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Avengers Forever #7

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Based on 7 critic ratings.

ESCAPE FROM THE PRISON OF STEVES! Steve Rogers is a mild-mannered ninety-pound guy from New York, who wakes up one morning in a prison cell, no idea how he got there. Even weirder is that the guy in the cell next to him…is also named Steve Rogers. Why is there a secret prison filled with misfit Steves, none of whom have ever heard of a Super-Soldier Serum? And what sort of dark and mysterious version of themselves will they have to unleash in order to escape?

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    ‘Avengers Forever' #7 is a tense, seemingly hopeless issue that sees Steve Rogers' from across the multiverse imprisoned somewhere, sometime. With no way out. Only one of 'em won't be kept down and one Steve Rogers battles against his incarceration day-in, day-out, with the same beatdown each and every time. Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder deliver one of the best stand-out issues of the series so far. And a reminder of what Steve Rogers means to the Marvel universe. All of them.
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    With the Multiverse stories being all the rage at the moment the Avengers one does seem to be coming along well and I would recommend this one if you are into the character of Captain America as there a bunch of different versions of him on display here.
  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 75

    Geek'd Out

    I actually think Avengers Forever #7 is a great example of episodic storytelling in a serialized setting, especially by modern comics standards. It feeds into the ongoing story Duggan and Kuder have been telling though not made clear until the endbut also stands on its own enough that you could read this and then ignore anything before or after it. Though this arc of the series has apparently been indulging itself with the multiverse of it all, its hard to complain when an issue like this is as fun as it is.
  • 67

    Major Spoilers

    An already crowded story gets even more crowded and I'm tired just thinking about it. That said, it's a well-drawn issue that surprised me as a reader, so I'll still recommend it.
  • 20

    Avengers Forever #7 is really not my jam. The issue features five multiversal Steve Rogers trapped in a small facility together and learning how to inspire each other and become the "Captains America" they were always meant to be had they been born in a different universe. The whole comic is the opposite of inspiring, as it reminds readers that the plethora of variants they encounter in this comic all retain the same basic traits as their Earth-616 (or whatever we're calling it nowadays) versions. Also, the ending twist is very weird and sends a message of "torture is okay if done for the right reasons" which is... not great. A total whiff of an issue.

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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.”

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