Avengers #19

Avengers #19

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Avengers, prisoners of war! One last desperate plan. Betrayal in the Galactic Council.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 11, 2013

    This issue is a great continuation of the events from Infinity #2, and even continuing from #1, as well as the previous Avengers titles. I know its easy to dismiss this as just another event book, especially so soon after Age of Ultron, but by having a singular writer across three titles, the tone, tenor, pace and goals of the books remain consistent across the three titles, making them all very much worth picking up. This book helps flesh out the events that are happening in the main book, showing you corners you may not have noticed or forgotten about, and thats the best thing a close tie-in like this can do. It isnt 100% necessary, but its definitely worth checking out if youre already invested in Infinity, or in Hickmans Avengers roster. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 11, 2013

    Avengers #19 does everything right. Individual characters are given the right moments, tension is built up even higher than before, and a huge cliffhanger provides the perfect finish to a brilliantly crafted issue. Hickman is on fire and his work with Yu is proving these two need to do something together after Infinity concludes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Ryley Moore Sep 13, 2013

    I really did enjoy this issue, and I'm happy that it's only a week until the next two parts are published. If you are readingInfinitybut notAvengersorNew Avengers then I highly implore you to pick up these tie-ins because they're much more essential than they're advertised as. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 12, 2013

    Great issue in which you aren't distracted by the fighting or finding it necessary to feel drawn into this war. There's just so much packed into this event and even if you find it overwhelming, its chaotic fun. In the sense that they are all facing a threat which has forced them all in a situation in which they fear it may be their last stand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 13, 2013

    Of all of the events that are running this month, this one eclipses the others by miles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 13, 2013

    Hickman already delivered us an all-out brawl last issue, so he now slows the pacing a bit to focus on the book's characters"and it's fantastic. Check out Avengers #19, you'll be glad you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Sep 12, 2013

    With some strong dialogue and intriguing political interplay, Hickman provides a successful script. The underlying tension of the plot is well-executed by Yu, whose engaging panel transitions and page designs make for a tight, dramatic reading experience. Yu and Gho work together well to offer some truly stunning pages that cash in on the uneasy but inherent beauty of characters like Ex Nihila, and make The Builders both fearsome and visually appealing. Overall this is another compelling tie-in with some lovely visual components and solid scripting, keeping this event moving at an interesting pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 12, 2013

    There may be some rough and questionable spots in Yu's art, but the colorization, the focus on the Avengers, the Builders and the Galactic Council makes this issue a very satisfying read nonetheless, which really enhance the whole picture that is Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Sep 12, 2013

    AVENGERS #19, then, is yet another fine example of the stellar work that Hickman has put together for theInfinity event. As the event wears on, interest continues to build rather than wane, the direct opposite of how I have felt about many more recent events from the Big Two. This is some damn fine work, with excellent writing, pacing, and art, to boot…so get on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - Bigyanks Sep 12, 2013

    Good thing you only need to follow 3 books to follow the story line unlike previous events. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Sep 12, 2013

    Infinity is incredibly interesting and with the story sweeping several titles, there is time to take a little piece of the story and run with it. This issue isnt perfect, but the political intrigue and characterization (aside from Carol Danvers) are enough to warrant reading it. Im not kidding. Captain America needs to knock J-Son out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 15, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue, and although not the best that Infinity has shown so far, not far behind, being extremely exciting, and dramatic, having interesting development points. The story also had a lot of tension, and passion in it, with plenty of depth, showing the differences in characteristics perfectly. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, and can't wait for the next part of Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 11, 2013

    Aside from that, Yu delivers an issue full of impressive looking aliens and epic shots of armadas floating in space. His grim visual tone fits the perilous nature of Jonathan Hickman's plot to a tee. With the main narrative of Infinity being rather broad and sweeping, this Avengers tie-in shows a closer look at the intergalactic politics and personal conversations between the likes of Captain America, Gladiator, and J-Son. Even better, mysteries that have been brewing ever since Avengers #1 are becoming more and more clear. With Hickman's longform writing style, that is a godsend. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Sep 13, 2013

    Even though it sounds like I was a bit harsh on “Avengers” #19, it's still a pretty good book. While it's not nearly as strong as some of the other components ofInfinity,it's still an incredibly solid book on its own. It's a shame then that the story here seems to have transitioned from being the first part of Hickman's Avengers epic to a plot device to be used by his other crossover. Again, I'm not slamming Hickman, Yu, or anyone else working onInfinity,these are all really enjoyable books, but if I have to choose between chocolate and vanilla, I'm going to choose between the one with Thanos. Also the one that doesn't needlessly sexualize a cosmic demigoddess out of nowhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Sep 15, 2013

    With every issue that comes out, 'Infinity' just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Things with the Builders aren't getting any easier for the Avengers, so I'm starting to get really curious about how they'll get out of this nearly unwinnable situation, especially when their backup on Earth is tied up with the Black Order and Thanos descending upon the planet. Despite always coming out on top in the end, this time might actually be the toughest fight in the team's history. Because of that, I am firmly on board and awaiting the next issue of this event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 12, 2013

    Its importance might change further down the line, but those who turn up for the crossover will probably get the sense that this is more of a continuation of the current "Avengers" story than a particularly important "Infinity" tie-in. It's an appreciated strategy for crossovers: telling a story that isn't mandatory to understand the event but also isn't just spinning its wheels between panels. For the moment, it's the best of all worlds. Let's hope that continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jason Inman Sep 15, 2013

    If you've been loving what Jonathan Hickman has been doing with the Avengers then this book is for you. If this is your first time in an Avengers rodeo, then STAY AWAY. Then come back in six months, and buy the trade. It'll probably read better that way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 16, 2013

    Realistically speaking, the Marvel Universe has been preternaturally active over the last ten years or so, with barely any downtime between battle sequences, which does damage my enjoyment of this issue and the big Infinity morass. On the one hand, I like Hickman and what he's doing, on the other hand, it feels like a slightly updated 'Operation: Galactic Storm' or Kree/Skrull War. All in all, though, Avengers #19 manages to overcome some of the weaknesses inherent in the art, but doesn't quite justify itself as more than just a chapter in the big picture story of Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 14, 2013

    Unless something changes soon, I have a feeling that all of my reviews are going to be the same way from now on. The Builders prove how unbeatable they are, and the Avengers and their allies run away with their tails between their legs. It's big, but it's dull and flat. None of the Avengers have much of a role in this thing, and clearly the only one interested in the Builders is Hickman himself. He's so damn pleased with all the Ex Nihilos and Starbrands and whatnots that he's made. But I just don't care. These aren't bad comics by any means. They are very well written and well drawn. They just don't rise above the level of generic space thing. There is no humanity in Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Sep 13, 2013

    This whole thing needs to be scaled back and focused better and not so jumpy and all over the place. It's so uninteresting at this point I don't even want to talk about it. Just do yourself a favor and save your money, go read something else instead. Read Full Review

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