A.X.E. One-Shots: Avengers #1

Event\Storyline: A.X.E. Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Federico Vicentini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
7.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Tony Stark has spent his life building suits to protect him. Now he has to enter a suit of armor that could kill us all. Can he survive? Can anyone?

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2022

    Vicentini delivers some beautifully detailed art that is as visually thrilling as the story. A wonderful looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 28, 2022

    A.X.E.: Avengers #1provides one of the most compelling looks inside Iron Man's head as he faces the apocalyptic trials of Judgment Day. The next issue will focus on Jean Grey, and I hope it's as well constructed as this one was. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 28, 2022

    A.X.E.: Avengers #1 is an excellent start in the first three A.X.E. tie-in one-shots. If the purpose of these Gillen-written one-shots is to explore specific key characters in the event, we're in luck as we'll get a thorough exploration of Jean Grey and Ajak. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dr. Carl Bryan Sep 30, 2022

    Eternals, X-men and Avengers it turns out when teams collide, you may get a bit of artistic wrestling toget the most out of each frame. However, this art team does a great job of setting up the right personalities with the proper dialogue. There are no ghosts of Christmas past, present, or future. But youdo get quite a walk down Tony Starks memory lane that leaves quite the impression on the reader! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Sep 28, 2022

    Its the first story in a series of one shots where we get an in-depth look at the Tony Stark, and his judgment at the hands of the new-born Celestial. We get to see some of the most formative decisions and mistakes Tonys had through the last 60 plus years, does he make the cut? Honestly, its something that weve seen Tony face these things over, and over, so at this point this issue could have been used on another Avenger, and felt less wasted. This event needs to bring something big soon, otherwise it runs the chance of being utterly forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 3, 2022

    A.X.E. Avengers #1 utilizes a tie-in issue setting to explore Tony Stark's newest mistakes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Sep 28, 2022

    While the event itself has been intriguing with its warring dynamics amongst the various groups, this issue pumps the break so that Tony Stark can lead his own psyche through a round of therapy about the very same topics we've seen him battle before. It's tiring to the point of exhaustiveness, and it adds littleif anythingto the overarching narrative of the event. Read Full Review

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