New Avengers: Illuminati #5
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New Avengers: Illuminati #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 7, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Illuminati convene to deal with both the New Avengers and the Mighty Avengers. But not everyone in the cabal is who they say they are? Betrayal and intrigue await you in this issue!

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 7, 2007

    Explosive conclusion to the Illuminati series that actually manages to deliver on all the hype surrounding the issue. This basically overshadowed every other issue this week, pushing things like Conquest or Messiah Complex on the backburner in terms of hype and reader interest. If you intend on reading Marvel comics in the next year, you need this issue as it sets up the major event that will most likely touch every comic in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Bryan Nov 7, 2007

    Just to reiterate once again, if you're in any way interested in the coming Secret Invasion, pick this issue up. It's not a Red Skies crossover and it's absolutely worth your time if you care about the Marvel Universe at large. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 7, 2007

    I don't know if I'm pleased or saddened that we're enjoying so much buildup to Marvel's big 2008 event. The big 2007 event isn't even over yet. Regardless, this issue will help to relieve the itch of all those burning Skrull-related questions. If that's not enough, then maybe you should go to the doctor and have that looked at. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 9, 2007

    Here's hoping that the next chapter of Bendis' "Secret Invasion" setup (wherever it appears) takes the plot to a new level, because this issue alone doesn't seem like a solid enough basis for an entire crossover event. Maybe future issues of the storyline will improve upon the idea, but there's only so much goodwill that you can give a story before you get tired of waiting for it to grab you. Since we've still got a while until Secret Invasion begins in earnest, I'm slightly concerned that the story is going to feel so drawn-out by then that I will have lost interest in it altogether. Whilst I've more or less enjoyed the Illuminati miniseries, this is far from being a strong final issue - but readers of New Avengers will probably want to pick it up anyway, since that book doesn't seem too concerned with pushing the storyline forwards. Read Full Review

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