Avengers Assemble #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

The Avengers continue to square off against their astrological powered enemies, The Zodiac. How did these villains gain their abilities, and will the Avengers be enough to defeat this new threat?

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 12, 2012

    There are still lots of questions to be answered, but in this year of the Avengers, this is a strong addition to the lineup. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 14, 2012

    All that being said, this book is still what I've long looked for in an Avengers book. It's exciting. It's fast paced. It's got a lot of eye candy. Yeah, I'm not pleased with the ignorance to “Zodiac”, but this book is still a lot of fun to read. Not only that, it is absolutely gorgeous. It feels like Mark Bagley was born to draw the Avengers. I don't care if this series lasts only an arc, or a year, or two years, but I hope Bagley is there for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Apr 26, 2012

    The real question at this point is, "Should we care?" It is sad, because I did have high hopes for this series. The art is really great - it is just that the story feels so overly contrived. Who knows, it may get better. Heck, it may even make for a great collected story - it will just be very difficult to continue to pay $4 per issue knowing the kind of story that is being told... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 11, 2012

    If you want a simple, action-oriented Avengers book, Assemble has its merits. Mark Bagley's work is attractive in this issue and actually shows a higher level of detail and consistency than it did in issue #1. There's not much continuity to get in the way of the action, and there's something to be said for that in a time when nearly every other Avengers book is becoming tied up with Avengers vs. X-Men. And so, as with issue #1, the readers most pleased by this effort are going to be the ones who don't have much Avengers experience. For everyone else, the simplistic plotting and frustrating characterization are major hurdles to contend with. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    5 Star Reviews May 23, 2019


  • 3.0
    Ryan Jan 5, 2019

    Wow this comic was bad. A huge decrease of quality since issue one. The characters say Avengers Assemble like 5 times, and it just feels so forced. The Zodiac are revealed to be bland and generic villains. The Ultimate Nullifer is thrown into the play but it just doesn’t work. The art sucks. The part where Steve says that this information stays between the six of them is an obvious and forced attempt by Bendis to keep the book centered around the 6 Avengers from the film. And this may be Mark Bagley at his worst. This and Guardians of the Galaxy are Bendis at his worst as well. I suggest starting at issue 9 when Kelly Sue DeConnick tales over. Marvel NOW has been incredible but this may be its worst title.

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 18, 2018

  • 6.0
    eVanDiesel Sep 7, 2014

  • 5.0
    MikeCandle May 28, 2017

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