Avengers: Mech Strike #1

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Carlos Magno Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
6.7Critic Rating
5.2User Rating

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EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES!
The Avengers are confronted with an unstoppable new menace, one that is seemingly impervious to their every strength! But the Avengers aren't so easily beaten, and when new threats arise, powerful new tools must be brought to bear! Join the Avengers as they battle a brand-new enemy...and begin a deadly game of chess with a shadowy mastermind!

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 3, 2021

    Avengers Mech Strike #1 excels with an accessible cinematic scope, more than enough action and an overall willingness to have FUN! It delivers on everything I'd hoped for and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 2, 2021

    Avengers Mech Strikeis kicked off with a fun, over the top action fest that seems to have roots in the Marvel movies more than the comics. Go in expecting big, loud, and youthful fun in a package that is Marvel movie fan friendly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 7, 2021

    Not sure if this Avengers Transformers or Voltron? A fun new direction at least and worth a look. Should result in some fun merchandise. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Feb 3, 2021

    Inspiring artwork helps to introduce a monstrous threat for the Avengers to face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Feb 3, 2021

    Truth be told readers are not going to want this to be the one you just randomly jump in on and start reading for the King in Black, because it has not tied in yet. Readers also might be perturbed by the insinuation that some of these characters need armor, but whatever. At least it is not good guys fighting good guys in a tournament arc again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 3, 2021

    It's not a bad comic at all but it also never quite pops the way it could. The story is good. The art is good. It never quite gets to that moment where there's something really exciting. The comic comes off as an attempt to sell some toys and that's it. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Feb 2, 2021

    Final ThoughtsAvengers Mech Strike #1 is an above average toy ad disguised as a comic book. The art is better than expected for a paper thin plot, but the overly convenient setup seems to only exist to get to the cool mech suits. If you like action figure smashing and don't want to think while reading, Marvel's got you covered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 3, 2021

    Despite its rough edges, Avengers: Mech Strike #1 is pretty good for a toy tie-in comic. It may even, I hesitate to admit, be good beyond being what it is; a simple story with largely decent artwork about superheroes fighting giant monsters and then getting giant robots to better fight the giant monsters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 3, 2021

    qHonestly, this comic sets itself up as a fun, high-octane adventure for the Avengers to face a new threat that requires everyone, even the Hulk, to get their own mech suits. But we rarely see them here at all. I recommend readers wait till the next issue before getting Avengers Mech Strike #1 if they want to see more of the Avengers Mechs in action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 3, 2021

    Avengers Mech Strike #1 is a predictable and dull Avengers story that finally gets to the mechs promised by its title at the very end. Its probably a good entry point for movie folks or new readers, but it doesnt have the goofy self-awareness I thought it might based on its concept and title. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Feb 3, 2021

    Thats another criticism I have to bring up with this issue: The lack of authenticity. As much as Marvel has been making an effort to diversify its roster of creators (see: Peach Momokos upcoming X-Men series, which certainly looks different than their usual fare), this is another instance wherein they probably could have taken things a step further. I dont see why this series couldnt have at least been drawn by an actual manga artist so as to bring some of that sensibility to the page. Wouldnt that be something? Credited cover artist Kei Zama, recently of the underrated Deaths Head (and flipping Transformers!) is Japanese, but thats as far as her involvement goes here. Its weird that she isnt just drawing the thing itself given her pedigree and previous history with Marvel, but alas. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 3, 2021

    Were it not for the tremendous artwork by Carlos Magno this would be a major skip. Here's hoping that the giant robots get their day in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 15, 2021

    A "greatest hits" Avengers team just barely manages to clobber a biomechanical kaiju. Tony preps them for the next round with big Vibranium robot-suits. I respect the creative work that went into this, particularly the scrupulous art. But it's *such* a loser of a premise. "Mecha fighting kaiju" feels fundamentally un-Marvel. The mech designs are mighty clunky, and the kaiju antagonists aren't that exciting, either.

    The fact that each Avenger gets an action figure accessory to go along with their robot feels very toyetic, very 80s. And those are not, unfortunately, good feelings.

  • 5.0
    Psycamorean Feb 3, 2021

    This is fine and dumb. It's definitely aware of its dumbness. But it's not very engaging. There are a few good lines.

  • 4.0

    Avengers: Mech Strike
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: @marvel
    Writer: @jedcagemackay
    Artist: @sur2magno
    Colorist: GURU-eFX
    Cover: Kei Zama @ Guru-eFX
    Letterer: Cory Petit

    The Avengers have a new challenge in front of them, as a new foe has risen and is seemly unaffected by their attempts to destroy it. The Avengers must think out of the box if they are going to be able to destroy this new threat and save the world once again. They must embrace their powerful new tools, provided by Tony Stark, to eradicate this new shadowy mastermind.

    The Avengers go Transformers or in other words, “Full Mech”. This issue immediately throws us into the action with a new foe that is giving this sta more

  • 8.0
    Bananaknight Feb 10, 2021

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Feb 3, 2021

  • 2.5
    Clark Mar 11, 2021

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