Avengers #21

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

•  The final battle for the Marvel universe begins.
•  The fall of a Galactic empire.
•  The rise of a new one.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 19, 2013

    Highly, highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 16, 2013

    Huge events, massive consequences, pitch perfect writing and solid art. Avengers #21 is a damn good comic in what has been a stellar event so far, and an absolute must-read for anyone keeping up with Infinity or the Avengers titles. Hickman is on fire and it doesn't look like he's going to cool off anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 17, 2013

    Helping bring this Shakespearean level story to life is Leinil Francis Yu, who pencils with the same eye towards complexity as Hickman writes. Yu's work is just as massive, straddling the line between comic book fare and fine art. His line work is delicate and he has a real affinity for shading. His creatures are all wonderful, each with their own visual personality. The panel placement is exciting and layered like Hickman's writing. Only a true master could equal with drawings what Hickman has accomplished here with story. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Oct 17, 2013

    This is yet another great issue of AVENGERS, but it's ultimately a little hard to recommend if you're not currently following along with Infinity and New Avengers. Yet, if you are, this is as always, a solid read filled with fun moments, great writing, and wonderful art from Hickman and Yu. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2013

    Avengers #21 is that change, that defining moment for this story that is so grand in scope. Funny that even as things are reaching an end, Hickman manages to still hit you with more questions. What is it that Captain Universe lost? Was that her speaking? Or her host? So many questions left and we will be left wondering till the conclusion of this story knowing that this issue ended with things going from bad to worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Oct 18, 2013

    Avengers #21 is another strong issue in a great event. With its solid scripting and gorgeous artwork, theres little bad about this one. Definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 17, 2013

    Avengers #21 is a rock solid entry that continues the relevance of Infinity, as the series that started it all begins to mine some untapped potential. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Oct 17, 2013

    If youre reading Infinity, Avengers #21 is not a chapter to be missed. Hickmans impressive plans are starting to become clearer, with this issue being a true turning point for the series. With Yus pencils working their usual magic, this is another fantastic chapter of Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 19, 2013

    This was yet another amazing addition to the Infinity event, and although much like the other Avengers tie-ins it didn't come close the the outstanding developments that the main Infinity series has been producing, it has still been very interesting, working of the main series perfectly. The issue would also have a lot of drama and excitement, having some rather intriguing developments of itself. Due to this I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as both the Infinity series itself, and the New Avengers tie-ins, as they three series give the best reading experience for this event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 16, 2013

    Despite some areas in the art that are confusing and some minor problems with the Avengers's presence, this issue still offer a very exciting view on the conflict with the Builders as it showcase some of the stronger concepts of the last few years on the page. It could be great, yet good will have to do. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 16, 2013

    Artist Leinil Francis Yu does no wrong this issue. The best sequence comes when the Annihilation Wave is unleashed against a fleet of Builder ships. Yu makes it feel like someone kicked a beehive and stepped in an ant pile at the same time as countless insectoid creatures swarm about in space. So while Infinity hit a snag this time around, at least we got that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Oct 21, 2013

    Hickman and Yu add another chilling contribution to the "Infinity" storyline with "Avengers" #21. Though the issue felt a little stretched out at times, its fascinating commentary on perspective and miracles help carry its well-paced story along. Hickman gracefully turns the tide of "Infinity" with the aide of Yu's creative designs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 18, 2013

    Writer Jonathan Hickman's book is still worth grabbing; it just moves too quickly without paying enough attention to potentially interesting story lines. For instance, the heroes' momentum was soaring with the rallying cries of the Accusers after Infinity #4, but quickly loses steam in this chapter. Oh, and where the heck is Thanos in his goons in all of this? Artist Leinil Francis Yu continues to draw a hell of a book; he was born to create eye-popping suspense. Hickman is the master of sci-fi, so be sure to keep up with the Infinity saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Oct 19, 2013

    At the end of the day, while we don't have that many issues left, we still have a way to go on this journey. Hickman is definitely keeping things interesting though. So far, I haven't found the event to drag at all and I'm constantly on the edge of my seat as each new chapter in the story is released. And while I like what's going on back on Earth and in 'New Avengers', I find myself being more interested in this fight against the Builders in the pages of 'Avengers'. Hopefully our heroes are able to get close to getting the upper hand once again in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Troy Wheatley Oct 28, 2013

    In summary, Avengers #21 is, in my view, likely to be somewhat successful in having an effect upon its readers. The middle parts of events are often the hardest to keep the readers turning the pages over, and without being spectacular, this issue is probably going to propel those who have been following so far to pick up the final instalments. Can New Avengers over in the diamond-boxed corner top it? Stay tuned. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 16, 2013

    The artwork is by Leinil Francis Yu and it is as good as always. The characters all look fine, the action is fine, and so on. It's the same quality you would expect from him on this title. It's just that it doesn't make the story any better and ultimately feels wasted on the book. 4.5The artwork is well done.Cliffhanger seems interesting.The writing has many problems and quirks.The characters have no presence, except for one. Read Full Review

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