New Avengers #39

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Mack Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

SECRET INVASION is here! Have the Skrulls infiltrated the Avengers? Is Maya Lopez, aka Echo, the only one with proof? Will she live to tell the tale? Plus, a romantic Avengers rendezvous!

  • 8.8
    IGN - Bryan Joel Mar 26, 2008

    Rocketing into Secret Invasion, it's clear New Avengers is the tie-in to watch. And while it might not contain the slap upside the head that Illuminati #5 delivered, it's still a good idea for anyone who's got the Invasion itch to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 28, 2008

    Finally, after months of build-up, it is actually starting to feel like Secret Invasion is here. If you're not already reading "New Avengers," now's the time to start " this title promises to be an unmissable piece of the event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Mar 25, 2008

    However, the issue is not without its weaknesses: yet again, Bendis proves that he's better at writing stories that deal with just one or two characters than he is at providing a decent team book, and as such, this issue might serve as yet more proof for his detractors that he's just not well-suited to write an Avengers title (let alone two). There's also the nagging feeling that Bendis is still unable to tip his hand too much before his crossover begins in full next week, and many of the elements of his story are reliant on Secret Invasion to give them a satisfying resolution. Still, as a precursor to the big Skrull event, this isn't a bad issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 26, 2008

    It's not that this is outright bad or not worth reading, but the sudden shift in tone and the feel that this is just Bendis trying to hype his, as of right now, nonevent by having the characters spout the same garbage he's been saying all year long in magazines and online. Just felt like he was reaching in a desparate attempt to say, "Look at me! SKRULLS! INVASION! See how crazy this is! Big event coming and the heroes are scared, you should be too!". It might just be me, though, so your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 31, 2008

    New Avengers #39 was just a time waster until Secret Invasion #1 comes out. There is no reason that you need to waste your money on this issue. I would only recommend New Avengers #39 to hardcore Avengers fans and any big Echo fans that may be out there. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 26, 2008

    Consider this issue the calm before the storm. If you're anticipating Secret Invasion, you'll want to pick this up just to stay within the loop of things. Everyone else: proceed with caution. Read Full Review

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