New Avengers: Illuminati #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Reed Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 21, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

If the Infinity Gems ever fell into the wrong hands it would be catastrophic. So, when the Illuminati discover the gems are scattered across the cosmos, completely unguarded, the race is on to collect them before anyone else learns the truth!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 23, 2007

    What I love about this book is that it captures the classic spirit of the Marvel Universe through a modern, done-in-one story, taking advantage of the variety of characters, concepts and amazing powers that it offers in a way which makes them feel fresh and imaginative despite their familiarity. What I love about this book is that you don't need to have any prior knowledge of the history of the Marvel Universe to understand the plot, but if you have, there are many nods and winks included which will enrich your reading experience and add depth to its stories. What I love about this book is that it shows heroes battling their own flaws in order to try to do what they think is right, without betraying the characteristics which make them heroes in the first place. In an era in which superheroes seem to have to go through Crises, Wars and Dissassemblies every five minutes in order to remain "edgy" and "relevant," this is a blast of cool, fresh air which reminds you why these characters Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Geoff Collins Feb 26, 2007

    Penciler Jim Cheung does a bang-up job with the art. Morales and Ponsor with the ink and colors add that feeling the cover gives of these not being bright and shiny heroes. They had what I consider a difficult task of showing Iron Mans arm slowly ceasing to exist, and I thought they did a hell of a job, my favorite scene artistically. The scene where they get the Mind Gem is also splendid. Read Full Review

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