Avengers #7

Avengers #7

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

The Avengers must scramble to deal with the threat of another Universal SYSTEM.The New Adam is transformed, and his true self revealed.And the most dangerous hero on Earth is created.

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 8, 2013

    Personally, I wouldn't miss it for anything. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 7, 2013

    I imagine a lot of younger readers who picked up this series due to the film last summer will probably have dropped this by now. Hickman and Marvel have grown a pair of balls in taking the series in the direction that it is going in, and I sure hope comic book fans around the world are enjoying this as much I am. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Mar 24, 2013

    Avengers #7 was another cerebral read. Hickman is simply operating at an entirely differently level since coming to the Avengers. I strongly recommend Avengers to anyone who loves meticulously plotted stories full of detailed and intricate plot lines. Readers who love wildly imaginative stories with a seemingly infinite scope and a grand scale will surely enjoy Hickman's Avengers. Right now, Avengers is one of the must reader titles currently on the market. I don't care if you read it in the bi-weekly floppy format or if you read it in trade format. Just read it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 8, 2013

    Avengers #7 is the true beginning of something new. Hickman is pushing the concept of the Avengers into brand new territory and it's utterly fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 7, 2013

    Although this is (at least partially) a result from the first story featuring the Garden, it stands quite nicely on its own and vividly exposes the Marvel Universe and its unfurling possibilities. The New Universe -- in part or in whole -- crashes into the Marvel Universe in this issue. Undoubtedly this will impact the story Hickman tells in "New Avengers," but taken for what it is, "Avengers" #7 is stunning, electrifying and enjoyable. With a charge into action and a great deal of discussion to finish this issue as we near an inevitable conflagration, this is Avengers comics for a whole new generation and I'm glad to be onboard with it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Mar 10, 2013

    Finally, as the this current situation progresses, I'm curious to see if it'll intersect with what's going in 'New Avengers' right now. It seems like both teams are dealing with similar problems, so I wonder if their paths will cross in all of this. Additionally, with all these universes ending left and right in this book, I wonder if this will all lead up to this rumored "New 52-style reboot" that has been speculated on recently. While I hope it doesn't come to that, I do hope that Hickman and his team continue the fabulous job they've been doing on this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 12, 2013

    Jonathan Hickman continues to weave a fascinating tale with Avengers #7. The cosmic nature of the story makes this title feel like a big event comic, something that has been missing from the majority of team books on the market. Hickman is able to feed us a lot of information while also keeping enough hidden that makes you want to keep coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 7, 2013

    For readers who want to their stories in courses with plenty of meat will find Avengers #7 a bone to whet the appetite. Characters throw around terms and names explaining them with more terms and names. It's clear that whatever's on the horizon could be big, really big, but it's formless without a face.The groundwork's been laid, and there's a rumble coming from the throttle. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 6, 2013

    Dustin Weaver, who has given this series all of its covers so far, takes the art duties for this issue. While he does a great job with the characters, and has a couple really fantastic pages/panels (one in particular is the last panel with the Avengers standing over the new Starbrand), there is something that you don't get to really talk about in an artist's work very often that is definitely on display here. Weaver's design work is incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 11, 2013

    This is a different kind of tale and you may just enjoy it. What happens in this giant space resort, stays in this giant space resort. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 6, 2013

    Quick-paced and carried by Weavers engaging design work, this book moves forcefully into Hickmans next event. Hickman delivers a solid issue, an anxious tension running through the story as the Avengers scramble to deal with this new threat. Weaver, who has been handling the cover art thus far, brings his A game in this issue, his art well-rounded with the help of Justin Ponsors gorgeous colors. Overall a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 6, 2013

    Avengers have become something so large and so fantastic that it seems so odd that it debuted only a few months ago. Hickman has wasted no time in building a massive story fitting of the title “Avengers” and is bringing a level of creativity to the series that it hasn't seen in quite some time. The art is in good hands as well as the visual team transitions to the duo of Dustin Weaver and Justin Ponsor. Avengers should definitely be on your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 9, 2013

    To his credit, Hickman makes this feel like an epic event, even though the trope of giving ultimate power to a loser has been around forever. Wasn't that the entire point of the Alpha character over in Dan Slott's Amazing Spider-Man? At least here Hickman is going for a dramatic take on the tale. And count me on board. It has been a weird, disjointed journey to reach this point, but I think this comic is finally picking up the right kind of steam. This was a very clever, very cool revamp of the New Universe concept. The story blends classic comic continuity with new, modern ideas to produce what will hopefully be a real Avengers epic. Hickman could have done a better job of getting us to this point, but I suppose all writers are allowed their eccentricities. Although now I have a weird fear that the next issue isn't going to be about this new Starbrand at all, but will instead tell a completely unrelated origin story of Manifold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 6, 2013

    Avengers #7 is another good offering from Hickman and the ending is a nice harbinger of things to come. Such as this final line: “Why are there only certain types of people that were given the starbrand? It's a planetary defense system…defending a planet requires having the ability to break one. Now imagine that power in the hands of someone who has pent his whole life being ignored.” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM Mar 8, 2013

    Unfortunately, it isn't. It's like watching the Pixar short before the feature film. It's beautiful, it's well done, but seemingly unconnected. The big difference here is that this is probably going to tie in to the story in some way, and you know the guy playing chess against himself isn't going to be in A Bug's Life (dated enough reference, readers?). Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Mar 6, 2013

    Admittedly, there's an I-see-what-you-did-there moment at the end of “Avengers” #7 that will have you immediately flipping back through the pages. (I really liked Ponsor's colors on the second to last page especially.) Big things are brewing, and Hickman does big things brilliantly. But the people part is still missing from this title, and I don't think it has to be an either/or. One thing about Hickman's “Avengers”: it sure is polarizing. People are talking about what they love and what they hate, but they're still reading. And ultimately? That's a good thing, right? In two years when all the loose ends are tied up and we can evaluate the big picture, this is going to be just fine. But comic books are serial and that means in the moment it's difficult not to judge this as just that: a flawed moment in sure-to-be epic journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Mar 7, 2013

    If you need a reason to care about these mostly unfamiliar characters, you're quickly going to feel like Sonic the Hedgehog, tapping your foot and waiting for the action to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 13, 2013

    Me, though, I'm tickled that Hickman is using daffy, mildly obscure stuff like Captain Universe and the New Universe characters from the '80s as part of a comic that just became one of the highest grossing movies of all time. If mainstream comics aren't interested in making money or growing their audience and instead choose to service weirdos like me who have read Final Crisis more times than they've read Watchmen, I'm cool with that. Who cares about other people when I can be entertained? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 8, 2013

    Weaver's art is solid throughout the issue, and at times phenomenal. His Captain America is the first I have seen that doesn't look awkward in the redesigned costume, and each character is penciled with precision and care. Weaver is an artist who can pull off the grand plans of Hickman, as proven in S.H.I.E.L.D., and the huge moments in this issue are well represented by his art. If the final pages of this issue are any indication, the New Universe will be well served by Dustin Weaver. Sadly, his extremely strong artistic efforts were somewhat dampened by the dialogue and pacing of the issue, and kept this comic from getting top marks. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 6, 2013

    Dustin Weaver steps in to the art shoes on this issue, and he does some really solid work. His storytelling is clear and nicely structured, serving Hickman's widescreen, epic script very well. There are times when his characters look a bit too stiff and posed, however; especially in the scenes featuring everyday folks. His superheroes, on the other hand, look fantastic. Hopefully we'll get some more Cap and Iron Man suiting up for action in coming issues, because they look ready badass and ready to rumble. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 7, 2013

    Avengers should be about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, not trying to repurpose every character Marvel is underusing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 12, 2013

    The way Hickman pulls this off is masterful as he begins to origin build some characters with varying degrees of quirks and conflicts. But these characters serve as a distraction to the real chosen. It takes a master to pull off a shock of this magnitude, and Hickman does, hiding his real intent till the perfect moment for the reveal. This issue is all set up with the reader learning plot points through the Avengers. The success of this issue will depend on what follows, but Hickman has yet to disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - John Scott Mar 8, 2013

    I can't say I recommend this arc at all. If this is the starting point, I'm not sure I wanna see the ending. Read Full Review

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