New Avengers #12

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 13
7.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

•  The House of Black Bolt crumbles.
•  New friends, new enemies.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 27, 2013

    It feels odd complaining about too much good stuff, but it has been known to happen from time to time (anyone whos ever eaten an entire pizza knows what Im talking about), but thats a minor point in the grand scheme of things. This is a fantastic read from cover-to-cover, a great New Avengers title and the perfect epilogue to the Infinity event. Theres little reason not to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Dec 8, 2013

    This was a terrific issue and a brilliant epilogue. It would also set-up the future of this series perfectly, utilising the events of Infinity to do this. The issue itself would be very dramatic and exciting, and would have a lot of suspense as well with it's overall tone being simply perfect. Due to this I'd highly recommend this issue as well as the whole of the Infinity event and can't wait to see what will happen in this series next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Ben Silverio Dec 1, 2013

    This was something that had occurred to me while reading 'Infinity' #6 since the Illuminati had done so much to try to prevent their world from ending, but none of it really worked in the end. It all came down to luck. And this isn't the first time this has happened either. But I believe that it is the first time that someone in the comics calls these heroes out on their sh*t. Not saying that I don't appreciate the team's efforts, but it's quite different to hear one of their allies call them out like that. The best part? The look in the trio's eyes in their final panel definitely knows that she's right. While the world may have not ended, worlds have for people like Black Bolt, Namor, T'Challa, and Thanos. These things are too big for them to not get addressed again, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where Jonathan Hickman takes the story after this because up until this point, he's given us some pretty heavy sh*t that I can't really put down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 1, 2013

    I admit that I've been enjoying this series a lot, even though it's been deadly serious from start to finish - but the group is dealing with some mind-bending, world-shaking menaces - and you never know what to expect next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2013

    If this issue proves anything, it's that conflicts never truly end in the Marvel Universe. Thanos and the Builders have been stopped, but the larger problem of the World Incursions remains more pressing than ever. Hickman uses Black Swan as a herald of even greater woes to come. This entire issue paints the ending of Infinity in a much different and more downbeat light than Infinity #6 did. But that's certainly true to the tone of this particular series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 27, 2013

    There are some rather great ideas, some potent characterization and a really strong artistic direction thanks to Mike Deodato and Frank Martin, but the uneven pacing, the heavy emphasis on exposition and the lack of big events set back the issue a bit in terms of quality. Good, but not as great as some previous issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 27, 2013

    New Avengers allows Infinity #6 to have a clean ending by taking the burden of the sales pitch of things to come. That being said, Hickman still manages to give us the goods and gives us no reason to believe that the drama and excitement will stop after Infinity. Hickman has closed Infinity on a high note and I cant wait for what comes next in New Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Dec 2, 2013

    Though the conflict has been won for now, it seems that our favorite team of hard traveled heroes still have much to contend with. Hickman, not being on to rest on his laurels, has not only delivered one hell of an event, but kept New Avengers essential to the larger event while never sacrificing its established ongoing story. Now, in the ashes of Infinity, he's used the springboard of the macro story to establish a new and interesting status quo for his characters on top of the existing mythos of the series. This is really great stuff and refreshing as an event weary comic fan to see a writer so committed to making an event not only matter, but have very real consequences for all the characters involved. Everything has a solution and I, for one, am glad to see Jonathan Hickman committed to that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Dec 3, 2013

    With the slow burning stories that Hickman creates this isn't the most accessible book to new readers but for long time readers it makes a very enjoyable read. Infinity was one of the better Marvel events over the last few years and this ties up the series nicely. Deodato does a great job with the dialogue heavy issue, he doesn't crowd the panels with a lot of details so he can convey the gravity of the dialogue to its fullest. By the end we have seen quite a few things that will come to fruition over Hickman's run including a bit of a prologue to Inhumanity which is starting this week. For an Avengers book there is a lack of action but this is still the strongest of the 100 or so Avengers titles coming out every month and will undoubtedly go down as a classic Avengers title. If you have been reading this book from the start you will really enjoy it but if you are a new reader you would be better off picking up the trades when they come out and enjoy it from the start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Dec 17, 2013

    This is another really strong issue of New Avengers. Picking up the pieces following Infinity, Hickman manages to get the ball rolling effortlessly once again, with the Illuminati's problems seemingly only just beginning. And when you consider the scale of the challenges they have faced so far, that really is saying something. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Nov 28, 2013

    Even for that, New Avengers #12 is a solid afterward to the Infinity storyline. It suffers from a few bumps and bruises, but the strength of Hickmans scripting and Deodatos pencils carry it to an enjoyable conclusion. Overall a good read, and critical to readers following these characters into the next event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 29, 2013

    This book has little suspense value, but provides plenty of story depth for the events to follow. I have to wonder, however, why Black Swan has chosen to wait this long to tell the Illuminati what she knows. Artist Mike Deodato strengthens the book with his imposing figures, and Frank Martin's dark colors are captivating to the eye. Although New Avengers #12 offers little suspense, it's still worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 2, 2013

    "New Avengers" #12 is enjoyable enough, but readers might feel like they were just offered a chance to sit down and rest, only to have the chair kicked out from under them as soon as they did. The wrap-up is fun, but it would have been nice to catch one's breath before being asked to hold it again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Dec 3, 2013

    Hickman, like Snyder at DC, is deep in the "go bigger" hole. Deodato, like Finch (but better) is working a steroidal groove, spritzing layouts with flash that his characters could really use. Find a facial expression amongst our boys. I'll wait. And we're not counting Namor's impression of Jin from Tekken. This is a superstar team on a big money book, but nothing's popping. I'm all for going large, for supplanting the false event cycle with a more circadian continuity of peril, 20/20 endangerment feels more existentially authentic, but there has to be some relief. Yes, it's great that this crazy lady is around to puncture the patriarchal pomp, and yes, the Namor/T'Challa/Humanity love triangle is compelling, but every issue reads like Physics major fan-fic laid over beat 'em up cut scenes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2013

    This was a whimper of an epilogue. It doesn't really have anything to do with Infinity, and nothing that happens to the members of the Illuminati is all that interesting. The stuff with Black Panther is really only good if you followed his adventure from when Hickman was writing Fantastic Four, which I didn't, so I was only really half-invested. I still don't know the history behind this Necropolis stuff. The scene with Namor is a little cooler, but not by much. Dr. Strange gets a nice moment, but who knows if it'll amount to anything. And the chat with Black Swan was just silly. Hickman spouts a bunch of other ominous names like the "Black Priests" or the "Ivory Kings", as if we're supposed to care anymore about them than we did the Builders. Nice try, Hickman. Read Full Review

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