Avengers #39

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Dale Keown Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 27
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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In the harsh, primordial world of One Million B.C.E., early humans who are different are left in the Burnt Place to die. But one young girl whose only crime was being born with red hair finds something else entirely in the place of bones and ash - something that will change human history forever.
Rated T+

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 9, 2020

    Dale Keown delivers some beautiful art in this issue. With the story being so character driven, Keown is able to focus on character details, but not at the expense of the lush landscapes and backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 9, 2020

    We're back in a familiar place by book's end, and time will tell if this has the meaning to the story it implies, but as of right now, this feels like a must-read for those invested in what comes next, and it's an easy recommend. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 9, 2020

    I definitely expected a bit more from Avengers #39, but even then I would rather judge this story in particular for what unfolds in the present. Rather than for what happened in the past. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Dec 14, 2020

    This felt like a whole lot of build-up for a better story, which I guess will be the upcoming Phoenix rehash that Marvel is serving up. Avengers #39 is fairly lackluster in the storytelling but its a really nice issue on the eyes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 9, 2020

    While the opening of this Avengers title had a developed strength and sense of wry self-awareness, 39 issues later we find the title losing a lot of its steam. Not exactly the position you want to be in heading into a massive year-ending event, but with Avengers #39, you have to play the cards you are dealt. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Sollywoods Dec 9, 2020

    I don't usually give low grades but I just didn't enjoy this. I haven't enjoyed any of the 1million BC issues, but this was a chore to get through. Comics shouldn't have me wanting to skip bad dialogue and feel like the entire premise is stupid (keep in mind that comics often have wild subject matter and that is awesome!).

    And did the comic actually suggest people have been killing vegans? Even bigger issue, if this is literally 1 million BC, there were no humans at this stage of development with this language capacity. Comics, fiction, okay, still bugs me. Mutants were around also now, apocalypse being the first mutant isn't a thing anymore? Maybe that was long ago done away with, I'm not up on everything.

    And Odin more

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Dec 9, 2020

    I usually don't mind these flashback issues. Maybe it's just because Avengers has been less than stellar, arguably for several issues now, but this issue is just kind of dull. I didn't think it was bad, necessarily, but I just didn't enjoy it. It's mediocre. I have next to no expectations for Enter the Phoenix as I said before. I'm just hoping whatever comes after this arc is better. Which is sad because I've been on board with this series for a while, and also collected it in trade and everything. I do that for things I truly enjoy, so to be several volumes into the run just to have it plummet like this is hitting me as a monthly reader and as a collector now. If it keeps up, maybe I'll have to start selling these trades off.

  • 10
    fenixalasnegras Dec 9, 2020

    this issues was maybe a little slow, however I loved it, the art is superb and the history was not bad, if the subject of prehistory very far from the current xmen is not your thing, I really do not recommend it, well the art is magnificent. It reminded me a bit of a novel by Jean Marie Auel, I think it was the wolf or bear clan.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Dec 14, 2020

    It was good for what it was but can this avengers run feel like it means something? Its just so average.

  • 6.0
    Kalaoui Dec 10, 2020

    We are trying to set up the phoenix event and have the prehistoric Avengers have meaning but at this point I'm almost done with this series. We are dragging this to death and if only this issue delivered more than a cliched story, I would be more forgiving. The only reason I'm still here is because this is supposed to be an integral series to Marvel plans for 2021 and Mephisto's part of it but 39 issues later it's ridiculous what Aaron+Editors are doing here.

  • 4.0
    the_comic_book_club Dec 13, 2020

    The Avengers
    Volume: 8, Issue: 39 LGY: 739
    “The Burnt Place”
    “Enter the Phoenix Prologue”

    Publisher: @marvel
    Writer: @jasonaaron
    Artist: @keowndale & @inkerscott
    Colorist: @jasonraykeith
    Cover: @leeinhyuk
    Letterer: Cory Petit

    The cosmic force known as the Phoenix has had many hosts over the millennia. It’s history on planet Earth dates back to the dawn of human and mutant life. In this issue, we go back to the harsh primordial world of One Million B.C.E, when the Phoenix was born and must make her way in a harsh and deadly world.

    Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed the artwork in this issue. His work with the character was stellar. With t more

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    dynamitegunstar Dec 12, 2020

  • 7.5
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