Avengers #24.NOW

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Butch Guice, Mike Deodato, Salvador Larroca, Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 24, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 9
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

"ROGUE PLANET" - Part 1 of 5
• Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers.
• A runaway planet is on a collision course with Earth.
• A visitor from the future helps save the day.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 26, 2013

    You might have expected a smaller story for the team after the cosmic overkill of Infinity, but it looks like the creative team isn't taking a break - they're plunging headlong into the next massive event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 24, 2013

    Avengers #24.NOW is a solid start to the next phase of Avengers and Hickman does not appear to be slowing down one bit after the huge events of Infinity. Avengers fans have a jam packed issue of things to love within these pages, with some great art and fantastic storytelling. ‘Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Dec 24, 2013

    Avengers #24.NOW! makes for a great kickoff to the All-New Marvel NOW! Initiative so make sure to pick it up, and if not for the great story and action, then to see Thor grilling in an apron. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 24, 2013

    Even when the Avengers are relaxing after a big event, you can count on the action to kick in. We see what the team does next and what Captain America and Iron Man think about the team's roster as well as where they'll go next. This might be a new jumping on point but you'll still want to know who all the characters are in order to fully appreciate all the interaction between them. There are a lot of great artists in this issue and it doesn't come across as cluttered or disjointed. You will get a sense of the big scope that Jonathan Hickman has been carving out with the Avengers. It's a great time to be an Avengers fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 5, 2014

    This issue is meant as a starting point, even though there's a number 24 on the cover and Hickman pulls that off quite well with a fun, action packed issue that'll give those interested a good taste as to what they can expect going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 26, 2013

    Ultimately, if you've been curious about Avengers but were turned off by all the hubbub of Infinity, Avengers #24.NOW is as good a time as any to try to get back on board. With some strong artwork and some ambitious plotting, there's a lot to like about this series, which seems to be subtly repositioning itself to make for a more stable read. If Hickman can scale back on some of the threats and focus more on what makes Earth's Mightest Heroes tick, this might be the beginning of an upswing for this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 27, 2013

    It still possess some small problems that are the norm on this run so far, but this issue does manage to spin an exciting tale as it balance levity and a sense of excitement and action that manage to bring out a lot of fun. With some good work from the artists and colorists attached, this issue is a rather fun one that does make the future of this book rather bright for the time being. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 1, 2014

    Finally, in regards to the numbering of this issue mentioned above, just for simplicity sake, I wish Marvel would just choose to go one way with the numbering of their series rather than try to please so many. When looking at the cover, it's not only a number 1, but it's Rogue Planet #1? And then when looking at the bottom right hand corner, it's also 024.NOW" As they attempt to gather new readers, that can be confusing. Looking at this month's issue of Uncanny X-Men for example, it's number 015 with a .INH underneath that, short for Inhumanity. Again"just confusing for a new reader looking to jump on board and something that can easily be avoided by simplifying. It's a minor complaint that has no affect on my enjoyment of this issue. Hickman looks to be starting another epic story and I'm eager for the next part. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Dec 28, 2013

    I guess if I had to have a complaint aside from the uniforms " seriously guys, couldn't they have had somewhat of a downtime issue? Our heroes are more than battle weary at this point and really need some kind of a break. Not everyone is Thor or Hyperion and can just keep going like the Energizer Bunny. A bit of fatigue needs to be built into one of the upcoming story arcs because no one can keep going at the pace of the massive events that they've all been going through for quite some time now. It's almost never really addressed and the more I think about it, the more it bothers me. That complaint is minor, though, if you are a fan of Hickman's work.In the end, you should really pick this one up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 24, 2013

    Even with some art that is not up to usual standards at the tail end of the title, Avengers 24.NOW is still a great read. This is one of the best single issues of the series that Jonathan Hickman has ever crafted from a writing standpoint, giving readers a great mix of insane sci-fi and excellent character beats. It is also dare I say it, a good jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 24, 2013

    Regardless of the art hiccup, Jonathan Hickman as done it again. Just as he finishes raising the bar, he jumps it, leaving us stoked on an entire year of Hickman-driven Avengers stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Dec 27, 2013

    So though Hickman's “Avengers” hasn't exactly been the series I've been pining for, #24 seems like a step closer to the stories we all knew Hickman could tell. With the threat of The Builders seemingly over, and the Incursions relegated to “New Avengers,” “Avengers has become a more streamlined book, a change it definitely needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 24, 2013

    Avengers #24.NOW is a decent enough start to the next act of Hickman's Avengers run. It has a bunch of problems, to be sure, but there is potential there that could result in some exciting stories later on. The only thing to note is that the issue costs five dollars. While there are more pages to the comic than usual, it's still a lot of dough to ask for a single issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 27, 2013

    Avengers 24.Now is a strong debut to its All New Marvel-Now banner. Pick it up this week and be a part of the time-weaving, intergalactic fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 28, 2013

    This is the comic Avengers should have been from the beginning of Hickman's run. In the wake of Infinity, his Big Event, Hickman settles down for a simple, almost done-in-one issue that expertly combines humanizing the Avengers and sending them on an epic, out-of-this-world adventure. This was one of the most enjoyable issues of his entire run so far. Unfortunately, at issue #24, it comes way too late. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Jan 1, 2014

    "Avengers 24.1" was alright. If readers are tired of time-travel and simply want an adventure with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, this issue is not it. There is potential here. I would like to see how the developing relationships between these heroes are explored. Hopefully the next issue will be far more adventurous. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 1, 2014

    This isn't a bad comic, necessarily, but it's visually jumbled and doesn't do enough to build excitement for what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 24, 2013

    A good but vague start to the "relaunch" to the Avengers series with an ending that seems to be putting Tony in the lead. The main attraction for this issue is the artwork and it's worth just staring at it to admire all the work these artist put into getting it done. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 26, 2013

    All in all, though "Avengers #24.NOW" falls short of being a great comic for new readers, it excels in being a fine comic to close out the aftermath of "Infinity" while looking forward to what lies ahead for the Avengers under Jonathan Hickman. The issue may have suffered from a crew of oddly mismatched artists, but it doesn't completely jettison the work Hickman has poured into this franchise. As someone who is patient with Hickman's work and appreciates his ability to construct a long story, I can give "Avengers #24.NOW" a bit of a pass, but by numbering something ".NOW" and stamping a huge #1 on the cover, the story needs to be more approachable for newcomers. Read Full Review

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