New Avengers #20

New Avengers #20

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• How far is Doctor Strange willing to go to protect the Earth from the Great Society? Too far...

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 25, 2014

    This is one of the most incredible battle across all of superhero comics. Its been over a decade since Marvel and DC crossed over and while this may not be another crossover in the most literal sense, it certainly works on every level it needs to. Its even incredibly even-handed, though the characters who go up against one another may not be the 100% ideal ones, theyre the best ones for the plot that Hickman has built making them, as far as Im concerned, even more the ideals. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jun 27, 2014

    There's a certain po-faced grandeur that presents itself with all of Hickman's work. It is clockwork opera on a grand scale, and while that makes him an essential writer for some, it leaves his work reading as pretentious to others. All of that is here in New Avengers #20 in its full force and it is kind of glorious. If you're a Hickman believer then this is a must read comic. If you remain unconvinced then this might just be a book that could convince you to get on board. There's still hope for Earth 616 but at what cost. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 25, 2014

    The payoff in this issue, the payoff we've been waiting for for more than two issues, is really worth the read. Readers who come into this issue blind should enjoy themselves too, because there's a mini arc here focused on Dr. Strange that makes the climax worth a look. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jun 25, 2014

    New Avengers #20 is a great book with one major flaw: it follows an incredibly negative trend that is reinforced by Marvel as a whole. If you can disregard character growth from books you've enjoyed in the past, this issue will be a great read. If you're like me, you might be a little pissed at Hickman. Either way, New Avengers #20 is still a Buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 26, 2014

    That clash between the Illuminati and the Great Society Marvel has been teasing for the past couple months? It finally takes place in this issue. So if you've been craving Jonathan Hickman's take on what happens when Black Panther and "Batman" get into a fight, this action-oriented issue will satisfy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jun 27, 2014

    I was pretty unfamiliar with Valerio Schiti when he was announced as one of Marvel's All-New Young Guns at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in April. I liked the preview art they showed for New Avengers when he was announced to be joining Jonathan Hickman on this book. I have been very pleased with him on this series so far! Now I have to go back and check out some of his other work (Journey into Mystery was already on my list because Sif). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Jun 26, 2014

    Schitis pencils in this issue are lovely throughout. His lines are clean and his shapes full, instilling a sense of weight and resolve in the characters on the page. After several issues of tense conversation and quiet reflection, its nice to see Schiti stretch his creative legs with a no-holds-barred fight between such equally matched heroes. As much as I enjoy Hulk-smashing and face-punching, however, the flashback sequences were the loveliest and most well-designed pages of the issue, wonderfully complemented by the palettes of Martin and Mounts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jun 26, 2014

    The team is headed down a very dark road, and the part of me that enjoys the darkness that Hickman is pushing on our heroes is quite enjoying it. Read Full Review

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