Avengers #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 61
7.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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• Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth...
•  Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies...
•  ...while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.
•  And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against...each other?
•  Plus, you can't have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 20, 2018

    The first strike is made against the Final Host of Celestials, while two former friends battle. Very enjoyable read with the story split in two locations. No Black Panther or Doctor Strange sadly in this installment, so I'm hoping for more of them in two weeks. The visuals are good, going from big to epic equally. This is perfect Marvel reading for all ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 17, 2018

    The script by Jason Aaron is sharp and funny, and the art by Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales and Jay Leisten is big and bold and a blast throughout. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 19, 2018

    Avengers #2 shows that Marvels fresh start initiative is about more than just explosive first issues. This is a compelling narrative continuation that is gorgeously presented. It showcases all-time greats and modern fan favorites but unfortunately, is still unable to bring the full Avengers team together. Hopefully, we can see all of the Avengers assemble soon, but with Loki in the mix now, that could be mischievously disrupted Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 16, 2018

    The art is great, better than the first issue, and the captions are strong drawing you through the story to make the cliffhanger all the more powerful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 17, 2018

    The Avengers are back, and I can feel more confident in saying that with this second issue. We have a tight and impressive team fighting a mind-boggling cosmic threat. Jason Aaron is penning a solid story, and the artistic team is rocking it so far. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 16, 2018

    This is a really exciting issue that gives the reader a sense of the long history of these characters while introducing a new threat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl May 16, 2018

    Aaron and McGuinness have created a title with enough Marvel lore to engage longtime fans, while still being accessible to the casual comic or MCU viewer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 21, 2018

    Ultimately, the art is fantastic and the story is an easy read. I do leave wanting more and hope to get some answers in the next issue. Knowing Jason Aaron, I'm sure we will. Definitely pick this up and keep it on your pull. Currently, move it to the top quarter of your comic stack.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois May 18, 2018

    If you're looking for an Avengers book that can match and even surpass the cosmic scope of the recent Infinity War movie, you're definitely in for a treat here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence May 20, 2018

    Ed McGuinness' art tempered my cynicism into childish glee. The man draws a beautiful comic. Between the characters and the landscapes, the art in this book is God-tier. One particular highlight was Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk glowing red from the fire of Ghost Rider's car; a subtle nod to the Red She-Hulk. For all the criticism that a "big-threat" cliche in these kinds of books gets, it undeniably allows talented artists to shine. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 16, 2018

    The Avengers #2 has an underwhelming story but strong visuals and a terrific cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 18, 2018

    The Avengers #2 is good, but for me, not quite what it could be. While I am enjoying the mystery of the story it feels like it could be cut down a little and tapered. It feels like too many things are going on at once and is not focused. The art is good, but I am not convinced Ed McGuinness is right for this series. Thor's hammer varies from page to page in size and there are a few awkwardly placed panels. It is not that this is bad, there is a lot I like about this series, it is just that it could and should be better than it is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 16, 2018

    Even more than in their debut, Jason Aaron's Avengers are marking time in #2. While I'd still put my money on this developing into a satisfying epic once the arc is complete, it's just not compelling in single issues. Holding back on this title and gobbling it down in trade-sized chunks might be the best way to approach it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick May 25, 2018

    Avengers #2 packs the action #1 lacked, but answers questions too quickly. Despite that, it ends on a high note and I can't wait to see what Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness bring us in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 17, 2018

    The focus shifts from the founders a bit, which helps to open up the book, and the use of Captain Marvel, Hulk and Loki is masterful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely May 16, 2018

    I had my reservations about the new Avengers series after the first issue, and the second installment did a lot t alleviate that. However, it also did a couple of things that got me worrying even more. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alex Curtis May 18, 2018

    Final Verdict: 5.7 " This issue works decently as an introduction for people curious about comics from Infinity War. Unfortunately, "Avengers" #2 is too meager a meal for already established fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 22, 2018

    With the high cover price to comics these days it is incumbent upon publishers to actually provide quality content to the readers with each issue. There is far too much competition for your entertainment dollar in 2018. For just slightly more than double the cover price of Avengers #2 a reader could get an entire months subscription to Netflix. There is simply no way I could ever recommend that a reader spend $4.00 of their money for Avengers #2. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 19, 2018

    The character fun at the heart of the first issue is mostly gone as action and massive set pieces take over. Now it's just about crashing the characters and villains into one another, including a surprise villain that is way too overused in this capacity. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 16, 2018

    Avengers has been a disappointment so far. Aaron and McGuinness just can't get on track. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    axdn May 16, 2018

    Can't wait to read more of this!

  • 9.0
    RustonLF May 17, 2018

    I love the battle between Hulk and Ghost Rider so much that I would say this issue is worth checking out. It was a battle I would never anticipated liking as much as I did. I was not as much on board for the narration in this issue. It is left as a mystery throughout the issue as to who is narrating until the end. For me it was more confusing than shocking given what we know from Doctor Strange and Legacy as far as intentions for the revealed narrator. The rest of the team try to fight back against the Final Host. I was less into that story my first read through, but after going back worked better. I am a little thrown off after having read No Surrender where Avengers priorities and strategy was so different. This is a different team so it more

  • 8.5
    Dispatchdcu May 17, 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 last left our heroes fighting these mad Celestials, while bugs came up from the center of the Earth and 100’s of other Celestials rained from the sky. Turns out, we picked up right where we left off, with our Avengers continuing the fight. She- Hulk hops in the fray now but somehow gets teleported to Ghost Rider and they begin to fight one another.

    Meanwhile Thor, Cap, and Iron Man continue to fight the Final Hosts (Mad Celestials) without even making a dent. So, Captain Marvel comes down to offer her help with some warp grenades set up to te more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB May 18, 2018

    Not as good as the first issue, but still pretty good. The fight between ghost rider and hulk was a little out of place, but other than that the plot continues and Loki makes a big mark on the story. The art continues to impress and the story is fine, just fell like it's missing something.

  • 8.0
    freemanlouis7 Jun 7, 2018

    Looks pretty, enjoyed seeing Ghost Rider but not much happening. The font in the word bubbles spoiled the twist ending.

  • 7.5
    DarioV May 17, 2018

    This comic is on the verge between a mediocre, common Avengers story and something much bigger and potentially important. Only time will be able to tell, for now we need to wait and see I guess, as some aspects are too cliche and nostalgia-oriented (Loki for instance), while others seem groundbreaking (the Avengers of the past and their connection to the current events).

  • 7.5
    Spock's Brain May 25, 2018

    "Avengers" #2 was a pretty solid issue. The Avengers are scattered across the globe battling celestial villains, which I'm sure will ultimately lead to a giant team formation issue. I liked the Robbie Reyes bits; I haven't really read much of the character since the first six or so issues of his original series a couple of years ago. I'm not sold on She-Hulk; I don't think it's ever been explained why Jen hulks out in the more traditional sense now, becoming dumb and brutish. We know she has PTSD, but I think this change warrants more of an explanation than that. And Loki's back, in a more traditionally evil garb. Good book. But I miss "No Surrender."

  • 7.5
    Bigbooty Jun 21, 2018

    Not digging the art. Looks like Aaron setting McGuinness up to hit home runs and McGuinness is hitting foul balls. Case in point. Second page splash page is a huge setup for the big three and the art is blah. What are backgrounds? McGuinness clearly doesn’t know or care how to draw them. Every panel is a character close up with a washed out, almost air brush-esque quality...every one.

  • 7.0
    Sav May 17, 2018

    loki?... again?...

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas May 17, 2018

    What happened? Quite a letdown after a great debut, though it's still somewhat decent. The story is interesting, but it feels as if there's too much stuff going on at once - though it may be due to McGuinness' art, which is definitely good, but may not be the best choice for such a story.

  • 7.0
    BuddyBaker May 17, 2018

    Art is really good, but the story seems to lose some forward momentum already on issue two.

  • 7.0
    flodid May 18, 2018

    A disappointing issue. Nothing really happens and it feels like a rip-off from Marvel selling us two first issues instead of one. The final "reveal" is not a surprise to anyone, the art is good overall but sometimes a bit cartoony. Of course, Aaron is used to build things for the long run, but with this one he's really testing our patience.

  • 7.0
    egon244 May 19, 2018

    Good follow up to a strong first issue, although this one is much slower than the previous one.

    The plot still moves forward, but we don't get to see as many things happening as it was in issue #1, e.g. no word from Dr. Strange or Black Panther, so they might have been eaten by those Wreck-It Ralph looking bugs as far as we know.

    But the story is still interesting, we get to see the possible mastermind behind the whole falling Celestials thing (you know him). Jason Aaron's dialogue is fun and entertaining, and I'm getting used to Ed McGuinness' art.

    So yeah, I'm waiting to see what's gonna happen next.

  • 7.0
    apixelamongothers Aug 22, 2018

    It was fun but not as good as the first issue

  • 7.0
    Superheroes for Hire Sep 23, 2018

    Somewhat improved art, but I still don't like Ed McGuinness art, especially on this book. Lots of close ups, yelling characters, and posing. There is literally a double page spread made of 6 oversized characters overlapping each other on the page. Pacing is still off. Several pages are devoted to She-Hulk fighting Ghost Rider, all the while Earth is being ravaged (supposedly) by Celestials. I'm at least intrigued that Loki has joined the fray.

  • 6.5
    Dean S. May 16, 2018

    Artwork is great. liking the story so far. BUT Jason Aarons has already started to undo EVERYTHING that Mariko Tamaki did with She-Hulk in her solo series that just ended. She finally got control over her beastmode side of her Hulk, and she was even out IN Public as the old style She-Hulk with her mind and all in tacked. Now they have her as basicly a female version of the old original Bruce Banner Hulk, Big, Massive, low intelligance and bad broken english speach. Come on if your going to get something fixed and then break it again, why the heck did Ms.Tamaki do all that wonderful work and writing for. It's like her whole run was for nothing. Marvel needs to get their act together and if i could contact them directly I would point out all more

  • 6.5
    FT Metler May 17, 2018

    Weak art, weak story. Disappointing.

  • 6.0
    JBob May 17, 2018

    Meh. The series was off to a pretty exciting start with issue #1 but definitely took a dive for me already. As someone else's review mentioned, "Loki again?" was pretty much my exact reaction. What I didnt really like about it was how they pretended like they were keeping it a mystery by not showing him til the end but clearly were using his voice (font) throughout his monologuing as if people might actually be surprised by the last page. Im not a huge fan of mcguinness art, but morales inks save it for me. As much as I like the celestials and really was looking forward to a new avengers arc featuring them, i can honestly say that Ill probably give this book one more issue to do something truly interesting or fun.

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews May 20, 2018

    You could completely skip this issue and miss nothing

  • 5.0
    Briton May 22, 2018

    Very very average.

  • 4.0
    SloboSOY May 17, 2018

    I hated issue 1 ... Issue 2 is better ! Sadly the Dr Who/Black Panther team-up was not in there (Well 1 panel, yeah). But at least Jennifer was send to her destination. This was her part with the celest who moved me the more. The rest was ... Straw all badass attitude & fighting we can for blind the reader and that he trust this is a awesome reading. No Mr Aaron that not working on me.

    Cover - Well a little link & nice. 1.5/2
    Writing - Maybe this Ghost (No I will not call him like that) The Firerunner is a little better than before (Still not like him, Danny would fit better in a avengers time that the rookie). Still don't believe Carol & Tony can work this fine after all that happen between them. At least I would expect mis more

  • 1.0
    Samuel Almeida May 17, 2018

    Fells more of the same. Art is ok, i guess.

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