Avengers #690

Writer: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The battle is over, and those left standing in the rubble have to find a way to move forward. As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Apr 29, 2018

    Avengers #690 includes a tight epilogue that looks past the big Avengers event of the week (it is April 29 as I type this) to look at NEXT week's Avengers hotness: Avengers #1 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness. I'm looking forward to the widescreen adventures as much as anyone, but "No Surrender" set the bar pretty darn high and gave me a story that I have enjoyed nearly as much as some of the more classic Avengers tales. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 25, 2018

    I must say, I don't know how you can top this. There will always be a better Avengers story to come, but honestly this one had everything you could have wanted from a superhero story. Nothing intricate or too smart either, because that is not the only way to go big. The action was thrilling, the heroes/villains were engaging, and every twist and turn kept us guessing till the bitter end. Avengers #690 wrapped this up very well through substance over everything else. Overall, this was a heartwarming farewell to another era of the Avengers when next week move on to the next formation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Apr 26, 2018

    AVENGERS #690 is a smooth ending. While it doesn't have the most intriguing pieces of action, it sets up future plots in the Marvel Universe. This will go down as a very key issue for those wishing to figure out where Marvel is heading in its immediate future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 27, 2018

    "Avengers" #690 is a charmingly intimate, yet large-scale sendoff for the bulk of the cast up making the weekly 'No Surrender' storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 25, 2018

    t's a bit sentimental, but after the journey, it feels earned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 28, 2018

    Nice, but nothing memorable as the messes are cleaned up. Characters go their separate ways until called again and villainy takes a breather before causing more havoc. Was this necessary. No. Was it readable. Yes. But the last issue was the place to stop this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 30, 2018

    This issue is hard to grade is an issue of information and direction of the book. The arc as a whole was fun and exciting. This issue was again mainly just informative. It wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't as good as the rest. Personally, it was nice but it wasn't needed. If you have read them all to this point, then read this one to wrap it up. Otherwise, just wait until next week when Jason Aaron starts his run! But I highly recommend the trade! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 1, 2018

    As a whole, No Surrender was a great success and a joy to read. Top shelf art and a great story make this another classic Avengers story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Apr 25, 2018

    It's a nice bookend to the massive "No Surrender" story, but there's not much here you haven't already seen in solicitation text. Good to get the complete story, but not essential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 25, 2018

    The issue isn't bad and as part of the event it's a fine finale. It takes stock of what has become before but when it comes to what's next, it lacks excitement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Apr 26, 2018

    This is a good finish to the series, its been a blast reading this story each week and wish Marvel did this more often. On its own, it might not be amazing, but as part of the larger story, this was an enjoyable read and finishes off the "No Surrender" story with a good note. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Apr 28, 2018

    The No Surrender arc has been an undeniably entertaining read, especially as the cosmic game room began to unravel. With all of its emotional turmoil and action-packed brawling, the story unfortunately ends with a fizzle. The conclusions, future hints, and farewells are nothing groundbreaking, but in the context of the entire event it does wrap things up decent enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jon Comics Apr 28, 2018

    Great saga. The last two issues almost fell like an Avengers greatest classics story. The final match between Lightning and Grandmaster was brilliant. The art was top notch all along.
    After years of mediocrity, the Avengers finally got an epic story with some high stakes and the presence of some classic members like the Beast and Wonder Man.
    No fake deaths were needed to add drama either and Quicksilver got (another) good redemption arc.
    I will be glad to not see Sunspot, Cannonball and Squirrel Girl as Avengers. Like the characters, they just don’t feel like Avengers.
    Wanda got a great moment, but she and the Wasp should be getting more expo as the forst two female Avengers and as two of the longest running members of more

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Apr 26, 2018

    The conflict has ended and this issue plants the seeds for where the many heroes will go going forward. This is done while also looking back on the past of the Avengers. It gives you the idea that there are many cool things in store for the title (or titles). I have to give the story credit on celebrating the Avengers by using their history. The art looks really good and does a nice job. Again it seems strange that there are more issues since this feels like the end. Since it has been going well so far I am curious to see what future issues are bringing.

  • 9.0
    Steve C Apr 29, 2018

    This book ended up being great, even after I almost lost interest half-way through. I feel like it could have been shortened to 10 issues and wouldn't have lost much, but overall, I enjoyed it a lot.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 5, 2018

    No Surrender has definitely exceeded my expectations. 16-part weekly event? Who knew it would actually work. This has been a very good story, and this issue was a great ending, opening the doors to many future stories.

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain May 19, 2018

    I'm glad the creators left room for what is essentially an epilogue issue, dealing with the ramifications of the epic event that just went down. I really liked this issue. What struck me first is how great the Pepe Larraz artwork was. I remember being sort of ambivalent about his work before, but it seems like his style has developed into something great. I also loved the tone of this, of course, jubilant and victorious and, especially, hopeful. I also am grateful this series restored Bruce Banner, though in a new kind of iteration. All told, I got on board this thing halfway through, but I will definitely fill out the story for myself by getting those original issues I missed, or, more likely, shelling out a lot of bucks for a nice hardcov more

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 26, 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.

    This issue was mainly a wrap up issue of the big event No Surrender. If you’ve read the entire thing to this point, the big bads Challenger and Grandmaster used earth as a playground for their game to see who would become the new Grandmaster and who would be banished. They had their teams and froze our A listers so they couldn’t help but even our B and C squad rose to the occasion and were able to triumph.

    In this issue, we mainly see the direction our Avengers will be heading. The mansion is being rebuild, certain members are leaving to go on more

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Apr 27, 2018

    Mainly a summary issue. Some parts were a tad confusing for me, maybe because I am not totally familiar with the US avengers and what they do or are about. To me the after effects are very minimal for how large the scale of this was. It wasn't a bad story at all, but to me No Surrender went from a pretty damn good comic to a good comic that ended a little flat. Still worth the read and very entertaining. The art has been good throughout.

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Apr 29, 2018

    This wasn't as good as most of what came before but that's just because of what the issue is trying to do. It has to put the toys back in the box for Jason Aaron to take over next week. And that's simply not as interesting as what came before.

  • 7.0
    Superheroes for Hire May 20, 2018

    An okay ending, but seriously, what is up with Marvel's events ending with an overly narrated issue? Why can't we just watch the events play out without cheesy overly dramatic monologue text from Lightning? It's like a person talking to you in third person. Very off putting.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Apr 26, 2018

    I didn't like it much. Like all the rest of this story. That was really dumb end. How Bruce is there is a mystery to me and no one dies even the Challenger (Who want to come back, but I just hope marvel will forget him). Rogue even not give a kiss to Johnny ... The difference of his spirit with Marvel Two in one is chocking when he speak of Ben their. I didn't like how they deal with Roberto ending nor the AIM. For red hulk the let a total plot hole about him. At least Wanda, Jericho & Emily search for pietro have some link to the Quicksilver : No surrender I trust. I will not talk about jarvis or the two good lending a party with only Simon. Or the new statu.

    Cover - Nice one, but not really related 1/2
    Writing - That wasn' more

  • 10
    shatterstar Apr 25, 2018

  • 9.0
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 26, 2018

  • 9.0
    CesarCastanha Apr 27, 2018

  • 9.0
    Billyndo Apr 27, 2018

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 25, 2018

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Apr 25, 2018

  • 8.5
    mglsts Apr 27, 2018

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Apr 27, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herptydoo May 3, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tizze Apr 28, 2018

  • 7.5
    jmprados May 13, 2018

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Apr 25, 2018

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