Avengers #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Avengers travel to the far-flung future to stop the timestream from ripping itself apart. But with time unraveling more and more with every second it may be too late to put the world back the way it was.

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

    If you haven't been reading up to now, you might as well wait for the trade collection - but if you've been following along, you know what a hoot this story is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2010

    This is the first time that I've really felt like this series is something special, which is how every Avengers issue should be. These are Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 22, 2010

    As far as the visuals go, certain points need reiterating regarding John Romita Jr.'s artwork. This is some terrifically dynamic stuff. Once again, the panels featuring Thor are the standouts, but Romita's general sense for action and choreography is nearly unmatched in the industry. Yes, his figures are somewhat blocky and unattractive. To some extent this is just the nature of his style. But the inking and coloring in this series are also to blame for lending an unnecessarily harsh edge to his figures. Romita's work in J. Michael Straczynski's Amazing Spider-Man was more effective because of the thinner inks of Scott Hanna and the brighter hues of colorists like Dan Kemp. It's unfortunate the visuals in this series can't fall a little more in line with those in Amazing, but the core appeal of Romita's pencils remains. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 24, 2010

    Given that it has a couple of Oh, hell yeah! moments, a Heel Turn for a guy who never really went face and Thor shoving a hammer up Galactus nose, I cant in good conscience let those moments destroy the book for me. Avengers #5 is good, certainly better than 1 through 4, and earns a slowly-coming-together 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Sep 23, 2010

    Turn your brain off, ignore the intricacies of the time stuff, and there's fun to be had. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 23, 2010

    Hopeful anticipation for a great first arc has dissolved into concern over whether this book, the book that is the flagship of the new Heroic Age, will truly return the team to great adventures with plenty of fun moments. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 3, 2010

    Im tired of Romitas mumbo jumbo that passes for artwork. I never thought I would say something like that. While his work on Black Panther and the Eternals was well layed out and interesting. Here, Romita indulges in his greatest weaknesses. Characters have no real shape. Ok they look like cylinders so that must count as a shape. The story is full one full-page panels that attempt to look dramatic but arent. There are almost no backgrounds behind the characters and all the technology looks like a bunch of pipes plugged into bigger pipes. I understand that readers like Romita. Everybody likes Romita. But I feel like hes pulling a John Byrne on readers. Hes a high level artist mailing in crap as work and readers are supposed to feel privileged to read this crap which is a pale shadow of the real work the artist is capable of delivering. Didnt Frank Miller and Neal Adams try to pull that one too? Didnt turn out too well for either of them... Read Full Review

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