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New Avengers #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Gerardo Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 24
5.9Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth - and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS - a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow's heroes... today! America doesn't want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without... the NEW AVENGERS!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Toben Racicot Oct 15, 2015

    Because I am not familiar with all of the characters in play, Im not sure how much I will stick around for. However, Ewing knows his Avengers and has written some great teams. Because of who the main villain is, this series promises a strong start. Im hoping that it can deliver and be a success because these characters need more time on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Oct 19, 2015

    All told, New Avengers #1 is an exciting debut. The stylized artwork by Gerardo Sandoval and Dono Sanchez Almara really gives the proceedings the energy they need, and Ewing's strong characterizations and sense of humor keep the story from being a routine first issue. There are some problems with the depth of the villain, but this issue gets the setup for the series out of the way. New Avengers #1 makes good use of its youthful cast and offers a lot for both existing and, perhaps more importantly, younger readers to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Oct 14, 2015

    The choice of characters also takes advantage of the more open nature of the Marvel Universe as it stands, including a recently returned character from the Ultimate Universe. While crossover has been eschewed in the past, the anything can happen nature with characters from different settings appearing is only a boon for a comic like this. For $3.99, youre getting a great bang for your buck here, even among the other choices in the Marvel line itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 14, 2015

    Questions are bouncing through my head about where the story will go. However, between the characters and the art, Im definitely on board. All-New, All-Different seems to be gaining its footing rather quickly, so Im excited to see where some of my favorite characters end up in the pages of New Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Oct 18, 2015

    So it's a comic that wants to come out of the gate running, and it does so" at 100 miles per hour. There's no denying the energy and momentum of the storytelling, made more dynamic by bold artwork and crowded panels. To make it happen, the comic relies more on the set-up with few opportunities for reflective moments or deep characterization, but even at least with the surface-level stuff, the comic gives a bit of time for everyone, even the supporting characters. And, hey, if you can't take a bold approach when taking a team into a bold new direction, then you would have missed the opportunity. I'm certainly on board to see how this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Oct 19, 2015

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  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 18, 2015

    A solid start for a new team, with several promising new Avengers in play. I'm cautiously optimistic, based on the strengths of this issue… Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Oct 25, 2015

    Overall, I did enjoy this book. A new team with a lot of characters I'm happy to see back in action (notably, Songbird, Hulkling and Wiccan). The team dynamic isn't quite there yet, but I'm confident as the book goes on, this will get stronger. The team has a clear purpose, and I'm intrigued with this new AIM, and the support staff introduced, that could lead to many interesting stories. The villain wasn't anything special, and the immediate threat felt a little sub par for an Avengers book, but I did enjoy the ride and I am looking forward to seeing where this book goes. And here's hoping Squirrel Girl isn't along for the ride much longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Oct 19, 2015

    Sadly, we can't dismiss the art from the story, and good grief, the art drags the story down. If I could rate these two aspects separately, I'd give the writing for The New Avengersa 9 and the art an absolute 0, but as it stands the art is enough to make my overall enjoyment of the book suffer. It's a great team and a great concept that I do desperately want to read more of, but if it keeps looking like this I don't know if I'll want to keep looking at it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Oct 16, 2015

    "New Avengers #1" was fine, but it wasn't the grand slam I was hoping it would be. It does enough to make me want to continue and Al Ewing is a creator that has more than earned the benefit of the doubt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Oct 19, 2015

    I'm willing to give the creative team the benefit of the doubt because of the challenges that face them in living up to a classic run that came before and all of the legwork Ewing has to do to establish this team, but this issue is dull. It feels as though Ewing was hoping to execute strong, snappy dialogue not unlike what Bendis is known for, but it ultimately ends up falling flat. The art is alright and certainly does these characters justice, but doesn't aspire to do more than just tell the story. No innovation, no sizzle, just the steak. In order for this book to succeed it has to stand above the rest of Marvel's offerings as a dynamic book with a unique roster. Right now it certainly has the roster, but everything else here is completely forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 15, 2015

    The art is sharp and largely stylized with Almara's glossy and vibrant color style. It works for this book, the question is, does the tone of the book work for you. For me personally, I'm a bigger fan of more grounded type of humor and hyperbole for my superheroes, so I didn't love how this book has opened. This definitely isn't the previous and ultra-serious New Avengers under Hickman, but this isn't even the heralded Mighty Avengers that Ewing penned himself. This is something a little more light and obscure, hopefully yielding some better results in the future. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 14, 2015

    New Avengers #1 isn't a bad comic, but one that feels like it is lacking and needed a bit more work done. Some parts of it feel new reader friendly and others don't. It's not very exciting, doesn't give you much to chew on, and the artwork isn't very good when it comes to the characters. It's just a middle of the road, kind of underwhelming superhero comic; skip it for now and hope that subsequent issues pick up the pace. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Oct 16, 2015

    All told, "New Avengers" #1 doesn't put its best foot forward, but there's reason to believe it will pick up in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 16, 2015

    The story never really comes together, the team has little (or no) chemistry, the menace seems - well, silly, and there's nothing driving the reader to come back for the next issue (the last-page cliffhanger was, frankly, incomprehensible - I have no idea what was going on there). I'll be passing on this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 15, 2015

    Of the many incarnations of New Avengers, this volume is the weakest right out of the gate. It's not that the book lacks a sense of purpose. It even features some strong characterization. But neither the team as a whole nor the threat they face are particularly compelling. The muddy, over-exaggerated visuals certainly don't help. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 17, 2015

    This is as generic a team comic as one could get. Ewing just throws a bunch of random superheroes onto a team, comes up with a randomly generic threat, and then just fills in the margins with some new ideas, like this Avengers Idea Mechanics thing. Maybe he'll start fleshing everybody and everything out as time goes on, but new comics these days don't get much room to really grow. Ewing needed to hit the ground running to make this series stand out, and he fails. Sandoval's beefy, superheroic art doesn't help much either. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 15, 2015

    Unless Ewing unifies his approach and works on his group dynamics and puts some laser-focus onto characterization, I can't see me or anyone else sticking around to see if this group ever gels into a team worthy of the name Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 15, 2015

    While Ewing has the voice down for characters like Squirrel Girl or POD, these moments can't save what is a big misfire for the Avengers lineup. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Oct 20, 2015

    As good as this title should be, New Avengers #1 is a mess of oversaturated Avengers exposition, eye-numbing artwork, mishandled characters, and an inability to capture Squirrel Girl that all adds up to one convoluted mess of a comic book. Read Full Review

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