Avengers Assemble #18

Avengers Assemble #18

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

INFINITY TIE-IN! Part 1 of 2!
A Spider-Woman’s eye-view as the Avengers engage the seemingly unstoppable Builder fleet! You know, the last time Spider-Woman was involved in a big alien invasion thingie, it didn’t go so well for her. I wonder, is Jessica Drew the kind of woman who holds a grudge?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 21, 2013

    AVENGERS ASSEMBLE delivers a little bit of what you'd expect and a little bit of a surprise. The Avengers are, indeed, assembling, this time with some reluctant allies from across the galaxy, to fight a common, powerful enemy. On the unexpected side: the characters who end up being closest to Spider-Woman, and the ones who end up feeling more distant. The issue works, both as a standalone and as a part of INFINITY, and is a nice (albeit not uplifting) peek into Jessica's experience as a person and as an Avenger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 21, 2013

    In some ways the story is fragmented without Avengers #18 providing a larger context. But a more pressing concern is that DeConnick doesn't fully exploit the bond between Jessica and Hulk or her lasting revulsion toward Skrulls during various key moments where it would have made sense. Hopefully the next issue will make up for those omissions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Aug 22, 2013

    An enjoyable issue with strong artwork and writing, with an affective story and interesting pencils. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Aug 22, 2013

    Overall, the book is a great mix of character work and action, which Ive come to expect from DeConnick, and it has a clear connection to the events of Infinity #1. An enjoyable issue, and a solid tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Aug 21, 2013

    This simplistic story based on the less loved Spider character is just what the doctor ordered. While it is difficult to see her character regressing in this odd fashion, it is good that DeConnick took the effort to stay true to her character. This character based Sci-fi story is a refreshing change of pace for this series. It also does a really good job setting the identity apart of a comic book trapped in a crossover so early on it’s life cycle. Those seeking an extra dose of Jessica Drew should welcome Avengers Assemble #18 into their lives with open arms. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 22, 2013

    It's a capable diversion, but returning to the solid character foundations that DeConnick has been creating over the last year will be very welcome when this latest crossover is done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 23, 2013

    One nice thing about Infinity is the relatively manageable size of the project: outside of the Infinity/Avengers/New Avengers continuity, there are only three "tie-in" issues from other titles. Avengers Assemble #18 is the first of them, and while it's a typically thoughtful, entertaining outing from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, with classically old-school superhero art from Barry Kitson and Gary Erskine, it's somewhat hampered by a scheduling glitch on Marvel's part. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Aug 25, 2013

    Of course, you don't absolutely need to be reading 'Avengers Assemble' to understand what's going on in 'Infinity'. However, by picking it up along with the main books, you have a more complete picture of what's going on in the Marvel Universe right now. I for one will definitely be adding this series back to my pull list to check out what else it offers to enhance Hickman's already awesome tale. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 22, 2013

    Apparently the outer edges of the "Infinity" story will continue on for a second issue of "Avengers Assemble," but this first issue doesn't do much to inspire me to drop another four bucks without some convincing. I do enjoy how much command DeConnick has of Spider-Woman and look forward to a team-up with Black Widow, but beyond that I'm more hopeful DeConnick's use of a baseball metaphor will lead to some personality-dominant scenes and that once "Infinity" is done with the Avengers we can maybe see a baseball game like back in the 1986 "Avengers Annual" #15. That would bring in some fun "Avengers Assemble" #18 is simply missing. Read Full Review

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