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Avengers #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 52
7.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.
Behold the coming of the Final Host.
Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin's ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers? more

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 15, 2018

    Aaron also builds on the mystery of the original Avengers team as they confront the same threat that returns to face the current Avengers. Marvel's latest tweaking to its universe might warrant a wait and see approach, but Avengers #1 assures this title is definitely one worth grabbing right away. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze May 2, 2018

    This is a sublime first issue, a showcase of all the best the creative teams have to offer. But its also the most classic version of the team that Marvel has put out in a number of years, certainly since Original Sin. With its streamlined roster of inarguable powerhouses and the sort of universal threat that drives the best Avengers stories, this issue feels like the start of something big, and anyone who misses their chance to jump on board could well regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 4, 2018

    Aaron is using a story element he's worked to good use in other series - jumping back and forth between parallel stories set in different times - but the backstory set a million years in the past is a bit much to swallow, as it features a really unlikely team of Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan May 2, 2018

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is a classic Marvel fan, a new Marvel fan from the movies, or really anyone who enjoys superhero comics or movies. Its a great jumping on point for fans of the old and the new. It gives us the heroes we missed, while giving us some other members that I cannot wait to see shine in their new larger roles. Its been a while since She-Hulk has had big moments, Captain Marvel deserves more of the spotlight and is getting even more popular, especially with her upcoming film, and Robbie Reyes has always been a great character, and also gives us Ghost Rider while also giving us someone new under the hood. Not since Jonathan Hickmans last run on the book have I been so excited about The Avengers title. Avengers Assemble! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 6, 2018

    Marvels flagship comic returns with a new #1 issue that sees Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor finally returning to the forefront of the Avengers team. The story is a sprawling epic with beautiful imagery, but more importantly, it is an homage to what made the Avengers so popular while still focusing on the future of storytelling in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies May 8, 2018

    You can't help but feel as though you're going to be in for an incredibly wild ride as writer Jason Aaron and penciller Ed McGuinness, once more unites Marvel's heavyweights of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America under one banner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 2, 2018

    Visually stunning issue that highlights the relationships between these characters and introduces some huge obstacles to overcome for them all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon May 2, 2018

    It's time for writer Jason Aaron to take charge of Marvel's flagship superhero comic. And, once again, Aaron is clearly playing the long game here, launching what promises to be a tremendous epic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - RobF May 10, 2018

    With the movie fresh in the public consciousness the spotlight is on the Avengers. This comic is a great jumping on point for new readers with enough nostalgia for us old school fans. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 7, 2018

    So, yes, it's safe to say that this newest incarnation of The Avengers will definitely measure up, and in some ways exceed, previous volumes of the book, and yes, there's definitely enough here, story and art wise, to be excited about. As Cap says at the end of The Avengers #1, and as he's said many a time before, "Avengers Assemble!" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell May 2, 2018

    Overall, though, this issue is well worth the read. The story is nicely written and the artwork is classic. The key will be to see where the next few issues take us and if they are able to capture the magic of the movies or the classical origin era. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi May 4, 2018

    As is ever the case, of course, the future remains to be written. But this first all-new outing of The Avengers represents a massive step forward " and that's exactly what we want to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro May 3, 2018

    AVENGERS #1 is a great start if you're new to comics and have just seen INFINITY WAR. Many of Marvel's flagship characters star in this issue, and the dialogue delivered by Jason Aaron is killer. Ed McGuinness and David Curiel deliver artwork that will keep you entertained on each page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 1, 2018

    Establishes what the Avengers are all about in two time frames with insurmountable odds against them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 3, 2018

    Aaron and McGuinness are certainly going to deliver an Avengers title that focuses on adventure and fun first and foremost. This new Avengers title should definitely appeal to a large cross section of comic book readers. If you like classic super hero action and adventure mixed with high concept Science Fiction then you need run out and get Avengers #1 immediately. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 5, 2018

    It's a little wonky at times as it tries to do everything at once in continuity, but The Avengers #1 does pull off everything it needs to for an exciting, character-rich first issue relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 2, 2018

    This new start for the Avengers didnt blow me away, but it did hold my attention well. It has the potential to be the flagship title that Marvel needs, and it is an enjoyable read. Each character seems to bring something unique to the table, and the art is solid. $4.99 is a bit of a pain in the ass, but I can recommend the book even at that price point. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 3, 2018

    Overall Avengers #1 is a solid start to a “new” series and a pretty good jumping-on point for new readers. Nothing really crazy or exciting happens; Avengers #1 is more of a getting the gang back together/new threat arrives start of the story. While overall not the most exciting issue ever, Aaron does have me excited to see what comes next in the story and to actually see this “new” “old” group of Avengers come together to battle a threat no one hero could take down. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 2, 2018

    The Avengers #1 is a solid start for the new series, but one that holds few surprises. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Carlos Melendez May 8, 2018

    All in all, it's an average set up issue to what I hope will be an amazing Avengers run and not just another hollow relaunch. Fan service goes a long way, but here's to hoping the newest relaunch of The World's Mightiest Heroes has more to offer than just fan service. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - May 3, 2018

    Avengers#1 is a fun, but by the numbers, Avengers first issue. Thestory of disparate heroes uniting to fight an enemy greater than any of them is well-trodden territory, but it is also the common thread that assembles every Avengers team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 2, 2018

    Some pervasive flaws in plot, pacing, and characterization are saved from causing too much disappointment by Ed McGuinness drawing his dang hands off in Avengers #1. This initial issue casts its net too wide and doesn't let the heroes do enough heroing, but pretty visuals and gobs of potential mean that this cause is a long way from lost. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer May 12, 2018

    A solid Avengers comic book, it sets the scene, gives us a insight into where our heroes are in their life and gives us a global problem for the Avengers to Assemble to take on. It's got everything a #1 issue needs to set the story up, but it has some problems. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes May 4, 2018

    "Avengers" #1 has a bit of inconsistency trying to figure out what it wants to be, but at it's heart this seems like the start of a great new era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence May 4, 2018

    I'm not blown away by the direction Avengers #1 is going especially being part of the generation that grew up with Bendis' New Avengers #1. I'm old, crotchety, and hard to please. But if there's one thing I've learned in my decade and a half of comic reading, it's that if you see Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness on a book, you give that book some time to develop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax May 3, 2018

    It will be interesting to see and read more into this world where an ancient iteration of earth's mightiest heroes might shed light on how today's Avengers can manage the re-emergence of the Celestials - maybe one of Jack Kirby's most underused creations. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo May 2, 2018

    Issue two needs to come out strong and right the ship of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely May 2, 2018

    Everything about this comic seems like a home run, especially for me, so why was it such a letdown? Don't get me wrong, Avengers #1 is a solid book. But with all the hype Marvel is putting behind it, solid isn't quite enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 1, 2018

    Avengers #1 stumbles out of the gate because it tries to be everything all a once - an epic story, a course correction and an apology. In trying to be everything for every kind of reader, Marvel has delivered that, honestly, doesn't feel like much of one despite the implications of its final pages. This is by no means a death knell, but "boring and mishandled" is a bad place to start. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 6, 2018

    Feels a bit sparse, with too much focus on the micro over the macro and one really obvious plot point that annoys me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 8, 2018

    Anyway, bad shit is coming. Time to assemble, or something. Just do it without me. I'm out. Excelsior this ain't. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    DDJamesB May 3, 2018

    This was a really, really, really good read. It set up everything pretty nicely without giving too much away. The threat is big, it's mysterious, it builds off Marvel Legacy #1, the art is amazing. I really can't say anything bad.

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack May 2, 2018

    I really enjoyed this fresh start. First and foremost the art looks really great in this book. It looks and feels just like the premiere book of marvel. If you only read one book to follow the entire Marvel universe then you should be reading this book (Except that there is no mutant on this team). The stakes are high and the threat feels worthy of an Avengers book. The book balances well between the Pre-historic Avengers and the current new line up. The team does not fully come together just yet but we see them get involved in the current threat and the potential is all there. Aaron is my first choice for writing this book and I am excited to see where he takes this. This book strikes the tone that Marvel needs and I have high hopes for th more

  • 10
    Odisseia Cultural May 2, 2018

    AWESOME. The art is beautiful.

  • 10
    axdn May 2, 2018

    great writer and a great artist. How can't you love this?

  • 10
    MKW69 May 2, 2018

    This is how do you do start A series!

  • 8.5
    daddyT May 2, 2018

    really well done. I like both stories and it feels epic, even on the heels of the event we just ended. nice!

  • 10
    freemanlouis7 May 8, 2018

    Straight to the point, very cartoon flashy.

  • 9.5
    Kalaoui May 2, 2018

    Just as i finished the very enjoyable No surrender weekly, this fresh start comes along and ups the ante with a splendid first issue. Jason Aaron has done a great job here juggling different sides and times while Ed McGuiness just killed it with his pencils. I knew he was good but he outdid himself here. Well complimented by Morales on inks and beautifully brought to life by Curiel's colors. I truly loved the gold Hues on Thor's panels. Highly recommend this one!

  • 9.5
    Dispatchdcu May 3, 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.

    Every band gets back together again... well almost. If the Velvet Underground can get back together after almost 20 years, even if it was for at least one more go around, certainly the big 3 of the Avengers can get back together? We can even turn to the Sex Pistols to see even more evidence of bands reuniting if only for a short time, and they were hardcore anti-corporation. Point is: it’s been a while with different Avenger line ups giving us one or two of the big boys but it looks like the bands back together again... at least to kick this bad boy off. A more

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  • 9.5
    Caps May 6, 2018

    Amazing book as the start of the fresh start, and it also has good art, but they could've expanded at the beginning because I, as a new reader didn't understand some of the beginning

  • 9.5
    KillianH May 9, 2018

    Great starter to a new series. Established a classic and interesting team combination. Set up an epic Avenger-style story that you would expect. The art is sublime.

  • 9.0
    RustonLF May 3, 2018

    The issue gets a little meta when the veteran members start commenting on how there should be new blood on the team, but here they are back again because they are needed. The self realization in the dialog does make it easier to accept that the team is devolving in a way. They even point out how the characters themselves have changed like Thor still being unworthy and without Mjolnir. So remember they are old characters in a new way. We also get a new member in Robbie Reyes who finally gets a home in a book that could suit the underrated character. Jennifer Walters appears to be still struggling with the rage of a Hulk inside her trying to get out. That could give her less of a veteran feel to her as she struggles with a new problem since s more

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 5, 2018

    Great start that delivers that epic feeling that the Avengers story should have straight from the beginning. We're finally getting the storylines from the Legacy oneshot resolved.

  • 8.5
    Bleemak May 10, 2018

    Very good start. Avengers 1.000.000 BC. are an interesting concept and I want to see more of them. Jason Aaron is the right guy for this series and the artwork is great.

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups May 10, 2018

    I'll stick with it. You need to read Legacy #1 and the recent FCBD Avengers to really have a feel of what's going on since you're kinda just thrown into the action. I have faith in Jason Aaron and I think this is a decent start for what it's worth.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain May 8, 2018

    This was pretty good. Strangely enough, for all the excitement over Marvel's Fresh Start, this is kind of less entertaining than the 16-week mega-event that proceeded it. Still, it was entertaining enough, and Ed McGuinness' art was way more solid--not just solid, but cool--than I expected. The cover is a bit iffy so I didn't know what to expect. This was certainly sweeping in scope, and I'm pretty cool with the new line-up, except that She-Hulk's action-less, excitement-less solo title wearied me on PTSD Jen. Good idea, frustrating execution on that series. But, overall, this comic book was enjoyable.

  • 7.5
    flodid May 3, 2018

    A fun start to the series, although it feels a bit light and introductory. It's a good thing the next issue comes out only in two weeks.

  • 7.5
    egon244 May 4, 2018

    Ok, I have never read a comic book with the word "Avengers" on the cover. There, I said it, don't judge. But I can say, with clear conscience, that this is a good place to start, a really good jumping on point. The only thing that might be required to fully get what is going on is Marvel Legacy one-shot.

    In this issue Jason Aaron picks up where he left off in Marvel Legacy with prehistoric Avengers facing down a foe they feel is too much even for them.

    In the present we see Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Thor Odinson, all who had a rough couple of years (Civil War II, brain dead, Hydra mind control, cut off arm, becoming unworthy etc.), talking about reforming Avengers and getting back to the roots. Which I imagine mirr more

  • 7.5
    Troy May 8, 2018

    It felt like it needed a little more oomph. It has been so long without this lineup and it is just like an average, although enjoyable, issue.

  • 7.0
    DarioV May 3, 2018

    Nothing particularly amazing, although the idea of dead Celestials raining down on Earth is kinda clean and ominous. It seems too early to judge the overall set-up, as many threads are unconnected for now, but I'll definitely check out the next few issues to understand more of what's going on. The dialogues were maybe too prone to comedy (MCU style), while the art was at times beautiful, at times just decent.

    I also want to note how similar this story felt to the "No Justice" storyline from DC being published in this same period... let's hope they diverge somewhat.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo May 6, 2018

    The main story is not bad, but the side stories with Ghost Rider, Savage Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther are boring with no apparent relation to the main plot yet.

  • 6.0
    KFuqua May 7, 2018

    I really wanted to like this and have a good Avengers title again, but this just didn't get it. I will not be back for another issue.

  • 4.0
    SloboSOY May 3, 2018

    That was really bad. We didn't know why their is no Avengers no more (Even in the end of No Surrender that wasn't clear if Uncany & Avengers step down). The duo between Dr Strange & Black Panther was Good. Robbie didn't serve really in it. And Thor, Iron Man & Thor was really boring. It's the worst first issue I ever read !.

    Cover - Nice but not related 1/2
    Writing - Where is Aaron and what Marvel did to him ? 1/3
    Arts - The art was ... Well not bad, because even if I love McGuiness even him cannot make this Ghost Rider good. 2/3
    Feeling - Very sad to read this. 0/2

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    Samuel Almeida May 17, 2018

    This book is predictable it hurts

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