Avengers #16

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
6.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Amidst the ashes of what is left of the Marvel Universe and during the bombastic battles throughout New York, a new Avengers romance blossoms.

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 17, 2011

    My quibbles are really nit-picking, for the most part. Overall, this is a story that needed to be told and it managed to serve its purpose in a way that managed to feel both fun and integral to Fear Itself. It also served as grounds for Bendis to try something a little different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 17, 2011

    How does Steve Rogers feel about what happened to Bucky? Did he dive right into the Captain America suit? These concerns are addressed here. Because we're seeing them after the fact (and after other events in the Marvel Universe), some of the importance was taken away. Steve goes on a mission and since there was no mention, you knew the outcome. Bendis continues his interview style debrief session which is great to get a recap of events and hear how the characters actually feel. This gives them a little more humanity rather than just reading action scene after action scene. The great cover art by Alan Davis was an added treat for me as well. This was an important issue that sadly should have happened a couple months ago. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 17, 2011

    The art proves once again that John Romita Jr.'s art can thrive or falter depending on the inker and colorist involved. Paul Mounts' colors bring new life to the series. Unfortunately, Klaus Janson's inks are still too heavy and flat to do the art full justice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 20, 2011

    Hopefully, once Fear Itself has run its course, this comic can go back to telling stories that matter. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Aug 18, 2011

    I know this likely won't happen anytime soon, but Marvel really needs to get Bendis and Romita off of this series. Avengers is supposed to be Marvel's big flagship title, but this team is doing way more harm than good. It is not accessible to new readers, it barely features any of the Avengers, has no immediate visual appeal and a story that falls mostly flat and is slightly confusing. Read Full Review

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