New Avengers #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Howard Chaykin, Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 9, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Infinity Part One. Of all of the secrets that are held within the Marvel Universe nothing is more shocking than the one that will be revealed in this brand-new storyline. before S.H.I.E.L.D, before the birth of the super hero, what deep dark secret has Nick Fury held for all of these decades and how has it come back to terrorize everyone?! Series writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up once again with Marvel superstar Mike Deodato for the first time since their chart-busting run on Dark Avengers. And joining them is comics legend Howard Chaykin for Fury flashbacks that will delight and startle you. Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral h more

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 11, 2011

    Without a doubt, this is the best issue of New Avengers in years. It's got a couple compelling storylines and is a very dynamic book. Add to that the art and this isn't just a compelling story, but a comic you have a hard time peeling your eyes away from. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 12, 2011

    Perhaps the next issue will bring this story by Brian Bendis into focus - but for now, it's all very fuzzy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 10, 2011

    Despite my other complaints, the biggest problem here is that it flies by way too fast and ends up a bit insubstantial. A shame, since what we do get is pretty good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Feb 12, 2011

    The larger picture of this "New Avengers" arc isn't entirely apparent by the end of the issue, but there are enough interesting moments and some great art to carry the day. The teases of what this arc could be about are interesting, especially the cover for issue 10. As far as a set-up issue goes, it's effective and, hopefully, should read better as part of the whole. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 12, 2011

    There are some nice parts of this issue, mostly character bits, including a sequence where Luke fails to hotwire the truck he's trying to steal and instead picks it up and walks away, but mostly I'm left cold. Nick's actions during wartime notwithstanding, the flashback portions of the issue bother me as an attempt to bring "realism" to a comic book hero's story, and there's never a clear explanation of what is going on with Superia or why our heroes engage in unprovoked vandalism, theft, battery and mayhem. Moreover, as I mentioned at the very start, I'm bugged by the retconned insertion of this "Avengers Initiative," not just for the knot of continuity snarls I know it will start, but because it smacks of centralized world-building in a Marvel Universe that has long been known for versimilitude and sprawling narrative. If this is the story of how Nick created the Age of Marvels, it has the potential to shrink that narrative down to a common originating point, something that seems inh Read Full Review

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