New Avengers #27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 7, 2007 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The New Avengers return!! And they are bringing superstar artist Leinil Yu with them!! But who are the New Avengers and what are they doing post-Civil War? Plus the return of Ronin!! It's Ronin versus Elektra for control of the Japanese underworld!

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Feb 13, 2007

    I enjoyed this issue. After the fiasco that was Disassembled and the formation of an Avengers team that had little to do with the Avengers I knew and loved, I initially wasnt impressed with Bendis New Avengers. However, now is a good time to move on. Most of these characters have been starring in this title for more than two years and by now can be called Avengers. Im not overly keen on the line-up of hand-picked heroes, but writers on superhero team books have always used those characters they feel most comfortable with and for whom they can write the best stories. Yeah, there are no classic Avengers on the team and "New Defenders" may be a more appropriate title for the book, but that doesnt mean longstanding Avengers fans cant enjoy it. Hopefully, Mighty Avengers will provide a good counterbalance to this book with bigger threats and a more old-school feel (but Ultron with boobs? Spare us please). In the meantime though, Ill take these new New Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 9, 2007

    Those of us who have been following New Avengers for a while will be happy to see the book back to a regular schedule, but it's a shame that the book couldn't bring a little more to the table with this first post-Civil-War arc. The guessing games about Ronin are likely to prove worthless exercises when you consider how illogical and unpredictable the big reveal was last time, and Bendis still can't resist over-writing the book in places. That said, this is a stronger out-and-out superhero story than most issues of New Avengers have managed to provide, and it hints at a rougher edge for the team which seems sure to tie into the fallout of the still-unreleased Civil War #7: Luke Cage makes for a formidable Avengers leader, and his handling of Elektra this issue brings a tear to the eye (and not the emotional kind). It may be that future issues of this book will make more sense after the post-Civil War Marvel Universe has sorted itself out, and with that in mind, many of the shortcomin Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Hervé St-Louis Feb 11, 2007

    The artwork is inconsistent. Some panels look very gorgeous while some others are off. A few even have cartoon hints about them. There are lots of useless full page spread that do not advance the story nor provide any useful information. Yu should keep to telling the story and not creating poster shots. The fights choreography could use some work as it is all disjointed. Comic book artists should always favour telling the story rather than featuring it. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 12, 2007

    New Avengers #27 reverted back to the boring and painfully uninteresting Civil War tie-in issues that we have been treated to for what seems like an eternity. This issue pretty much was another wasted issue. I could care less about Maya and whatever she is doing over in Japan. Of course, if you dig Maya then you will most certainly enjoy this issue. If you enjoy how Bendis has been handling his past Civil War tie-in issues then you will also definitely enjoy Avengers #27. If you don't fall into one of those two groups then I'd suggest you save your money and bypass this issue. Read Full Review

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