Avengers #678

Writer: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 31, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 31
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The Avengers are caught in a game of cosmic proportions, but they don't know the rules - and one of them is about to pay the ultimate price! THE FIRST AVENGER FALLS!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 3, 2018

    You want heroes? You want awesome action? You want incredible antagonists? You want fast action? You want visuals to die for? You want Avengers No Surrender! This is reigniting my love of Marvel's characters and is spurring me to check out other titles. This is a gateway comic, to be sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jan 31, 2018

    No Surrender is a fun event that pulls inspiration from Avengers tales old and new, retconned and reimagined. There are obvious influences from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as new bits, specifically crafted to be grafted onto Avengers lore. Im loving the heck out of this story, and with ninety strong pages of Larraz-Curiel-Petit work done; Im stoked to see what the next few chapters bring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Chaston Feb 2, 2018

    The only real drawback here, is despite how fast things are moving. The reader doesn't really learn anything new here. That doesn't take away how enjoyable this issue is though. Avengers No Surrender has you hooked from the moment you open the issue. And in all fairness, that's what any comic book reader wants. To be hooked, drawn in and looking forward to what happens next. "Avengers Observe!" This is how it's done! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze Jan 31, 2018

    Overall, this is another strong chapter in an event that, while variable, continues to show itself worthy of carrying the Avengers title, giving readers a massive, high stakes story with plenty of gravitas and heart, and even a few laughs along the way. That said, the story is still bogged down by the increasingly jaded nature of modern readership, with some likely unmoved by Johnnys apparent death, since the likelihood that it will be permanent are slim. But for readers looking for big, bombastic superhero showdowns, with clear heroes fighting villains who are playing for keeps, this is one of the best books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 31, 2018

    The first Avenger does indeed fall by the end of Avengers #678, and honestly? I'm not so sure that I could feel all too bothered by it. Not completely in a bad way because that hero who pays the ultimate price in turn will help the others better understand the game. I'm just hoping that these obstacles removed from play will allow for more focus on what matters to these Avengers who need to get it together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 2, 2018

    The mystery deepens, an Avenger falls and things continue to entertain... Well-done stuff! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Jan 31, 2018

    AVENGERS #678 is a fast-paced book that delivers on the action. If you're into battles, this book is for you. However, if you're into backstory and setup, you might find yourself skimming the pages and just admiring the artwork of David Curiel and Pepe Larraz instead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 31, 2018

    Good, but just barely largely due to the few details we do get adding up to something (hopefully) interesting and the art is quite nice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 3, 2018

    Each issue so far has added another piece to this ever-growing puzzle. An enigmatic figure still lurks in the darkness as just small glimpses are shown. The lack of answers has yet to bog down the narrative into this pointless guessing game. Rather it has just served to add additional intrigue tothe rising stakes. Hopefully, future issues will get back to a better balance of action and story, but if this ends up being the weakest installment this could end up being the best Avengers book we have gotten in years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jrs1003 Jan 31, 2018

    With any luck, this book will continue to capitalize on the wealth of heroes and villains at its disposal, especially the Black Order. With the caveat that it could use some focus and streamlining as well, this series has been extremely enjoyable so far. Some character development here and there, or some lasting effects on our heroes may be too much to ask from Marvel, but if the series can focus up and push itself in new directions, it could shape up to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Jan 31, 2018

    Surrender is no doubt going to be an epic story, but now we are a few issues in, the plot has slowed down and this means this issue has very little to move the story along. My big issue with this issue is how confusing the battles get, I often had to flip back and read it again, which is a shame, since I'm really interested to see where this story is going, but as we get closer to the middle arc, it might be a while before we find out anything. But it still has some fantastic artwork and some awesome fight scenes. It's an epic issue, but it's struggling under the weight of its own cast size. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Feb 5, 2018

    This is a whole mess of characters in what's essentially one big clumsy battle for the whole issue, but it's still a fun chapter. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 2, 2018

    This event is a mess. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Feb 1, 2018

    Avengers #678 marks the end of "No Surrender's" long-winded first month, which continues to suffer from the arc's weekly format. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 Feb 1, 2018

    Good pacing and great art.

  • 9.0
    Urgat Feb 1, 2018

    I somehow can't understand what many reviewers are saying about this event so far.
    Yes, there are still many plot points in need of explanation or revelation. But there are also
    these little nudges here and there that add to the mystery of this big story. IMHO the 3 writers
    do a very good job at keeping us readers interested by just adding little pieces to the puzzle here and there, but not revealing big parts of the whole picture.

    The best example for this is the a scene in this Issue just before the Vision gets frozen again. I have read most reviews by now and no one mentions this.
    I will not spoil anything here, but I recommend you read that part again. It is important what Vision wants to say before get more

  • 9.0
    bigteebomb Jun 12, 2018

    No Surrender really started to Jive with me during this issue. It really does feel like a classic high-stakes event. They do a good job of writing for all the characters and I'm loving all the different mysteries they keep teasing.

  • 8.5
    The bad who Feb 1, 2018

    It's a pretty consistent event thus far and this issue makes no exception. Being a weekly series, it would be easy to have weaker and slower issues, but they are all action packed and plenty of cliff hangers. It's time they start having REAL consequences though as every time they make the readers fear that a character may die of that an event might change the whole status quo, they end up stepping back and leave things unclear. This could get old after 16 issues, but it keeps us at the edge of our seat for now. Larraz is really bringing this to another level visually with detailed art and action that feels alive and intense.

  • 8.5
    Rıdvan Feb 3, 2018

    The Story Even though it looks a little complicated, it is a beautiful series.

  • 8.5
    Ryan Feb 9, 2019

    Another great issue. Waid, Ewing, and Zub’s writing styles complement each other perfectly and the art sets the tone. This is really forming into one of the best Avengers stories yet but when will we know more about the Voyager?

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 31, 2018

    Mostly action scenes, but they were done pretty well. Without spoiling much, I wasn't too sold on the cliffhanger, given that a series starring that particular character has just started.

  • 8.0
    SpiderKnight Dec 8, 2018

    An action packed issue that sets up the next issue pretty well. The art by Pepe Larraz and colours by David Curiel are great. The only problem is that the dialogues for some of these characters here are terrible and they often sound annoying, especially Red Hulk. Other than that, nothing much.

  • 7.0
    RustonLF Feb 1, 2018

    With the first few issues of this arc being so focused and strong I might have been expecting a bit much of this issue. For me it had a feeling like we are stalling a bit. Very little is presented in answers. It felt more like it was glossing over what we already received. The art is still strong, but there was nothing that kept my glance longer than needed. There is a good amount of action that is presented well. I am still enjoying the crossover, but I am not convinced this is an installment you have to read.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 12, 2018

    The Avengers start working out the rules of the Grandmaster's game. Despite the firm "each issue gives a new Avenger the POV" structure, the story is a mess of interwoven plots and character beats. Real organization seems sorely lacking. Pepe Larraz's art is very talented, but it also mirrors the unfocused nature of the script. This might be a "too many cooks" situation. Whichever writer is trying to get us to care about the Lethal Legion is tilting at a particularly hopeless windmill, but none of the many threads knotted into this story stand out in terms of either content or presentation. This event may wind up very strong as a complete story, but I don't think it's worth the time or the money to follow it week-to-week in individual issue more

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY Feb 1, 2018

    A new issue of no surrender and I think I waiting to much.
    That was fine, really. But I wanted something more than that. We still don't have any idea about the power of some of the vilain. Or not all their possibility. Black Swan can thank every writer who use her because nobody know her power. So she gain now possibility & no explanation about her possiblilty too.
    If we know the Grandmaster, we still don't know who oppose him (Please not Thanos). At least we know now that the Lethal Legion are his champion. The Black order are the champion of his mysterious rival.
    It's not clear if he definitely lost quicksilver or not.
    And I was wrong. The writer can use johnny storm in a way we didn't expect with is statue in Marvel T more

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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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