New Avengers #33
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New Avengers #33

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
6.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

This April, the Avengers and the Illuminati face down their final hours. The clock is winding down and the final incursion is upon us.
Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman along with blockbuster artists Mike Deodato and Kev Walker bring to a close the epic saga of the Avengers, the Illuminati, and a Marvel Universe on the brink of extinction. The Incursions from parallel Earths from other dimensions have taken their toll on our heroes, and the battle worn Avengers stand ready to face utter decimation.
Before the highly-anticipated SECRET WARS begins in May, close out Jonathan Hickman's epic Avengers an more

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 1, 2015

    As I said in the beginning of this review, ‘Everything Dies' is pretty difficult to talk about because of its size. Hell, everything I've described happened in the last two issues. But, I've also left out a lot of other plots and characters that make up the entirety of this story. Like I said, ‘Everything Dies' is massive and one of the few Marvel story lines that incorporates everything from its universe, if not multiverse. It's also a comic that is defiantly confident in its themes. Where other comics take for granted that the heroes will save the day, ‘Everything Dies' throws that all out the window. Now, with a problem greater than any they faced before, heroes must decide what they are truly willing to do to earn their happy ending. That assumes of course, that a happy ending is still possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 29, 2015

    While not a comprehensive or encompassing series finale, this issue does a solid job of laying more ground for Secret Wars and showcasing Doctor Doom at his most awe-inspiring and compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde May 1, 2015

    New Avengers #33 is not a conclusion but rather a necessary exposition issue heading into Secret Wars. The comic succeeds in bringing Hickman’s excellent handle on Doom to the forefront, making the twists and story beats all the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn May 2, 2015

    If either of these stories are someone's first-ever Marvel comic, they're a pretty unforgiving read. However, if you've been invested, you won't stop now but the immediate reward's really down to what you're willing to make of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 1, 2015

    "New Avengers" #33 had to accomplish quite a lot, and the creative team manages to fit it all in while still conveying a sense of doomed grandeur. It certainly has me intrigued for "Secret Wars." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Apr 30, 2015

    Mike Deodato's artwork is good, if a bit uneven at points. Molecule Man seemingly jumps from normal to insane looking, even when the dialogue doesn't call for an inanity look. When it counts though, Deodato delivers. We don't often see a look of fear in Doom's eyes, and Deodato captures that look well. Reed's look on the final page is one of complete dread. Deodato nails the eyes and posture of Reed to convey everything the read needs to know without reading the bubble. The use of body language in the final scene puts the final nail the coffin when it comes to finding a new way to solve the incursion problem. Deodato makes the Panther seem at ease, which compliments Hickman's deathly script well. The Black Swans seem a bit under detailed, but Deodato gives enough variety to group. The Black Swan Doom first recruits seems to have hip problems with how much they change. The Beyonders look a tad stiff, like action figures that Deodato posed for the panel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Apr 28, 2015

    Majority of New Avengers #33 is a three-person story (Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, and Molecule Man). We get many answers before Secret Wars begins. Some of these answers will make you say "HUH?!" Make sure to read this before opening Avengers #44. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 29, 2015

    New Avengers #33 had a ton of promise but hits with a mediocre thud as the issue circles around itself and digs deep into some odd aspects of the storyline. The artwork is middle-of-the-road at best and not Deodato's best work by any means, which detracts from the momentum of this issue and it's ability to close out the volume of this series and drive readers into Secret Wars. New Avengers stumbles along until its conclusion and I hope to see better in Secret Wars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 30, 2015

    Jonathan Hickman begins to explain the secrets behind his Avengers run, and while die-hard fans will enjoy picking apart the hints and clues to this issue, plenty of others will be frustrated by the lack of clarity here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Michael Roder May 4, 2015

    New Avengers #33 is a decent comic. The plot moves along briskly, the dialogue is appropriate to the largess of the situation, and the art is extremely competent. However, looking at this issue as the epic finale to a great Avengers run, it fails miserably. But, as an interesting prologue to Marvel's next big event, it's fine. You're well within your rights to be bothered by this, especially when it feels like Secret Wars is just a set up for what comes after in the Marvel universe.SCORE: 4/10 Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Apr 29, 2015

    New Avengers #33 is a very flat and unfortunately abysmal way to end the comic series. It lacks a good ending and doesn't do a good enough job of getting the audience excited to read Secret Wars. The characterization is almost nonexistent and the comic is almost entirely exposition, with the characters just explaining things for pages and pages at a time. It all makes for a very unsatisfying and disappointing finale for the comic and unlike Avengers #44, I cannot recommend buying this issue. You can just read about happens in a comic forum or online and sadly, it really doesn't feel like you would be missing that much. Read Full Review

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