New Avengers #26

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

AVX TIE-IN The secret history of the Phoenix is revealed in K'un Lun's book of the dead Iron Fists. One of the most important chapters in the AVX story. What is Danny Rand's secret connection to the Phoenix?

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs May 12, 2012

    All in all, this story arc is shaping up to be a very enjoyable and interesting read. Instead of tying in to the Avengers vs. X-Men story directly, Bendis manages to weave a tale that is both innovative and intriguing. This actually works to enhance the main story in that mini-series and builds upon Marvel lore in a brilliant way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 9, 2012

    With two issue tying into the main AvX event that doesn't use the titular characters come and gone, this story still does a great job of enhancing both that main story and some of the more “ancient” Marvel Universe history. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 10, 2012

    There's not much to say about this comic that I didn't say about the last issue – it's absolutely excellent for all of the same reasons that last month's issue was excellent. This is a very different sort of Bendis book with fantastic artwork. The difference between last issue and this one, however, is the addition of that fantastic new guest star, which raises the book to another level. I imagine some might begrudge this book's featuring no Avengers or X-Men whatsoever, despite the admittedly misleading cover. That may be true….but it's still a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 11, 2012

    New Avengers #26 might be worth your time, if you're into the Fisting. Get your minds out of the gutter. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - DeShawn May 10, 2012

    Misleading Avengers covers shouldn't really shock anyone at this point, as neither Danny Rand nor Hope Summers are even so much as mentioned this issue, but it does get a tad annoying to say the least. Deodato seems to go a little overboard on the cross-hatching, but still manages to provide a fierce cover. The sparks around Danny's fist is a nice touch, and hopefully this cover has some relevance to the story at some point. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 9, 2012

    Da Vinci's presence in this story is sadly underused; considering the big reveal he earns in the beginning, it is a waste that he exists solely as a plot device. Shallow characterization is a trend in this story given that no one really stands out as especially interesting or compelling, even the girl who emits explosive fire. This is perhaps a by-product of telling a story that is supposed to feel like an ancient legend, which means it is burdened with prophecy-speak, training montages, and foreboding talk by wise men of great and powerful forces. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 14, 2012

    That cover? The one on this issue? Ignore it, because neither characters appear in this one... As a matter of fact NO Avengers, New or otherwise showed up here... God does Bendis hurt my brain at times... I have NO idea what to give this issue score-wise... I mean it wasn't terrible, but what the hell did it have to do with AvX?! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 30, 2012

    But the fact remains: this is an "Avengers Vs. X-Men" tie-in that has no Avengers and no X-Men. On a technical level, it's actually quite good -- but the story itself is so far from what it purports to be that any reader hopping on board for the crossover alone is likely to be nonplussed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 16, 2012

    Of all the crossover books I've read during this megaseries, this story frustrates me the most. Rather than what's going on in the present, we're at a snail's pace in the past. It's killing any chance I have of liking this book. It's heavily influencing my grade. Read Full Review

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