Avengers #19

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Daniel Acua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. return! Witness the new Avengers line-up in action!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 18, 2011

    At any rate, it looks like the next issue brings an end to all the discussion and introspection and gets down to some serious action. That's what we call good timing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 16, 2011

    It is not an issue of "Can there be two Visions at once?" but "If there is already a fully functional Vision on the Young Avengers that Stark already knew about, then why would he bother rebuilding the original model?" Alan Heinberg's 9-part Avengers: The Children's Crusade crossover featuring the Avengers and Young Avengers has yet to end, so there is a chance the issue will be resolved there. Regardless, the unmotivated addition of Vision to the team was the only flat note of this otherwise excellently orchestrated issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 18, 2011

    Jumping on point?: This is a great jumping on point for new readers. Start here and enjoy the next story cycle. In fact, probably the reason why we have no action in this issue was so that Bendis could make it accessible to new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    Some people told me on Twitter that they dont like Acunas work. I wonder why. Its not as designed and as distinct as it was on the Freedom Fighter series for DC Comics. Hes tone down a lot to look more like the crime noir work of Steve Epting on Captain America. Acunas not really good on action because his work is so stylized. The Avengers are all about action. It will be interesting to see if the toned down stylization works with action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 23, 2011

    I hope this is the first of many steps to elevate the book to the place it needs to be. This team is far more experienced and better than the New Avengers team and they need to just prove it now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 16, 2011

    To sum it up for you, this issue features a change to the Avengers roster. Is it earth-shattering or even must-have reading? Nope. Is it fun and entertaining? Yup. Are Avengers fans going to be happy, disappointed, sad, mad, or ambivalent? Probably. It's a story of the roster changing and how that is affected by -- and affects -- the world around the team in this post-"Fear Itself" world. If you need a breather of an issue to reacquaint yourself with some old friends, this might just be what you're looking for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Patrick Hume Nov 21, 2011

    With a new roster assembled and a clear and present danger on their doorstep, this latest iteration of the Avengers are going to be jumping right into the thick of things. I look forward to getting to know them a little better as a unit and seeing if they're able to live up to the teams of yesteryear. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 22, 2011

    All in all, Avengers #19 is mostly filler, well-drawn, but essentially same ol', same ol'. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 21, 2011

    Marvel can whip out all the sales figures they want, Brian Michael Bendis writing the lion’s share of the Avengers books stinks. With Bendis at the helm, we now get both Avengers and New Avengers dueling Norman Osborn as well as having to follow the Bendis way of making a book incredibly average to read. I also hate Daniel Acuña’s art. If I’m going to buy this swill then I should at least get John Romita Jr. art. Acuña’s dentist office art style just weighs everything down. Avengers #19 is the last issue of the series I will buy until Marvel gives me at least one choice without Brian Michael Bendis. Read Full Review

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