Avengers #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 29, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The return of the Illuminati! Marvel's super-secret brain trust has reunited because someone is trying to put the Infinity Gauntlet back together. Who is it and will the Avengers be able to stop them in time? And what does any of this have to do with the Red Hulk? Plus, is there a little romance brewing? Another blistering blockbuster chapter from Marvel's premiere super hero team Bendis and Romita Jr. Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers! 32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 30, 2010

    So, that's it… This is flat out my favorite issue yet of the series and it looks like the story is just getting warmed up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 31, 2010

    A big-time Marvel comic that was both ominous and fun. One of my favourite issues of this Avengers title thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 3, 2011

    Generally speaking, the Avengers has been great since its relaunch, but it's good to see Bendis doing a bit more of the character material he does well, rather than his impression of an "action" book. The final issue cliffhanger promises that the next issue might well follow the character-centric approach, so it's one that Avengers readers should be able to look forward to without concern. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 11, 2011

    This is actually an issue you could easily skip and not miss any big developments in the story arc. That said, it's still worth a look for the interactions between the Illuminati, but it's far from a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 2, 2011

    This issue is really, really close to making it into the Buy It range. I love the epic scope of the plot and the final spread is easily one of the coolest moments of the week, but the rehashed fight scene and the haphazard art really drag this one down. I definitely feel like this series is finally heading into the right direction considering its ridiculously impressive creative team, but there needs to be more focus and greater consistency if this book is ever going to live up to its potential. There is no reason a Bendis/Romita Avengers book isn't always near the top of the Rankings. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Jan 5, 2011

    In terms of telling and showing a story, Avengers #8 is a definite step up from last issue. Unfortunately, it doesnt really tell a good Avengers story. This story is just a bit too all over the place and moving a bit too slow to really be a success. With a better artist, a tighter story, and maybe a different title on the cover this could have been an entirely different review. Heres hoping that things pick up with the next issue as the Avengers themselves get involved. Heres hoping that Ill finally be able to give the grade I want to come next month. Read Full Review

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