Champions #19

Champions #19

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Sean Izaakse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

+ Pull List

  A WIDER WORLD Part 1
•  IRONHEART and THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP join the Champions at last! The team has grown but the mission stays the same - the Champions fight to make the world a better place for all!
•  Writer Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) and artist Sean Izaakse (UNCANNY AVENGERS) reunite to push the Champions beyond their limits with any icy Antarctic adventure that will challenge everything they believe in!
•  Don't miss this first chapter of a new era of Champions - and the birth of a brand new hero!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Apr 11, 2018

    Hold your heads up high, Champions fans! Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse perform an impressive soft reset that makes this team even easier to love and nullifies a lot of the "oh, it could be great, but" complaints earned by previous issues. Champions #19 concentrates very productively on character relationships, and if future issues deliver as strongly on plot development, this title is poised for greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Apr 11, 2018

    This issue is the start of a promising new adventure. We have a new team behind the wheel but the same feel. The smaller, more focused roster works in their favor and I certainly hope Marvel realizes what a great book they have on their hands. Now, can I get a Champions cartoon series? Please? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Apr 11, 2018

    This issue sets up a great ride for the Champions going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Apr 12, 2018

    "Champions" #19 gets a new start under the leadership of Jim Zub and Sean Izaake, who craft a functional and emotionally grounded beginning to the teenage superheroes trip in the great white north. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Aaron Anderson Apr 16, 2018

    I think Jim Zub is playing it a little safe here. Maybe a little too safe. These heroes are already battle tested and he seems to dumb them down a little too much in my opinion. I can understand he wants to do that to allow for growth and suspense. The art is gorgeous it reminds me of watching the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon. Cho seems a little de-aged and written slightly out of character a little too much of a corny hipster in my opinion. Once Jim gets these characters voices down a little more I think this will be a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Apr 2, 2018

    I have loved this series and really went in to defend it on several occasions but it had lost its original sense of direction and niche. I'm not sure if new writer Zub and artist Izaakse will be able to reinvigorate it. So much of this title for me was tied up with Ramos' art. That's now gone, and it will be strange to see it depicted in a new style. I'll stick with it but this has become something of a rudderless ship, which needs correcting rather swiftly. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Apr 14, 2018

    Overall, as you might have guessed, I was underwhelmed with this new creative team and their debut issue. The story is generic with a "been there, done that" feel to it, and the art was just ok to me, with some really weird depictions of Hulk throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Apr 11, 2018

    I think I'll enjoy Jim Zub's Champions a lot more than Waid's. The two standouts for me were Viv and Riri. Viv's emotionless responses are something I'm a sucker for. And Riri is actually interesting and has a personality, something that was missing for most of her Invincible Iron Man run. The overall plot is one of the weakest parts but if the character interactions remain on point, I'm not going to be too bothered by it.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Apr 12, 2018

    I loved the Uncanny Avengers by Zub & Izaakse, but the No surrender slump make me going with some doubt.
    And the duo remove my doubt from the first page. There is a lot of Champions (But I see that Patriot, Locus or Moon Girl aren't there for now).
    I'm very happy to see Iron-heart in such good hand, and even Wasp/Nadia was good;
    I wonder where the mystery of the pole lead, but I'm in with them.
    A very nice transitional issue, with a chocking cliffhanger.

    Cover - 1/2 there is some progress to do for the cover
    Writing - I find the mystery at the start very good, Zub as quickly made all Champions is own & that wasn't easy with their number. 2.5/3
    Arts - Ok I love Ramos, but I really love Isaakse too. It's a good remplacement ! 3/3
    Feeling - I will have more than one issue to tell if the transition is good, but this is really promising ! 2/2

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Apr 16, 2018

    It's a good start but i'll need more to convince me to stay. Izaakse is great and i love his new designs.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Apr 17, 2018

    Did I just witness a Champions book with a good portion of action?!!? What a step up from the previous books, at least in my opinion. Art was solid and a fun story to match.

  • 10
    JohnBennnet Apr 13, 2018

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Apr 20, 2018

  • 8.5
    Billyndo Apr 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    darkfire369 Apr 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock Apr 12, 2018

  • 8.0
    Tizze Apr 15, 2018

  • 5.5
    CesarCastanha Apr 12, 2018

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