Avengers #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 27, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

It’s Kang versus Ultron with Avengers from every era right in the middle!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 29, 2010

    This comic may not be universally loved - time travel stories aren't for everyone. But for a glimpse at a possible future for the Avengers, some major league battle scenes and several good examples of smart heroes making smart decisions, this new version of America's Team (sorry, Dallas Cowboys) is off to a flying start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Oct 28, 2010

    As an all-around experience, this was probably the most solid issue yet of the main Avengers title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Oct 28, 2010

    Now that the first arc is over, and we have a new team member joining the team next issue (Red Hulk), I hope that we finally get to see some more substantial characterization and exploration of who these characters are as Avengers, how they interact together, etc. There's so much potential here, I just want to see more of it utilized. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 31, 2010

    Romitas work was bettet this issue and less sloppy than I remembered. I especially like the last page with all the Avengers commenting on the new recruit and how the multiple panels showed their expressions. Its drawings like those on that page that made Romita a popular artist in the first place. Its simple work with but a few lines that capture so much energy. When he rushes his work, its easy to perceive that. By the way, I like how everyone but Wolverine appeared to be drink hot chocolate or tea. Wolverine had a beer instead! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 1, 2010

    "Avengers" #6 a fitting and smart ending to a very strong opening story for the relaunched "Avengers." If Brian Michael Bendis hadn't already cemented himself as one of the title's top writers, his work here with John Romita, Jr. definitely does the job. I can't imagine a better way to kick off this book or the "Heroic Age." Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 3, 2010

    I'll stay positive and look forward to #7 regardless of the uneasy feeling I have in my gut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 1, 2010

    As all the elements reach their planned climaxes, we're left with scenes of subtle cunning, base betrayal, insouciant attitude, and predictable sequels. Not all of the beats convince, but most of them are interesting, and the main characters have their usual characteristic moments of banter. If it's not quite the epic this title meant to have to restart (you just can't do epic if your formula is alternating blitzkrieg and truce, with no stages of development in between), it's definitely much better than the inane distractions of the old numbering, with the team hounded and reviled as criminals. It's good to have the adventures of the team be their own again, though I think New Avengers and its comedic bent is a little closer to the best Bendis can do in the Heroic Age. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Oct 27, 2010

    While I wasn't completely sold on the first arc, there's still a lot of potential there. Bendis has built in a long term plan with Tony Stark that will hopefully play out for a while in the series. The one thing that'll kill any interest I have in this series though will be jumping right back into other epic "save the earth/universe/grand duchy" six issue mini-event. I love them as much as the next guy, but sometimes you just need to take a step back and breathe. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 8, 2010

    There's no denying the strength of John Romita Jr. as an artist, but the linework in this issue is incredibly rough. It looks a bit rushed in appearance, but I can't tell if that's due to the pencilling/breakdowns or the inking. Furthermore, the thick, squat design for the future Ultron is ugly but not as intimidating as the creators likely intended, and I've never found Noh-Varr's generic look throughout this story arc to be eye-catching or effective at all. Read Full Review

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