Avengers Prime #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 10, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Nine Realms have fallen apart and the only ones that can stop the madness are Thor, Captain America and Iron Man. But why is Hela battling the Enchantress? And how is Thor gathering an army? And which great villain has come back from the dead?! Youve gotta read it to believe it! Rated T $3.99

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 10, 2010

    This series brings that feel back that the Avengers are heroes plain and simple. They don't have to have the top selling characters from Marvel to tell a good story. They don't have to fill pages of plot with catchy or clever dialog that has done little but cover up great art. They just have to tackle the issue using each members talents to the fullest potential. Hell, they don't even need more than three team members to make a solid story work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 12, 2010

    With "Avengers Prime" firmly settled into its groove, there's little else to do except acknowledge that this issue, as the penultimate issue of a miniseries, can't really be criticized for failing to provide much in the way of twists and reinvention. There's more to come, and as we prepare for the final act, what sticks out most is that it's a book being created to high standards. A must-buy for Avengers fans, and a refreshing change of pace from Bendis' usual approach to the team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 10, 2010

    The writing is of somewhat lesser concern, but that doesn't mean Brian Michael Bendis isn't delivering a satisfying script. There's a clear attempt to transition the trio from tense allies to comfortable friends again. For the most part this attempt is successful, though Bendis' portrayal of Tony Stark continues to perplex. It's no longer a matter of Bendis' portrayal not meshing with Matt Fraction' current handling of the character. Tony is annoying in his humor and reads awkwardly by any standard. It's a flaw that holds back an otherwise solid script. Bendis makes up for it somewhat with his strong handling of Hela and the welcome surprise appearance of another recent Thor villain. The pieces are moving into place for an epic finale in two months. The wait will be long, but these past four issues have shown it will be well worth it. Read Full Review

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