Avengers Assemble: Alpha #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 51
6.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

From throughout time and the far corners of the Multiverse, the Mightiest Heroes of All the Earths are assembling as never before for a battle beyond all imaging. A war that will take us from the prehistoric beginnings of an Earth under assault by the greatest villains who've ever lived to the watchtower that stands at the dark heart of the all and the always, where an army of unprecedented evil now rises. The biggest Avengers saga in Marvel history begins now. RATED T+

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 30, 2022

    The years-long setup building toward Avengers Assemble: Alpha #1 is exciting to see unfold toward its finish. Given how many players spanning different universes and timelines, it's impressive how well it all comes together here. There's also enough in the first issue to get your excitement up, even if most of the pages require heroes to fight heroes in a misunderstanding you know will resolve itself in time. But that's superhero comics, and superhero comics don't get bigger than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dr. Carl Bryan Dec 3, 2022

    There are no spoilers here, but the best incarnation of villains has entered the fray as our heroes are trying to sort out issues among themselves. Page after page provides a lot of battles, one-liner comments, and navigation through a story that may be a huge Control Alt Delete to an Avengers Universe! So get in line to get your First Issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Avengers Assemble: Alpha #1 is the beginning of the end. The comic carries a huge weight with it, containing years of exposition... loyal fans may appreciate the combination of the series, joining three groups and multiple series into one epic. This propels Aaron's storytelling towards a conclusion of his own power, illustrated by one of the best in the business. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Dec 1, 2022

    Avengers Assemble: Alpha #1 kicks off the biggest story arc for this Avengers run. Everything with Mephisto, the Avengers B.C. team, and the mysterious Avenger Prime converges here as the two Avengers teams meet and have at it with each other. However, this issue's not exactly a good jumping on point for new readers. The art by Bryan Hitch is good for the most part, with some scenes feeling a little more static than others, but it's good overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Nov 30, 2022

    Avengers Assemble #1 is a slow and rather rough start to what is meant to be the epic conclusion of the Avengers' current era, stretching a clich hero versus hero fight to an unnecessary length. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 2, 2022

    We finally meet the mysterious Avenger Prime, an army of Mephistos attacks, battle at the dawn of time, but it doesn't feel like a story so much as the cold open. At least it's the open to a story I want to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 4, 2022

    If this storyline is meant to conclude Aaron's long tenure with these iconic characters, it's gonna have to do something a bit more interesting and unique to stand out in the broader Avengers pantheon of stories. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Dec 1, 2022

    "Avengers Assemble Alpha #1 is a monotonous, decompressed kick-off to an important Avengers story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 30, 2022

    Avengers Assemble Alpha #1 has a lot going on. And that might be the issue. There's three different stories going on and none of them are given enough room to really breathe and become interesting. The cuts between them don't help making the comic feel unfocused disjointed at times. As far as the start of an event, it does its job of catching up readers as to what's happening. It just feels like that's about all it does. We've seen so much of the plot before, it's almost comical at this point how the hero vs. hero over a mistake is still being used. This could have been so much more but the end result lands with a thud. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 30, 2022

    The most cliche of superhero tropes weighs upon Avengers Assemble Alpha like gravity as two teams with excellent knowledge of the multiversal, Earth-killing threat that they face still fall into combat with one another over petty grievances and minor misunderstandings. Read Full Review

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