Avengers #9

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 48
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, the Sub-Mariner, lord of the seven seas, has a bold new plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever.
Rated T+

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Oct 10, 2018

    AVENGERS #9 may just be the first Namor-themed comic I can actually get behind. I've never been much of a fan, but I'll be damned if I didn't admit Jason Aaron is changing my mind. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Oct 10, 2018

    Namor has once again declared war on the surface world but won't result to his old tricks. Namor won't bring the war to them but will destroy any surface dweller that dares set foot in the ocean. Namor has also recruited his own team to carry out his vision. This spells trouble for an Avengers team that is still working on their chemistry. Will Captain America be able to reason with his old friend? Or will Atlantis finally reign supreme? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Oct 11, 2018

    The heart of this book is definitely a social commentary about environmentalism, refugees, and diplomacy. Where the Dark Celestials were a simple, punchable threat Namor provides a problem needing a scalpel rather than a hammer (to be fair, though, Thor definitely tries to hit him with his hammer). The book parallels the tricky landscape of providing assistance to people from a country hostile to your aid for good reason. How the Avengers navigate this daunting task promises to challenge their and the readers global world view. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 23, 2018

    This is not a Namor to mess with. He's angry, he's stronger, and he's not going to tolerate anyone in his oceans. A fantastic relaunch of the character showing what he's capable of. Giving him his own version of the Avengers is a terrific twist. The visuals on this are great, with Namor looking like a god. I'm eager to see where this is heading! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B.K. Derbidge Oct 23, 2018

    Namor has MUCH more to be angry about than climate change and the Avengers are finally punching enemies with faces! Whats not to love? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Oct 10, 2018

    The first arc of Avengers was clunky, dull, and lacked a compelling villain. With one issue, Jason Aaron has turned all of those problems around and set Avengers on the right path. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 10, 2018

    Marquez's art really helps to sell the darker tone of this story. While I would have liked to have seen more of the events that are driving Namor's crusade, all of the art featuring Namor is great to look at. Marquez captures the strength and power of the character really well and that's one of the things that makes me curious to see where this story goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 10, 2018

    If this issue doesn't make you want to buy the new Marvel Legends Namor action figure I don't know what will. Namor is made stronger due to great writing and visuals and may have hopped up a few pegs in the echelon of badass villains. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 12, 2018

    If you are short on funds and want a quality super hero team title then I would recommend buying Justice League. You get a better bang for your buck. However, if your comic budget can allow for it then I would still suggest picking up Avengers #9. I think Aaron is about to kick off an enjoyable story arc with Namor and the Defenders of the Deep. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Oct 10, 2018

    Avengers #9 sees the team head under the sea to face off against old friend and former teammate Namor. There's a good story, and fantastic art and colors. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 12, 2018

    "Avengers" #9 is an fine prelude to a new direction for the franchise. Read Full Review

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