Avengers #33

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Javi Garron Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 29
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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MOON KNIGHT VS. THE AVENGERS
Mummies are rising from their graves. Secret armies march by moonlight, from K'un-Lun to Wakanda to Greenwich Village. A dark god invades Asgard. And the Moon Knight has been unleashed as never before. So begins the Age of Khonshu. So fall the Avengers.
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 27, 2020

    I've always liked Moon Knight, but in his mystery there has always been a lack of detail that has rubbed me the wrong way. Here though, Aaron and Garron are steering directly into that mystery and seem to be suggesting maybe that mystery is where his power is drawn the greatest. I can't wait to see where Moon Knight goes from here and for fans respect for the character to grow every page of the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 29, 2020

    Aaron's story is only half of what makes this issue so great. Javier Garrn's artwork makes every scene memorable. I could literally choose almost any panel from this issue and it would qualify for some of the best shots of the week. Hell, the opening exchange between Iron Fist and Moon Knight is a sight to behold. Garrn obviously had fun with this issue and went all out. As he and Aaron move forward with this story, I can't wait to see if the two of them can top this strong opening issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 27, 2020

    Javier Garron does some good work with the art in this issue. The Moon Knight/Iron Fist fight was definitely the highlight. Everything after was good visually, but really didn't capture the emotional impact of those first few pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl May 30, 2020

    The opening chapter of this arc raises the stakes and makes it personal for the Avengers, while providing hints at some twists and deception for Moon Knight and Khonshu. Aaron and Garron pace the issue well and provide readers with a reason to return for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 27, 2020

    I am a little hesitant on Avengers #33. I definitely liked it and will be following this storyline, but I did not love it as much I was expecting. Maybe I over-hyped it too much? Or the long layoff didn't help? I just felt a bit underwhelmed by the end of the issue. Nothing was really technically wrong with the issue. The story was fun and intriguing and Aaron got the pieces together to start it off. Plus I did like his writing of Moon Knight. The art is also solid, as well. There are some great sequences in the book and all the character designs are fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 3, 2020

    It's an issue that surprises on all levels and is clearly setting up for something apocalyptic, and does so with skill, aplomb and a bit of entertaining creativity. I'm really interested in seeing where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 29, 2020

    Aaron has a reputation for making revelations like these mean something in the long run, and if that's the case once gain in the "Age of Khonshu," Moon Knight fans are in for one amazing ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier May 27, 2020

    Jason Aaron and the art team combine to make Moon Knight an unstoppable adversary for the Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 27, 2020

    Is this fight yarn put together with commendable storytelling skill? Yes. Is it a rewarding diversion when you play along with the "Moon Knight Kills The Marvel Universe" premise? Yes. Is it ground-breaking or emotionally moving or status-quo-shattering? Absolutely not. Not every comic needs to be those things -- but not every well-crafted comic needs to get called perfect, either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 27, 2020

    The issue is a solid starting point. While there's not a ton to the comic itself, it has numerous shocking moments as Moon Knight makes quick work of the Avengers for some goal. It's an unexpected direction for the character and series and one that also feels welcome in many ways. Moon Knight has always played second tier with times of "indie cred" and it looks like now's his time to be in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jun 2, 2020

    Light on the story, the issue sets the hype for the new story arc by giving us Moon Knight fighting various other Avengers. Fantastic art from Javier Garron and Jason Keith make this issue absolutely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 28, 2020

    Following the will of Khonshu it's unclear just what the endgame of Moon Knight or his God is, but it's obvious he's only getting started. He's unable to draw power from Black Panther, but there are plenty of other mystical forces in the Marvel Universe to draw from. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jun 1, 2020

    Avengers #33 pits Moon Knight against the Avengers... and prevailing?! Leaps of logic aside, this issue is a surprising amount of fun, setting the stage for a big mystery by baiting the narrative hook so well. This is a great place for readers to jump on if they haven't already! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu May 31, 2020

    From an execution standpoint, there are no defects in the script. Likewise, the visual storytelling from Javier Garron, Jason Keith, and Cory Petit all turned in a visual performance that hit all the right spots ("THE FIST OF KHONSHU" sequence, in particular). But Moon Knight? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura May 27, 2020

    In any event, Javier Garrns art makes the proceedings at least worth looking at, with his typically kinetic style that helps move the script along at a brisk pace. Theres lots of imaginative imagery throughout, from a quick-paced fight scene between Moon Knight and Iron Fist, to MK overtaking Doctor Stranges Sanctum Sanctorum with zombie mummies. Even if the events being depicted are murky, at least they look good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 31, 2020

    It's not working for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 27, 2020

    So while Avengers #33 takes an unexpected track for the opening of “Age of Khonshu” that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the most fun to read. Operating with a diminishing burliness and drive, writer Jason Aaron well establishes Moon Knight as a formidable antagonist but then does little else with the rest of the issue. Artists Javier Garron and Jason Keith, ably aided by letterer Cory Petit, inject a little bit of spark into the issue overall, but seeing a good band play the same song over and over is enough to disappoint even the biggest of Moon Knight and Avengers fans. All told Avengers #33 opens big, but doesn’t do terribly much else with it. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner May 27, 2020

    Avengers #33 is a significant Moon Knight issue and would have been an excellent start to a new series. However, Jason Aaron continues to neglect his actual roster, making the Avengers themselves minor characters in their own book. If you are a Moon Knight fan, this is a must-buy, but if you are an Avengers fan, it might be time to start trade waiting. I'm sure this run will tie up nicely, but it's just becoming frustrating monthly. Read Full Review

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