Avengers #22

Avengers #22

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
6.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

•  The Avengers return to our Solar System.
•  The battle for Earth starts in the heavens.
•  The Black Order makes their move.

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 30, 2013

    This issue is probably the first that Id say is truly skippable, and unfortunately, that applies to either readers of the Infinity series or Avengers (something Hickman has been great at differentiating), but that doesnt mean its bad by any stretch. In fact, Id say that it SHOULDNT be skipped as there are some great character moments, but its less intrinsic to the overall plot of either title than previous issues have been. That said, if you already get the book or have four bucks to spare in your comic budget, by all means pick this one up. It may not be required reading, but its well worth the extra credit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 30, 2013

    Yu alone would be worth the price of the issue, but the only thing keeping this book from getting a perfect score is the density of Hickman's script, which has been an issue since the beginning. While the opening of his run may have been better suited for new readers, these tie in issues very much feel heavily tied into the major event and may be frustrating for people just trying to dip their feet into the larger world of Avengers comics. Minor complaints aside, Hickman's nuanced script, along with Yu's highly detailed and vivid artwork make this yet another highly re-readable entry into the sprawling Infinity saga. This calm before the storm that takes the time to focus on different characters than the usual cape comic stars is exactly what sets Jonathan Hickman's work apart from other major writers who tackle large scale events. You buy the comic for the grand scope and the rich plotting, but you keepbuying it for the quiet character work in between the battles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 30, 2013

    The best part of this chapter has got to be when Eden expresses his doubts about the mission and Captain Marvel and Captain America give him a talk about how there is no fate and that it's only his choices that matter. Then after they leave, Thor -- a God among men, mind you -- lets him know that destiny has brought him to this upcoming battle. It's a great juxtaposition of ideas and by exploring both of them Jonathan Hickman manages to steer clear of cheesy-inspirational-talk territory and instead delivers something realistic and fantastical at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 1, 2013

    Infinity and its Avengers/New Avengers tie-ins have been a great experience and this issue is no different. Even though there isnt as much action and plot development, Hickman leaves us stirred with some brilliantly handled character moments. This is big event comics done right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Nov 1, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, doing a terrific job of continuing the Avengers journey to Earth. It would also do an amazing job of continuing from some of the teaser developments from the last issue, with the attack on Titan adding some mystery to the issue. On top of that there would be some brilliant character interaction, and I for one can't wait for the next issue to come out. Due to this I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as the main part of the Infinity event so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Nov 2, 2013

    The finale of 'Infinity' is just over the horizon and the next chapter takes place in issue 23 of this series, so I can't wait to get my hands on what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 1, 2013

    This was an average "Infinity" tie-in issue of "Avengers" " you've got some decent action, some nice character development stuff, but nothing really out of the ordinary. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 31, 2013

    Solid issue, though this would have been the appropriate time to have said things were dragging on a bit. When coming from the events of the last issue of Infinity, you want to maintain some of that same momentum and it completely dropped here. There was a sense of urgency to stop Thanos now, yet that was it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Oct 31, 2013

    Like Infinity #5, this issue serves as a connective piece, a transition into the last leg of the event. It has a strong script from Hickman with some nice character-driven scenes, well-executed by Yu and the rest of the creative team. A solid read all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 31, 2013

    "Infinity" has been an unusual event in the sense that the tie-in issues have been just as enjoyable as the main story, if not more so. "Avengers" #22 certainly typifies this, and does its job to enhance and even improve on the overall event. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 4, 2013

    Avengers #22 takes a step back to give us smaller character moments that show us how the events that have occurred in Infinity has impacted various characters. On its own this is a very good issue because of how well executed these character interactions are handled. What hurts this type of issue is the fact that it does not give us anything that we haven't seen in previous Infinity related issues. Much of what happens in Avengers #22 has been done before and it loses its impact because of this fact. As we move closer to the end of Infinity I hope that Hickman can find a way to make these character moments feel special again because they haven't been with his recent Infinity issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 2, 2013

    Hickman is a writer who thinks big, but I'm a reader who likes things smaller. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Nov 7, 2013

    This is an odd issue -seeing the Avengers with the Galactic Council mounting their rescue for Earth as it seems it's more of an opportunity for Hickman to hit on characters and character moments that got cut from chapters before. We get a little romance, a Asgardian pep talk and a Thanos minion who, we know will continue failing his master. Not bad, but a very blah issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 30, 2013

    Avengers #22 is a filler issue that feels like it was less than 10 pages of story stretched to make a full issue. This is neither creator's strongest work, by any means, and the issue doesn't add a lot to the event. Maybe down the road I'll be proven wrong and some plot points will build from the dialogue in this issue, but on it's own Avengers #22 doesn't have a lot going for it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 1, 2013

    The great art by Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan, with the colorization of Sunny Gho as well as some small character moments are the very best thing in this rather uneventful issue. A misstep on Jonathan Hickman's part when it comes to Infinity and its progression. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 30, 2013

    Avengers #22 does not have much to it. The story is stretched thin to the point that it could have been told in two pages and there really isn't anything interesting for the art to show, resulting in an issue that could easily be skipped. There are some good character beats and moments, but not enough to justify the price. Just skip this or read this in the store if you really want to know what happens. Read Full Review

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