Avengers Forever #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 22, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
7.1Critic Rating
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On a quest for cosmic vengeance, Ghost Rider finds himself roaring through the wasteland on a ruined Earth, where the great age of heroes never came to be, where hope is a four-letter word and where his only ally in the coming battle against the greatest villains any universe has ever seen is the world's most wanted archaeologist, Tony Stark...the Invincible Ant-Man. Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of AVENGERS #750 and operating in lockstep with the prime AVENGERS series, the next great Avengers saga begins here, as the Mightiest Heroes of every Earth begin to assemble.

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    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Dec 23, 2021

    ‘Avengers Forever' #1 picks up where ‘Avengers' #750 left off with a return to a world wiped out of its potential before it ever had the chance. A world on which we meet a very different Ant-Man to the one we are familiar with, but one who hasn't given up hope. Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder offer up a dynamic and exciting first chapter in what will no doubt be a sprawling saga across the Marvel multiverse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 20, 2021

    If you're a fan of being dropped into the deep end of imaginative superhero stories, you'll love Avengers Forever #1. It's a good mix of relevant heroes doing the right thing, intense action, and clever twists on familiar characters. Avengers Forever is a Marvel mashup of ingenuity and ferocious Mad Max energy. Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 20, 2021

    Avengers Forever #1 cracks open the Multiverse, promising to unite the mightiest heroes of every Earth in Marvel's history. I look forward to seeing who else joins Ghost Rider's new team, as some great characters in the Marvel Multiverse could use the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 20, 2021

    A solid start to a series that has unbelievable potential. Solid writing gels with Kuder's art to make this a stand-out series. If you're looking for something different, here it is. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 27, 2021

    An alternate Tony Stark and the prime Ghost Rider are the stars of the show, but the cover promises a little bit more than this first chapter is ready to get to. Still a good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 22, 2021

    To be honest, I think enjoyment of this comic comes down to whether you like "What If" style tales that mash together two different kinds of heroes. Every feature in Avengers Forever #1 save for Reyes and the Deathlok accompanying him takes two or more familiar Marvel concepts and jams them together. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 22, 2021

    Avengers Forever #1 a challenging proposal. As is the case with offshoots that are part of larger runs and aren't technically standalone, this issue assumes you've read not just Avengers #50 but Aaron's entire run up until now. I've read most of it, and even I found myself getting a little confused as I worked through the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 22, 2021

    Avengers Forever #1 feels like a been there, done that, sort of story. It doesn't deliver a start that hooks the reader to bring them back for more. It's a start that has a good idea but never delivers any new aspects that really stand out. Like so many “multiverse” stories that are now on the market, it takes a formula these comics deliver and little more. It's clearly leading to a major event down the line but I'm not sure this is the series that'll really make it an exciting one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 20, 2021

    Where have all the new ideas gone? Marvel used to be known as the House of Ideas; has the comic book world become so jaded that one idea becomes the norm for a range of publishers? If it is the case that one idea can spread across the aisles, then the last one to the party has to be doing it better than the last and despite all the grand ideas and epic stylings, I am not sure that this book meets that criteria. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Dec 20, 2021

    Avengers Forever #1 wants to be big, but the formula here feels too familiar to get me excited. Everything looks great, but overall, this was a disappointing start to a book I wanted to love but barely even liked. If things pick up in the next issue, I'll be the first to recommend it, but that isn't the case right now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 29, 2021

    It's hard to identify who Avengers Forever #1 is for. It's not for fans of the original and there isn't a large contingent of Aaron Avengers fans out there. It's not bad, just thoroughly average, which is a huge problem for a new book. Maybe it'll get better, but the first issue doesn't make a huge argument for its existence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 2, 2022

    If you are a fan of Iron Man and need to read everything he is in then I would recommend this one. Also Ghost Rider seems to be front and centre in this one right from the start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Dec 21, 2021

    Without reading Avengers #750, some of the main plot points are confusing or misunderstood. Hopefully, as a companion to the main Avengers series, the two will allow the overall event to build up coherently. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fury Jan 7, 2022

    Dig the granddaughters. Good issue.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Dec 29, 2021

    I actually liked this one better than Avengers 51. It was fun and enjoyable. Kuder never disappoints and his art is fantastic and well detailed. Keiths's colors were nice too and infused the art well. For now I'm parked here and I already have my expectations at a 3 with Aaron so we can only go up.

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Dec 22, 2021

    More fun than I expected. Also, I’m a sucker for underdogs fighting an undefeatable enemy.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Dec 27, 2021

    Much like Avengers #51, this is dumb fun. I'm looking forward to issue two. The art here is great. I wonder where this all goes.

  • 8.0
    UxasIs Dec 23, 2021

    You never know what your gonna get with Jason Aaron, this was an interesting start to a story with a fun premise and cool character concepts

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Dec 24, 2021

    It was OK. I like some of the concepts and parts but, some of it is just the normal Aaron stuff we've been getting this whole run.

  • 7.5
    Tutu D'Squishbo Dec 23, 2021

    Robbie Reyes continues to shine as Jason Aaron puts him front and center in an “Old-Man Logan” style apocalyptic setting, allowing him to reach his darkest and most violent limits. Tony Stark’s new digs are very much a different name for the same flavor, but it works well enough to intrigue and steadily build the mystery of the ancient powers. Mostly, we are left wondering how all those cover characters will ever fit into this series.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Dec 22, 2021

    I was joking these days about Jason Aaron saying that basically lately all he's doing is just picking up successful Marvel events from the past to catch people's eyes and trying to prop up his pet characters. Heroes Reborn? Sure, let's do Heroes Reborn even though his version was awful. Avengers Forever by Busier? Sure, let's do Avengers Forever. And I was joking that one of these days he's going to copy the Infinity Gauntlet with Robbie Reyes wielding it. Well, I was close. The first issue here is basically about Tony Stark as Ant-Man and Robbie Reyes being this awesome force of nature. Now I should add I like Robbie Reyes, I liked him in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I like his car, it's just funny that Aaron is so predictable these days. And b more

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  • 6.0
    KFuqua Dec 22, 2021

    Thought I would give it a try. Story was nothing special and not worth continuing with. The art was good, though.

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    Kreniigh Dec 29, 2021

    I'm just exhausted with alternate mashup versions of characters. DC's multiple reboot versions, pre-Crisis, pre-Flashpoint, new 52, etc. etc. just wore me down over time to the point where I just didn't care, and now Marvel's getting me to the same point with this stuff. What if Tony Stark were Ant-Man? What if the Hulk had the Starbrand but lived in one million BC? What if there were new versions of Ghost Rider every 50 years? bleh

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