New Avengers #14

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 13, 2011 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
6.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! It won't take some of the Avengers to fight the madness of Fear Itself it will take ALL OF THEM!! The New Avengers and Avengers join forces in the face of true fear! And who will join the New Avengers for the first time EVER? Stay tuned, True Believer! This is a can't-miss Avengers event!

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 20, 2011

    This issue also includes Spider-Man quitting the team unable to come to grips with Victoria Hand‘s involvement with the squad. Although Wolverine attempts to talk reason to the Web-Head, he's on his way out the door when Mockingbird returns and isn't with the team during the battle with the giant Nazi robots (and we know Spidey's not going to miss giant Nazi robots, right?). If true, his absence from the team will be felt for a very long time. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 13, 2011

    The best issue of New Avengers to come along since the first arc of this relaunch. Those who stuck out the last arc are really, really well rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jul 14, 2011

    I wish the Oral History stuff could have been saved, but overall, this actually is the best of the bunch of Avengers tie-ins to Fear Itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 17, 2011

    Deodato has been regular artist on this title since Stuart Immonen's skills were put to work on Fear Itself, so there's some consistency to be had here. His darker style also suits some of the subject matter, but I still miss Immonen's influence on the book. He brought much more personality to the characters. And Deodato's efforts later in this issue fall a little short, as it's a bit difficult to determine the flow of the "Blitzkrieg U.S.A." scenes. Still, his more realistic style does work well with the character-driven tone of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 14, 2011

    I am saddened to say that this issue is exactly what I thought it would be: An interstitial chapter of a story being told somewhere else. The actual New Avengers plots are touched on briefly, to remind us of what they are, but the story veers back and forth from talking head to action sequence, with neither portion holding their own as a story, and certainly NOT as a story worth the four dollar price point. Deodato and Bendis hit their usual riffs, but this issue is pretty much only the DVD extras for the story that Marvel wants us to buy. Even more of a revoltin' development, as Uncle Benjy might have it, is the almost complete lack of the Thing (and an absolute lack of the mutated 'Breaker of Souls' Thing as shown on the cover), leaving my 'Bait-And-Switch' sense tingling. The bottom line? While the art is nicely handled, there just isn't enough story to go around, making New Avengers #14 essentially a clip-show, and an overpriced one at that, earning 1.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 16, 2011

    My god, I have to read another comic book quickly to rinse the stain of this comic from my brain! NOW I remember why I never picked this series up! Read Full Review

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