Avengers #8

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The Avengers face off against the World Breaker.Discover the imminent threat to the Avengers World.Watch as we get our first hints as the hidden connections between the events of Avengers and New Avengers.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 25, 2013

    Avengers #8 is one of those comics that you will find even more rewarding with each additional read through. Jonathan Hickman packs so much into this comic that you are left wanting find out more about The White Event. Even with how much information that is thrown our way the story never feels slow, instead just feels as though we are reading a blockbuster Marvel event within an ongoing series. It doesnt hurt that the story is brought to life with amazing artwork from Dustin Weaver. I highly recommend all Marvel fans pick up Hickmans epic Avengers series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 22, 2013

    Still, with exemplary art by Dustin Weaver and a riveting, growing and unpredictable storyline, this is a compelling series - if you're not already, you really should be reading it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 22, 2013

    I know this series is not for everone; which is evident due to a lot of peoples opinions on the internet relating to it. However, I am still loving this series. I have a feeling some of the events may become lost on me in the future due to it bordering on being quite complicated, but I am enjoying the ride nevertheless. Unlike Morrisons' Action Comics run, which has thankfully come to an end, this is still fun. Not only that, it is keeping me completely engaged issue after issue. Yeah, I am a big fan of what is happening here, and I really can not recommend it enough. It is a series that is not afraid to make you think, which is something I am sure many people were not expecting from the Marvel NOW! Avengers series, but I think it is doing a great job at being itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Mar 24, 2013

    Bottom line is that this comic is taking me on quite a ride and I'm enjoying every thought-provoking, cerebral, and entertaining moment of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 20, 2013

    This issue is good, I really like that we had a break in between and now we are coming full circle to the start of the series : I think that's a good thing. The result is a positive issue and a lot of fun to read, and serves as a solid (and interesting) introduction to this new character. It will be interesting to see how he develops and eventually deals with members of the Avengers in the future. My only complaint is the fact that it's a character origin we have seen many times before, but I am still interested in seeing how Hickman takes this concept and makes it his own. The art in the issue is solid, and the colors really make everything so pretty. This continues to be an interesting story and a series I continue to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 20, 2013

    Avengers is the book that we were promised by Hickman and Marvel all of those months ago when the hype machine was building up excitement for the NOW! initiative. While Hickman's style may alienate some readers, and the departure from close-up character work from Bendis‘ run may do the same, the grand scale of this series coupled with the brilliant creativity that Hickman is pouring into this book suggest that we are in for an exciting run that will remain popular for a wide-range of readers. Don't forget to also pick up Hickman's New Avengers as well as the two titles are supposed to overlap in some ways in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    The fight scene is pretty cool. Thor and Starbrand exchange some powerful blows, and the Hulk has a great moment where he's first blasted out into space, then Captain Marvel launches him in a Fastball Special back into Starbrand. Weaver's art is fantastic during the fight, as is the sense that the Avengers are trying to contain a scared but proud young man who is tasting real power for the first time in his life. Starbrand's characterization comes across well. Then the issue cuts to an extended info-dump by Nightmask, and it's just not very clear what he's talking about. He tries to explain what caused the White Event and how it's all tied into the Builders, eventually taking Starbrand back to Ex Nihilo for reasons I don't fully understand. I just don't get what Hickman is trying to say with Nightmask and Ex Nihilo, but the rest of the issue is still entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 20, 2013

    While not too much happens this issue, it is clear that the other shoe is about to drop quickly, and the plot points are sure to come back into the story full force as more implications from the “White Event” are explored. Next issue an “old friend” returns, we will see what role he will play in the chaos. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 20, 2013

    It's safe to say that even if you're not liking what you're seeing in this book, or having a hard time, following the story, at least you're getting some wonderful eye candy. If you are digging this book a lot, the art is nothing short of the cherry on top of the sundae. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 21, 2013

    Although this leg of the arc is a bit dry, Hickman manages to balance the exposition with the action as the mystery deepens. The issue moves quickly and Weavers art keeps things humming along at a good pace, which utilize some nice design work and dynamic action sequences. Overall a satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 22, 2013

    It seems like a thin story, but it's better than it sounds. Dustin Weaver's art is rather appealing, and has a subtle anime flair to it (in fact, I'd KILL for an Avengers animated cartoon that looked like this), and Justin Ponsor's colors complete that picture. Avengers is tremendous fun from issue to issue because of the absolutely ridiculous power level of this team, so Hickman is introducing a whole web of villains and characters that can match that. If they can keep it up, I can certainly keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Mar 21, 2013

    When giving the issue a rating I added two stars due to the New Universe portions so a five star rating jumped to a seven (barely) but I am hoping that the eventual payoff is worth the journey. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 20, 2013

    Avengers #8 and the past few issues have suffered from being part of a long game setup -- heavy on secondary characters alluding to science-y stuff and light on character work featuring the main team -- but that doesn't excuse its shortcomings as periodic entertainment. What good is going on a long journey if you don't get to enjoy yourself along the way? Read Full Review

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