New Avengers #16.1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Neal Adams, Tom Palmer Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

An Avengers chapter so special, Marvel had to go to legendary Avengers artist Neal Adams to bring the fire! It’s THE RETURN OF NORMAN OSBORN! H.A.M.M.E.R. is becoming a force to be reckoned with and the followers of Osborn are ready. The New Avengers/H.A.M.M.E.R. showdown is one for the record books and is the first chapter in the blistering new storyline that will herald the return of the Dark Avengers!

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 30, 2011

    I loved everything about this book because it has everything a comic book fan could ask for. Bendis did a wonderful job of writing the perfect blend of levity, humor, suspense and action into this book. Paul Mounts' color treatment really makes the art work pop off the page, especially when Norman receives a visit from an old friend and when that poor, poor soul upsets Logan……when will people learn? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 1, 2011

    I suspect the story will get much more interesting from here, but frankly, even with the excellent artwork, things are off to a sluggish start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 7, 2011

    Look, I know everyone hates Bendis, and what he's done with the Avengers; I won't try and argue you out of that. But if Neal Adams' recent comeback has been met with mixed results so far, this comic makes it seem as though he's finally got his legs back under him again. In the time since he last worked for Marvel, the main cast of characters has shifted a bit, and this issue is basically one balls-out series of action beats featuring many characters for whom the Adams touch is not nostalgic, but actually fresh and new. Ms Marvel soars, Wolverine bleeds, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones go to town on armored flunkies, and Adams' lanky, animated Norman Osborne hits that perfect blend of presentable madness that makes him appear more formidable than the bulky man-monster-in-a-suit way that we see too often; we also get a startlingly creepy Green Goblin reveal. And it ends with a moment of triumph for Osborne that seems like a good setup for the next few months of Avengers books. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 29, 2011

    This isn't a .1 issue that will stop many presses, but it isn't bad. It's a good comic to go back to when this mega arc begins next year and it is a definitive "this is where Osborn succeeded in getting out of jail" point to reference. I still my reservations about the team's actual ability to get a job done. Read Full Review

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