Avengers #20

Avengers #20

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

•  Unexpected overtures from the Builders.
•  A meeting of Ex Nihilos.
•  Total, unconditional surrender.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 25, 2013

    Hickmans vision continues on with incredible clarity and impact. This book is incredible for its ability to fit seamlessly into the larger narrative of Infinity while simultaneously being friendly to fans of past issues who havent kept up with the other titles, or even the main one. Hickman isnt normally big on recapping or explaining, so its great to see him bend that rule since so much goes on in other titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Topher Bostick Sep 30, 2013

    Now given the amount of story and pages being told, a $3.99 price tag doesn't seem like a lot. You are getting more story for you buck with the Infinity event and Avengers #20 is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Sep 26, 2013

    Avengers #20 reaches heights of grandeur that has been lacking so far in Infinity. Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan create vistas and characters that finally feel like they belong in a grand cosmic story Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 26, 2013

    In general you have to appreciate how direct this storyline is. Not once does it every divert from the issue at hand, and it manages to throw surprises at you at every turn. The every end you would not have seen coming. Given everything that has occurred, and the pride of those involved, what Cap decides as their next move is one that will have a big impact on this event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 25, 2013

    As a matter of consistency, it seemed strange for the Alephs to go down with a single hit when at the beginning of this series it took the whole team to bring down just one. But Leinil Francis Yu draws the action so well that it's hard to complain. His imagery reeks of sci-fi epicness, making it a perfect fit for the likes of the muscular Gladiator, the giant Jabba the Hutt head that is the Supreme Intelligence, and the gathering of the Gardeners. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Sep 26, 2013

    An intriguing script buoyed by great artwork and production, this serves as another engaging chapter in the Infinity saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 26, 2013

    With the space opera themes going on in this title with the Infinity event continuing, this title is really bringing the conflict with the Builders to the forefront thanks to the interesting development and characters Hickman is bringing. A great showcase of Hickman, Yu, Alanguilan and Curiel talents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 25, 2013

    Infinity keeps growing further, larger, and more intense with each issue. You would be hard pressed to find a better science fiction comic this side of the pond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Ryley Moore Oct 1, 2013

    By this installments end the Avengers and their many allies in this are in a very interesting place, and I'm sure that this will be picked up upon very well in the next issue of Infinity. So far I have to say that as someone who has been so disappointed by event comics in the past, this one is very much worth reading, and as we pass the half way mark I'm sure it's going to be leading to an incredible climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 30, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue, and although the Avengers series is still not standing out as much as the other two series, it is still very consistent, not being that far behind the other two. The issue itself also had plenty of developments, making me extremely interested in what happens next. Due to all this I would highly recommend this issue, as well as the rest of the Avengers tie-ins, the New Avengers tie-ins, and of course Infinity itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Sep 28, 2013

    To start, this is about the cleanest Yu's art has been in my recent memory. And I enjoyed that this issue shows the rescue of the captured Avengers, as well as the drama of the Galactic Council. Which brings me to my pet peeve – I hate it when a writer introduces a new character or characters that during their story, turns out to be the hero needed to save the day or the secret villain. It's a reason why I hate Hush so much – never heard of before childhood friend of Bruce turns out to be the villain. And in this issue, I feel that Hickman seems to be laying the path for the same with the Ex Nihili and Abyss. My hope is that the story line does not turn that way, but I am very wary. Overall, a good issue, with a very dramatic ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 27, 2013

    This event is firing on all cylinders, and while the scope can be intimidating, once you're inside the event, it really works. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 25, 2013

    Avengers #20 is one of those comics that will most likely read stronger in trade format when the wait for the next chapter is minimal, but as a single issue mid-way through an event it is extremely slow. The impact of the previous chapter is diminished heavily by this issue and while the momentum of this series is not stalled completely, it is slowed and that is a shame. The events within this issue will play major roles as this event progresses but as a single issue it falters. Readers of the entire Infinity event will still want to check this issue out for the events that will no doubt erupt down the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 28, 2013

    Infinity is no longer as bad as it once was, although I hesitate to call the series 'bad' to any degree. It's competently made and has some amazing art. Hickman writes very well. But he's still overly obsessed with his own creations, and that's troublesome, because he's done a poor job of getting the audience to connect with them. Instead, he spent the first dozen issues or so of Avengers telling disconnected tales seemingly at random. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Sep 26, 2013

    Issue 20 is the weakest issue of the core Infinity titles (so far), but its still a fun read and is by no means a bad issue. Hickman at his absolute worst is still better than most comic writers out there. Thats high praise that he has certainly earned. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 26, 2013

    While this isn't a bad story, "Avengers" #20 is hardly a typical Avengers tale. It is more an "Infinity Auxiliary" adventure: still delivering details and further enriching the late summer Marvel event that happens to star most of the Avengers. This comic book focuses on the Ex Nihilo, Abyss and the Galactic Council's continued negotiations with the Builder Armada. These are all critical developments, albeit developments certain to be repeated more often than sitcom reruns over the summer. Hopefully, this is simply a pacing issue as the story turns the corner and begins the heated sprint towards the finish line now that "Infinity" is past the halfway point. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 25, 2013

    The artwork feels odd this time around. It's all drawn by one artist, one colorist (or as the credits put it color artist), and one inker; but the work looks different every chapter a way. One chapter has brighter colors, one has more shadows, etc. It's just really odd. That said, it's all drawn fine admittedly, just with nothing really visually interesting to look at outside of the retread of events in the first chapter. Read Full Review

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