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Avengers #25

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Based on 8 critic ratings.

THE MIRROR It worked for the X-Men! Would we be so crass as to do it again?

Introducing the ALL-NEW AVENGERS! And we’ve been good up till now, but this issue, an Avenger dies.

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25 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    Hickman continues to maintain an amazing mastery over several complex stories at once – yet he never loses the reader (well, as long as you’re paying attention). Great stuff!

  • 82


    Having illustrated several pages of issue #24, Salvador Larroca steps in for a full issue this month. Larroca delivers strong storytelling but weak figure work, leaving the colorist to fill in too much of the depth and detail on his characters. My main concern with this series and its sister books going forward is that any sense of visual cohesiveness will be lost thanks to the steady stream of rotating artists. It seems anyone who’s anyone at Marvel will be drawing one of Hickman’s Avengers books in the coming months.

  • 80

    Comics: The Gathering

    Jonathan Hickman continues to bend minds in his ongoing Avengers saga. Like minded readers will likely will be more than pleased with the result of the ensuing chaos.

  • 80

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    Still as it may, the colorization by Frank Martin makes up for it in many regards, with his expert touch enhancing quite a few pages in terms of tone. With a very thorough approach to clear-cut contrasts and a nuanced approach to brightness and shading at times, the colors here are rather evocative, with the more mysterious aspects of the script being set very well against the almost sterile and cold environment of A.I.M. and S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s nowhere near as brilliant as some of Frank Martin’s previous work, but it is still quite fitting with the themes proposed in this issue, which makes the visuals look quite good thanks to his cooperation. With some rather inventive ideas and a good approach toward exploiting them, this issue provides quite a lot of interesting material for the future of the title. With a solid enough performance by Larroca and Martin, it also manage to look quite decent too.

  • 80

    With all this grand sci-fi epicness going on all around every book with Hickman’s name on it, the writer manages to balance it all pretty well and deliver a story that one can’t help but follow. Everything is so intricate and it spans over multiple decades and universes. It’s all too big to be ignored, so everyone should be picking it up. If not for the fact that this is all really interesting to follow, we know that the OG Avengers are gearing up for a meeting with the current Avengers some time soon. And just like Hickman swerved us with the premise of this issue, he’s probably going to continue to avoid predictable tropes and keep surprising us issue after issue. If ‘Avengers’ hasn’t cemented itself onto your pull list yet, then you should really get your act together and throw it up on there right away.

  • 70


    It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here. As a regular buyer of the Avengers, I’m on board either way. Needless to say, I’m hoping to see an interesting story worthy of the reputation Hickman established during his run on Fantastic Four, and not a retread of a recent DC comics multi-title event.

  • 70


    Overall, we are left with an issue that has is full of great ideas, is well executed on both sides, but ultimately falls short of what it should be. The big hook of the issue are visitors from another universe, but that has been done so many times in the past that it doesn’t feel special. What this issue does a good job of is establishing excitement for the future. When will the Avengers and the Illuminati come face to face? What role will The Auger and A.I.M. Explorers play in the future of the incursions throughout the multiverse? Who killed the dead Avenger? All of these questions will be answered in future issues, but I was more excited about what will happen than what was happening on the pages in front of me. Luckily, these ideas and the art were enough to elevate what would normally be a bland issue into an okay read, but it wasn’t on par with the quality that I’ve come to expect from Jonathan Hickman.

  • 40

    The Kliq Nation

    Aside from the tease regarding the fate of a certain Avenger above, Hickman is putting his personal spin on original teams being transplanted in the present. A murder mystery is afoot!

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