New Avengers #53

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Will the new Sorcerer Supreme survive their initiation? And, the Avengers fight a battle that they know will shape the future of the Marvel Universe for years to come!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 29, 2009

    This is Bendis at his best - furious fights, funny dialogue, and surprising twists. Good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 29, 2009

    A really solid New Avengers issue that truly succeeds as a “superhero team” comic, where every member of the team has their own unique moment and gets their own time to shine, even despite Son of Satan's highly entertaining presence. This is the most enjoyable New Avengers issue since #49. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2009

    )I sincerely hope it's not just another big swerve. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 27, 2009

    This issue continues to relegate New Avengers to the role of Marvel's Justice League of America: a high-selling book featuring a band of recognizable characters that is often used as a springboard for side stories instead of a team book with its own identity. NA hasn't completely jumped the shark or anything, but I should find myself more interested in the dynamics of this new cast than the goings-on of Marvel's mystical realm. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 9, 2009

    Tan is a clone of Leinil Francis Yu but with better sense of how to pace a fight. He also uses less cinematic tricks to get his storytelling to mean anything. Thats useful. He doesnt have the crispness nor provide the anorexic cheek bones similar to Yus characters. Its a good improvement when I think about it, even if it feels a little off Yus style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Derek Bowman May 25, 2009

    A nice transition issue with a fun last page, it’ll be great to see where this ‘new’ Sorcerer Supreme’s storyline will go, and while I’m doubtful that anyone but Dr. Strange will be the SS after this arc is over, it’d be really cool is someone else was. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen May 26, 2009

    Overall, this is another solid issue of New Avengers. Now, about "Who will be the next sorcerer supreme?" You may want to pick this issue up to find out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 27, 2009

    You'd expect this issue, at times, to feel like it's stalling for time until it can reach that final page and deliver the big reveal of the next Sorcerer Supreme since Bendis is known for decompressed storytelling, this issue is one of his more packed ones. He manages to get some solid characterization in and balance it out with action, even if it is mediocre. Billy Tan's art looks very rushed here, but he has next issue to end his run on the title on a positive note. All in all, a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 8, 2009

    What more is there to say? Once again, the DREAD LORD has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that he shouldn't be allowed within 100 yards of any type of writing apparatus. Brother Voodoo... The Sorcerer Supreme... HaHaHa!!! If it wasn't so absurd, it would be hilarious. Read Full Review

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