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Avengers Forever #15

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Based on 6 critic ratings.


The greatest battle in the history of the Multiverse is raging, featuring Avengers from throughout time and space, countless different versions of Captain America and Iron Man and the God of Thunder.

Yet somehow, it all comes down to one Starbrand and one Ghost Rider, who unfortunately are the only Avengers whose powers don’t seem to be working.

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23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    With each issue of this epic climax to Jason Aaron’s mammoth five-year run on The Avengers, the scale of the battle between the Avengers of infinite Earths and the Multiversal Masters of Evil has only increased. And so we get Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, thrown into the mix. And, why not? While I have tired of this ongoing battle across both The Avengers and Avengers Forever titles, as we come to the end, I find myself gripped once more. Indeed, I have mostly been entertained by this whole series and this penultimate chapter is no exception. (...) A frantic, fearless issue deftly seeing up an all-consuming climax in the forthcoming Avengers Assemble: Omega #1. I cannot wait! After years of swearing off Marvel, Aaron and Kuder, with this series in particular, have made me an acolyte one again.
  • 85

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    Keeping with tradition, Avengers Forever #15 is another issue carried by the talents of its penciller, inker, and colorist. “Carried” feels like a minimizing term, however, as the art within does not simply keep this barebones story afloat but allows it to soar despite its flaws. The impressive amount of striking imagery worked into this issue is a much-needed dose of ambiance for a climax that has begun to lose its sense of grandeur. Perhaps the most impressive aspect is how Aaron Kuder, Mark Farmer, and Frank Martin’s efforts combine to grant weight and scale to the more enormous spectacles. Kuder generously uses a worm’s-eye view when drawing Galactus and Mephisto, keeping readers in the characters’ shoes at ground level. The black line art has varying levels of thickness, which bring depth to each character and help to frame them distinctly against the action occurring in every background. (...) The art team of Avengers Forever #15 bring the comic's visuals to new heights, delivering the most stunning issue of this current arc yet.
  • 67

    Major Spoilers

    The basics of Avengers Forever #15 are solid enough, with several story moments that land, leading up to a big reveal of Mephisto’s secret motivations that lands well enough, but for some reason, it doesn’t quite have the dramatic heft of the previous issue, but better-than-average art and some strong moments in dialogue still come together to earn 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I have enjoyed this crossover so far, and I hope that the closing chapter pulls it all together without flying off the rails.
  • 60

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Avengers Forever #15 is the penultimate issue of this Avengers Assemble storyline, and it’s underwhelming. We do get some good art from the art team, but it’s the story that’s lacking unfortunately. There is a nice talk between Robbie and Brandy (the Starbrand girl) but that’s really the extent of their presence. There’s a weird moment with Doom Supreme and Dark Phoenix that feels out of place, you’ll know it when you see it. And the action with Mephisto in his current giant state is sadly mundane compared to all the crazier action going around him. The ending sets the stage for the final part in this storyline to get crazier, and hopefully the creative team can stick the landing.
  • 20

    The penultimate chapter in this Avengers' saga chases its tail in a circle to arrive at the same cliffhanger found in Avengers #66, albeit with a slightly larger Mephisto now threatening to end all of existence. Motivations? Character arcs? Clear stakes? These are things for lesser tales; this is simply a story for more. There are too many characters to trace from The Avengers, Avengers Forever, and various spin-offs for any individual to receive notice for more than a page or two, so there's little resonance to be found in each new incident. Instead, the heavy lifting of import or impact is left to narrative captions which explain why "Avengers Assemble" should hold significance largely absent from these pages. While reviews of these interwoven issues have come to feel repetitive, that's because the underlying material has recycled itself to such a degree that even artist Aaron Kuder cannot elevate the hordes of interchangeable superhero designs on the page (especially with inks far too heavy for his finely detailed work). The greatest triumph in Avengers Forever #15 is the promise that it will all end with the next installment.

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About the Author: Jason Aaron

Jason Aaron (born January 28, 1973) is an American comic book writer, known for his creator-owned series Scalped and Southern Bastards, as well as his work on Marvel series Ghost Rider, Wolverine, PunisherMAX, Thor, and The Avengers.

Early life

Jason Aaron was born in Jasper, Alabama. His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers (1979), on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket (1987) was based, was a large influence on Aaron. Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where he would purchase comic books from spinner racks, some of which he still owned as of 2012.

Aaron graduated from Shelby County High School. He then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.


Aaron’s career in comics began in 2001 when he won a Marvel Comics talent search contest with an eight-page Wolverine story script. The story, which was published in Wolverine #175 (June 2002), gave him the opportunity to pitch subsequent ideas to editors. In 2006, Aaron made a blind submission to DC Comics’s imprint Vertigo, which became his first major work, the Vietnam War story The Other Side. The Other Side was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Miniseries, and Aaron regards it as the “second time” he broke into the industry. Following this, Vertigo asked him to pitch other ideas, which led to Scalped, a creator-owned series with artist R. M. Guéra set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation.

In 2007, Aaron wrote Ripclaw: Pilot Season for Top Cow Productions. Later that year, Marvel editor Axel Alonso, who was impressed by The Other Side and Scalped, hired Aaron to write issues of Wolverine, Black Panther and eventually, an extended run on Ghost Rider that began in April 2008. In January 2008, he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, though it would not affect his work on Scalped. In July of that year, he wrote the Penguin issue of Joker’s Asylum.

After a four-issue stint on Wolverine in 2007, Aaron returned to the character with the ongoing series Wolverine: Weapon X, launched to coincide with the feature film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Aaron commented, “With Wolverine: Weapon X we’ll be trying to mix things up like that from arc to arc, so the first arc is a typical sort of black ops story but the second arc will jump right into the middle of a completely different genre.” In 2010, the series was relaunched once again as simply Wolverine. He followed this with the relaunch of The Incredible Hulk in 2011 and Thor: God of Thunder in 2012. Aaron and artist Mike Deodato collaborated on the Original Sin limited series in 2014. In 2018, Aaron relaunched Thor with Mike del Mundo and The Avengers with Ed McGuinness. In addition to his work on Marvel characters, Aaron wrote a year-long run on the Conan the Barbarian series after Marvel regained the licensing rights to the character in 2019.

At the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that Aaron’s Thor storyline which depicted Jane Foster acquiring the mantle of the Thunder God would be the basis for the 2022 film Thor: Love and Thunder.

Personal life

Aaron moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2000, the day after the first X-Men feature film was released.

Aaron is a passionate and well known fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.

Commenting on the religious themes that run through his work, Aaron says he was raised Southern Baptist, but has since renounced religion:
I’ve been an atheist for many years, but I’ve remained fascinated by religion. If anything, I’ve become more fascinated by religion and faith after I lost mine.”

[Latest Update: May 28, 2022]

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