Avengers #26

Avengers #26

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
6.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Feb 12, 2014

    Hickman is continuing to tell some of the most elegantly odd comics in Marvel and across the medium itself. Every time a new issue of one of his books comes out, it further proves that these characters arent too old to learn some new tricks and putting established characters into strange, new situations can still be incredibly fun. For anyone who thinks comics have run out of ideas, show them to Hickmans Avengers run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 16, 2014

    I love stories where I don't know what will happen next - and you'll find that (and then some) in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Feb 13, 2014

    If you read the last issue then I highly recommend this book. It is very well written, has good art, and features an intriguing group of alternate reality Avengers. If you did not pick up the last issue, well do that first. If you like that book then I suggest you pick this one up as well. If not for the poor recap page this could have been a 5 star book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Feb 16, 2014

    Finally, I've heard of some people just getting confused by what's going on in 'Avengers' right now. I prefer to think of it as "complex" rather than "confusing". Just like with 'Infinity', Hickman has a lot to set up before we really start getting into the main course of the story. After 26 issues and a huge crossover event, I've come to accept this as his way of storytelling, so I find myself being more patient when it comes to a payoff in his Avengers books. So far, there has always been a satisfying payoff, so there's no reason to doubt Hickman when things get a little complex at times. Just go along for the ride and read the comic over again before the next one comes out. It should all be worth it in the end, even if that end is months and months away. Talk about the long game, Hickman has that locked down and he does it very, very well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Feb 12, 2014

    As with the last issue, Larroca has a good sense of storytelling and a nice handle on the action sequences. Again, however, his artwork generally suffers from weak figural details and inconsistent facial anatomy. The cartoonish backgrounds in the action sequences, lacking any real sense of space or motion, is a visual break from the overall tone of the book and takes the reader out of the story. Martins color palettes make the most of Larrocas pencils, but the artwork, like this title, just falls a bit flat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Feb 14, 2014

    Hickman is still on top of his game. This is still a really great issue, despite being one of the weaker in the series. As seen in the final pages, there continues to be a plan in place and it looks like things will get more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 12, 2014

    Nor does Salvador Larroca's art bring much to the table. Larroca's figures are as spartan as ever, but normally his framing and storytelling can make up for deficiencies in that area. Not so here. The action scenes between the Adaptoids and Avengers are dully framed. There's not enough scope to match the tenor of Hickman's writing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 12, 2014

    There are some nice ideas and a certainly nice direction for the future of the title here, yet the rather weak art, slow pacing and some other smaller problems makes this issue less than what it could be. Tolerable, yet ultimately not the best issue this series has seen so far. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Feb 13, 2014

    Some poor art keeps Avengers #16 from being a decent issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Feb 12, 2014

    Avengers #26 is just another issue of the series, with all the usual trappings of what you would come to expect. Average writing and artwork, boring to pretentious dialogue, decompressed run amok, and a general lack of excitement. It does show signs of what it could be if the story was to move quicker or if more energy and emotion was put in the character and dialogue work, but the series shies away from doing that. Ultimately, this comic is still hard to recommend in its current form. Read Full Review

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