Avengers Assemble #3

Avengers Assemble #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Avengers square off against the Zodiac for the good of the city. Will the team defeat their new-found enemies or will they crumble beneath their star-studded powers?

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - thanosrules May 12, 2012

    As a side note, after seeing the Avengers movie, this story line seems very familiar. It is not that the cast of characters on the "hero side" is the same - it is the whole feel of "orchestrated chaos" that links the movie and this book together. You will know exactly what I mean when you hit the last page. All that said, if you loved the movie ending, you will love this issue's ending. Promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 11, 2012

    Of all the Avengers comics out there, this is the one most accessible for new readers or fans of the film. Good thinking, Marvel! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 9, 2012

    All that being said, the reader can either enjoy the more classic, adventure-heavy story or rail against it for schilling the movie and vice versa. I have decided to enjoy the adventure since it does take me back to what made me love comics as a child in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 14, 2012

    Not too complicated of a story but that doesn't stop it from being a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 11, 2012

    Yeah, the ending totally saved this one for me! The Thanos revelation was excellent, and actually makes sense story-wise, so props to Bendis for that. The Ultimate Nullifier not only destroys whatever it's aimed at, it also destroys the user, so it makes perfect sense that Thanos would want it(through the Zodiac as his minions), as it could, possibly, end his life, as well as several others. Sure, this one dragged in the middle, and the dialogue did get a bit crazy at times, but or a Bendis comic? This one was pretty good, with a damn good ending. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 9, 2012

    I don't know whether to hope that incoming movie fans are able to enjoy this book as some sort of pseudo-sequel to the film, or that they'll take issue with the many glaring problems in Avengers Assemble too. In any case, there are far better Avengers comics from Bendis and numerous other writers they should be reading instead. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 11, 2012

    The end of this third issue of "Avengers Assemble" delivers a cliffhanger and a wild moment that will surely have fans talking nearly as much as the final after-credits scene at the end of the movie. That certainly gives the story a massive swing in momentum, but the path to get there limps along considerably. While this book certainly does have the star power and momentum going for it, momentum rarely writes a good story. Even with the final page, this issue doesn't forge strong impressions or beckon readers to hurry back, but it does nicely present the secret threat behind the story to this point. Read Full Review

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