New Avengers #21

New Avengers #21

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• A world must die! But which New Avenger will find the strength to press the button? And what will come in the aftermath?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 30, 2014

    This is easily the most significant issue since the introduction of Incursion, and Hickman continues to set the bar ever higher both for himself and whoever picks up after he departs the tile. The writing and the visuals work together to tell a story that shows Marvels willingness to stretch superhero titles to their limit, not just in terms of where theyre willing to go, but how theyre willing to get there. This remains one of my favorite sci-fi books that just so happens to star superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Nov 23, 2014

    Overall this was one of Hickman’s best issues of New Avengers to date. It was emotionally heavy and philosophical. The exploration of heroic values in contrast to the values of kings was a captivating subject, explored through great dialogue. This comic isn’t for everyone but for the target audience it continues to astonish, provoke thought and amaze with every page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 30, 2014

    What is a hero, really? And are the Avengers heroes, or self-entitled kings? We find out in this issue and it's an exciting read to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 30, 2014

    Valerio Schiti and Salvador Larroca handle the artistic aspects of this issue and while both have a style that is befitting of the story, it's easy to spot when one artist takes over for another. It's a bit distracting, but because both styles work in it of themselves it's easy to forgive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 2, 2014

    This is gripping stuff. And after several pages of our heroes monologuing or arguing about why they can't go through with it, Namor picks up the trigger and explains why he can do it in merely a few sentences. Hickman is in the hearts and minds of these characters, and he's put them in as extreme a position as possible to twist them around. It's great comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - John Tuppen Jul 31, 2014

    New Avengers comes with some flashy punches and impressive looking fight sequences if that is what you look for in comics. What this book really brings in spades though is a real awareness of the responsibility heroes take on in their role as our great protectors. Hickman fearlessly exaggerates circumstances to bring these themes to their utmost extremes and ends the issue with a bang. New Avengers ends with developments that will likely come back to haunt the characters involved many times over in the future. New Avengers as a whole is not a book trying to appeal to as many people as it can. Its focus is tight on big themes and concise action; all of which is executed brilliantly by a Jonathan Hickman on good form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Aug 1, 2014

    The real driving force behind this series has been Hickmans open-ended questioning of ethics, morality and heroism, with Namor serving as the only member willing (and perhaps eager) to take the ultimate burden upon himself. Hickman has been largely successful so far in exploring these ideas, navigating the tensions and moral platitudes that ultimately befall all superhero comics, and this issue cashes in on that build-up in satisfying ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Aug 3, 2014

    Basically, this entire issue was filled with some intense will they/won't they moments. As I read on, I recall being in suspense practically every step of the way. I may have escaped that feeling temporarily when I was examining the gnarly fates of the Great Society, but for the most part, I found myself hanging on each character-changing moment. Not to say that this story arc hasn't been interesting, but I feel like issue twenty-one did a really good job at reminding me the things that are so awesome about Hickman's much darker Avengers title. Read Full Review

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