New Avengers #57

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
6.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

It was bound to happen and now it has. The Hood loses his grip on the colorful criminals that make his empire. It’s a super-villain turf war and guess who is stuck in the middle? That’s right... the powerless New Avengers. Not to mention the powerless Dark Avengers (who guest star, btw.) Who will replace the Hood as kingpin of criminals?? Rated A …$3.99

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

    He did it with this comic, and we'll see if he can manage it again next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 23, 2009

    So it's an up month for New Avengers, then. "Dark Reign" is wearing on us all, surely, but here Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers actually end up feeling like real villains with tangible effects on the characters. Bendis and Immonen manage to work up a fair amount of goodwill from me this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 22, 2009

    Despite the issue's flaws (for example, I'm still not clear on how the villains' power-dampener device is meant to work, since the characters' powers seem to switch off-and-on almost at random throughout the issue), this is an entertaining read from a creative team that seems to be genuinely having fun with their creation of a straightforward superhero romp. Whilst it's still not an outstanding comic book, and still isn't quite delivering on the promise of its A-list cast, this is the best issue of New Avengers to have come along in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 22, 2009

    "New Avengers" is fun, but this is a title that really feels like it's being written for a collected edition (where the slow forward movement will seem less obvious) than as an issue-by-issue basis. Still, a new release of Immonen pencils every month is an awfully nice thing to get. With a little more speed and punch, "New Avengers" could go from good to great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Sep 26, 2009

    Some reliably solid character moments are unfortunately lost in the mire of a ridiculous plot that Bendis could have easily fixed if he'd wanted to. This issue was good, but not great, and certainly nothing you need to spend $4 on. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 27, 2009

    There's a cute moment where Spider-Man slaps Norman Osborn around, all the while saying that he wishes he were a better man so he wouldn't enjoy it so much, butin the final analysis, there's just not enough storyto float the book. Read Full Review

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