Avengers #28

Avengers #28

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
7.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• A challenge twenty-eight issues in the making, as Bruce Banner puts the pieces together and confronts Iron Man...

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 4, 2014

    Combined with the amazing art by Salvador Larroca, it's an impressive work of art and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. It's an involved story, and it's not always easy to follow as we wait for some aspects to be explained - but it's very, very good. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 1, 2014

    It all makes for a fun read that has ramifications for more than one of Hickman's Avengers titles. And hopefully it's a sign that the series' recent doldrums are receding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 1, 2014

    Avengers is firing on all cylinders again and there is an aura in this comic that Hickman is priming for something big again. This is an issue over 40 in the making when you consider New Avengers, and it was really satisfying to read this conflict. Avengers #28 is a tense bit of character work, but Hickman and Larroca do it very well and I highly recommend you check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III May 1, 2014

    Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run has been one of the more polarizing runs of Earth's Mightiest Heroes since its debut, but #28 makes a great case for the title's inventive, densely layered, and epic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Apr 30, 2014

    There is simplicity in this issue that has not been found in recent issues of Avengers. This is an issue that provides answers to questions a casual reader could have. The issue also serves as astarting point for upcoming issues of both Avenger titles and the upcoming Original Sin event. Larrocas art and Hickmans dialogue make this an intense and unique transition issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson May 8, 2014

    The bottom line is that if you have been following the Avengers titles, this book is a must read game changer. It was exceptionally well done and Hickman and Larroca should be complimented for nailing what could otherwise be a boring talking head style issue. This issued has moved Avengers up on my “must read” list. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 2, 2014

    Overall, this was the kick into gear that “Avengers” needed going into “Original Sin”. It wipes the table clean from the last arc while repositioning pieces in ways that will make future stories all the more interesting for it. Hickman's writing is as dense and elaborate as ever, jumping back and forth during the conversation that frames the issue to conclude plot threads, but it's his spot on character writing that really solidifies this issue. Teaming with Larocca to create a more somber and downplayed issue allowed for artwork that feels just as measured as the writing. While it's not a perfect issue and still not quite at the heights reached during “Infinity”, it's certainly back on track. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 5, 2014

    Overall, this issue's dreary tone and color palette, along with its snail's pace of dialogue, leave the reader wishing for more visual variety. However, the brilliant care by Hickman and Larroca to show Bruce Banner's eroding rein on his anger is fun to watch. The strained relationship between these two men seems to tease upcoming issues of the Original Sin event. Committed readers of Avengers and New Avengers may be satisfied by the long-awaited resolution in this issue, but for readers of other Marvel titles who are merely curious, the limited cast and focus of the issue make it an unessential read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Liam Kelleher May 4, 2014

    Larroca's artwork in this issue is technically very competent but it is also highly flat, I know comic book art is 2D images in sequence but they should convey movement, scale and scope. Even with spot on anatomy and perspective it still feels very static, flat and lacking in depth. I think the colors of Frank Martin don't particularly mesh well with Larroca's line work, his palettes are very muted, lots of monochromatic greys dominating the artwork does not do the it any favours. You can see what the art team were attempting by making the warmly coloured panels of the Hulk and the incursion event pop in contrast to the grey tones of the rest of the issue but it doesn't really work as well as I think they'd hoped. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 30, 2014

    Avengers #28 is a hollow finale to the arc, despite things actually happening. Nothing about the arc feels like it deserved to be four issues long, the arc stretched out to the point of destroying any momentum or energy mustered with Infinity and the Rouge Planet issue. Read Full Review

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