Avengers #30

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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STARBRAND REBORN Conclusion: WHO WILL BE BRANDED?
In a Shi'ar space prison the size of a galaxy, the cosmic war for the Starbrand super weapon comes to its cataclysmic conclusion. Who is the shocking new wielder of the Starbrand? And will they survive long enough to control the epic planet-melting power at their disposal? Not if Gladiator of the Shi'ar has anything to say about it. But the space-ravaged Avengers will have a thing or two to say about it too. Including Brood Thor, Captain Corsair, the War Widow, the new-look She-Hulk and Blade... as you've never seen him before!
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 29, 2020

    McGuinness and Manna deliver some beautiful visuals in this issue. There are some great moments and panels throughout and the fight scenes and action are beautiful to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jan 31, 2020

    With this book, if there is to be an epic fight it's a safe bet that Ed McGuinness is going to pop his head in to dazzle. This issue was full of energy blasts, colorful costumes, and close ups that allow McGuinness' genius to shine. I can't wait to see Avengers Mountain turn into cosmic nursery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 31, 2020

    Though Jason Aaron's era of Avengers has had its ups and downs, Issue #30 finds it hitting a fine balance between emotions and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jan 30, 2020

    The Starbrand's identity has been revealed and it is even more important to the Avengers to protect her than it was before. Gladiator and the heralds of Galactus are still hell-bent on destroying the Starbrand before she can destroy the galaxy. Will the Avengers be able to harness the power of the Starbrand? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 1, 2020

    Avengers under Jason Aaron's pen has been a tough nut to crack. From arc to arc and even issue to issue, it's been wildly inconsistent. "Starbrand Reborn" is easily the writer's most consistent attempt thus far, though, and if it's indicative of the quality he wants to pull off with this title, thenAvengers could be poised to become Marvel's wildest, least-predictable and all-outfun book on the stands. Time will tell. As for this issue, it brings to a head a story that no one was expecting but everyone should love, mild flaws and all. Hats off to everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jan 29, 2020

    The Starbrand has been overused in Marvel team books for too long, but Aaron takes the idea in an entirely new direction here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Feb 12, 2020

    The conclusion to the "Starbrand Reborn" story starts off with a bang, with the Avengers facing off against Gladiator and heralds of Galactus. The back half of the issue slows it down a bit but gives a satisfying ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 29, 2020

    Avengers #30 gives readers a new Starbrand and not much else. Sure, there is some punching and arguing, but we've been getting that for issues now. I wish this all felt bigger than it does, but I will wait until Jason Aaron expands on it until I get more excited. Let's hope that it is sometime soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 30, 2020

    This was probably the weakest issue of the arc. Most of it was fine, it was just a little too decompressed and the dialogue didn't help. Black Widow's comment makes no sense in context, for instance. It's hard to care about the Starbrand as an entity but putting it in a baby is pretty interesting. An instance of the dialogue being good, Black Panther's question at the end really hammers home the potential of this. We'll see where it goes.

  • 7.5
    Sollywoods Jan 31, 2020

    I liked how this ended so let’s start with the good. Spoilers!

    There is interesting story potential in a baby having the star brand power. I’m curious to see how this plays out. It could also go poorly but I’m on board right now. I would have rated this lower if it had not ended the way it did.

    My issues with the issue and story arc as a whole.
    Art - it was okay. I’m not a big McGuinness fan but I don’t hate it. It’s passable. If you are into this artist it likely delivers for you. There’s nothing bad aside from personal date.

    The silver surfer. I’m glad he came around to not advocating murder of a woman the star brand chose but he was going to until he realized she was pregnant. I’ more

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  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Feb 2, 2020

    Hmm, this felt a bit rushed. But still, I've really enjoyed this story. I wonder what will come out of this though.

  • 7.0
    Gorr Jan 31, 2020

    The Pacing of the issue felt weird, things were moving way too fast and suddenly. Although, the payoff was still good and it is interesting to see where this new Starbrand will go. 7/10

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 14, 2020

    That baby is very cute.

  • 10
    Ryan Jan 31, 2020

    Avengers 30 is the issue I’ve been waiting for. Everything finally comes together with this Starbrand arc and Aaron and McGuinness write and draw an awesome, epic, 3-way battle between the Avengers, the Heralds, and Gladiator. I also thought it was awesome how the Heralds act as the 3 kings for the new Starbrand. Perfect issue and a return to form

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jan 30, 2020

    " She was trying to get away to control a power she didn't ask for and couldn't possibly understand... A power that exists only to protect its host and its homelands from alien threats. "
    - BLACK PANTHER

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Jan 29, 2020

    Cap delivering a baby. :)

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Feb 5, 2020

    It's an OK end to this up and down arc. rushed at times and decompressed at other times. Aaron has great ideas but his delivery was off with some characters doing things just because? Brood Thor as an example was just a waste. Aaron succeeds in tying the story with baby Starbrand and we'll see where that goes but somehow he misses with too many other ones. His Black widow moment was way off but I did like Cap delivering the baby! McGuiness and Manna combined for the art along with Morales on inks and Keith doing colors. The art was OK. McGuiness was sharper the last issue and Manna was decent but nothing spectacular.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Feb 2, 2020

    What a week for average comics.

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 24, 2020

    When Jason Aaron gets political … well, it ain't exactly Al Ewing's Immortal Hulk. Poor pregnant Starbrand!

  • 6.0
    Kreniigh Feb 11, 2020

    Why is Captain America wearing a headband? He doesn't have long hair.

  • 5.0
    Jon Comics Oct 9, 2020

    Aaron is trying to do too many things and he seems to be trying a Dark Metal Scott Snyder storyline. He is a great writer but he is going for effect over any coherent storytelling.
    Mostly he doesn’t know what to do with his cast, so there is a barrage o”Big Moments” which don’t work. Robbie Reyes is a terrible character and the novelty of Blade on the Avengers has work off. Black Widow gets an armor. But there is no character development, no conflict. Only She Hulk is somewhat interesting.
    Let’s hope Aaron can get back on track. Not next issue, which might be the worst of his run.

  • 7.0
    iPodwithnomusic Oct 30, 2020

  • 8.5
    Grifter Jan 31, 2020

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 1, 2020

  • 8.0
    jmprados Feb 24, 2020

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Jan 30, 2020

  • 7.5
    flodid Feb 1, 2020

  • 7.5
    Sergione Feb 27, 2020

  • 7.5
    RC Adamiec Mar 14, 2020

  • 7.0
    cincyfan Mar 1, 2020

  • 2.5
    Radar Jan 30, 2020

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