New Avengers #17

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 22, 2006 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
4.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

THE COLLECTIVE PART 1 A new threat emerges from the ruins of the House of M. Are the New Avengers ready for another extinction-level threat? Guest-starring Ms. Marvel!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 28, 2006

    So yeah, there are a lot of problems with the comic, but there's a glimmer of hope here that Bendis is coming to some kind of slow understanding about what it is that makes an Avengers story work; we've got the big action scenes, and we've got some good character development. The pacing's still off, so we get a meagre amount of each, but things are looking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Mar 27, 2006

    The power the entity has shown so far makes me almost feel like he's a real danger. But this is the day, unlike any other, when Earths Mightiest Heroes found themselves united against a common threat! On that day, The Avengers were born to fight the foe no single super hero could withstand! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 30, 2006

    There are some readers who will doubtlessly lap up Bendis individual stylings, and Ive enjoyed his own particular distinctive tics of dialogue and characterisation many times before in his previous work. Some of his newer habits, however, are less easy to accept. Theres more of that weird tendency for characters to refer to recent arcs by their published titles creeping in (as Wolverine makes reference to House of M and the Secret War) and this is linked to the increasing amount of references to his own other work, as the Bendis-verse grows ever more tightly knit. Its also quite likely that as ever - the pacing of this issue will make more sense when read in a collected edition: and thats a good job, because thats the only way Im likely to read this series in future if I ever come back to it. Its a shame, because Bendis provided one of the consistently best monthly reads of recent years in his Daredevil and has created many other standout comics in the past, but I just Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 24, 2006

    While I loved the "Super-Hero Impact Work," I cringed that it had to be Luke Cage's idea and that he was the one that had to explain it to the reporter. Once again, if it is "urban" then only a black character can be involved. Only a black character would care about helping out the ghettos of our country. It is just so stereotypical. If it is science related then trot out the white guys like Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Reed Richards, etc. But, if it is "urban" in anyway, shape or form, then bring out the black super-hero. C'mon Bendis, you are more creative than that. Read Full Review

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