Avengers #22

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 31, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
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8.1User Rating

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THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS STARTS HERE! Robbie Reyes wants to get rid of the flame-headed monster inside him. So it's time to do the common sense thing: perform an exorcism on his car. Only problem is, Johnny Blaze, the king of Hell, has some plans of his own for the newest Ghost Rider and his Avengers friends.
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  • 9.2
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Aug 2, 2019

    Hell has come to Avengers Mountain and Robbie Reyes is at the center of it. The Avengers must fight for the very soul of Robbie and exorcise the demons from his soul and his car. The only problem is that Johnny Blaze has taken an interest in Robbie, and wants to show him the true power of the Ghost Rider. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 5, 2019

    A nice grouping of characters and an effective horror tone make for a compelling first chapter with (you should excuse the expression) one hell of a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 31, 2019

    Stefano Casellis art is really good. The characters look great, but Caselli does some amazingly detailed work on depicting the Hell Charger. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 1, 2019

    Avengers #22 is a great start to the new arc, bringing back characters that have been missing in action in comics for almost a year, with fantastic art and writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Christopher Franey Jul 31, 2019

    A slow burn for the anticipation of the main race, but a good and necessary start to the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 30, 2019

    Somewhere in the midst of everything, theres also a moment between Thor and Iron Man in a Turkish desert. Theyve been called in to investigate the strange appearance of what appears to be a fossilized Iron Man helmet in a cave. The addition of that scene amid Reyes problems, helps to keep the issue running on a few different tracks. In a way that recalls the kind of deft traffic control, Chris Claremont had in The Uncanny X-Men when his run on that series was firing on all cylinders. Aarons Avengers seems to have found firm footing now that the smoke has finally cleared on the War of the Realms crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 1, 2019

    Big, strange, and all kinds of fun Avengers #22 starts this new arc on a strange but engaging foot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Aug 1, 2019

    Let's not forget that the subplot of the book leans into the idea of "Ancient Avengers.” I'm a big fan of the stage Jason Aaron has set in 22 issues. Between the Ancient Avengers, Ghost Rider: King of Hell, Dracula's gang, the Russians, Namor, and the Squadron Supreme, it's insane how he was able to do it. Caselli has proven to be a solid follow up to Ed McGuinness. This issue was an improvement on last month's. The characters were clean and crisp, even when the shots are panned out. The scenes with Ghost Rider's car spewing flames are dynamic and exciting. Stefano Caselli is with us through this Ghost Rider story so we'll be sure to get plenty more impressive art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 19, 2019

    Avengers is digging into some horror angles and Hell itself with this arc and I am here for it. This storyline looks like it's made for new and old Ghost Rider fans alike and I can't wait to see how this plays out. With all the terrifying monsters big and small the Avengers have taken on, there's no reason they can't also fight the underworld. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 31, 2019

    Avengers #22 pits the team against the Hellcharger in an exorcism story that takes itself just the right amount of seriously. It's a fun ride, the stakes feel credible, and the visuals are wonderfully polished. Expanding a single-Avenger story to involve other heroes across multiple issues looks like a bet that will pay off big. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jul 31, 2019

    Nothing ever dives too deep below the surface, but it's a wonderful ride nonetheless. Can we get this version of the Avengers all the time? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 31, 2019

    Avengers #22 kicks off a new story arc and it's a solid point to hop on to the series. The story seems like it'll reveal more about the history of Ghost Rider and bring back some classic characters too. It's a solid mix of new and old moving things ahead in a flaming car. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - John Jack Aug 5, 2019

    Jump on this issue if you want or read the vampire arc first it works either way this story should be decent enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - andynickelsen Jul 31, 2019

    Jason Aaron starts out his next Avengers arc in a darkly themed, but exciting fashion! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Aug 5, 2019

    Ghost Riders, rev up your engines! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jul 31, 2019

    Avengers #22 lays the groundwork for an entertaining story but doesn't deliver any payoff for the past year of Avengers-centric Ghost Rider stories. Read Full Review

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