Avengers #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
6.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The blockbuster Marvel comic of the year continues!! The timestream is broken and with that the Marvel Universe has fallen into utter chaos. Can the Avengers defeat Kang and even if they do, is it too late? Guest-starring EVERYONE!! Plus! Another startling chapter in the untold oral history of the Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis…! Rated A …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 27, 2010

    This is one of the few that I always read in the car - that's how much I look forward to it. So, highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 25, 2010

    "Avengers" #4 manages to up the ante after three issues of action. Bendis and Romita are going all out in this arc to create a larger than life time travel story for the Avengers and, so far, they're knocking it out of the park. And, if the final scene is any indication, issue five should be another winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this:StumbleUponDigg Aug 26, 2010

    A really fun romp but one where what I was supposed to care about didn't catch me, but what was secondary had my utmost attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mark Thomas Aug 25, 2010

    John Romita Jr. has attracted a fair amount of flack online with his work on Avengers. I'm hopeful this issue will manage to convert the unimpressed. Romita delivers some gorgeously framed action in this issue, most notably in a double-page spread featuring Thor. Romita seems to be having a particularly huge amount of fun with the God of Thunder in this series. The rampant chaos in Bendis' script translates to intricately packed and visually diverse pages from Romita. That said, Romita's work does seem below his usual standard in certain ways. Figures are sometimes rendered too harshly and in too angular a style. Perhaps thinner lines and less heavy blacks from inker Klaus Janson, coupled with a brighter, more varied color palette from colorist Dean White, would help remove the harsher, flatter qualities of the art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 26, 2010

    This is definitely a step up for this title and was close to making it into the Buy It range thanks to some solid character interaction and cool action scenes by John Romita Jr. Unfortunately, there is simply too much of this story that isn't being told, which is getting very aggravating. I like the overall plot, but with so much left unsaid, I'm beginning to wonder why I should bother sticking around. If some of that plotting can be tightened up and something can be done about how lifeless the colors have been, this series could be a major win for Marvel. Instead, we are left with a surprisingly mediocre title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson August 30, 2010 Aug 30, 2010

    If you’ve been waiting for things to get interesting, or you were scared off by the first issue, give this book another shot. It’s pretty solid and worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 28, 2010

    The best thing I can say about this issue is that its got me to at least finish out the storyline instead of walking off the title early, but I still doubt very much Im going to continue reading this title once the initial arc is over. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Scott Hunter Aug 31, 2010

    I like the cover (also by Romita), as well. It features the Tony Stark of the future, wearing his Iron Man suit but lifting up the mask to reveal his face. I feel that it's a cover that's had some thought put into it: at first glance, it is simply a picture of Iron Man taking off his mask, but on closer inspection we see that the Tony Stark behind the mask is old "" he is not quite right. It gets the reader wondering what's happening inside the book, and foreshadows the future-Tony reveal without spoiling it wholesale.It Doesn't Keep Me Coming Back Read Full Review

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