Avengers #28

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Walt Simonson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The last stand of the Red Hulk…?

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jul 25, 2012

    If you are following the Avengers vs. X-Men story as religiously as I am this is one of the most important tie-ins for you to pick up. I enjoyed the scripting for this issue but I will be very disappointed if this issue is left as is and isn't continued or 'finished' later on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jul 26, 2012

    Walt Simonson's larger-than-life art is as excellent as always here. There's something different about it, though. Not a criticism, just an observation. Maybe it's the colors? The inking? I don't know. You can still tell it's him, though. Very cool art, particularly during the Utopia scenes. While I wish there had been a little more action, I did enjoy this introspective issue very much. It's always nice to know what drives a character and Bendis depicts that very well here. I give this issue an 8.5/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 26, 2012

    Give the creative team credit - they crafted a story about a character I don't like - and despite myself, I enjoyed it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jul 25, 2012

    This issue also features some great art from Walt Simonson with a huge boost from Scott Hanna on inks and Jason Keith on colors. With the way that Bendis wrote this issue in a slightly more prose style for half the issue, Simonson is getting the chance to really show what he can do as a storyteller. This issue just proves why Simonson is a true master and one of my very favorite artists ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 25, 2012

    With this one issue it makes The Hulk look like a threat to the X-Men and despite him possibly holding the only answer to stopping them the rest of the Avengers may not be so willing to co-operate. While I like the change of pace it wont surprise me that #29 will probably go back to the norm. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jul 31, 2012

    It's a simple issue and unlikely to be an important part of the overall Avengers Vs. X-Men event. But at the same time, it's a pretty good issue. Bendis keys in on a cast member of Avengers that has gotten the short end of the stick for most of the series so far and shows a really solid grasp of that character. For Hulk fans, this is definitely one worth reading. I hope Bendis continues with similar character-centric tie-in issues, because they're honestly the best parts of these prolonged events. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 25, 2012

    Ultimately, a story like this is always limited by the need to fit within the confines of the main event. And so there's little in the way of consequential plot progression or character growth. But if nothing else, Avengers #28 proves that Red Hulk still has a place among Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 30, 2012

    In the midst of all this seemingly never-ending Avengers Vs X-Men madness, Bendis delivers a story that is all about character. A single character, in fact. Focusing on Red Hulk, the issue is largely an internal monologue, laid out in a largely dialogue-less format that continues to play with the format, just as Bendis did with the Fear Itself issues last year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 27, 2012

    In the end, this book is a solid issue focusing on the Red Hulk. Non-fans of the character won't find much in this one, nor is it essential reading for Avengers Vs. X-Men, but it is a decent comic in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 30, 2012

    A possible point of criticism is that it hasn't been that long since "Dark Reign," when every tie-in book followed a failed-assassination-attempt plot. However, deployed in isolation, the concept holds up. You wouldn't want every tie-in to be like this, but one is actually not so bad. Read Full Review

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