Champions #11

Champions #11

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 15
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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•  Broken up and dispersed all across the U.S., the Champions still fight the good fight - but if they can't pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Aug 8, 2017

    Overall this was another great issue for the Champions. Their world has been turned upside down. We're seeing how they cope and find the strength to go on. This title does a great job of resonating with the world today and relating to the same issues we're all seeing as part of life these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Aug 2, 2017

    Once again, Mark Wait and Humberto Ramos manage to craft not only another solid CHAMPIONS issue but a great SECRET EMPIRE tie-in as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Aug 8, 2017

    Writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos dip into the events of Secret Empire and send the Champions into the wasteland that was once Las Vegas. Champions #11 takes place coincidentally during Secret Empire #2, but does a fine job all by itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Aug 3, 2017

    You can tell this issue is a crossover filler, but it's a better version of a filler issue and does a lot to build up its characters during this over-arching Marvel story. I'm happy with this one, but will be even happier when Champions gets back to handling their own business again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Chaston Summers Aug 28, 2017

    Champions is a book with a lot of heart! It has the perfect mix of characterization, drama, action, and comedy. Waid loves these characters and it shows. Give him half a chance and he could have you fall in love with them too. Despite half the team missing from this issue due to the Secret Empire event. Waid still doesn't miss a beat and keeps the book flowing. And in this day and age where consistency seems to be an endangered species, Champions always comes off as a refreshing read. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 3, 2017

    One prominent comic book creator on Twitter recently argued that Marvel's heroes are no longer allowed to fail. Champions #11 makes that statement a lie. Because the heroes not only fail in this Secret Empire tie-in, they are broken by that failure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 Aug 2, 2017

    A character building issue of heroism when facing hopelessness

  • 8.5
    Rick Jonez Aug 3, 2017

    Agree with freemanlouis7 Aug 2, 2017 but just rating it a scooch lower.

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Aug 4, 2017

    Decent issue..

  • 8.5
    RustonLF Aug 11, 2017

    As a stand alone story this is a powerful tale. We are given a look at the limitations and humanity behind heroes. For those unaware, this issue takes place after the events of Secret Empire and SE: Uprising where Ms Marvel and Nova and Cyclops have been replaced with Wasp, Ironheart, Patriot, and Falcon. Steve Rodgers has sent a fleet of Hydra ships to destroy Las Vegas for harboring revolutionaries. Completely destroying the city and everyone within. The Champions are searching the ruined city for survivors. Everyone is dealing with grief and the juxtaposition of the powerful Hulk trying desperately to put out flames before failing and falling to his knees in defeat is amazing. Seeing another moment where Patriot has to stop after realizing he is unprepared for the carnage is a moment you do not see often. All of it done very well. There is a problem though. The issue is a direct continuation of the previously mentioned titles. It does not connect with the previous issue where a smaller team is searching for the missing Kamala Khan. That thread is left unresolved and picked up within the pages of Secret Warriors and Uprising giving us a confusing time jump. This issue as well creates a thread that will never be resolved. Both close important gaps but throw off the flow of the series. This is of course not anything new. Daredevil had a fight with demons in the subway to become part of Inferno from the pages of X-Men that derailed from the series temporarily. X-Men had confusing moments tied in to Bloodties. It has been happening since the late 80's and continued since, but still just as frustrating. It also means this important moment that showed the horror of Rodger's decision is lost within the pages of Champions when it should be a part of Secret Empire. It shows just how horrible the Hydra take over has become. It shows what a villain he is. So I am torn. This is a great issue that is well done, but completely out of place.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Aug 4, 2017

    I think this has been the best issue of the series. The art is still just alright, but this was definitely a step up. I do agree with some reviews about the politics. The whole white privilege remark could have just been left out. Other than that it was an enjoyable read and a decent tie in to secret empire. This managed to keep it on my pull list.

  • 7.0
    bucswin611 Aug 2, 2017

    Less than the sum of the parts, unfortunately...but the wasp/Viv dynamic was really nice. A good direction for the book when we're out of the tie-in.

  • 6.0
    Comic Booger Aug 2, 2017

    Filled with blatant, shoved in politics. This comic is an example of everything wrong with comics. Get this SJW propaganda out of here.

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  • 7.5
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