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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: 17
6.4Critic Rating
4.6User Rating

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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

  • 7.0
    cincyfan Dec 4, 2022

    I have thoroughly enjoyed Aaron's run on the avengers but the last few issues had been hit and miss for me. Honestly I wasn't sure if I'd like this final story but after reading this I have a bit more hope than I did going into it. This was an interesting beginning that makes me really think about all the possible outcomes. While I wasn't blown away by this issue it certainly makes me more eager to read the next issue

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Dec 1, 2022

    Why would you spend most of this issue on a fight that clearly didn't need to happen. This should be setting up the story, and it only does that in the slightest way.

  • 5.5
    samizrozami Dec 6, 2022

    „A ghost rider with the power to ride anything in existence „
    Can he ride a better script tho.

  • 5.5
    Sollywoods Nov 30, 2022

    Half the issue is wasted on a stupid hero VS hero fight that is pointless and makes everyone involved look like an idiot. Maybe not Captain America who actually seemed like he knew this was a stupid fight. This was suppose to kick off the final arc of the this run, set up the attempted epic battle to come and it fails at that. Heroes fighting heroes rarely works and the reason to fight here was inter nonsense. It was filler and when you have an oversized issue, why are you bothering with filler???

    At least the last, I don't know, third of the story started to get things going, which is why I give it a passing grade. Ghost rider not being able to use his powers was a bit cliche but after just establishing he could destroy the thr more

  • 5.0
    BillyBat Nov 30, 2022

    Hero vs hero fight. What a total lack of originality. Aaron managed to make his Avengers in this issue ineffective, stupid and unbearable at the same time. Quite a feat. After that, Bryan Hitch is still good and there is some action. It's not unreadable, but I can't wait for the end of this series.

  • 4.0
    Kalaoui Dec 7, 2022

    Man what a waste of time and money. Let's oversize this kick off issue and spend half of it on a unnecessary fight and the rest on a horrible idea for Ghost rider who could kill the Doom Above all last issue by himself only to stop him and then depower him because Aaron can't write a proper script ending to his crap saga. This close to the end after 5 years I have to finish and I will never ever read another Jason Aaron book when these Avengers books are done in a few months.

  • 4.0
    daspidaboy Nov 30, 2022

    a pretty bad issue if you ask me.

  • 3.0
    Prodigalson16 Dec 1, 2022


  • 2.0
    fzanca Jan 8, 2023

    What the hell even is this? The entire two-issue book is nothing but one big fight scene. It has no substance whatsoever. I still don't buy that there was a Hulk prior to Banner. Truthfully, I've stayed away from Aaron's Avengers and now I know why. So, I'm not sure if these characters are from a different dimension or a different time. I really don't care, this was so bad. I picked up because of the art and hoped it might be good. I was wrong. I thought it might be connected to the Kang Timeless book, but I guess that one hasn't released yet.

  • 2.0
    KFuqua Dec 1, 2022

    Nothing good about this mess. Sorry I tried it.

  • 8.0
    ComicWorm Nov 30, 2022

  • 7.5
    flodid Nov 30, 2022

  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
    wesshamu Dec 10, 2022

  • 1.0
    Gustavo Las Orka Jan 13, 2023

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    Pelato89 Jan 13, 2023

  • 1.0
    John Pomoli Dec 1, 2022

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