Avengers #35

Avengers #35

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jim Cheung, amp, Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Extra-sized issue!
•  IN 8 MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 17, 2014

    Avengers #35 is a wild ride that will have you scratching your head in the best way possible, waiting for Hickman to bring together his master plan and blow your mind. This issue is full of small details that are going to culminate in something huge, and launching this title into the future really kept me on my toes. There is an energy that emanates from this comic, an excitement that is on every single page concerning how the world got this way and what the hell is going on…and I can't wait to learn those answers. Avengers fans, it's time to Assemble, Jonathan Hickman is building another epic event! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 17, 2014

    Time is running out for the Avengers, but it's nice to see that even in the bleak times ahead, Hickman and company can still find ways to stoke our enthusiasm. For the first time in a long time, this series feels like we're getting some real bang for our buck, and considering this is mostly just a tease for a post-Axis future, that's a real victory. With tremendous stakes and a murderer's row of artistic talent, Avengers is back in rare form. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 18, 2014

    The final-page reveal certainly sparks interest. Writer Jonathan Hickman is molding a big, worlds-shattering tale here, loaded with surprises and unexpected turns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Sep 20, 2014

    Overall, Avengers #35 was a great issue. Despite its lack of focus and cohesion, Hickman revitalizes the book with this new setting. There is a lot of set-up for his upcoming finale and but this issue will have you eager to read the next one. The payoff is imminent and it will most likely astonish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 18, 2014

    Even with the extra $1, #35 is an exciting issue that will get readers ready for “Time Runs Out” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 18, 2014

    As of "Avengers" #35, Hickman has taken his cast and his fellow creators on a long jump into the unknown, giving readers a whole new world to discover with the Avengers, but is it an Avengers world? Like all futures in Marvel's publishing history, this one is fraught with wonder, excitement, mystery and complications. The Avengers have definitely affected the world, but Hickman keeps all of the sordid details close to his vest for now, preferring to eke plot points and nuances out to the readers, treating each morsel as new discovery along the way. It's a fun enough premise, but it needs to gain some traction quickly in order to keep readers tuned in. Unless editor Tom Brevoort is going to regularly summon Cheung to satiate the readership. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 16, 2014

    The shocking revelation at the end of the issue leaves me hyped for what is in store the upcoming months, leading into 2015. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 19, 2014

    The future presented to us here doesn't come off oppressively bleak as Hickman is want to do but instead feels like a solid blend of dark turns and interesting twists. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 20, 2014

    As a 'possible future' story, it's a solid set-up, with interesting takes on all the various characters. Not to mention the quality line-up of different artists. But the fun of seeing all these changes only takes us so far. This issue is entirely set-up, and while it's interesting set-up, and I kind of like where it's going, we've still got a long way to go. And personally, I'd rather Hickman deal with this storyline in the present, rather than pull this 'alternate possible future' stuff. The Avengers vs. Illuminati storyline he was building was pretty damn awesome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2014

    In some ways, "Time Runs Out" is exactly what this series needed. It kicks the book into drive as the focus shifts ahead to a darker and more unpredictable Marvel Universe. But the time shift creates its own problems, and this issue is never entirely consistent in tone or visual style. But hopefully things can only improve as Hickman delves deeper into this new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 17, 2014

    The art manages to be very strong despite my initial worries of having multiple artists on the one issue. The four artists each do really well individually, particularly Jim Cheung in the second half of the book, and their styles are similar enough that they mesh well together and dont feel all that jarring. Furthermore, each artists tackles a different plot thread which makes each transition work well and ensures that the hand-off between the different artists works well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 17, 2014

    Avengers #35 feels like its getting the series back on track and having it actually do something instead of biding time like it has for most of the year. There are some interesting plotlines and ideas being developed here that show potential going forward. The big problem though is that the time skip ended raising way too many questions and feels more like convenience for the writer with characters and stories instead of benefiting actual story. This starts the death march towards the end of this comic book run and whether it gets better or not from here, remains to be seen. Let's just hope it does. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Lewis Reynolds Sep 19, 2014

    The initial decision to move forward eight months appeared a smart one on the part of Hickman, allowing him to avoid former missteps made during house-wide events by skipping straight past "Axis" in a way that prevented his own story from derailing. It comes with some surprise then to see just how disjointed this issue is, especially considering the extra space allocated to it as an oversized release of particular ambition. It attempts to spin too many plates without ever actually doing anything important beyond some immediate world-building, leaving its character development for other books to largely fill in over the coming months as the 616 universe begins to catch up with Hickman's own titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Sep 20, 2014

    As much as I am invested in this story ( I collect Avengers, New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers and Avengers World) I am having a tough time keeping up with what is going on. That is coming from someone who is collecting four major Avengers titles as well as specific character books, some of which touch on these events as well. I am very curious to see where this will all go, but it feels more and more that this story will only make sense when it is in the rearview, and we can buy a trade and read it over a few times. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Sep 23, 2014

    The Bottom Line: Shifting the setting to the near future adds a new wrinkle to the ongoing plot, but that wrinkle isn't helping resolve anything about this old, old plot. In fact, it might just do it a disservice, since it ratchets an already-raised stakes to something that arguably has been “the new normal” for eight fictional months now, which doesn't seem to be enough for the amount of stuff we're expected to accept. The art is uneven thanks to the jumbling back and forth of different artists, but there are enough new design elements to help us stay visually engaged, regardless of the plot treading and re-treading. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Sep 21, 2014

    Hickman's work on Avengers has been one of the best runs on the title in decades, but it's this previous success that leads me to dislike this ish so very much. The huge buildups and plot-points he's been creating for 34+ issues, have, presumably, been thrown to the wayside, and now we're only given the confusing aftermath of that buildup, with no real payoff until later, or at least once I buy all the AXIS issues. Read Full Review

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