New Avengers #52

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Billy Tan, Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 22, 2009 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
6.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Who is the new Sorcerer Supreme? The entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as the Avengers race to help the fallen Doctor Strange battle the forces of the Dark Dimension as they make their earthly power play. Rated A …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 24, 2009

    But so far, I'm really enjoying this story. I still don't think Dr. Strange fits as a member of the New Avengers - but as a guest star, he's most welcome. As long as he survives the experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel Apr 22, 2009

    While the Avengers effectively take a back seat in their own title, Bendis is doing some great character work for his revitalized backwater villain. One could argue that the a storyline like this one might find a more natural home in a title other than New Avengers, but it's certainly a well-done affair that has its merits. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 21, 2009

    The cliffhanger introduction of another magic-based character (seemingly unrelated to the story so far) makes me wonder whether this arc is going to amount to little more than a tour of the magical corners of the Marvel Universe, with an arbitrary character chosen as the new Sorceror Supreme at the end. Even if that's the case, these most recent couple of issues have been more entertaining than the last year of New Avengers has been, and with Chris Bachalo on art I'll definitely be back for more next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 22, 2009

    Once again, there's a split approach with the art, and it works in this context. The mystical battle sequences are illustrated by Chris Bachalo, who delivers some of his strongest work in recent memory. Of course, the strength of Bachalo's work here simply emphasizes the comparative weakness of Billy Tan's art, which serves to bring the Avengers scenes to life. Those scenes are so conversational, and the dominant tone is meant to be one of reassurance, of friendship. Tan's style just isn't suited to conveying softer moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Apr 22, 2009

    I wish I could say more, but not a whole lot really happens in New Avengers #52. It definitely has some great moments, but as a whole it feels like a series of starts and stops. As a result, it is frustratingly inconsistent. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 29, 2009

    I wonder if I would like this a bit more if it weren't so Hood-centric? Either way,the search for a new Sorceror Supreme isan interesting notionand this issue hassome problematic aspects, but it ain't the worst Avengers comics in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 10, 2009

    Well, I'm glad I got this mess out of the way. Now I won't have to suffer through another issue of New Avengers for a month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Apr 29, 2009

    Another poor issue. Marvel, get a regular art team for this book. Force Bendis to focus on the main characters. The search for a new Sorcerer Supreme should be exciting. This book was far from it. Read Full Review

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