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Avengers #42

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

In two months…time runs out!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    The Secret Wars are imminent and I couldn’t be more excited. After a small rough patch, Hickman has restored this series to its former quality with Avengers #42. We were given a set-up issue that took advantage of its nature to give us powerful moments and incredible characterizations. This issue really felt like the beginning of the final chunk of this series and if this is an indicator of what’s to come, we’re in for treat.

  • 90


    Avengers #42 is a rock solid comic featuring a huge cast and some strong lead-up to what is hopefully going to be one hell of a finish. Hickman and Caselli are on the top of their games with this issue and if you are interested in Secret Wars, go snag some old issues of Avengers and don’t blink until you’ve finished #42. The stinging in your eyes will be worth it – it’s a damn fun ride.

  • 87


    This issue does make me wish Hickman had focused more on Cyclops and his mutant nation in recent months. Many key plot developments occurred off panel in the eight month gap that set up “Time Runs Out.” Unfortunately, this is the oe that most needed fleshing out considering how little the X-Men have factored into Hickman’s work before now. The Cyclops-centric scenes lack some of the impact they might have had because here’s been so little build-up.

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    Its great to see a buildup issue that neither feels like a holding pattern nor that its focused solely on the plot. Hickmans ability to consistently have characters drive plot, rather than the other way around, means a lot more investment in the outcome, even if that outcome is in a major comic company, thus having only a few real variations. Its the mark of a great creator to take these preconception of how events will turn out and STILL make the reader care about the goings on within them.

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