Occupy Avengers #1

Occupy Avengers #1

Writer: David Walker Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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    Super heroes - they're a privileged class. Doing what they want, when they want and suffering no consequences. They have no regard for the ordinary people who are left behind to suffer in their wake. Who will stand up for the little guy? There is a man. If you can find him, and if he believes in your story, he and his friends will put things right. Some call them outlaws, rebels, Robin Hoods. To others, they are heroes. No powers to speak of - just skills, smarts and a burning drive to do the right thing. His name is Hawkeye. Occupy Avengers: It's time to "Take Back Justice"!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Nov 2, 2016

    All of the parts of Occupy Avengers #1 mesh to create a story which is emotionally heavy and introspective, but without unnecessary emphasis on dramatic storytelling or visuals. This isnt a series that needs to rely on over-the-top action or dialog. Its power is in its message and its deliberate nature. I said theres a lot to think about, to say, and to digest in Occupy Avengers, and I think thats what makes it incredibly valuable among Marvels line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Wesley Messer Nov 9, 2016

    Occupy Avengers is not just a well-written book but one with a great art team too.Occupy Avengers has the potential from this issue to be a strong new series. It's a new take on the idea of Avengers and Clint Barton is the perfect fit for this idea. Time will tell how this series develops but if this issue is any indication, this series is going to rock. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 2, 2016

    Basically,Occupy Avengers#1 is a 21st-century take on Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams' “Hard Traveling Heroes” run of Green Arrow/Green Lantern, but with a lot more nuance and intersectionality thanks to its diverse creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Nov 6, 2016

    Clint's basically aiming to clear his conscience and relieve his guilt – this trip he's on is his way of doing such a thing. We look forward to seeing how it works out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Nov 9, 2016

    This is a sociologically and politically-driven story centered on a character with a lot of recent hype. With a new perspective on the Barton vs Banner situation, this series provides a novel and entertaining storyline to follow. It is for a bit more mature readers, but isn't at all inappropriate. At the end of the issue, we get a pretty big surprise that puts Barton and the deputy in some serious danger, so keep reading to see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 9, 2016

    Occupy Avengers #1 has to walk a very narrow line, but it does so like a master acrobat. It's obviously tremendously exciting to see Marvel giving diversity and social consciousness a real push with the Avengers name, and perhaps more so to see David Walker coming into his own as a voice within the industry, but the biggest story here is how engaging a Hawkeye story they have produced without letting down the progressive promises of the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Nov 4, 2016

    In the end though, the question boils down to whether the comic is worth buying. In that vein though: yes it is. Superhero comics of this ilk are tricky to get right, and thankfully its one coming from the right place. David Walker and Carlos Pacheco have a great comic here, and thankfully theres plenty to love here. If you like Red Wolf and Hawkeye beating up water-hoarding mercenaries, youre in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 2, 2016

    By focusing on Clint’s underdog for the people persona and presenting a real world-inspired plot, Occupy Avengers #1 gives Hawkeye and Red Wolf a topical showcase worthy of their idealism. David F. Walker’s socially-minded take on superheroism coupled with the grounded artwork from Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, and Sonia Oback give new meaning to the old Marvel tendency to show “the world just outside your window." While contaminated water may not be as deadly as Ultron or as bombastic as Thanos, Occupy Avengers #1 shows that the little fights are just as important. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Nov 3, 2016

    Conclusion: Occupy Avengers #1 is off to a great start. David F. Walkerhas brought heros to help "real world" problems and is tackling current issues with impeccable skill. Red Wolf is here to help Hawkeye and we a left with a cliff hanger that will have you coming back for more. While the art does not wow, the story holds strong. I for one stand with Hawkeye and Red Wolf and will be following there adventures to take back justice! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 3, 2016

    It's an interesting premise, particularly when it dives into real-world issues. Carlos Pacheco's art falters a little bit during the big action sequence, but for the most part his work is solid. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 4, 2016

    Proof that politics doesn't have to be boring, it's great to see heroes standing for something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 8, 2016

    This is not the kind of book that is likely to appeal to every reader of super-hero comics. If you like big super-hero action, this is probably not in your wheelhouse. On the other hand, if you'd like to balance out the "super-heroes punching each other" that you get in lots of other comics with something a bit different, this is worth a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 2, 2016

    Hawkeye was always a hero who did right for the little guy and the story established here suits the character. This is a setup issue for sure, and it does that well; just don't expect to be wowed just yet. Read Full Review

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