Avengers #23

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

•  The Avengers versus the Black Order.
•  The battle for Earth moves planetside.
•  Thanos takes center stage.

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Nov 21, 2013

    An inspiring story with beautiful visuals worth just staring at for hours. With the final battle with Thanos and his army approaching, it can only go up from here. Make sure to pick this one up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 22, 2013

    So far, this has been a terrific series - one of Marvel's best in quite a while. Can't wait to see that final confrontation with Thanos! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Dec 6, 2013

    An explosive end to the Avengers tie-ins for Infinity with this issue setting up the final part of the main event brilliantly. The excitement and intensity throughout this issue was simply outstanding and although there were a few minor details that lowered the quality of this issue, overall it was one of the best Avengers tie-ins in this event and I'd highly recommend this issue to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 25, 2013

    Leinil Francis Yu continues to be an unstoppable force on this series. I’ve heard whines that his pencils are too dark, his line work too detailed, but to me those are the keys to what makes his art work. Hickman’s text is so rich, so densely packed, that light-hearted art would tear it down. Yu matches Hickman’s intensity with every tightly packed panel. It’s a perfect marriage of images and words. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 20, 2013

    Artist Leinil Francis Yu shines best when he's draws spaceships dogfighting and heroes throwing punches, of which this issue has a lot of. I still get a kick out of heroes like Hawkeye and Spider-Woman going out to space to shoot arrows at ships and -- I don't know -- zap them with spider-powers? At least the Falcon looks awesome as he does it in an awesomely designed pterodactyl space suit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 21, 2013

    Even though the art takes a step back, this issue still does everything else that you need it to do. Plot-wise, this is one of the best parts of Infinity yet and I personally cant wait until next weeks Infinity #6. Avengers Assemble, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 20, 2013

    Note: Leinil Francis Yu has released a 'disclaimer' he had to do the art in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Nov 20, 2013

    This is hands down the best written issues of Avengers in a long time, but Leinil Yu is stretched way too thin. This issue is a must buy, even If I cannot wholeheartedly recommend the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Nov 22, 2013

    This issue gives many characters their moment to shine and leaves you wishing they had their own solo books so the adventure would never end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Nov 21, 2013

    Culminating in a satisfying final showdown between Ronan the Accuser and Black Dwarf, the last of the Avengers tie-in issues ends with Captain Marvel flying the team back home to take-on Thanos one last time. Another enjoyable issue with a solid script and great art, Avengers #23 helps to bring this event to an entertaining close as Infinity #6 is set to release by the end of November. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 23, 2013

    I'm not made of stone, people. The idea of Gladiator, Super Skrull, Annihilus and Ronan the Accuser stepping up as the ultimate cavalry is just plain fun. Black Dwarf remains as stupid as ever, and seizing the Peak doesn't seem all that important in the grand scheme of things, but that was just a fun scene. The rest of the comic remains the usual mix of entertaining but pointless, much like all of Infinity. The story is only skin deep, but it's solidly told. I find myself enjoying Infinity more here in the end now that most of the excess stuff is gone, and it's just a fight where the good guys mop up the bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 21, 2013

    For Hickman's part in this comic, we get a dynamic, rousing speech from Kl'rt countered by cockiness from Shang Chi. Hickman reminds readers of the scope of the conflict and the consequences thereof. One scene in particular is so masterfully measured out that despite the telegraphed conclusion, I found myself conflicted between cheering the outcome and being disgusted by the delivery of that finality. While some comic books would mail in or unnecessarily elongate the penultimate chapter of a major crossover, the prelude to the final issue of "Infinity" is bold and daring, delivering consequences to be felt beyond this issue. "Avengers" #23 has left me anticipating a mighty finish to a summer event I've found myself enjoying rather thoroughly. I just hope the final chapter measures up to the work delivered to this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 20, 2013

    While there are some particularly nice action scenes, a generally strong script and some competent colorization, this issue is unfortunately plagued by rushed art. A lot of smaller qualities are unfortunately balanced by a large weakness, which may give a wavering satisfaction to those enjoying Infinity so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 20, 2013

    One heck of a script, brought down fairly dramatically by some extremely inconsistent art makes Avengers #23 a difficult comic to classify. The energy going into issue #6 of Infinity is extremely high and Hickman's writing is strong so this is definitely a must read for anyone who has been keeping up with Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Nov 30, 2013

    After a decent amount of issues by Yu for the Avengers tie-ins for Infinity, this issue his art starts to get more scratchy than normal but his color artists really help him pull it together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 25, 2013

    The Infinity crossover has been pretty well contained (and well-written) within the Avengers titles, and has been successful in setting up meaningful stakes for our team. That said, it's yet another giant crossover shmageggi, which leaves me with the empty fear that nothing that happens here will have any consequence in 3 months when the new crossover takes precedence. Avengers #23 strikes a hard balance between creating a compelling individual issue story and serving as an ongoing chapter of the big Infinity saga, while falling short in terms of art, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. With a new chapter of the Avengers saga on the horizon, this one promises to have long-term repercussions, but I'm a little bit skeptical, given what happened with Age of Ultron and the rest of the giant crossovers of recent years. World War Hulk, anyone? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 21, 2013

    Avengers #23 is all about the action and setting the stage for the final part of Infinity. Unfortunately, it suffers greatly due to a lack of quality and consistent looking art, which degraded the action and tone at several points. If you've come this far, you might as well continue forward, but don't expect this issue to really wow you with the visuals. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...