Avengers Inc. #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 13, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

ACTION! MYSTERY! ADVENTURE! Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She's a hero. She's a celebrity. She's hunting a killer. His name is Victor Shade. He's a villain. He's an enigma. He just got killed. And together, they're out to solve every mystery in the Marvel Universe...starting with their own. AL EWING and LEONARD KIRK bring you a whole new style of Avenging - from a whole new style of Avengers...
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 13, 2023

    Avengers Inc #1 is something completely different. Ewing brilliantly crafts a book that truly contains two halves. A seemingly endless amount of mysteries are introduced based on Marvel’s long history, but it is possible for a reader with no knowledge of that to enjoy it also. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Sep 13, 2023

    Avengers Inc. #1 is the perfect palate cleansing, noir style detective book that the Avengers line needs. The new status quos for all of these characters work on almost every conceivable level, creating a mystery that is both engaging and full of spectacle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 15, 2023

    This issue shows us there's a ton of potential to the concept of Earth's Mightiest Heroes serving as PI's. Not only that, it starts to fulfill that potential, and we hope this is just the beginning of a long run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 16, 2023

    You have to love a good mystery, especially when every twist makes it more incredible, and Ewing's Wasp makes a great protagonist I'm not as hyped about the coloring, but it's a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 13, 2023

    Kirk delivers some great action in the issue. I love the visual style of the issue and how it looks like a classic detective comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 24, 2023

    Writer Al Ewing, artist Leonard Kirk, colorist Alex Sinclair, and letterer Cory Petit deliver an intriguing Avengers team that mixes your typical spandex superheroes with a bit of a detective/crime spin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 16, 2023

    First issue nails the tone and the themes perfectly, kicking off what should be a fun new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Sep 18, 2023

    A unique tone and rock-solid premise make "Avengers Inc. #1 a clear success Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Sep 13, 2023

    Avengers Inc #1 continues Al Ewing's trademark for pairing up with stellar artists and shaking up the Marvel Universe, while Leonard Kirk's artwork helps things feel actually grounded without being ashamed of the more outlandish elements. It's a solid opening for an offbeat title, and like any good mystery it ends with more questions than answers. After all, how else will you get readers to pick up the next issue? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Sep 13, 2023

    As first issues go, Avengers Inc. delivers and sets the stage for stories that think outside of the Avengers' box. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 13, 2023

    Avengers Inc. #1 is a very dense issue that throws a lot of information at you without much explanation such as Luke Cages recent election as mayor of New York City, which happens in Devils Reign but if youre onboard with the concept here, you probably already expect that from Ewing. Leonard Kirks art also reflects the muted vibe of the action by not calling too much attention to itself, if slightly less interesting than it could have been. Perhaps future issues will deliver on the strong premise here a bit more, but Avengers Inc. #1 has potential all the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 16, 2023

    If you're a fan of Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym then Avengers Inc. #1 is a comic book you'll want to check out. Al Ewing is on a mission to bring both characters back into the spotlight. That does mean this isn't a new reader friendly first issue. But if you can just accept, you'll be learning as you follow the series Avengers Inc. is set up to do some big things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0

    Al Ewing doesn't write bad comics.

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Sep 16, 2023

    I thought this was an intriguing start to this series that establishes the characters and the mystery going forward. If you enjoyed Ewing's Wasp miniseries and his Ant-Man miniseries, this is definitely something for you to check out. The majority of this has some investigating with Janet as she tries to figure out what happened after how her aforementioned miniseries ended, and I thought it was nicely done. This issue, as a whole, is primarily setup, which is to be expected. In this case, the set up is definitely interesting, especially considering the final few pages. All things considered, I don't know that I'm completely "sold" on this series quite yet, but I will be adding it to my pull and checking out the next issue. If anything, thi more

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Oct 10, 2023

    It is neat

  • 7.5
    2birdsstoned815 Sep 13, 2023

    https://youtu.be/j5zyeplecx0?si=fhq-lph5YNfJFCBm

    Review at (2:46) in link

  • 7.0
    NeuroMyths Nov 5, 2023

    A refreshing a new take on the Avengers, which admittedly just about moves into a duo by the end of the issue. The focus on Janet Van Dyne with a 60s look involved in a whodunit, is a welcome change and a different pace for an Avengers comic. There is some intrigue in the first issue as well as good deal of set-up . Not a great deal of action, but an enjoyable sense of a locked room mystery that is answered in the final pages, except not for the characters. A welcome change for Avenger stories with a good deal of fan favorite Avenger references.

  • 6.0
    derbycomics Sep 13, 2023

    Set up in the final issue of his Wasp miniseries earlier this year, Al Ewing is back with Janet Van Dyne in AVENGERS INC. #1 and is joined by Leonard Kirk on art, Alex Sinclair providing colors, and Cory Petit handling lettering.

    PUBLISHER’S PITCH

    ACTION! MYSTERY! ADVENTURE! Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She's a hero. She's a celebrity. She's hunting a killer. His name is Victor Shade. He's a villain. He's an enigma. He just got killed. And together, they're out to solve every mystery in the Marvel Universe...starting with their own. AL EWING and LEONARD KIRK bring you a whole new style of Avenging - from a whole new style of Avengers...

    REVIEW

    Things open up where Wasp #4 left off with Whirlwind more

  • 5.0
    fzanca Sep 16, 2023

    Wow, I have a completely different opinion than everyone else. I found this issue bland and confusing. FIrst of all regardless of what I've read or not read of Janet in the past, the fact that Luke goes to Janet to investigate a series of murders when his own wife is a full-fledged and licensed detective makes no sense whatsoever. Then when all of the villain simply got up after being shot and were determined to be dead lost me for the remainder of the issue. Then we have Vision/Not-Vision. I won't be continuing this. I'm glad you all liked it, but I'm on the other side of that equation.

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