New Avengers Annual #3
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New Avengers Annual #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Mayhew Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 9, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
6.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Clint Barton is in custody and that leaves not only Barton's life in severe jeopardy but all the New Avengers are at serious risk. So the ladies of the Avengers ban together to do what they have to do in a double-sized blockbuster Avengers story with a startling new chapter in the life of Jessica Jones. Brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Mike Mayhew. Rated T …$4.99

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Dec 10, 2009

    While I can sing praises to Bendis' writing I have to give more credit to Mike Mayhew's art. I do not know if it is Andy Troy's colors but this issue looks fantastic! It has a life like painted feel and while in most cases that translates into static and stiff images they absolutely break the rule here. The best testament of Mayhew's art is the character faces. Each has a totally unique look to where you can tell the difference between Ms Marvel and Mockingbird just from the neck up. Both have blonde hair and blue eyes but the shapes of their faces, noses and lips are totally different. I am absolutely smitten with this art and could only pray for a monthly book from him. I do not know if Mayhew is monthly artist but I would gladly fork over $3.99 for even a nineteen page book from him. Seriously, who else can draw Norman Osborn's curly waves and make them look realistic? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 11, 2009

    Hey, maybe they'll have room for that Lady Liberators comic now! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Dec 9, 2009

    Ultimately the story in New Avenger's Annual #3 felt a bit sparse for its $4.99 cover price. While it did offer 10 extra pages of story they felt mostly unnecessary and seemed to be added merely to justify the issue's "Annual" moniker. Also by January I expect I'll be able to recite the first six pages of Siege as a dramatic monologue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 8, 2009

    At the end of the day, "New Avengers Annual" #3 is just all right. It's no great shakes one way or the other. But did it need to be an Annual (which meant an extra buck and a few additional pages, many of which are a preview of "Siege")? I don't think so. Doubly so when there's a good chance that "New Avengers" as a monthly book will outsell its Annual. Better luck next time with your Annuals, Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 2, 2010

    My New Year's Resolution for this book ismore costumed Jessica madness in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 14, 2009

    Finally, the last page of this story - like several pages of the most recent issue of Invincible Iron Man - spoils, in part, the ending of Marvel's best-selling title at the moment. Reborn is running late, yes, and the ending is, given the title of the Captain America limited series, a foregone conclusion. Still, it muddies the waters in the shared-continuity context (just as is the case over at DC Comics, which has several stories on the go featuring the Barry Allen Flash despite the fact that the story returning him to action and prominence, Flash: Rebirth, has yet to be completed). The different creators involved really aren't to blame; instead, editorial management of larger publishing plans clearly has fallen short. Read Full Review

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