Avengers #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: C.F. Villa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 64
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The Star. The Icon. The Witch. The Construct. The God. The Engineer. The King. The world is ever in peril, and a new team of Avengers mobilizes to meet any dangers that dare threaten the planet. But when TERMINUS attacks, a new and insidious danger rears its head: one that the Avengers know all too well, and one that comes to them in the most dangerous of guises - that of a friend.
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams May 17, 2023

    If you are an Avengers fan, there's no reason not to pick this up and continue reading to see what new villains they will face, and which heroes leave their unforgettable mark on the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 17, 2023

    Avengers #1 starts the new era with vigor, and Mackay brings a refreshing and more streamlined focus. The cast is classic and full of powerhouses in every form of the word. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - ComicsOnline Staff May 17, 2023

    Avengers #1 provides a bold and provocative new beginning for some old friends. The action starts early and doesn't let up, but the story is never sacrificed for its sake. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 17, 2023

    This is the best Avengers title I've read in recent memory. If this first issue is only a taste of what is to come, I think it a safe prediction that this will go down as one of the greatest runs in Avengers history. Whether you're a fan of the movies who has yet to get into the comics, or a fan of Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Black Panther, The Vision, Scarlet Witch, Captain America and Thor, you will want to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke May 17, 2023

    All told, Avengers #1 gets the team together, has them fight a world-ending villain, and gives readers a resolution. Add in the cliffhanger that ties into the last Timeless issue, and we have a great introduction to a new era of Avengers. It's no small achievement. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Alfie Erin May 19, 2023

    Its a fantastic first issue that establishes a good team and sets out a mission statement for what the Avengers mean as a whole and as individuals. This run is partly spinning out of the events of Timeless (2022) #1, how that one shot will affect this story isn't entirely clear yet but part of me does worry itll become necessary reading to understand the following issues. With that being said Its still a great first issue which I can highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 19, 2023

    This is a return to form for the Earth's mightiest heroes, and the creative team have given readers a reason to return month to month already. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 20, 2023

    This first issue is the whole package. From big action to a classic team building segment, everything works flawlessly to get the ball rolling on a new Avengers relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 17, 2023

    Villa delivers great character designs and interpersonal moments as well as awesome action and thrilling imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez May 17, 2023

    Avengers #1 addresses the team's lack of direction in recent years and sets them on a more focused path while still providing satisfactory action, adventure and wit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 30, 2023

    Our Avengers lineup includes Sam Wilson, Thor, Tony Stark, Black Panther, the Vision, and the Scarlet Witch. with Carol providing some insight, both through narration and dialogue, about her reasons for wanting each for the team (and choosing them over other contenders). It's an interesting team. Now assembled, let's see just how this new team functions. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 19, 2023

    It's always fun when the creators explain the reasoning of their team's membership, and Terminus has never looked better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 17, 2023

    Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa provide The Avengers with a much needed reset with the start of the new start to the relaunched series. Time was well spent to get lapsed and new readers caught up to speed with each member of this new Avengers roster. Those catch-up scenes never overstay their welcome as the focus for The Avengers #1 is showcasing the team as Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Add in the tease of a bigger storyline centered around Kang The Conquerer, The Avengers #1 is a strong start for the new creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill May 19, 2023

    A talented creative team plays it safe, starting off their new series on a relatively quiet note. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 1, 2023

    Avengers #1 is entertaining, but its not breaking the formula. MacKay, Villa, Blee, and Petit do a wonderful job together. This book needs to overcome a lot of bad will from the previous run, and this issue succeeds in getting readers hooked. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 17, 2023

    At the very least, Avengers #1 is a fun read, with plenty of character interactions and zippy pacing that lets it go down smooth and easily. Focusing the action through a singular character (Carol, in this instance) always helps an ensemble book feel less frantic and aimless, and with her solo title on the way out without an immediate replacement lined up, Avengers is as good a place as any to give her the spotlight. There are also some interesting dynamics on this particular team that could bear fruit later, e.g. Carol and Tony (remember Civil War II?), Vision and Wanda (exes, uh oh!), Sam and TChalla (they beefin!). MacKay tends to have a light touch in his comics, so I expect a similar tone for a lot of it. But this issue is also a good showcase for artist C.F. Villa (recently of X-Men and MacKays Black Cat), who delivers rather solid superhero art that always looks good on the page with Federico Blees colors. Read Full Review

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