Avengers #18

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 30
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See the greatest heroes of Washington, D.C., in action as the War of the Realms comes to the nation's capital. Who needs the Avengers when you've got the all-new Squadron Supreme of America? But who are these mysterious new heroes, and where did they come from? Only Agent Coulson knows.
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  • 9.2
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Apr 30, 2019

    Agent Coulson has finally brought his Squadron Supreme into the field to defend America from the War of The Realms. The Avengers have retreated and Coulson feels it's time for real American heroes to put "America First". We come to find out however, that there is something strange going on behind the scenes and Coulson has a hold on these heroes that they are not aware of themselves. We also see the possible reason as to how Coulson came back to life. Something bad happened to Coulson on his way back to life and it does not bode well for the Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2019

    Ed McGuinness delivers some amazingly detailed and beautiful art in this issue and everything from the characters to the action looks great. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Apr 27, 2019

    There's not a whole lot going on other than introducing the new Squadron Supreme and revealing that Coulson has struck a deal with Mephisto, but I'm still excited to see what happens and how it all ties into the big war. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Apr 30, 2019

    If you are looking for an integral tie-in to the WOR story, you may be a bit disappointed. However, if you are looking for a fun issue that begins tying up loose ends of this series and set up some exciting things in the future, you will like this as much as I did. This is more for regular Avengers readers than casuals showing up for the big event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Apr 24, 2019

    There are times where it's hard to be invested because you're dealing with characters you don't really have any attachment to, but the satire of the issue makes it all worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Apr 26, 2019

    The issue begins rattling off the characters: Hyperion, Power Princess, Nighthawk, Whizzer and Doctor Spectrum are all summoned to handle an attack by Frost Giants by none other than Agent Coulson. A deeper look into their past shows some shady training by the U.S. government. The Squadron shows its loyalty is to the United States as they take a "not our problem" stance when the Giants are driven north to Canada. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 29, 2019

    The commentary is a little too blunt and the metaphors too obvious for my tastes, but it's an intriguing mystery that could go somewhere interesting (with some great design work.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 24, 2019

    The idea of super-powered heroes being brainwashed by the government was kind of disturbing when Moore tackled it in Marvelman back in 81, but in an age as truly messed-up as the one we have come to live in, the idea needs to be ratcheted-up in order for it to have the kind of impact it needs to have. In the current political climate, the darkness of a fictional manipulative government needs to be that much more sinister in order to have any impact at all. Aarons going to need to get darker if this Squadron Supreme is going to make an impact. Read Full Review

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