Avengers Assemble #10

Avengers Assemble #10

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Did you know that theres a theory that the bacteria in our bodies actually controls our moods and may even be responsible for elements of our personalities? TONY STARK and BRUCE BANNER did. What happens when a 20 million-year-old evolutionary catalyst infects a HULK? Could it be a cure? Meanwhile, on the outside, CAPTAINS MARVEL AND AMERICA must find the missing scientist before he unleashes said bacteria on the world.

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Dec 13, 2012

    This book has action, adventure, and loads of witty dialogue. Its everything the successor to the wildly popular film franchise could hope to be, with great writing and gorgeous art to boot. If I had to find one nitpick, I guess it would be the somewhat forgettable villain. He is a bit typical, but fills his role with plenty of quips and a fair amount of threat. However, DeConnicks dialogue is so tight, and Casellis pencils are so dynamic and engaging, that its only a small nitpick. The sequence where Captain Marvel crashes the Quinjet and rockets out in time to catch Captain America as he free-falls to the ground? Worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 14, 2012

    If you want some Avengers fun without the complications, look no further. And start with Avengers Assemble #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 12, 2012

    While most of this issue is great with both fun and terse character interactions, the lackluster villain weighs it down. He's certainly not the worst bad guy to ever appear in a comic book -- not by a longshot -- but he also feels too familiar to previous villains, even in appearance. If he were one shade darker and had a few more ridges on his chin he would look just like Thanos. That said, he sufficiently fills the nasty villain quota by using his heavy-handed dialogue to defeat Captain America without lifting a finger. This book is all about the excellent moments that DeConnick builds up to, and that is definitely one worth remembering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Jan 6, 2013

    Crazy, weird, insane superhero fiction is fun. But superpowers and mad scientists only go so far. Kelly Sue DeConnick's career has been a slow burn that's been building to her current status as one of Marvel's top writers, and Avengers Assemble #10 is a fantastic exhibition of her talent. Having a good mix of relatability and action goes a long way in terms of making a comicbook interesting, and DeConnick is a master at finding that groove. It feels like Tony Stark is really nervous, and that Carol Danvers is actually worried for Steve Rogers' safety. It's not hard to write the words saying these things are true. Making those ideas feel authentic through the narrative is a whole different ball game, and DeConnick hits home runs every time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 12, 2012

    "Avengers Assemble" #10 (as well as #9 before it) has been a pleasant and rewarding surprise. There are a lot of "Avengers" titles right now, but make sure that you don't miss "Avengers Assemble" in the mix. "Avengers Assemble" has become a must-read superhero comic; all comics should be this much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 14, 2012

    But the story stumbles a bit here. Hopefully it'll be back on track with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 19, 2012

    Kelly Sue DeConnick has continuously raised her stock as one of Marvel's top writers and Avengers Assembled #10 is another showcase for her. The writing and art all gelled together to create fun read with the right amount of character interaction between this cast of Avengers and big, over-the-top action. The bland villains does take away from the story but the comic is still enjoyable for all the Avengers interacting with one another. If you are looking for a fun Avengers comic that is not worrying itself with continuity or being dark and gritty than give DeConnick's Avengers Assembled. It is an easily accessible comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 17, 2012

    I think that Avengers Assemble has a lot going for it " strong art, strong dialogue, a minimum of continuity to get in its way, a tone that is largely all-ages " but it's also the underrated middle child of the Avengers franchise. This is a title without a grand purpose within the Marvel Universe, and the story itself stumbles a bit without a unifying high concept to ground it and guide it. Ultimately not a bad effort from DeConnick and company, but one I do fear may get lost among its more ambitious sister titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 10, 2012

    I think the premise for the story, like I said, could have taken the issue into a far more serious direction, but it didn't. Instead, the writer plays with the characters on the surface of the story and doesn't really delve too deep, using a lot of cliche moments and one-liners to tell the story for her. A lot of the dialogue doesn't sound genuine to the respective characters, and I think it's important to maintain individual voices for the characters of a team book. Read Full Review

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