Avengers of the Wastelands #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Jonas Scharf Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

In a world where most of the super heroes fell at the hands of the RED SKULL over fifty years ago, a new force rises in the Wastelands!  DANI CAGE wields the mighty Mjolnir for the cause of peace, but when the brutal regime of DOCTOR DOOM forces DWIGHT (a.k.a. the owner of the surviving Ant-Man technology) to Dani and HULK in a last ditch effort to survive, the AVENGERS may ASSEMBLE once more! Spinning out of the saga begun in OLD MAN LOGAN, and following up OLD MAN QUILL and DEAD MAN LOGAN, this is the can't miss premiere of Ed Brisson and Jonas Scharf's magnum opus!

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jan 30, 2020

    Journey back to the Wastelands with Ed Brisson and company in Avengers of the Wastelands #1 (Brisson, Scharf, Menon, Petit) for what looks to be an exciting new chapter for this long-running trope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 29, 2020

    Avengers Of The Wastelands kicks off with a solid blend of set-up, action, and characterization. The Wastelands' "native" heroes are ready to lead, and their story is told with all the skill required to make it engaging. This promises to be an eventful ride, and I don't think I'll regret climbing aboard at the start. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 29, 2020

    I've been looking for the first Marvel Comics of 2020 that would catch my attention but be slightly off the beaten path at the same time, I don't want to jinx things, but I may have found it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 28, 2020

    This is a good start to the next adventure in the Wastelands. I'm curious to see how well it does, partly because these characters are largely brand-new to most. As it stands, this series is setting up a good adventure for a set of young heroes who have something to prove in a world that has fallen to rubble. It's a hero's journey perfect for those who enjoy surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 30, 2020

    Anyone who ever ranted to see Mad Max: Fury Road crossed with Marvel Comics would do well to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 29, 2020

    In any event, Jonas Scharfs art does a good job of emulating the darker, inkier style of previous stories set in this universe, while Neeraj Menons colors are similarly muted to match the dusty setting of the Wasteland. I havent encountered Scharfs work prior to this issue, but some research tells me his most prominent works to date have been based in both horror and superhero stuff, which is an interesting pedigree for this story. As alluded to, the OML timeline is fairly gritty and brutal in comparison to the mainstream Marvel Universe, and I wonder if well see more of that aspect moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 28, 2020

    Just by virtue of the post-apocalyptic setting - not to mention lingering affection for the "Old Man Logan" saga that Brisson himself recently concluded - there's bound to be fans of Avengers of the Wastelands just based on sheer high concept. But beyond those guaranteed fans, this book can't help but feel a bit watered-down from its source material. Brisson's clearly capable of strong storytelling - his work on New Mutants being a prime example - but his return to the wastelands proves that sometimes you really can't go home again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 29, 2020

    I think the tank might be empty on this one but its climactic surprise might spark it back. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 14, 2020

    This was better than I expected, though I am cautiously wary of this time period and setting. It has betrayed me before.

  • 8.0
    Alloy Press Jan 29, 2020

    I was seeing a lot of negativity on this issue and Im not sure why. While its not innovative and the desert settings presentation does lack a little imagination I still found this issue to be a fun read and solid start. The art was great it had that gritty tone you come to expect with these titles while maintaining something youthful. Characters looked fun, I loved Danis Thor Design and the characters expressions towards each other made them come off the page. There was a certain panel with Hulk and Dani looking across to another that really comes alive. Doom was cool I hate him already. Im interested to see who Cap is. All in all good stuff. I do sense a decline from here but lets hope I am wrong.

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jan 30, 2020

    I'm burnt out on the Old Man Logan universe, honestly. But Ed Brisson is a competent writer, so even if I'm not blown away, this isn't a bad comic.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 24, 2020

    Dwight the new Ant-Man brings Dr. Doom troubles to the doorstep of Bruce Banner Jr. and Dani Cage. I think it's a perfectly cromulent story and a rational continuation of the OML/DML setting. But there's just not enough intrinsic excitement in the storytelling to compel a reader's interest; this is a real "take it or leave it" comic whose subjective quality depends mainly on how much enthusiasm you bring in with you. I liked a lot of the character art!

  • 8.5
    Radar Jan 30, 2020

  • 8.5
    Quandaryman Feb 27, 2020

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Jan 30, 2020

  • 7.0
    Veido Feb 16, 2020

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 May 1, 2020

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