New Avengers #18

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. return! Witness the new Avengers line-up in action!

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 9, 2011

    So mix a good recipe of Bendis building a team and being able to use his style of dialog to his advantage in the short scenes to gather the new Dark Avengers, and Mike Deodato's fantastic artwork (even going so far to use the same lighting as the old Dark Avengers series that he and Bendis worked on), and you've got, at the very least, a solid start to what could be a very good arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 9, 2011

    This is a promising start for Bendis' reassembled Dark Avengers. Time will only tell if their mission lives up to the team's grand introduction, but it seems that there is enough variety and new blood on this team that those chances are good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 26, 2011

    Deodato made his name drawing Dark Avengers and hes treading on old grounds here. His Norman Osborn is also the best. Hes the best thing in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 12, 2011

    The issue works well in introducing most of the members of Osborne's new team (even if it is the second straight issue that fails to give us the promised new team of New Avengers with Daredevil). Without Moonstone, Venom, Bullseye and Daken the team is missing its more amusing characters, but I'm willing to give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 11, 2011

    Certainly it's rare for writer Brian Bendis to let us down, but this issue - aside from not containing a single Avenger - just feels like it's going back to that same old well, even if most of the cast is new to this comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 15, 2011

    The New Avengers do not appear in this issue which I thought was a good move since the focus is on Norman Osborn. The last few issues of this series were building towards getting the band back together but the unveiling of version 2.0 was flat and uneventful considering the character selection. If you hate spiders, the panels showing Ai Apaec's first appearance will make you look for a can of Raid. Overall, the issue left you more interested in the alliance between the super villain factions and it will be interesting to see where it leads. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 10, 2011

    If you skip to the end of this comic, you'll see all you need to: the new Dark Avengers. How Norman Osborn recruits them is unnecessary and is a waste of space in this comic. Aside from names, none of the characters are introduced and none join for any reason other than wanting to help Osborn take down the Avengers. Adding names above each character on those final two pages would have accomplished the exact same thing that the previous 18 pages did. This is a tedious comic that betrays one of the worst tendencies in Bendis's storytelling style. Read Full Review

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