Avengers #688

Writer: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub Artist: Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stefano Casselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 27
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

As the final battle for Earth begins, one Avenger will sacrifice everything to give his teammates a fighting chance.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 11, 2018

    This might be my favorite issue so far and that's from an even that has delivered with almost every issue. Yes, we knew this was coming but the details and how it's all put together makes it shine. Events are dragging down comics? Here's your exception and an example of what every one should strive to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Apr 11, 2018

    AVENGERS #688 focuses on Quicksilver's attempt to save the world. His narration fits extremely well with all the subplots of this issue, and the artwork delivered by Jacinto, Caselli, and Curiel make AVENGERS #688 a true work of art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 11, 2018

    All of that is drawn by multiple art teams delivering on the promise of these ideas with different levels of success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 28, 2018

    Things begin to wind up as the story winds down. One Avenger is on a quest, another makes a life changing decision, and the final page gives the fans what they want. The visuals are off occasionally, but work for the most part. A transition issue that introduces the last threat of this saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Apr 12, 2018

    With two chapters to go, Avengers #688 gives readers an “Avengers Assemble!” moment that supercharges the remainder of this saga while promising even more Avengers awesomeness ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Apr 13, 2018

    Despite the current distaste for world-changing events in comics, Marvel shows that it can still be quite entertaining with interesting narratives and beautiful artwork. By focusing on Quicksilvers struggle to give the remaining Avengers the reinforcements they need so desperately, the issue delves into exactly what it means to be a member of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Apr 13, 2018

    This issue is all about getting the band back together and I really enjoyed how the writers did it, with Quicksilver standing out as a true hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Apr 11, 2018

    It's fine, yet somehow unsatisfying. It seems like the big moment at the end should feel BIGGER, and Quicksilver should avoid telling us things we already know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Apr 12, 2018

    This issue is an interesting departure since it focuses so much on a single character. All the issues have had narration from a single or maybe a couple characters but still had various members stories. This issue seems to focus more on Quicksilver and those directly involved with him. It does create a bit of importance to what he is focused on. It is also worth it since it creates a changing moment for the story going forward. The Challenger was very menacing and impressive to me before as a man behind the scenes orchestrating destruction. Seeing him more hands on in this issue was a little bit of a let down for me, but not enough to ruin him. The art both in colors and lines makes Pietro (Quicksilver) look great all through this issue cap more

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 13, 2018

    Really good focus on what makes the Avengers a team. The villains is perfectly portrayed as a huge menace. Quicksilver had a very good moment and I am eager to read his mini series that will be spinning out of this.

  • 10
    axdn Apr 12, 2018


  • 10
    Busterhasviews Apr 12, 2018

    Very much intrigued by the Quicksilver spin-off now

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Apr 12, 2018

    Great stuff! Quality endures!

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Apr 25, 2018

    "No Surrender" continues to be a fun event, and this issue is a particularly good one. It's fast paced, which is paradoxically not always true on a book that features a guy running around the world really fast. But there are other cool moments, like when the Hulk arrives. I'm not quite yet sure what to make of this iteration, but he's back, and he's Banner, but he's still different so...cool. And, I've ragged on Mark Brooks covers in the past, but I really dug this one. "The Avengers" continues its roll.

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 15, 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.

    We open with the Challenger calling himself the new Grandmaster Prime. He has basically decided to destroy the Earth... surprise-surprise... Dr Banner overhears the heroes talking about this and Hulks into action attacking Grandmaster Prime. He gets in a few shots until Grandmaster Prime sends Hulk into orbit.

    Meanwhile, Quicksilver is chasing down the beacon because he thinks it’s important to stopping all of this madness. So, he gets help from Wanda and Synapse to help him move faster than he ever has in order to catch it.

    The issue more

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 10, 2018

    This is the "darkest hour" episode where one hero makes a mighty sacrifice and the rest of the Avengers pull together to triumph. The heroes fall all over themselves volunteering for the sacrifice play: Hulk is punched into space, Lightning and Sunspot make "even if it kills me" moves, and Quicksilver goes stupid-fast to free the rest of the world's heroes from stasis. This last one proves to be the capital-S sacrifice that saves the day. It's a very safe, familiar plot and I sound super-salty about it, but I recognize it's deployed with considerable skill. The art is fine and the words approach poetry in the final pages.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Apr 12, 2018

    Another disappointing issue, with quicksilver talking this time. And he will ask the help of Synapse & his sister to go faster ... I smelling some flash speed force effect at the end ^^
    And did Namor (X-Men & Avengers) was free of the stasis but didn't go to help ... That really a dumb move !
    All the rest is not better ... Banner go smack Challenger & been send in space ... Damn (Why Challenger have trouble with Simon after that ! Who care the team assembled at the end with that level of power).
    A part of the team try to undo the end of the world (Thor & Lightning have to be both for giving the sufficient Gigawat ... What the fuck ! One didn't enough ? And Sunspot let his power free to be as strong as a hulk ... What and he d more

  • 10
    MightyVin Apr 11, 2018

  • 10
    shatterstar Apr 12, 2018

  • 10
    Herushalaim Apr 24, 2018

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Apr 24, 2018

  • 10
    YourGreenMuse Oct 9, 2018

  • 9.5
    mglsts Apr 12, 2018

  • 9.5
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 24, 2018

  • 9.0
    Herptydoo May 3, 2018

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    CesarCastanha Apr 12, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Apr 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    jmprados Apr 29, 2018

  • 7.5
    Billyndo Apr 11, 2018

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Apr 11, 2018

  • 7.5
    Jeff Apr 13, 2018

  • 6.5
    BBCConstantine Apr 13, 2018

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