New Avengers #13.INH

New Avengers #13.INH

Event\Storyline: Inhumanity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Simone Bianchi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 5
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• With the consequences of Infinity fresh on their minds, tough decisions are made.
• The gathering of a new Illuminati.
• We learn more about the other beings related to the Incursions.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 31, 2013

    The above can be easily solved with repeated reading, and I absolutely love all the potential that gets introduced here. Im especially enamored of Doctor Strange as I think, lately, hes been underutilized due to his tendency to become too ridiculously overpowered. I think with a steady hand, he could be reined in and have some very, very interesting stories around him. The seamless transition from one storyline to the next means this can be picked up by new readers, but will most definitely be enjoyed by stalwarts as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 1, 2014

    Jonathan Hickman's staggering talent has injected a much needed shot of intelligence and adrenaline into New Avengers. Bianchi's art is equally devastating. An absolute gut-punch of a book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jan 1, 2014

    This could be the single greatest issue of New Avengers ever, and the one that has the potential to piss of the most readers. Hickman and Bianchi craft some of the most exciting storytelling that the Avengers franchise has ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 2, 2014

    And while the story's a bit darker than I might prefer, it's certainly captivating, and I'm anxious to see the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jan 6, 2014

    New Avengers #13, coupled with Avengers #24, serve as a pallet cleanser for the recent glut of Infinity centric tie-ins and to present the new direction for each series going forward. In Avengers #24, Captain America tells Tony Stark that he only sees black clouds and death on the horizon and Tony replies that he sees what's coming. With New Avengers #13, we now see precisely what Tony sees; we see death in the form of the Black Priests and the black clouds of universal entropy looming overhead. Will our heroes be enough to stop the spread of universal decay? Will the Illuminati be forgiven for their clandestine crimes and machinations? Only Jonathan Hickman knows and all we can do is read and hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 2, 2014

    New Avengers is one of, if not the most important book being put out at Marvel right now; for that reason alone you should be reading it. If not for the importance of it, you should be reading it for the insanely high quality it is month in and month out. It was so much fun seeing how ideas planted in this series fleshed out in Infinity and now that it's over, it's your chance to experience that feeling for yourself with whatever Hickman is planning now! 4.5 out of 5 nerds Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jan 3, 2014

    Overall, New Avengers #13 is a solid start to the next leg of this storyline. Hickman gets the job done with this intriguing peek into alternate universes, and Bianchi and Dallalpi bring it to the page with dynamism and strong color choices. A good read all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Jan 4, 2014

    New Avengers is one of the best written books on the shelf right now and is very much Jonathan Hickman's pride and joy, a venue for him to stretch his wings and test his abilities as a story teller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 6, 2014

    Overall, it's nice to see the series get right back to what it was delivering with a strong story and amazing art too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 6, 2014

    Despite the unavoidable "Inhumanity" branding combined with the focus placed on Black Bolt on its cover, "New Avengers" #13 is less a tie-in or crossover issue and much more of a return to the mission statement for this series. The Incursions are continuing and the Illuminati are desperate to save the world. Many of these characters have already sacrificed so much, but Hickman continues to find new tributes for each hero to offer up as certain doom continues to bear down on the most brilliant minds in the Marvel Universe. I'm not sure how long Bianchi is going to stick around, but "New Avengers" #13 certainly makes a strong case for him to continue on as the story guides the series back to its roots of absolute power in the face of certain doom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 7, 2014

    This issue has Simone Bianchi handling the art, and unfortunately this was the weakest part of the issue. I'm not the biggest fan of Bianchi's style, but I did like his recent work on the Thanos Rising series. Here, although some pages have a haunting feel to them, to me it's not a style that fits with all the heroes presented. Except for the Dr. Strange two page splash, which his style is actually perfect for, the art seems to just not work on an Avengers book. His close-ups on faces look a bit weird to me as he uses lots of lines and shapes to show definition within the face. It works for the alien faces and masks, but on the human characters like Reed Richards and Professor X, it makes them look strange. Although I didn't enjoy the art, I loved the story presented in this issue. There's a lot to think about here and Hickman's work on this series sometimes benefits from a second reading. And I'm looking forward to reading it again. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2013

    Unfortunately, this is easily the weakest issue of the series visually. Simone Bianchi's work can be maddeningly muddy and unclear in these pages. While his page construction continues its trend of focusing more on clean, simple panels over the jumbled splash pages of his earlier work, Bianchi's figures are emotionless and poorly defined. Only when Bianchi renders the otherworldly Black Priests does this creative pairing really live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Jan 7, 2014

    As a continuation of the building events of New Avengers, this issue sets up the next act of things to come. As a tie-in to the Inhumanity storyline, there were avenues I wish were explored yet werent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Jan 5, 2014

    Overall, besides creeping me out, I think the purpose of this issue was to introduce the next threat that these Avengers will be facing. I think that it managed to do that rather adequately, but my mind is still spinning from everything that's going on. Hickman's 'New Avengers' might be the most complex comic on my entire pull list right now, but I can't help but come back for each and every issue because I can't think of a comic that's made me think this much in a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Feb 4, 2014

    Overall this is a good issue for New Avengers. The story is still moving along nicely following the events of Infinity, whilst there was a nice little nod to Inhumanity with the visiting of Earth-23099. It looks like things are about to get a whole lot worse for the Illuminati " and that should make great reading for us! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jan 1, 2014

    Hickmans incredible story is the saving grace of this issue. The art is very ugly and will sometimes pull you out of the story. Fortunately theres enough sweet Hickman goodness to warrant the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Jan 2, 2014

    So what will the clandestine, elite team of heroes do to stop these incursions? We'll have to find out in the following issues. "New Avengers 13.INH" is worthwhile because of the narrative Hickman's established since issue one. However, it's a story that can prove rather hard to break into for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 1, 2014

    New Avengers #13 is an averagely written issue that has subpar artwork and the false advertisement that it ties into Inhumanity (which probably isn't the writer's fault). After having a series of surprisingly good issues, New Avengers sadly closes the year out with a whimper instead of a bang. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 2, 2014

    New Avengers #13.INH is the sad victim of one half of the comic book equation failing the other. New Avengers readers will want to read this issue for the information regarding the incursions and some huge details for the story going forward, but the art will most likely disappoint, especially when compared with the strong work from Mike Deodato. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 3, 2014

    Superb ideas and a rather neat presentation of the themes of the series are unfortunately brought down by weak art, a certain lack of accomplishment and some poor execution of some concepts. A nice try, but not exactly the satisfying experience it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 4, 2014

    New Avengers seems wholly unaffected by Infinity. Hickman just keeps the ball rolling when it comes to the incursions, even though 'Inhumanity' is teased on the cover. Yeah, aside from a brief mention of all those Inhuman pods, this issue doesn't have anything to do with Inhumanity. This issue doesn't have much to do with anything, honestly, other than Hickman's undying love for his own weird ideas. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 31, 2013

    This issue felt like a throw away for me which I would of never expected from Hickman. I know his style is to leave all the juicy stuff for the end but even this way too out there. The rushed art didn't help much either and hopefully the next issue will clear up all the confusion. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 2, 2014

    Unless you're fully committed to the Hickman hype machine, skip this book - there needs to be more tension and more characterization than this to earn your dollars. Read Full Review

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