Avengers #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 52
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Behold the wildest, most awe-inspiring team of Avengers ever assembled! But will it be enough to defeat the combined powers of Loki and the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what is the startling secret of the Progenitor?
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  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2018

    Great read, great buildup. Can't wait for a great pay off. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 27, 2018

    Revelations, actions, and surprises combined with strong visuals make this a Marvel book to follow. The new history of Earth and the cliffhanger are reason enough to pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 18, 2018

    An excellent chapter in the story arc that gets you pumped for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 18, 2018

    Questions are answered. Art is fantastic. And, Aaron is on fire guiding new and old readers back into Marvel again. This issue wasn't filled with a ton of action, but it gave readers a ton of explanation that was drastically needed. Pick this issue up and get the answers you need moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Brian Derbidge Jul 27, 2018

    The 2018 Avengers has been awesome! Hopefully, the explanation for Loki's involvement becomes clearer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jul 20, 2018

    This opens up a promise of an epic confrontation between the Avengers and the Dark Celestials. Aaron has a wonderful grasp on these characters. The more I read, the more these Avengers feel right. The cynicism of seeing them as "cash grab" choices because of the movies really fades before the quality writing of Jason Aaron. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 18, 2018

    If you're looking for literary merit or scrupulous storytelling craft or insightful characterization, Avengers #5 is likely to disappoint. If you address the comic on its own terms and let its sound and fury carry you over the top into absurd popcorn movie spectacle, it's a thoroughly entertaining ride. You won't feel like putting it on a pedestal once it's over, but while you're turning the pages, it is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Christian Kern Jul 18, 2018

    Jason Aaron is a fantastic writer. For myself, it's usually his dialogue which works wonders in his books. He never comes onto a book without a plan. Such as I stated earlier, he took on Thor for various titles and each one built upon the next with a beginning, middle, and an end in which we have not quite reached yet. He also likes to play with past, present and future of his characters. This is apparent as his use of King Thor in his work on Mighty Thor and the use of the Prehistoric Avengers in the flashbacks throughout his current Avengers run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jul 20, 2018

    McGuinness delivers some jaw-dropping art of a dying celestial in the issues opening sequence, while Aaron reveals all the mystery surrounding their past. Avengers #5 kicks everything into high gear as Loki reveals the rest of his plan to Captain America and the Avengers begin their counterattack. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 19, 2018

    Avengers #5 is another fun and out-there installment for Earths Mightiest Heroes. There are slow parts and subpar one-liners, but the overall book is a lot of fun and presents its characters well. Mix that with some solid artwork, and you have a book well worth recommending. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jul 18, 2018

    Avengers #5 builds towards the conclusion of this first story, with good writing by Jason Aaron, and great art by Paco Medina & Ed Mcguiness. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jul 18, 2018

    The bigger this Avengers series gets, the more absurd it becomes. Read Full Review

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