in a beautifully bright and colourful book too and this was like a spoonful of lemon sorbet after the dense dark meat that was Siege. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 26, 2010

    Marvel usually relies on Romita when it wants to push a comic book out there. Romita delivers, of course, thinking ahead, this may not be a wise decision as we know Romita will probably leave in about six issues and the artists left to pick up the slack, while probably good will probably drive the sales of this series down. Wouldnt it be better to build this series from the ground up with a regular artistic team committed to stick around for a while instead of borrowing a popular name to jump start a new franchise? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 19, 2010

    "Avengers" #1 does exactly what it needs to: heralds the beginning of "The Heroic Age" with the reformation of the Avengers. Bendis's writing has the appropriate weight to it and Romita on art helps a great deal in getting the epic feeling across. This is the title that some fans have been clamoring for ever since Bendis wrote "Avengers Disassembled" and it's a fantastic debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe May 19, 2010

    Despite all the fun I obviously had picking this issue apart, I had a great time reading it. The heroes are back on the bright side, where they belong, and battling an old school villain thats actually worth the Avengers time. Throw in some nice interpersonal moments and a little mystery, and youve got a solid first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan May 19, 2010

    Overall, Avengers is another solid addition to Marvel's Heroic Age. While it may take a while to establish an identity that sets this series apart from Bendis' work on New Avengers, this first issue is certainly a step in the right direction. For the first time in a while this franchise feels as though it can take itself in any direction it wants without having to work around a line-wide status quo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - TheHammer Jul 27, 2010

    I want to give this book more just because I love these characters so much, but Bendis is just too prolific these days, as is Romita, and the quality of the work being produced by both is plummeting. Having a small core of creators steering entire lines has worked well for both DC and Marvel over the last few years but I think it's time to let some fresh blood tackle the meat of the books while the likes of Bendis take more of an editorial and plotting role, and less of a hands-on approach. That said I will be picking up the next issue, if only to find out exactly what the Hulks role in all this pans out to be! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 20, 2010

    Avengers #1 starts off the new franchise in a good way, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Its not the lineup I would have gone with, but its a good one nonetheless Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 21, 2010

    Avengers #1 was a fun start to this new Avengers book. While this issue had some obvious defects Bendis turned in a solid effort as he delivers a story fitting of the Avengers. This issue was also very new reader friendly. So if you are looking for the classic Avengers or a more positive comic give Avengers #1 a try because this issue does capture the classic Avengers feel especially with the return of Kang. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 7, 2010

    So this re-re-re-reboot of the Avengers was a bit of a mixed bag for me; good art, a good story but horrid dialogue. Here's hoping next issue is more action packed, with less verbiage. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex May 19, 2010

    I think that once this book gets in its groove, itll be great. As a first issue though, and a standard-sized one at that, its so different from what came before that this awkwardness was impossible to avoid. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson May 21, 2010

    Couple that with a barely there story that feels tacked on and this new volume of Avengers leaves me waiting for more... titles starring other Avengers and showcasing a totally different creative team. Read Full Review

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