New Avengers #9

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The Illuminati on the front line as the Earth is invaded.The House of Black Bolt cracks.Earth falls.

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Hero Nuggets Aug 29, 2013

    New Avengers 9 was an amazing piece of literary build-up and release from previous issues, additionally it sets up Infinity #2 with gusto! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 28, 2013

    Hickman is officially three-for-three on his Infinity titles. Theres absolutely nothing to dislike here between his incredible pacing and characterization with Deodatos pitch-perfect panels. Over the last several years, since the very first Annihilation books, Marvel has refocused on their cosmic characters and settings, but theyve been writing them like more grounded books: characters first, and this issue is one of the best examples of that. The problem with so many cosmic comics, and cosmic media in general, is that it feels detached or removed from real events or consequences, but thats no longer the case. This issue illustrated that characterization is a number one priority for this upcoming event. Even if youre sick of Marvels giant, world-shattering events, even if this event reverts back to the status quo and doesnt really change anything, its well constructed enough that the titles are, so far, very much worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Aug 29, 2013

    Deodato's art is top notch, as usual. And while I really enjoyed Epting and hope he'll be back, I do appreciate Deodato and think he might be even more fitting for this chapter of New Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 28, 2013

    New Avengers #9 is a stellar issue in what has been a fantastic event so far. Hickman is wasting no time increasing the stakes and the payoff of several storylines that started 9 months ago are finally in readers' hands. Anyone reading Infinity must read this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2013

    Mike Deodato has found a great home on this series, which takes him back to the darker, textured days of his Thunderbolts and Dark Avengers work. His art accentuates the tone of foreboding and impending doom in the story, while his powerful, heavily muscular figure work is perfect for massive, intricately detailed characters like Thanos and his Black Order. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 12, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, and a terrific tie-in. Being the best issue that this series has produced so far this issue was everything from exciting, to dramatic, also being suspenseful as well. There was also great action as well, which was very explosive. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, and can't wait for issue two of Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Aug 30, 2013

    The brilliance of New Avengers #9 rests with the brief glimpses we get into the various Order villains: they're equally evil and badass. Artist Mike Deodato is the perfect fit for this story about wreaking havoc across the cosmos"his pencils create a gloomy scene of devastation within each panel. Marvel's Infinity event is off to a strong start, so be sure to pick up New Avengers #9. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Aug 31, 2013

    Yes, Hickman'sNew Avengersis hardly what one could call, ‘new-reader-accessible', but it doesn't matter, because its overall quality is owed to the fact that it pays off and builds upon everything that has come before. This is not a self-contained issue, nor is it something that could be considered non-essential. Instead, it is very much essential to the overall plot of Marvel's latest event, managing to be exciting in its own right and as part of the overall tapestry ofInfinity. This is good superhero comics, folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Aug 30, 2013

    This is a smart, well-paced and energetic issue, with some surprises and mysteries along the way, from Hickmans solid scripting to Deodatos well-executed pencils. I enjoy seeing how this title ties into the Infinity storyline and deals firsthand with Thanos and the Black Order, whereas its sister title is taking on the other side of this event with The Builders. This title has managed to maintain a cohesive, ominous tone even as it moves into the larger continuity of this event, unlike its sister which has been a little all over the place, making for a consistently satisfying reading experience so far. Overall an interesting and enjoyable issue, with strong artwork and writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 29, 2013

    A solid issue for the New Avengers tie-in into Infinity. While what they are fighting on Earth is important, you can only hope that it has some major impact on whatever else is going on around the world given there is more than just what they are fighting against which requires their attention. This story has potential, but only if the focus is kept self-contained and doesn't rely too heavily on mysteries or questions that would throw off the readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 29, 2013

    There might be a problem when things are already a bit confusing by the second main tie-in issue with Jonathan Hickman's Infinity, but this issue does focus on the far more interesting aspects of the Infinity crisis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Aug 30, 2013

    Anybody reading Infinity and not Avengers/New Avengers really should. Its a pain that Marvel is trying to make people buy all three, but to their credit, it is really worth it. New Avengers is one of the best of Marvel Now! and now that Infinity is in full swing, its only improving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 29, 2013

    With twenty pages of story, "New Avengers" seems beefier. This comic book has a bit more heft to it than others of the same pricepoint this week due to a recap page, a cast page, a creators page, chapter pages and an informational page about Thanos' generals: the Cull Obsidian (or Black Order). As event crossover issues go, this one is phenomenal. I'm almost looking forward to "New Avengers" #10 as much as I am "Infinity" #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Sep 14, 2013

    New Avengers #9 is a yet another very strong issue for the series. I'd hesitate to call it a tie-in to Infinity, such is the nature of the storyline. Instead, this is rather a separate branch of the event, showing the effects of Thanos and the absence of the Avengers on the secret world of the Illuminati. Next issue can't arrive soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Aug 28, 2013

    This is the strongest issue of New Avengers since the third installment. Jonathan Hickman paints an interesting threat to our heroes that seems to plague the world. Even within a brawl such as this one, there is still a mystery lying within these pages that readers will desperately be trying to uncover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Aug 28, 2013

    The pacing may be awkward in some areas and there is perhaps a bit too much set up here and there, yet the action, the ongoing subplots, the characters and the art sell this tie-in to Infinity quite well despite the weaknesses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 30, 2013

    Artistically, Deodato does a fine job here, though I miss Barry Kitson's work from previous issues of New Avengers, conveying the seriousness of the issue's events (though even he can't make Iron Man's butt-ugly new armor look good.) New Avengers #9 is a slick, well-constructed comic book that comes up somewhat short on plot, will probably make a lovely supporting chapter in the inevitable trade paperback collection, but ends up feeling a little too slight to be a super-successful individual issues, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. At the very least, regular readers of this title shouldn't have "Ignore The Crossover Issues" syndrome in their New Avengers collection... at least, not yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 31, 2013

    Yep, the villains of Infinity are just terrible. They are some of the most boring villains I have ever seen. And I'm not talking about the Builders. Instead, this issue is all about Thanos' Black Order, which is basically just a bunch of evil aliens with some variation of the word 'black' in their name. Yeah, they are boring as hell, and as generic as villains come. This has been a problem with Hickman's Infinity all along, and this issue is no different. On the other hand, Hickman's still doing a pretty good job writing the actual New Avengers themselves. So there's that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Ben Silverio Sep 1, 2013

    From the very beginning, Hickman's run on 'New Avengers' has dealt with some pretty dark stuff. Something tells me that things are bound to get even darker before they get any lighter and that thought just has me anxiously waiting for the next one. Read Full Review

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