New Avengers #45

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Jim Cheung, John Dell Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
5.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN If the Skrulls have infiltrated us for years preparing for the INVASION, then what happened to them during the legendary HOUSE OF M event?

  • 7.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 24, 2008

    The bottom line is that this issue is a stark improvement on recent Secret Invasion tie-ins. It includes clever nods to long time Marvel readers, and manages to add to the current event as well. For any fan like myself who was losing patience with this event, it comes as a breath of fresh air. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 29, 2008

    The issue's real savior, though, is Jimmy Cheung, who can't seem to put a foot wrong. His widescreen style and ability to pack in characters makes him a perfect fit for a universe-spanning book like "New Avengers". The only shame is that he can't draw more issues, because under his artistic direction, even a weakly-plotted issue like this seems perfectly executed. Even so, of all the various "Secret Invasion" tie-ins that have turned up in "New" and "Mighty Avengers," this does appear to be the least essential of the bunch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 23, 2008

    Those fans of Bendis' Avengers work who enjoyed House of M and are enjoying Secret Invasion will probably find much to enjoy here. It's certainly not all bad, with a couple of decent character moments for the Hank Pym and Spider-Woman Skrulls, and an effective closing sequence that also ties into the Annihilation event and reminds us that the Skrulls' religious fervour is driven by the great losses that they sustained during that very recent storyline. However, the problems that I've already described undermined the issue for me - and I was also slightly disappointed by a scene which all but erases the possibility that the real Spider-Woman may have taken her doppelganger's place as a mole within the Skrull organisation (but it wasn't looking likely that Bendis was going to employ that twist anyway). This is one of the weaker Secret Invasion tie-in issues: a return to a storyline that probably should have been left well alone by the latest big event, and one of the first issues in a Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Sep 25, 2008

    Sorry for the tangent, but yes, the last couple of pages of this book, as miniscule as they are, gave this story more relevance. It just would have been nice to see more than a reaction from the Skrull Queen. If this sounds like a book you should skip, it probably is. Nothing shown here really adds to the Secret Invasion story – it just ties up loose ends. But if you want to see some gorgeous Jim Cheung artwork, you may want to add this book to your collection. The choice is yours. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 12, 2008

    It's unusual, it's intriguing, but I still don't have a lot of investment in these characters. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Sep 25, 2008

    I like Cheung's art and all, but it's not worth picking this waste of paper up for. Buy something with some meat to the story instead. Read Full Review

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