Avengers #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
6.2Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

The time space continuum is broken! And the Avengers must travel to the far flung future to see exactly what terrible mess their children have made of the world. But maybe, just maybe, Kang didn't tell our heroes the truth about what has gone wrong. Guest starring the Next Avengers, the Future Imperfect Hulk and the Amazing Spider-Girl! Yeah, you heard us! Another blockbuster issue from Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita, Jr.! Plus! Another chapter in the untold oral history of the Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis…! Rated A …$3.99

  • 9.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 23, 2010

    I've got to say, I'm STILL loving this storyline! Lots of Classic Avengers action, problems in time, Apocalypse, I mean it's like Marvel is specifically trying to cater to me! I don't have a single thing to complain about here... Even Bendis's usually painful dialogue was kept to a minimum! I can't wait for issue #4! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 23, 2010

    Good stuff! You really should be reading it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jul 21, 2010

    Equally frustrating is the fact that Bendis goes overboard with the jokes and banter this time around. I could tolerate it before, mostly because it was kept in check, but this time it constantly hindered my overall enjoyment. I didn't take the time to count the number of times Spider-Man made a horrible joke, but I'm sure it's at least five times too many. And why does Maria Hill insist on referring to Noh-Var as "alien boy"? Although this finally showcased some insane John Romita Jr. action shots, they were not up to same quality as his usual work. That could be the fault of Klause Jansen's inks though, since they aren't as sharp and clean as before. At this point, Avengers is proving to be a disappointment. That's a shame too, considering it's status as Marvel's flagship title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 26, 2010

    It's a fun, action-packed issue, a decent installment in the ongoing arc about future doomsday scenarios. Tension and drama is even upped in a traditional way when Tony tries to reason with old Pocky Lips and finds himself faced with a traumatized, stammering, paranoid android indeed. Time travel in this book, and demonic possession in the other? Am I reading Avengers again? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - phil Aug 3, 2010

    The first issue had established multiple villains and a destination for the new team to explore, now at the end of issue 3 we seem no closer to it. At the rate this is going I would not be very surprised if this is still the case at the end of issue 4. Also the banter which I enjoyed so much in New Avengers again feels forced and out of place which I found to be a huge disappointment. As a whole this issue works better then issue 2 but I can't help the feeling that it is still just spinning its wheels. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 21, 2010

    The lackluster non-interest I had in this re-invigorated Avengers brand certainly is not challenged by this issue. It's a decent read, but it wasn't something that's going to stick with me years down the line when I think back to those classic "Avengers" tales I love. Kang on the cover is a good start, and the last page is a fine step in a fun direction, but the rest of the book could use an infusion of "oomph." Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 22, 2010

    This issue is (very slowly) moving the Avengers in an interesting direction and there are a handful of moments that I really enjoyed. For the most part, however, it is a surprisingly weak effort from the creative team, with some of John Romita Jr.'s most unpolished work in years and a meandering plot from Bendis that spins its wheels through most of the issue before heading off in an unclear direction. This series has an incredible amount of potential, but unless it starts living up to it, I'm not going to stick around. Read Full Review

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