Avengers Annual #1
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Avengers Annual #1

Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: David Lafuente Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• It's Christmas Eve in Avengers Tower. Everybody's got somewhere better to be and Cap's all alone on Tower-sitting duty. Or is he?
• Outside all is calm, all is quiet, but inside it's an avalanche of mayhem as an intruder turns the Avengers' own tower against them!
• And introducing Zamira! She's Meryl Streep with a vengeance! Or maybe just a hormonal teenager...WITH OUT OF CONTROL SUPER POWERS!

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Hopper Dec 7, 2013

    Avengers Annual 2013 is such a fun read and I highly recommend it to anyone on your Christmas List!! It is a self-contained adventure so you needn't worry about needing to track down more issues, it is Christmas-themed and can become a new tradition to read every year on Christmas Eve, and it is hilarious. Some great Marvel characters are here and the camaraderie, jokes, and spirit make for a wonderful superhero Christmas. This is well worth your money and I highly recommend picking this up!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 5, 2013

    Avengers Annual #1 is a very good Christmas book that has a lot of humor — as well as a lot of heart. It's great for any Avengers fan, new or old. If you are looking for something to help get you into the season, give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Dec 9, 2013

    Kathryn Immonen's Yuletide one-shot is a breath of fresh air, and sometimes silly but always joyful seasonal romp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 4, 2013

    Despite what I just said above, this book brought a constant smile to my face. There is a wonderful charm and wit buoyed by beautiful art and that easily overcomes some confusion for a plot that wasnt particularly important (this is very much an issue about characters), particularly for a standalone annual. I have scarcely read a book that is more unabashedly fun, at least a mainstream superhero book that is, and that charm counts for an awful lot. I can safely say, regardless of beliefs, this is a holiday special well worth looking into. Not at all like SOME holiday specials... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 6, 2013

    "Avengers Annual" #1 is a very fun, enjoyable and kind-spirited Christmas delight, and not a bad value with a thirty-page story for five bucks. It's a great treat for aficionados of both The Avengers and Christmas stories, delivering excellent examples of both. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 6, 2013

    Helping keep this Annual jolly is Dave Lafuente. I’ll be honest, in a standard comic, I wouldn’t be a fan of what Lafuente does, but it is perfect for this story. The pencils are cartoonish, almost over the top in their attempt to be animated. Tony Stark is a bit angular, and Banner looks like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. Interestingly, Lafuente brings his over-the-top style down a few notches during the conversation between Cap and military vet. The art fits each aspect of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 5, 2013

    Artist David LaFuente does a cartoonier version of his already cartoony style for this story, which fits the tone nicely. This comic moves at breakneck speed and he makes it easy to follow with his expressive characters and intuitive paneling. I found myself enjoying the small details the most: the "Hellcat doesn't like mornings" coffee cup, the cute animal apron Cap wears to serve dinner, and the personal items that surround Bruce, Tony, and Natalia as they relax. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 4, 2013

    Avengers Annual #1 may not be essential reading, but it is an amusing Christmas tale that has some great character centric material. Kathryn Immonen and David La Fuente make a great pair on the title, and contribute a new heroine that proves to be very intriguing. Read Full Review

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