New Avengers #22

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2006 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

NEW AVENGERS DISSASEMBLED PART 2 It's brother against brother as Luke Cage is forced to take sides in the super hero Civil War!! With a new wife and baby hanging in the balance, what will Cage do?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Sam Kirkland Aug 1, 2006

    New Avengers #22 may lack the fanfare of other issues in the series, but it works beautifully as a single-issue story with a quiet, poignant ending. Strong efforts by both the writer and artist provide a personal glimpse into the bigger Civil War picture. Nothing groundbreaking or New York Times-worthy occurs within these pages, but that doesnt make them any less important. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 3, 2006

    Essentially, this is the story of two people who refuse to be told what to do by a law that they think is wrong, and thanks to Bendis skills as a writer as well as the general bias of the rest of the Civil War event its difficult to come away from this issue without feeling uplifted by their anti-authority stance. By the time Cage has made his stand against S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man and escaped his would-be captors, I cant imagine any reader still feeling their loyalties split between the two factions which have torn the New Avengers apart. I cant wait to see what part Cage will play in the Civil War, but Im equally keen to see how big a part of the team Bendis can make him after this summers crossover event has played out especially when Leinil Yu is waiting in the wings to render him again. Simply put, I wish every issue of New Avengers was this good and with such a radical shake-up in the offing, Bendis could finally have the chance to fulfil his potential with the Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 27, 2006

    It's a revelation to find that Luke still knows what heroes are. What they've always been. Vigilantes we love. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 27, 2006

    I found New Avengers #22 to be a terrible read. Combine a weak and uninteresting storyline that advances no plotlines with artwork that is unimpressive and unattractive and you have the ingredients for a real stinker. This issue was certainly not worth the $3.00 I paid for it. Bendis continues to fail to impress me with his run on the New Avengers. Bendis is very talented. I hope that he can turn the corner on this comic book and finally deliver some entertaining and well crafted issues. At this point, I certainly wouldn't recommend New Avengers. Read Full Review

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