New Avengers #48

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 24, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

An Avengers meeting in Captain America's safe house is interrupted by Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Their daughter has been kidnapped by Skrulls and they need The Avengers to help bring her back.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Dec 26, 2008

    To all of those that decided to take a break from New Avengers while it worked through Secret Invasion, it's time to get back on board. As for those that have never checked the series out, now would be a great time to give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 22, 2008

    All things considered, it's been a while since "New Avengers" felt quite this brilliant. Now that the "Secret Invasion" slog of Skrull-induced paranoia is behind it, the series feels like it's moving forward again -- it might be on issue 48, but this almost functions as a new issue 1, and that can only be a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 24, 2008

    Say what you want about Secret Invasion (Lord knows I have), but Bendis is making the most of it in the pages of New Avengers. It's refreshing to have these kinds of stories back in the pages of the book, and things are really looking up for the once-rebel band of Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 29, 2008

    But this issue is a good start on a new path for the New Avengers. We'll see where the next step leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers/David Wallace Dec 23, 2008

    Despite these problems, this is a lot more enjoyable an Avengers comic than we've seen for the past few months, and suggests that the Avengers family of books hasn't necessarily been doomed to mediocrity by the effects of Secret Invasion and "Dark Reign." Having said that, the book still has some work to do if it's to convince me that it's going to be worth following in the wake of those two disappointments. We'll see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 8, 2009

    help FROM NORMAN OSBORN!! It's well-written, tense, and Billy Tan's art keeps enough of the Leinil Yu to keep his fans happy, while being less scratchy and angry for those of us who don't like Yu's work. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 29, 2008

    New Avengers #48 was largely a pedestrian read that was saved by an incredibly exciting ending. However, I have to say that I have a positive feeling about the future of this title. I think that this ending signals that Bendis may be ready to turn the corner on this title and finally start delivering some exciting Avengers-related stories. Without a doubt, Secret Invasion dominated Bendis' attention and it showed in the pages of this title as Bendis largely phone in his effort on New Avengers over the past year. Hopefully, New Avengers will get back on track and flourish under the new Dark Reign direction of the 616 Universe. Read Full Review

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