Avengers #11

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 30
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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To deal with the fallout from last month's world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.
Rated T+

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 12, 2018

    Jason Aaron does a great job of slowing down the action of the previous few issues to dive into the intrigue surrounding this new Avengers team and its place in the world post Secret Empire. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Dec 12, 2018

    AVENGERS #11 succeeds in that it takes the time to build on multiple facets in play in Aaron's story. Which is definitely required, following the events of AVENGERS #10. And not only does everything read well, but it all looks fantastic to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Dec 12, 2018

    Phil Coulson plots against the Avengers and has a secret weapon at his disposal. Thor and She-Hulk advance from flirting to courting with a lot of awkwardness involved. T'Challa tries to hold court with a multicultural band of heroes, but a drunk bear sabotages the event. The Avengers certainly have their hands full and that's without even mentioning Namor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 12, 2018

    As the new chairman of the Avengers, T'Challa finds himself in the most peculiar of situations, and fans are left debating whether he'll be a character they can end up trusting. If that's not enough, the subplot featuring the return of Phil Coulson includes a blood-chilling turn that shows off a whole new side of that character we've never seen before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 12, 2018

    An enjoyable issue thanks to excellent pacing. Aaron balances a lot of plates here and, overall, it's an enjoyable, tension-filled read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 13, 2019

    A great story that features no villains, though the visuals could have been tighter. I'm really liking what Aaron is doing with the characters and how T'Challa is reaching out to other characters. I liked seeing Coulson back in action, though what he did or why he did it, I have no clue. The visuals run from great to better than average. I wish that one artist was responsible for this series' artwork and that the credits properly stated who is responsible for what. Even with all this grousing, I'll be back to see what happens next because I really like the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 14, 2018

    For a so-called "quiet" issue, Aaron and McGuinness do a lot to build investment into the Avengers, leaving this reviewer excited to where the title will wind up going next. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 12, 2018

    The issue is all about characters removing the flashy action from last issue and delivering a focus on characters and relationships. Last issue was the beginning of the set-up and this one continues that with some intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Dec 12, 2018

    Avengers #11 has some good character moments and great art, but feels more like a subtle advertisement for future stories still to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 12, 2018

    Bit heavy on setup, so the next couple of issues might be fun where this one wasn't. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Dec 17, 2018

    Aaron and team weave in the personal angle of these heroes lives before the proverbial storm hits. By making it more grounded, it lays the base for explosive combat in the future. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 17, 2018

    Avengers #11 is an example of a comic that had a lot of potential that unfortunately ends up falling flat. The heavy exposition that fills just about every panel turns Avengers #11 into a bit of a chore to read. It does not help that there are several Avengers who are hurt by the dialogue they are given. Hopefully with all this set-up out of the way Jason Aaron can now focus the series on the next big storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 12, 2018

    This issue was a ton of set up and it's all actually interesting. This Avengers run seems big but not in the way that an event feels big. It just feels extremely expansive the way an Avengers comic honestly should be. That's something that was missing from Mark Waid's run on the title, which was such a letdown after Hickman. But this is righting the ship. There's a ton of characters and factions. And I can't wait to explore all of those. And on top of all that, there's still the Avengers BC to explore and The War of the Realms hangs over everything. Jason Aaron is great at this type of thing, if his Thor run is any indication. So I'm excited.

  • 9.0
    MagRocks Dec 15, 2018

    My favourite part of this story is that the Avengers feel *global* again. That’s something that I think has been missing for a long time, maybe even since the pre-Bendis days. For a long time, these titles have oscillated between ‘street level’ or at most nation-level, and intergalactic or even interdimensional level like in Hickman

    Those both produced plenty of great stories, but they also mean that this international focus feels new and fresh. You can feel that setup for something much bigger is coming, and Aaron has shown with Thor how well he can pull that off.

  • 9.0
    Jon Comics Dec 15, 2018

    The Avengers haven’t been this classic and this good probably since the Englehart and Roger Stern era.
    You have the Winter Guard, the Squadron Supreme, Atlantis Attacking, the Black Panther meeting with international heroes.
    The only weak point for me seems to be the Savage She Hulk angle to She Hulk. I hope Jennifer can go back to being She Hulk all the time, not boring Jennifer no mindless Hulk, bur what the character has always been.
    The Coulson subplot was chilling.

  • 8.5
    MKW69 Dec 12, 2018

    When Marvel does better build up to Doomsday Clock, than DC.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Dec 13, 2018

    Aaron does a great job putting things in motion and transitioning between stories. It's a lot of things to juggle but he's successful so far. I would really like what he's hinting at.
    The art is what keeps me from being 100% in sync with the story. McGuiness and Morales are outstanding in their pages but Smith and his inkers are inconsistant. One page is great and the next is too rushed. I'm just greedy and want McGuiness doing it all.

  • 8.5
    RaisingBlack Dec 17, 2018

    This book was a good time. It sets the stage for a very interesting future for the Avengers. Marvel is also creating a space for the Squadron Supreme that could have major benefits going forward. Jason Aaron is easily in the top 5 writers over at Marvel right now and what he is doing with Avengers makes it continue to feel like the first book a Marvel fan should read. Aaron continues to understand the intelligence of Black Panther and this introduction of international heroes and what that network could look like is genius. The only thing that has me concerned is how this arc will be finished up before we get to War of the Realms.

    Pick it up

  • 8.5
    Ryan Apr 24, 2019

    This issue takes advantage of last issue’s absurd amount of action by slowing things down. While this issue is 99% dialogue it’s still almost as entertaining as last issue. Basically, it’s all character work and development and Aaron excels at that. Avengers 11 continues to let the story develop naturally and has the perfect pace, not to fast or slow.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 12, 2019

    Great world building. No flashy action scenes, lots of dialogue, but it's all great.

  • 7.5
    SpiderKnight Feb 18, 2019


    Avengers #11
    a) Writing/Script= 8.0/10 (Jason Aaron)
    b) Art= 7.5/10 (Ed McGuinness)
    c) Colours= 7.0/10 (Erick Arciniega)

    Average= 7.5/10

    It is super exposition heavy issue. The dialogues were literally written in paragraphs. So this issue kind of slows down the momentum that was set up brilliantly in the previous issue. But that was ok. I like how slow this issue moved but at the same time built a very good and high tension. The art by Ed McGuinness is ok but it got derailed by the not so great colours by Erick Arciniega. The colours were still above average though. I am also starting to loose interest on the cartoon-like style of art done by Ed McGuinness. I hope this Avengers series more

  • 6.5
    waltgator93 Dec 13, 2018

    While we progress the story, it’s only by an inch. We get another issue that we see what the team is up to as they’re all doing their own assignment. We get that Coulson has got dark, we see Thor’s and she-hulks relationship go further, as well as Black Panther trying to make a U.N. of superheros. While get some foreshadowing with the hulk and going to/ come back from Hell. The art is very good though.

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Dec 15, 2018

  • 9.5
    MiddleAgeLogan Jan 7, 2019

  • 8.5
    Grifter Dec 13, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 15, 2018

  • 8.5
    monslager Dec 19, 2018

  • 8.5
    freemanlouis7 Dec 21, 2018

  • 8.5
    RC Adamiec Jan 5, 2019

  • 8.5
    Titanium Feb 14, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Dec 14, 2018

  • 8.0
    flodid Dec 28, 2018

  • 8.0
    StanielK Dec 29, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jorge Mendes Dec 30, 2018

  • 8.0
    jmprados Dec 31, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jonny1998 Jan 5, 2019

  • 8.0
    Trasiego Apr 21, 2019

  • 7.5
    matmene Dec 12, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Dec 13, 2018

  • 7.5
    masoodre Jan 16, 2019

  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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