Mighty Avengers #29

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Khoi Pham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
4.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

"SECRETS & LIES" It's all out action at the Avengers new headqarters as RONIN and VISION face off against the SCARLET WITCH! Readers already know the Scarlet Witch is secretly LOKI, but could this be the issue where STATURE and the other MIGHTY AVENGERS find out? Also, on the outskirts of Tibet, QUICKSILVER and a longtime Avengers villain uncover THE UNSPOKEN'S plan to dominate all life on Earth. What is the secret origin of The Slave Engine? And what horribly, freakish thing has it done to the U.S. AGENT? Guest Starring: RONIN and THE YOUNG AVENGERS Rated A …$2.99

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 16, 2009

    This series has some pretty significant problems at the moment, but it's not as if they couldn't be addressed simply enough. Slott and Gage have the scope and scale down pat. With a greater focus on characterization and fleshing out of background faces, Mighty Avengers could truly live up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 21, 2009

    Usually, I like Phams work, but hes making the characters faces and builds larger than usual and its starting to take away from me concentrating on the story and focus on the large frames instead. Hes a good artist, but it seems that like many, hes falling prey to a few tricks and ways of drawing that make all of his work look consistently similar and it may limit his progress. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 17, 2009

    There are a lot of the hangups with the execution of this issue, but it does features some of the most important developments in the "return" of the Scarlet Witch, which could potentially have ramifications for all of the Marvel Universe. The issue also features a really strong cliffhanger that implies that taking on Loki and the Unspoken could mean a teamup of ALL Avengers teams, so it is worth checking this one out to get on the ground floor of these events. Otherwise, this one can definitely be avoided. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 16, 2009

    "Mighty Avengers" is all over the place right now. When "Dark Reign" began it was the most promising of the three books, but at the moment it's already in need of a re-focusing. If it can pull everything back together, I think it could be a lot of fun. Right now, though, it's just a little too scattered to quite fall into place. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Sep 17, 2009

    I hate to say it but for me, the honeymoon with "The Unspoken" is over, and I'm left wondering when this story is going to end so we can move on to better things. You don't need this. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 23, 2009

    This issue suffers on two fronts, in my opinion. The primary problem with the issue is that there's just TOO MUCH going on in the issue, with three separate story threads, a whole team of Avengers that AREN'T the team that the book is about, as well as a new Chinese super-team in the mix. Hank/Jocasta's romance is name-checked for a moment, and Amadeus Cho gets a tiny cameo in the book, but overall the issue could have been somewhat more successful by focusing on one or two fewer things happening. The second failing for me is the art, with Khoi Pham's pencils creating some storytelling issues, as well as an unpleasant tendency to omit eyeballs ala Leinil Yu. The crushing blow comes for me when the mutated USAgent looks (aside from a couple of rips in the costume) indistinguishable from the unmutated USAgent. Mighty Avengers started off with such promise, giving us a chance to finally see Hank Pym showing Tony Stark how it's done, but the team has yet to really gel, and the whole "viper Read Full Review

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