Avengers #38

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 21, 2014

    Not for timid fans, but mighty impressive to those willing to tackle the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 19, 2014

    Avengers #38 takes the brimming tension of the past couple issues and cranks the dial to 11. Hickman and Caselli are a dream team and they work together brilliantly, delivering one of my favourite issues of Avengers in the past few months. The world of Time Runs Out is becoming clearer and damn, do I ever want more as fast as I can get it. Someone get me a Sunspot ongoing, stat! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 19, 2014

    Heavily serialized storytelling is always a crapshoot, and that counts triple for monthly comic books. More often than not, readers will lapse on a title and then try to come back to it, a few issues down the line, and the book they find is not the book that they left. Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run has been a lot like that. It has been frustrating, obtuse and often times inaccessible - and I say this as a fan of the title. That said, these strikes against it still doesn't take away from the meticulous plotting of Avengers. I've often said that nobody puts more time and effort into the plotting of major arcs like Jonathan Hickman, and Avengers #38 is one of those fantastic examples of his narrative payoffs. There are still way too many questions and not enough answers still lingering on the surface of Avengers but for now, we know way more than we did last month and, for now, that is more than enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 20, 2014

    And visually, this series is the clear winner. Stefano Caselli gives the comic an impressively bold and dynamic quality. His figures are sharply defined and vibrant, and the book takes on a larger-than -life tone that meshes well with the increasingly epic climax Hickman is building towards. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Latest Pull - Nicholas Turner Nov 21, 2014

    “Avengers” may have been let down by its focus on a character whose role is seemingly small in the universal scheme of things. Although, there is still enough intrigue in this comic to carry on with this monumental series. It is definitely worth buying both of these Avengers titles. Time is running out and you'll want to be there when it does. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Nov 19, 2014

    Hickman is taking his time to build suspense for what has been and I hope will be again a story of epic proportions. Right now though, after two consecutive issues of positioning and recaps I'm feeling like Avengers is in serious need of some action. Avengers #38 isn't without its charm; with brief moments of action in flashback form a real "oh-snap" moment to finish the issue, Avengers continues to be a book of high quality. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Lewis Reynolds Nov 22, 2014

    Avengers is doing an admirable job of tying together its various disparate plotlines, although it's certainly a measured and slow consolidation. The ever-expanding role call at the book's opening displays just how unwieldy Hickman's story can get when left unchecked, yet this issue seeks to rectify that somewhat by having Sunspot set out a plan moving forward. What Hickman ultimately delivers is a lot of table setting and exposition, couched in the trappings of an enjoyable read all the same. Read Full Review

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