Avengers: The Initiative #31

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
5.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A SIEGE: THE CABAL TIE-IN! Months of story threads finally weave together as Norman Osborn offers Taskmaster a seat at the Cabal's table...the Avengers Resistance uncovers a horrifying secret...and members of the Initiative are called up for an assault on an enemy of incalculable power! Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Dec 22, 2009

    Gage and artist Sandoval throw a welcome spotlight on a compelling character in this well-crafted issue leading up to Siege. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 22, 2009

    The big reveal on the last page -- which as this point isn't much of a secret if you've seen any advance solicits for January or February comics (or even the March ones) -- is nicely played out, with the revelations hitting more than one character at a time. The two characters that reach the dramatic conclusion are from different sides though, so using the comic book device of having one character half a world away finish another's thoughts or sentences is played out marvelously here. Gage has a handle on the characters, if only the book itself had a stronger sense of purpose. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 23, 2009

    But based on the strength of Gage's work with Taskmaster, Avengers: The Initiative is worth a read. It's a good companion piece to Siege: The Cabal and gives a little more weight to the villain than "the guy who shows up right before Dr. Doom goes nuts." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Dec 26, 2009

    Other than that major snafu this was a solid albeit average issue. The story and art were decent enough outside of what I have already mentioned above. My main concern is that whether or not the market will be able to sustain this title after Siege ends. I can definitely see both sides to the argument but sincerely hope that whatever the outcome may be we will get to see more of these characters like Constrictor, Tigra, Taskmaster, etc. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 30, 2010

    Two words: Action. Read Full Review

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