New Avengers #22

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 29, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The final battle between the New Avengers and the Dark Avengers. And not everyone makes it out alive!

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 1, 2012

    The art component of this issue is executed brilliantly by Mike Deodato and Will Conrad. Deodato is in the zone with these characters and you pretty much know when you see his name on the cover you are going to get an issue with consistently solid pencils. Issue #22 features some of the best work I have seen from Deodato in recent months and his use of shadows in some of the later layouts is excellent. I personally do not like the expression, but there are multiple pages in this comic that were jaw-droppers. This title is in fantastic artistic hands and there is really no disputing Deodato is one of the best Marvel has. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 2, 2012

    The last page goes a long way toward convincing me to forgive these questions, but the final judgment will have to wait for next month's issues of Avengers and New Avengers. We'll see. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 29, 2012

    This story is winding down in preparation for the Avengers to get into a big ol' tussle with the X-Men, but there looks to be a big, explosive finale coming to an overall solid arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Mar 2, 2012

    Some fairly interesting turns teases a potentially exciting finale for the next month, and in this regards New Avengers #22 succeeds in roping the reader effectively for the next installment. Still, the next issue has a tall order if it aims to succeed in delivering a satisfying conclusion. While the Dark Avengers saga in its entirety has so far been full of ups and downs, here's to hoping that it ends on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 29, 2012

    However, Mike Deodato and Will Conrad keep things visually interesting for the most part . While some facial structures become uneven at a distance, the artists do their best to provide emotional context to a script that lacks it. Unfortunately, much of those moments are negated by the utterly ridiculous costuming of the characters involved. I get that they are hot off a battleground, but watching Mockingbird and Wolverine interrogate ferociously with torn costumes revealing their assets is distracting and silly. It's kind of like that time Batman had sex with Talia al Ghul but left his cowl on – go big or go home. If your shirt is off, take the damn mask off too. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Mar 3, 2012

    It's amazing to see Bendis do wrong in one issue what he does right in another issue…in the same week. But that's where we are. Read Full Review

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