New Avengers #12

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Howard Chaykin, Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

SECRETS!! Who were the first Avengers? That is the question and this chapter will bring you the shocking answer. And how will the first mission of the earliest Avengers affect the survival of one of the most beloved Avengers of the modern day? The Dark Avengers team of Bendis and Deodato reunite and bring comics legend Howard Chaykin with them!

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 13, 2011

    Good twist on that last page, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Iverson May 11, 2011

    While I won't say that The New Avengers is back to being a top tier book, I will say that this was easily my favorite issue of the series thus far. If Bendis can continue to move the book along at this current pace, and we can continue to enjoy the artwork of Deodato and Chaykin, I'm on board to continue pulling this series every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 15, 2011

    What exactly the two stories have to do with one another is still a mystery. Part of me can't help but hope that they're unrelated, presented together like this as a means to help Chaykin and Mike Deodato with deadlines by spreading out two short arcs over a longer period of time. But, with the Nick Fury story in the past mostly done with, next issue looks like it will be dominated by Deodato and the present. Giving this issue so much space to show the raid on the Red Skull's base was a smart choice and allows for a lot of great-looking Howard Chaykin art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 11, 2011

    The story's strong art team of Deodato and Chaykin is still a very strong reason to check out the issue. While the issue isn't terribly exciting for the majority of the book, it does set up some nice tension and questions about some of the main players seen in both storylines. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 12, 2011

    An improvement over last month's issue, but I still feel like this is an arc that keeps shooting itself in the foot and neglecting its potential. Read Full Review

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