Avengers #685

Writer: Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 31
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The Avengers are in the fight of their lives trying to end the Hulk's rampage, but nothing can stop the unstoppable. And when an Avenger betrays the team, can the rest of the heroes hope to survive?
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 2, 2018

    A Hulk-smashing successful issue, with several strong surprises. There are several memorable moments as it's Avengers versus the Green Goliath. One moment is a shocker. Great character moments, outstanding fights, and good art make this a winner from the House of Ideas. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 22, 2018

    Avengers #685 continues to present some great work and this chapter takes No Surrender in a different direction. Yes, Challenger and Grandmaster are still playing their game, but this issue transcends that. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Mar 21, 2018

    Hulk continues his rampage in AVENGERS #685. Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub create cohesive and strong battles in this issue, and the artwork from Paco Medina, Jesus Aburtov, andJuan Vlascomakes this a beautiful issue to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 22, 2018

    This was indeed the fight of the Avenger's lives as they are facing dangers from all sides. Nothing new for the Avengers, but this really is it if they can't pull a rabbit out of their hat. Avengers #685 cranked the dial to eleven when this was the time where a hero really has to ask how important their life is to save the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 21, 2018

    As I said, if this were a movie, it'd be a sequence that was just a few minutes. But, visually we'd have our jaws dropped and shocked as to where things go. In comic form though, it feels a little drawn out but there's some great dramatic effect. As part of the greater “No Surrender” storyline, it all feels great and adds to the epic nature of it all. This Avengers story continues to impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Mar 21, 2018

    It's well-paced and beautifully drawn. A couple questionable decisions, but a fully realized effort, otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 21, 2018

    Another stellar chapter in the "Avengers: No Surrender" saga as the Hulk continues to threaten every Avenger left standing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Mar 22, 2018

    Another great issue with loads of action and some classic Avengers in action, which is exactly what I want to see. I really enjoy the weekly blast as it keeps the story fresh in my head and simple to follow (especially since it doesn't need a chart to keep track). Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Mar 23, 2018

    When something this complicated feels so simple, you know you've got a good smashy fighty capes and tights book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Mar 22, 2018

    This isnt a stand-alone issue; however, the actions scenes were great, I definitely cant wait for issue #686 whenever it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RustonLF Mar 22, 2018

    I did not read a whole lot of the U.S. Avengers. Just a few issues here and there as well as some on Unlimited. It was a team that I liked. I just run out of money at some point and you don't make the cut. This issue actually had me regret that I did not read more on the General. He seems like the conservative militant patriot that you do not see a lot of in comics made sympathetic. I really got into the fight and hope to see more of him. Overall this issue really set the stakes for the Avengers presenting a lot of losses for them (at least temporarily). It adds to the chaotic nature of the series where the team, even with all its members, is just trying to keep its head above water. Also Wonder Man. I loved the actor hero substitution for more

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Apr 3, 2018

    I skipped much of this event before being drawn in last issue by the resurrection of Banner Hulk, in the guise of The Immortal Hulk, which, as a Banner/Hulk fan, is pretty fuckin' cool. Who would have guessed that, after so many misbegotten purchases of terrible Marvel events or mini-events (I'm looking at you, "Death of X," you merciless bastard!), here is one that is a bit crazy and a whole lot of fun. I just really enjoyed this read. It's more or less all action, but done at a really reader-friendly pace. Also, I missed like 9 parts of this story, but the writers don't make me feel like it. If anything, I want to read the issues I missed cause they look cool, not because I need to in order to understand the plot. For 3 writers, it's pret more

  • 9.0
    Ryan Feb 10, 2019

    This is probably one of Hulk’s top 3 biggest rampages and an argument could be made this is his biggest rampage yet. Hulk absolutely destroys the Avengers auxiliary HQ and it’s pure delight.

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack Mar 22, 2018

    I want to give this book a 7.8 but I can round up for the sake of credit where credit is due. No Surrender has been a solid entry into this weekly and this event I think has been really underrated for how epic in scope it is. I loved the Hulk VS Vision fight and the stakes keep getting raised. My major hope is that we can raise the stock of some villains out of this event for more action in the Avengers Fresh Start. For a comic that is now in part 11 I don't feel fatigue or that this has been dragged out at all (Dark Knight Metal). My hope is that more of these weekly cross-stories can happen because they are more sustainable than Marvel's usual line-wide event strategy.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Mar 23, 2018

    Great action scenes with the Hulk with some unexpected outcomes. Still going as strong.

  • 8.0
    Steve C Mar 24, 2018

    I think the storytelling and art have both improved since the beginning of this run.

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 24, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    So I’m not going to lie, I was hoping for more or a fight from Iron Hulk. On that note, I hope the Iron Hulk stays. I liked the idea but not used in this issue well. A Hulk that is large enough to slip on Hulk Buster armor sounds pretty cool to me.. especially if it’s not Banner or Cho.

    This issue: Hulk takes down Iron Hulk, Pod, and Vision. He’s mindless and unstoppable. We end with Wonder Man trying to talk to Hulk and a cover of the next issue with Rogue on it. I’m curious to see what Rogue can do.

    The story didn’t really more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Mar 26, 2018

    Lot's of fun and some great art. No Surrender has not been what I expected, its actually a lot more fast paced and action oriented, but it has been a good time to read.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 8, 2018

    The Hulk rampages through a lot of Avengers. Voyager watches and comes to ambiguous-but-not-really conclusions about what she should do next. It's a passionate story with great high-stakes tension. The pace is perfect, the art is evocative. While the road bringing us here had its bumps, the final act of this story is shaping up into something special.

  • 8.0
    SpiderKnight Jan 3, 2019

    And action packed issue. The art in this book is a step up from the previous issue. Hulk continues to wreck stuff, just like how we want him to be. The cover featuring Red Hulk though leads you into thinking he is going to play a big part in this issue but he doesnt. He only appears for a few pages. I am not a fan of Robert Maverick's Red Hulk at all.

  • 7.5
    Bleemak Apr 6, 2018

    It's good when it's a Hulk story. As an over-the-top-Avengers-story, not so much. I'm glad Al Ewing will continue writing Hulk in his new series. Because when Hulk is in it, it's great.

  • 6.0
    SloboSOY Mar 22, 2018

    So I find it silly to keep going with the Nobody die. The character are badly hurt and I feel like this alone will explain we will never see them (Enigma/Red Hulk). But in fact they was badly hurt before & has find their way back (Because writer use them). It's a little sad to see it. At least a honourable death would have give some tiering moment & a nice way out.
    Cannonball persist to be badly used. What happen to vision isn't a surprise when you remember the writer have written it to be a kind of Disassembled storyline. He will be put back once more, that give no emotional moment.
    It's hard to know what Valeria want to do (OK she don't want her father to win, but she also didn't give the Pyramadion to one of the Challenger pawn more

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    shatterstar Mar 21, 2018

  • 9.5
    Herushalaim Mar 26, 2018

  • 9.5
    Khan/Murdock Apr 24, 2018

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 9, 2018

  • 9.0
    Busterhasviews Mar 22, 2018

  • 9.0
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 23, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    Billyndo Mar 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Mar 21, 2018

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Mar 22, 2018

  • 8.0
    mglsts Mar 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    jmprados Apr 8, 2018

  • 7.5
    Rotivv Mar 21, 2018

  • 7.5
    Herptydoo Apr 4, 2018

  • 6.5
    CesarCastanha Mar 21, 2018

  • 6.0
    batman_forever Oct 5, 2019

  • 5.0
    Trasiego Mar 11, 2019

  • 3.0
    Chriskiss Mar 23, 2018

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