New Avengers #16.NOW

New Avengers #16.NOW

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

No more bloodshed. To save their nations, the proud Black Panther and the arrogant Namor have sued for peace. As members of the Illuminati, the secret organization made up of the Marvel Universe's most powerful heroes, they must work together to stop the extinction of the entire universe! But are their amends too little too late? There's no turning back for the Illuminati after this issue - and they'll pay the price for their sins.

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Mar 26, 2014

    After a weak few issues, New Avengers #16 comes out strong. It moves the title back on track with the introduction of an intriguing cast of alternate heroes and brings a sense of momentum where this book has been sorely lacking. Definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Mar 26, 2014

    Sometimes Hickmans works can be a chore, but once you wrap your head around it, it becomes terribly beautiful. Now that Rags Morales is on board, you really couldnt ask for a better creative team. Look out, because New Avengers is out to reclaim its title as the number 1 Marvel series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 26, 2014

    Again, there have been times when Hickman has thrown us some pretty severe curveballs, this one just happen to swoop inward and strike me square in the forehead. Now that Ive exhausted the extent of my baseball metaphor, Ill just say that I still have faith in this all making sense in the end, but at this point there are too many loose threads (many of which are created by this issue alone) to assume everything will work out. The writing and art are still fascinating, and I imagine Ill look back on this issue in the coming months and go OOOOOOOOOH, THATS what that was! and so I still highly recommend this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2014

    Still, this really is more of the same. More alternate universes taking precedent over our main cast. More spinning in place as the Illuminati continue to plan their next move. It's frustrating to see so little of our heroes, especially with all the potential a Black Panther/Namor reunion allowed. Rags Morales' art is at least one novel addition to the book. He provides a more sound basis in terms of facial work and character interaction than Simone Bianchi's stylized imagery, but at the expense of that otherworldly, surreal tone Bianchi was able to bring to the book. The Black Priests don't have the same sense of wonder or menace they do under Bianchi's hand. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Mar 28, 2014

    Though really, I feel like surprises are all “New Avengers” is surviving on. Without the bold new direction offered by The Great Society, I might consider dropping “New Avengers.” It's the type of series that really takes its time, slowly drowning the ready in a heavy wave of information. Sure, when it's all over and you've broken through the wave you can reflect on it as a great time. But inside? It's a terrifyingly confusing ride that makes you think you're missing a lot. Do I enjoy “New Avengers?” I definitely think I do, but a lot of that comes from the faith that it'll all make sense and become a truly satisfying story in the end. If you're the type of reader who needs instant gratification though, this might not be the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 27, 2014

    "New Avengers" #16.NOW deals with the incursions head-on by leaving the Illuminati behind. Hickman has been constructing a deliberately slow burn to this series, but lately that burn has been more smolder than fire. The introduction of the Great Society and the energy transfusion incoming from Morales' artwork is enough to give this book another little spike. I've been waffling on this title, wavering between faith in Hickman's plan and boredom from a plot that is wearing thin and stretching out too long to even be repetitious, but this issue redeems the series, if only for just a little while longer. With T'Challa and Namor finding -- and sharing -- hope, surely readers can do the same. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Mar 31, 2014

    For his first issue at the House of Stan, the former DCU stalwart gets to take a spin with a multi-dimensional version of the Squadron Supreme. That alone may be worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

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