New Avengers #35

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Leinil Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 10, 2007 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
6.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The Hood makes his play for the big time by gathering the most ruthless rogues gallery of evil the Marvel Universe has ever seen. What does a guy who wants to be the "Kingpin of all super-villains" do to make his point? Guest-Starring Tigra.

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 10, 2007

    Bendis has gone on record saying he hates the Tigra character and I was a bit concerned when the solicits listed this as something horrible happening to her. I have no real affinity for Tigra, but comic book deaths for the sake of having a death typically piss me off. I was happy to see Bendis didn't go this route, even though Tigra did get a beat down from The Hood while Jigsaw, who Tigra embarrassed while breaking up his robbery at the beginning of the issue, filmed it for the rest of the villains under Hood to watch later. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Oct 10, 2007

    I've never been the biggest advocate of Yu's artwork on New Avengers, and if you're like me this issue won't change your mind. The scene in Tigra's home stands out as a sequence that works well (partly thanks to Dave McCaig's outstanding color work) but for every one of those, there's a cramped, confusing action scene with wildly shifting angles and frustrating fluidity like the opening sequence. It's definitely not awful by any means, I'm just not sure Yu's work gels with Bendis's scripts as well as I'd like. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 10, 2007

    Other than one or two instances where the storytelling momentum just stops flat, this is easily the best issue of New Avengers since the end of Civil War. We haven't seen hide nor hair of Skrulls in months, and I don't care in the slightest. As long as I get more of the Hood, I don't care if I see another green, scalloped chin for the rest of my life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Oct 7, 2007

    Final word: Despite a few flaws, this book will stay on top of my reading list as long as the surprises keep coming and as long as it manages to remain a consistently entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Oct 7, 2007

    So, this is a better issue than a couple of the previous ones, both from the art perspective and the general advancement of the ongoing plotlines. Fortunately, the continuity mistakes can just about be ignored (pretend you never saw Constrictor, Nitro, Graviton, Armadillo), but they do mar what is an otherwise good book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Oct 7, 2007

    To be honest, after this issue, Im not sure if I really care about The Hood and his plans. I dont think I really care about the Venom infestation either. Im a little curious about Spider Woman and Iron Man getting together, but I assume thats going to happen over in Mighty Avengers (if it ever gets caught up to the rest of the MU). I would like to know whats up with the Skrulls though. Thats really the only reason Im sticking around. This comic has been average for too long. If it doesnt start doing something special, I think I may be done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 7, 2007

    If youre keen on finding out more about the Hoods plans to take over the New York underworld, youll welcome this issue as an opportunity to learn more about exactly how hes going about becoming the new Kingpin. If youre a fan of Bendis earlier crime work, you might see this as a welcome throwback of sorts to the kind of material which first got him noticed in the industry. However, if youre looking for a progression of any of the plot points which directly relate to the New Avengers themselves, you might well be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 15, 2007

    You know, the first New Avengers arc had a lot going for it. An interesting new team, a strong sense of direction, and some good, fun super-heroics. Okay, the art was shit, but you can't have everything. Since then, that initial promise has been squandered again and again as Bendis turns in uninspired, unfocused detritus like this each and every month, but at least the art has improved. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 16, 2007

    New Avengers #35 was another dreadful read. Bendis continues to stumble around like a blind man in the desert with no point or purpose to this title. Only die-hard Avengers fans or Bendis loyalists should bother getting this title. Other than those two groups, I can't imagine anyone else finding New Avengers to be anything interesting. I certainly wouldn't recommend wasting your money on this title when there are so many other titles much more deserving of your hard earned cash. Read Full Review

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