Avengers Undercover #5

Avengers Undercover #5

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 15, 2014

    The Bottom Line: There's a distinct lack of action in this issue, but if anything, the dramatic tension is even more pronounced. Hopless and Walker/Gorder/Beaulieu do some great world-building here as well as genuine character development. The heroes make their decision to be “undercover” as the title suggests, but what exactly this means and how it will all play out remains tantalizingly up in the air. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Jun 15, 2014

    It's been a long time coming, but Avengers Undercover has finally gotten to the point where the story is what it claimed to be. I think this was an excellent decision, with the slow burn working up to the team actually joining, with little options to the alternative. At this point, I feel safe sounding off my guess that Death Locket is the one who will become a villain by the end of the series. I can't wait to see what steps the masters use to introduce them to villainy and corrupt them by degrees. When will the team begin to fragment? When will they give up the goat? I'll be reading well into next year if they let me, because these answers are worth the effort. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 11, 2014

    As much as I wish Kev Walker's pencils were still paired with Frank Martin's colors, Walker brings a lot to the table in this issue. He's great at conveying the seedy, surreal, even hellish nature of Bagalia, but also at giving life and expression to the heroes and making them seem like living, breathing characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 11, 2014

    Avengers Undercover #5 is where anything goes from here on out. The issue ends with open-ended questions, many of which will lead them down a path of either redemption or evil. Sure that could possibly lead to some changes from these young superhumans that could be agreed or disagreed upon, but in the end they are thinking about their place in the world which counts most. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Jun 16, 2014

    Hopeless masterfully crafts this sequel in the vein of the best movie sequels, which after five issues I have no problem saying is better than the first. With this issue, the premise of Avengers Undercover may be clear, but the intent of all its players is not. It's with this ambiguity that Hopeless paints a rich, three-dimensional story that keeps you coming back for more. Case in point, while I root for the good guys, Hopeless has made me feel that maybe the so-called bad guys are just misunderstood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jun 13, 2014

    Hopeless continues to mature this likable cast of characters as he sets the stage for their next objective in, as Aiden calls it, "Badguy Neverland." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 11, 2014

    You should give this series a chance. It's interesting, fun to read, exciting and smart. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 11, 2014

    Honestly, I'm left feeling down the middle about this latest chapter. On one hand, I love the artwork and, for the most part, it's a steadily engaging issue. But on the other hand, I can't help but feel as though this development is moving along a little too quickly and not focusing on the entire cast nearly as much as it should. That said, at least two strong developments are put in motion, so there's a decent enough hook to keep me around for the next chapter. Read Full Review

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