Marvels Snapshot: Avengers #1

Writer: Barbara Randall Kesel, Kurt Busiek Artist: Staz Johnson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
5.8Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

The Marvel Snapshot tour through Marvel history takes a romantic - and destructive - turn during the Michelinie/Byrne/Pérez Avengers era! Take one rookie cop, add one new-to-the-city emergency medical technician, and make their meet-cute a devastating battle between the Avengers and a giant, rampaging robot! What comes next? Only Barbara Randall Kesel (Hawk & Dove, Ultragirl) and Staz Johnson (New X-Men, Robin) can tell you. Featuring Iron Man, the Beast, Wonder Man, Count Nefaria and more.
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Nov 19, 2020

    MARVELS SNAPSHOTS AVENGERS #1 works as a light-hearted romantic comedy in the unlikeliest of settings. The story is chock full of witty banter and the art is fairly solid. This is a recommended buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Nov 20, 2020

    Take a trip back to the era of leg warmers and giant robots for a nostalgic, brilliant story that covers all the bases. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Nov 18, 2020

    This book proves how incredible the work of Busiek and Ross on the original Marvels books truly was. Making a solid, believable story about people living their everyday lives as they run into heroes can be a beautiful treat. Unfortunately, done badly it is a cloying parody of the stories and characters it celebrates. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Evan Valentine Nov 18, 2020

    The strength of this Snapshot series is the different takes on the Marvel universe, but this particular story following Kerry and Jay is one best forgotten or left unread altogether. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Dec 3, 2020

    Not well written, not good art, that “all cops are so great it’s just one or two bad apples” thing is such a bad look in this day and age, yikes. And like... let’s not even get into the implicit politics of that confrontation. Just yikes.

  • 10
    Walt's Comics & Books Dec 3, 2020

    Perfect. So much Heart in a marvel book... enjoyed every page and just kept thinking: man, why are there not more comics like this from the big two. I’m shocked how low the resonance was for this issue. For me a 10/10

  • 4.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean Nov 19, 2020

    This isn't very good. It feels like something out of a lesser 90s comic. It's kinda boring. I get what they were going for, but it misses the mark. And you know what, this doesn't really affect the score, but maybe I don't want to read a comic about all the good cops forming a camaraderie against the one racist bad cop because "they're all blue." The optics on this are not great.

  • 4.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 14, 2021

    A new-in-town paramedic and a rookie cop protect civilians while the Avengers fight a giant robot. It's a nice ground-level look at the Marvel universe, and the romantic angle is sweet. But the creative work, words and art, just isn't ready for primetime.

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Nov 18, 2020

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