Avengers #21

Avengers #21

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jan 24, 2012

    As far as the art goes, Daniel Acua steps away from this issue and Renato Guedes takes over. This Superman alum is exactly the artist I wanted to see in this series. He's got a solid foundation in the superhero genre and his work kinda takes me back to the style I remember as a kid. His gray Hydra Hulks evoke Jack Kirby's style ot expression and form. There are a couple shots in this book that covers both the more contemporary style (Iron Man capturing Protector) and the classic poses of the Bronze Age (Vision leaving the Quincarrier to battle a giant H.A.M.M.E.R. agent). I know I'm about to see one of my all time favorites in Walt Simonson stepping into the series to do an arc in just a few short months, but if the future of the Avengers is going to be looking for a more regular artist, my vote would go to Guedes. He really shines in this issue from that classic style that I've been yearning for in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 20, 2012

    Much as I'm tired of Osborn, the story has me hooked so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing the big comeback by our team... or a really surprising ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 23, 2012

    H.A.M.M.E.R. attacking the Avengers and catching them off guard isn't an original idea, and, yet, Brian Michael Bendis and Renato Guedes pull it off through intelligent pacing, structure, characterization, and good art. It goes to show that, even if something has been done before, good execution can win out. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Jan 29, 2012

    This hardly warrants even a once-over at the comic shop. Unlike it's predecessor, this issue's art fails to provide the saving throw and consequently, the faulty mechanics of the featherweight script are laid bare for everyone to see. After an initial glimpse of promise in the post-Fear Itself scenario, the title has dropped down to its usual strenuous standards. A disappointing turn of events, to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 18, 2012

    In the end, I believe the visuals put too much of a burden on the script, and because the issue was not visually engaging at all, the script started to lose interest factor as well. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 20, 2012

    There are a crap load of Avengers books but how many times can you release an issue where the team it taken out and pulls out the hail mary finish at the last minute. After awhile, it starts to get boring and not worth $3.99 for a weak story. If you not convinced just look at the cover. This issue all month was hyped as Storm's debut with the Avenger's and she appears in only two pages and she is out cold in both of them. Trust me, don't believe the hype. Read Full Review

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