New Avengers #61

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return to the Avengers, but is he too late? With the SIEGE on Asgard already begun, where can Captain America turn? When the gods fall, what chance does a Super Soldier stand?

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 30, 2010

    There's not much more to say without giving too much away - but all in all, it's a decent issue - a good, dependable and entertaining comic here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Jan 27, 2010

    Overall this issue of New Avenger's offers some great insight into both the two Captain Americas and Spider-man and Spider-Woman. It's satisfying to see the Hood's storyline with the Norn stones being brought to the forefront of the book. If Bendis successfully ties them in with the events of Siege this book could become integral to the main series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 1, 2010

    New Avengers #61 was a fun action heavy issue. Still, this will not appeal to all readers. Also, this issue is not necessary to read Siege which also hurts it for those looking to read something that will expand on the current Siege event. Still, if you are a fan of Bendis work on New Avengers so far you or just a fan of action heavy issues you will enjoy this issue. If anything else, this issue was worth picking up for the scenes between Spider-Man and Spider-Woman as those scenes where absolute gold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 28, 2010

    Overall, a strong issue, but not necessarily one that some readers will be expecting and one that doesnt look close to providing some conclusiveness to the fight between the Hood and the Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 3, 2010

    The old Captain America is back and along with the new one investigates the men and the security around the Avengers mentioned that has been overtaken by Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers. Elsewhere, Spider-man and Spider-woman are on a double date fighting villains and making sure neither is a Skrull spy. This is a filler story like much of the stories that have been featured in this series to give enough time for Bendis to tackle bigger issues in many other books. During the Secret Invasion series, this comic book was again relegated to the back burner, but at least it featured profile type of stories on about the Secret Invasion and its main players. Here, this story is the type that made the Avengers an not so interesting series way back in the 1980s. There is nothing here, except for punchy one lines by the characters and fake character development and characterisation contradicted by the unified voices all characters have. Visually its more interesting, but the colouring in the Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 30, 2010

    It's fun, but familiar. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 1, 2010

    I'll admit that I have some issues with Brian Bendis as a writer, but mostly I find his work to be at least intriguing. This issue, though, just felt... I don't know. Trite? Cheap? Given the way that Hood's goons have been dispatched in the last couple of years of this book, I have to think that Parker's Norn power has more than just made them powerful, it's made them twisted as well, which doesn't bode well for the Avengers. It probably says more about me than it does about the writer, but I find the repeated use of forcible mind-control here to be distasteful on a number of levels. It's more than just 'making the characters do things that they shouldn't,' we're dealing with an issue where main characters have been ordered to commit homicide, suicide and cannibalism as if this sort of mind-crime were the same as knocking over a bank or shooting out a window. A number of years ago, I was a voracious reader of the 'Wild Cards' series of novels, but my enjoyment of the books waned as sim Read Full Review

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