New Avengers #4

New Avengers #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jock Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Illuminati have learned that Earth is the center point for the death of the Universe.If this is true, doesn’t that mean destroying it might save everything else?Enter the world eater, Galactus.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 20, 2013

    This is another great issue in a series that is quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite superhero books released each month. The scope of this story is huge, something I think would be rather difficult for most other writers to depict in a way that is organized. Here, however, we have a story that is both large in scope and also well organized. The result is a comic that will blow you away. Hickman delivers a fantastic story while artist Steve Epting does an amazing job with the issue's pencils. This is not a jumping on point and if you are looking to begin reading this series, I suggest starting from issue #1: you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 24, 2013

    It's an outstanding story and, frankly, I can't wait to see where it goes next! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 20, 2013

    Plus, what's up with Doctor Strange? Is he being changed by the Infinity Gem in his possession? Is he going to be yet another issue that the New Avengers will need to deal with? My money's on the answer being “Yes”. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 20, 2013

    New Avengers is off to an amazing start. And it's just that, the start, so I hesitate to throw around big predictions or statements, but this series hasn't missed a beat in its early stages which is crucial and a good indicator of what's to come. With conceptual elements that are massive in scale but simple to comprehend, a group of eclectic characters, a moral dilemma that will ensure you're thinking and not just reading, amazing artwork, and some serious creativity, this is a book you can't miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 20, 2013

    Though the vast, cosmically philosophical nature of Hickman's New Avengers may be intimidating to some, fans of his work on SHIELD and Fantastic Four will not be disappointed. This is Hickman's Gotterdamerung, a celestial morality play writ large across Marvel's entire tableau, where the demigods of the Avengers learn of their inevitable mortality. It's an intimidating prospect, but Hickman has handled stories on this scale before, and with great aplomb. With any luck, the intrigue and weight of this story will loom larger than it's inevitable result of combining many of Marvel's disparate timelines, such as the New Universe, with the one we know, as saddling a book this good with as shaky a result would be downright criminal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 20, 2013

    Epting's images are draped in heavy shadows strong enough to send the happiest of clowns into a deep depression. This is a moody book that wouldn't be as strong without his masterful control over its brooding atmosphere. Again, I point to the Doctor Strange scenes. Just look at his face as he considers his glowing palm. And then look at how it changes in the next panel. That is an intense expression reserved for only him and Gandalf. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Alexander Jones Mar 21, 2013

    Steve Epting, Frank D Armata, and Rick Magyar once again convey the bleak world of New Avengers in an interesting way. The art sells many of the very dark and dramatic scenes of the issue. The black backgrounds are very eerie, and the characters demand your attention when they speak behind them. The Black Panthers eyes always contain a creepy, unsettling blue that Armata makes interesting. At times faces can look somewhat strange coming from Epting. All around the art team continues their consistently stellar job on the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 25, 2013

    Intelligent and exciting, New Avengers continues to prove that Hickman is an MVP amongst comic book writers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 22, 2013

    While not at the same level of the previous issue, Hickman, Epting, Magyar and D'Armata continues to astound with their dark take on one of the best concepts that came out of Bendis run on the Avengers franchise. With more promise of tough moral decisions and huge stakes, this title is well on its way to become a true must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 23, 2015

    New Avengers has the team dealing with another Incursion point, but it's one that isn't quite as distant and easy to mentally work through as what we had the time before. And that's without their moral center with Captain America not being there. The various plans that are being put into place to try and deal with what's coming are intriguing as everyone has different specialties to work with and are accepting different fates for themselves, which allows a good bit of realistic and character driven material to unfold here. Each of them are fascinating to follow and working as a group just makes it all the more so, though I hope for more from Namor and from Black Bolt as well. The journey to the other Earth here is the real highlight, bringing me some really enjoyable Terrax time, and setting things up to move forward from there in a fun, if dark, way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 21, 2013

    Hickman continues to pose a lot of complex moral questions with this series, and this issue is no exception. The story in is tight and fascinating, and gives little away while still leaving the reader to form his/her own opinion of these characters decisions. Nobody is being depicted as right or wrong, just shown in mitigating shades of gray. Eptings art is as always engaging and cinematic, and carries things along strongly. Another highly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    But if you can ignore that, the rest of the comic is really cool and steeped in Marvel lore. Tony Stark is using Shi'ar workers to build a Diosphere (which he wants to call a Star Sphere). Terrax the Enlightened recognizes the Eye of Agamotto around Doctor Strange's neck. Galactus is fully aware of the collision problem. This is cool comic book stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM Mar 24, 2013

    However, Hickman seems like he's got a handle on writing a long story in the single issue format, so I'm definitely looking forward to what is yet to come in his New Avengers run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 25, 2013

    You can never, ever go wrong with the art talent of Steve Epting, and the coloring of Frank D'Armata is the perfect compliment. If The Avengers is an action thriller, then New Avengers is a sci-fi thriller that always has something under its sleeve to shock the audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Mar 24, 2013

    Since there's so little time left and the team has a battle on their hands with one of the strongest foes they've ever faced in the history of the Avengers, it'll be interesting to see where this goes next and just how much time this takes up before they realize that the fates of two worlds hang in the balance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 20, 2013

    New Avengers has waned a bit in contrast to last issue. While the elements are still present, they seem to be fumbling around a bit. Hopefully next issue can pull things back together a bit better. Read Full Review

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