Avengers #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
6.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

The Avengers have assembled and the villainous Kang has revealed that they must travel to the future to save their own children from destroying the universe! Yes, the entire universe. But it will take one more Avenger to make the trip complete. Who is the newest hero to join the ranks of the Avengers true? And why is the once-great hero Wonder Man hell-bent on stopping the Avengers at every turn? Backup feature: Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis! Rated A …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 25, 2010

    I admit it, I read this comic with a big grin on my face - it's just a heck of a lot of fun. Can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 25, 2010

    This issue just barely squeaks in a "Buy It" verdict thanks to the strength of the NohVarr/Tony Stark sequences and the epic feeling of the story. There are definitely some places where the script could be tightened up and I'd like to see more rationale behind the team following Kang's warning, but overall I have to say that I enjoyed this more than I have most Avengers books in the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 4, 2011

    The Protector's dull nature extends to his generic costume; he looks like a starting template for character construction in an online super-hero role-playing game. Fortunately, John Romita Jr.'s work overall is quite strong. He and the other artists working on the issue foster a dreary, foreboding atmosphere, not so much emphasizing the growing danger that the Hood represents but the surreptitious and deceitful nature of the Illuminati's affairs. There are pages that look a little too rushed, such as the double-page spread that serves as this issue's cliffhanger (the linework is far too loose and rough), but key scenes look much more polished. And to be honest, even a rough image from Romita Jr. and his collaborators packs a visual punch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jun 23, 2010

    If you've been a fan of Bendis' Avengers work up until now, this book won't disappoint. The story is picking up steam and is poised to kick up the action next month. If you haven't been following, I still recommend giving this new book a shot. Without the baggage of a company-wide event hanging overhead, it's the perfect time to try something new. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 24, 2010

    The bad news? The time steam is broken. The good news? The Avengers, with the help of Noh-Varr, are ready to hop into the future and set things straight (unless Wonder Man can stop them). And any title that has a cameo from both the 2099 Universe and the original Guardians of the Galaxy gets a pass from me. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 27, 2010

    I think Romita is tired. His work is becoming sloppy in these pages. All the good thing about his storytelling and the way he draws characters as massive statues becomes a caricature of himself in this story. There is no elegance in the posing of his character. It feels as if hes delivering pages after pages mindlessly without taking proper care to compose good layout and something visually interesting. Romita is a great artist and I really like his style, but too much Romita without any control only shows his excesses which like everything consumed too much is bad for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jun 24, 2010

    The story concept that Bendis is playing with here is an interesting one, although not necessarily an entirely original one, but definitely has potential to be a great Avengers storyline. But the downside of this issue is that the characterization of the actual Avengers is just not all that good. What good is a great idea and concept if the characters aren't interesting to read, and don't even sound like themselves? I expected better than this, but there's still time for this storyline to really turn things around, if the characterization improves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 24, 2010

    While not overly impressive, it's an improvement and, more importantly, it's an improvement that looks to continue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 25, 2010

    Which, in a way, is good, because so far the writing on "Avengers" has been imperfect, though not massively flawed -" although the less said about the painfully self-indulgent "Oral history of the Avengers" supplemental the better. What bugs me is that for a second issue of such a high-profile launch it's hard not to feel as though it should be eliciting a more dramatic response than "it's alright, I suppose." Of all the Avengers launches so far, it's actually the flagship title -" this title "- which is leaving me coldest. If that turns out to be the case for everyone who reads this book then I'm not sure it's a good thing in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 3, 2010

    Their experiment is interrupted by Wonder Man, who attacks out of nowhere with unexplained fury and vehemence, then explodes into nothingness. Read Full Review

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