U.S.Avengers #12
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U.S.Avengers #12

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Paco Diaz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  Glenbrook goes to war - and the U.S.Avengers are caught in the middle!
•  But do they side with humanity - or the alien invaders?
•  It's a final battle for the soul of America - over a million light-years from Earth!
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Nov 30, 2017

    It also makes for a pleasant conclusion to the arc, and maybe the series. U.S.Avengers becomes part of the massive Avengers crossover in 2018 that sees all Avengers titles become one book for the weekly event, and it remains to be seen if U.S.Avengers will return after it ends. If not, this makes for a nice end to a series that has been both a lot of fun, and filled with layers or story to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 30, 2017

    Even if you're not caught up with U.S.Avengers, this issue is worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Dec 8, 2017

    Casting Ritchie as the villain unable to 'move with the times' makes me wonder if there is a hidden message in there for fans from Ewing. Recent criticism for ignoring past continuity, characters origins and making established characters come out were all used to great effect here. Could this be a tongue-in-cheek way of them telling us to 'get with the times' and not be so down on changes? If so it was very cleverly done, in what could be the final issue of a fun series and a great mix of characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 2, 2017

    As fun as this was, it was over too soon. That could be said for both the story and title itself. Hopefully this weekly Avengers project isn't the last we'll see of this team, Ewing has plenty left to say and a lot of loose ends to tie up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 6, 2017

    Overall: U.S.Avengers #12 was a truly awful issue in just about every respect other than the artwork. I would only recommend U.S.Avengers #12 to fans of the Riverdale television show. Outside of that audience, I have no idea why anyone else would find this issue even remotely interesting. I would much rather see Ewing write a blog post defending his favorite television show rather than making it an entire issue on an Avengers franchise comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Ryan Feb 2, 2019

    Turns out this plot idea wasn’t like Avengers Standoff and something totally original. This was a really entertaining issue and Ewing’s imagination is amazing. I mean he just wrote a comic about shape shifting aliens who like watching a Riverdake rip off who do role play on it. This was by no means the best series but this issue was a highlight of the run

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Nov 30, 2017

    Well the end wasn't bad. Not too rushed. I fear that will be settle with some Hulk Smash but Ewing at the good idea to depowered the Rulk. I liked that cannonball use some teaching in the X academy (Very nice story. And a class of Snatching make me smile).
    But I'm not fund of the cliffhanger.

    Cover - Well seems like a little to soon for leaving, Robberto didn't say so ^^ 2/2
    Writing - I enjoy it more that the two previous one. 3/3
    Arts - Diaz do the trick. Not perfect and I have better arts this week, so it's fade to comparing it to my other reading. So I won't 2/3
    Feeling - A good ending. Not perfect, but good. 1/2

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Dec 1, 2017

    A perfectly reasonable end to a good series. I'm hoping it comes back after No Surrender in some form or another.

  • 7.5
    Granfalloon Dec 8, 2017

    US Avengers 12 ends with an issue that pretty much typifies Ewing's run. By turns inspired, funny, smart, but maddeningly unfocused and lacking a real core. Ewing remains a promising writer who can't quite make the step into being a great one. Lots of fun but ultimately lacking something.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 18, 2018

    The U.S.Avengers stumble into a civil war being fought over whether "classic" Glenbrook should or should not accept more modern, diverse characters and storylines. Yeah, this is less about Riverdale or Archie and more about Marvel superfans who contend that the 616 has been ruined forever by female Thors and such. Even though I agree right across the board with Al Ewing's "embrace change" message and generally line up with his sense of style and humor, I can still recognize that I'm being pandered to awfully hard here. As a weird polemic against shunning diversity, this is a pretty good read; as a finale to a doldrum-stricken series that lost its way some time ago, it's horribly abrupt and unsatisfying.

  • 10
    shatterstar Apr 29, 2018

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Jul 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

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