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Avengers #29

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


The Illuminati face a reckoning! To save a universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, the Black Panther, Namor, The Beast and Black Bolt were forced to assemble the most terrifying weapon in the known universe — the INFINITY GAUNTLET!

To protect their secret, they tampered with the memories of Captain America — erasing his knowledge of their terrible acts. But no secret stays buried forever. And Steve Rogers is about to discover the betrayal of his closest allies.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
31 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Kliq Nation

    Yes, we have seen Captain America vs. Iron Man done before (Civil War). The circumstances are different this time however. While we have internal strife amongst The Avengers, the issue ends in a rather peculiar place. Hickman is building to something big in AvengersandNew Avengers, and the spark starts here.

  • 95


    Hickman and Yu have dropped a bombshell on the Marvel Universe with Avengers #29, throwing one hell of a curve at the end to keep readers on their toes, and take this series in an unanticipated direction. This is not Civil War 2.0 (yet) but the emotions are running just as high and I can’t wait to see where this is going. Avengers is a must-read again, and if Original Sin leads to comics this strong across the board, this will be the best Marvel event in a very long time.

  • 83


    This issue also sees Leinil Yu return to the series for the first time since the Infinity tie-in storyline. He’s a perfect fit for the grim, foreboding tone of the tale, which culminates in a big battle between Avengers and iron Man drones worthy of a an action-oriented storyteller like Yu. The inking sometimes obscures the figures and the facial work unnecessarily, but not to the point that it derails the story.

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    This issue is about answering the question of Caps memories, but it sneakily slips in another unanswered question from the pages of New Avengers at the very end, and its that moment that leads to a jaw-dropping cliffhanger. One that takes the book in a potentially bizarre and completely different direction. Im fascinated to see Marvel as a company taking risks with things like continuity and setting and this book is another example inline with that idea. While some of it might be familiar territory for some readers, its still very, very much worth looking into for both fans of this series and a MUST for followers of New Avengers.

  • 80

    While it may sound like I was extremely critical of this issue of ‘Avengers’, I really did like it. I say this all the time but ‘Civil War’ is my favorite modern Marvel story arc, so to see Steve and Tony at it again in a rematch for Tony pulling some shady maneuvers was pretty great for me. But with that unexpected ending, I’m very curious to see where things go from here.

  • 60

    Comics Refueled

    Not the most powerful of starts for the Avengers tie-in but the ending did leave me with a good cliffhanger that I cannot predict where Hickman is going. While the minor inconsistencies with Yu’s drawings, the issue was very good on the eyes but Gho’s coloring stood out above the rest, making this issue a pleasure to look at.

  • 50

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    The art by Leinil Francis Yu is a great fit for such a dark, moody and claustrophobic issue of Avengers, one of the best things about his art in this issue was that the characters all had very distinct physicality, Starbrand looked like a skinny teenager for the first time in a while. The inks by Gerry Alanguilan were a little heavy at time but for the most part suited the dark and gloomy feel of this issue, the last page spread in this issue is especially well realised and finely inked by the artist creating a powerful sense of scope and scale. The colors by Sunny Gho are competently done but I can’t help but feel that a lot of the cold colour palettes used by colorists on this series are just adding to the clinical, antiseptic feeling of this series as a whole. At this point I’d be quite happy to see some warmth breathed back into this series to go along with its new found re-focus on characterisation.

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