Avengers #27

Avengers #27

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Walt Simonson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Runaways are here! Giant-Man and Victor, Reptil and Chase, Lightspeed and Karolina. What happens when these two super-charged teams collide?

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 15, 2012

    Veteran artist Walt Simonson is as intense as ever, with his epic Kirbyesque visuals that perfectly capture the cosmic gravity of Bendis' tale. It's nice to see him working in comics again and I hope to see more from him in the future. While this issue is a bit of a downer in terms of the fate of Noh-Varr, who once looked to be a successor to Captain Mar-Vell, it is told and visualized very well. As always, it's hard to dislike a Bendis-written comic. What prevents me from giving it a perfect score is what he's done with Noh-Varr… a character I had such high hopes for. I guess that's a testament to Bendis' skill as a writer, as he is the one who made me like Noh-Varr so much in the first place. Mission accomplished. Heart successfully broken. I give this a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Sharma Jun 19, 2012

    Walt Simonson's art makes one remember his sci-fi inspired and much-adored run on Thor that, while old school, packs quite a punch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 13, 2012

    Walter Simonson hits his stride with some intense visuals that help convey the tension of Bendis' script. The issue starts with a surprisingly touching vision had by Thor, and then quickly jumps into the main narrative. Protector's head still looks Marvin the Martian who lost his helmet, which saps the seriousness from his scenes. Luckily, his standout moment of the issue -- you'll know when you see it -- is from such a zoomed out view that you can't even make out his face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 20, 2012

    However, this story suffers from Remender's beating it to the punch of having these same characters doing different things in the same location. These two stories couldn't be any different. If this story had come first, then you could write off Remender's story as being the new guy to the franchise and therefore maybe not as well versed in what's going to happen in the larger event. You might still be able to say that, but these books are so different, I'm not sure which one to hold in the canon of Avengers Vs. X-Men. Considering how well I've enjoyed the big event as a whole, this whole thing is rather frustrating and makes me wonder how the editors would allow these two stories to exist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 14, 2012

    I'd say it's an improvement over last issue, though there are character issues and your mileage may vary on the art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jun 14, 2012

    The art is bad. The faces looks dumb and it makes matters worse whenever they are trying to show any sort of facial expressions because it just manages to make them look incredibly goofy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 16, 2012

    There is an upside and a downside to giant universal crossovers: Your favorite guy or gal is usually not left out, but with EVERYONE involved, they may not do much more than stand around for reaction shots (as happens with Valkyrie this issue.) The Avengers in this issue pointedly do NOT include several of the characters shown on the cover, and most of them don't have anything to do anyway. Avengers #27 is lovely to look at, but ultimately doesn't do much more than flesh out the background of a comic that came out several weeks ago, leading to a crossover-shell-shocked 2 out of 5 stars overall. Decompression and marketing have left this one signifying very little amongst the sound and fury of AvX. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    hatmasta Oct 21, 2012

    Though this Avengers series has had its ups and downs, this one was definitely an up. We get a Noh-Varr centric story here, and it's a well-written one complemented by brilliant visuals from Walt Simonson. It's a solid standalone tie-in to AVX that doesn't fall by the wayside; this is how event tie-ins need to be handled! There are several heartfelt moments in this issue, and they are ushered in with some solid action. Great.

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