Avengers: The Initiative #13

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Steve Uy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4
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There's a contract out on The Taskmaster, and no shortage of villains willing to fulfill it. But what'll kill him first -- the bad guys, or his latest class of recruits? Welcome Annex, Prodigy, Gorilla Girl, Sunstreak and Batwing to the Initiative.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. May 23, 2008

    Final word: When people try to craft a great comic story, this should be required reading. Its Christos Gages best issue to date made the more impressive by the fact hes had a long string of them on this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 21, 2008

    One of the most heart warming and fun comics I've read in a while. Since it's almost all new characters, no excuse for not picking this gem up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 21, 2008

    A nice but ultimately boring and skippable issue. There are passing moments of the title's signature light comedy, but unfortunately they're not nearly enough to save the sinking ship. Released as an Annual, the creative team would've just barely pulled it off, but instead as a proper issue of Avengers: The Initiative this one probably won't be looked back upon too fondly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples May 20, 2008

    Perhaps the only thing I have enjoyed is Steve Uy's art, and believe me, I'm surprised to be saying that. Up until now, I haven't enjoyed anything he has done, but in this issue he has finally pulled away from his usual drab and presents us with several pieces of great work. I especially enjoyed the one (and only) fight scene toward the end. Just make no mistake: I still will be extremely glad when (and if) Caselli returns to the book. Read Full Review

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