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Avengers Twilight #2 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

With the clock ticking to New Year’s Day, and the world against him, CAPTAIN AMERICA must build an army to save America! Will his surviving friends sign up, or is he going to have to lead the ragtag group called THE DEFENDERS against the expert military marksman known as BULLSEYE?

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34 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    The first issue of this series flawlessly introduced us to a new world. Avengers: Twilight #2 picks it up from there and shows us that these characters want their old world back. Zdarsky, Acuña, and Petit leave us wondering if it’s really as uncomplicated as all that.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Amazing new chapter of this alternate vision of the Avengers world.

    Full of textures and firm lines that give the art a dynamism and adequate tone to show a different future with a real and visceral tone.

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    Great writing, solid action, and fantastic artwork make this another near perfect comic book issue. The only downside is that it suffers from being a middle chapter in a story and is burdened with a fair amount of set up for what is to come ahead. I have no doubt, however, that what is to come ahead will be nothing short of magical.

  • 91


    Avengers: Twilight #2 continues to flesh out a new vision of the Marvel Universe, with its creative team tackling some truly timely subjects. With the big reveal of this issue, I can’t wait to see what the next installment brings – and what else has happened to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes after their fall from grace.

  • 85

    Caped Joel

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Zdarsky creates a compelling and interesting story in this issue. I hold firm to my stance against “final” adventures for characters, but this one was entertaining in how it portrays the characters and their interpersonal conflicts. There were some moments I predicted, but the story was filled with enough surprises and reveals to make me interested in seeing what happens next.

    The Art: Acuna delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The imagery is visually engaging and immersive on every page and panel.

  • 83

    Comic Watch

    Overall, Avengers: Twilight #2 is moving forward at an underwhelming pace with just enough alternate universe spunk to keep the title interesting as it begins to drown under its heavy but underserved thematic core.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    Old Man Captain America is a fascinating concept that works well on the page. But there are also a lot of questions I want to explore, like who the new Avengers are, their role in the world, and why Matt Murdock was killed in the last issue. These ideas make me want to keep reading, even if the themes aren’t the best for my current headspace. I’ll pick at least the next issue.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    With a great reveal of who is running the current status quo of the world Avengers: Twilight #2 is a strong follow-up to the world-building from the first issue. It created even more questions about whether Steve Rogers’s return as Captain America can be what turns things around. The answer to that question after this issue appears to be no. Which creates a lot of intrigue into how the narrative will be developed from here.

  • 70

    Graphic Policy

    While the concept of a world where corporate/fascism has taken over is interesting, there’s something that feels surface level in this future take on the Marvel Universe. The art is decent, action interesting, but the concept continues to be far better than the execution.

  • 70


    The writing is very strong, the art is phenomenal, and each issue so far has been a good, solid read. Just know that it’s exactly what it says on the tin.

  • 60

    Avengers: Twilight #2 quickly puts Steve back in action, with him trying to make a big splash with the help of his new underground Defenders. However, being Cap alone doesn’t appear to be enough – he isn’t able to inspire the masses like he once did nor is he able to inspire some of his former heroes back into action. Another big twist is the reveal of who is pulling the strings behind the heroes’ downfall. Unfortunately, the whole thing is a bit too trite and predictable. So far, this comic doesn’t feel like anything more than another Avengers in the future story. I feel like the pieces are here to make it a lot bigger and better, but Avengers: Twilight just isn’t there yet.

More From Avengers Twilight (2024)

About the Author: Chip Zdarsky

In the ever-evolving landscape of comic books, Chip Zdarsky emerges as a figure of immense creativity and versatility. Known for infusing his narratives with both humor and emotional depth, Zdarsky has charted a course through the comic book universe that is as diverse as it is compelling. From the groundbreaking humor of “Sex Criminals” to the gritty streets of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” his journey is a testament to a talent that refuses to be pigeonholed.

The man behind the pseudonym, Steve Murray, became a household name with “Sex Criminals,” co-created with Matt Fraction. This series broke new ground with its audacious blend of comedy, romance, and the supernatural. It was here that Zdarsky’s knack for balancing wit with genuine storytelling first shone, earning the series critical acclaim and a dedicated following.

Zdarsky’s portfolio, however, spans a broad spectrum. His unique voice has breathed new life into “Howard the Duck,” where he explored themes of identity and belonging, and his run on Marvel’s “Daredevil” has been celebrated for its moral complexity and rich character development. But Zdarsky’s talents are not limited to writing. As an artist, he has lent his distinct visual style to numerous projects, enhancing his narratives with expressive artistry and dynamic visuals.

In recent years, Zdarsky has ventured into the shadowy alleys of Gotham City, bringing his distinctive flair to the world of Batman. His work on Batman titles has quickly garnered attention for its fresh take on the Dark Knight, blending the character’s traditional brooding intensity with new layers of psychological depth. Through stories that delve into Batman’s complex psyche and the morally ambiguous landscape of Gotham, Zdarsky adds to the rich tapestry of Batman lore, proving yet again his ability to navigate and innovate within established universes.

Beyond his impressive body of work, Zdarsky’s engagement with the comic book community — through social media, conventions, and insightful industry commentary — has made him a beloved figure among fans and fellow creators. His contributions have not only earned him awards and nominations but have also solidified his role as a pivotal voice in contemporary comics.

As Chip Zdarsky continues to explore the darker corners of Gotham City, his journey exemplifies the power of storytelling in comic books — where humor meets heroism, and the human condition is explored in the flicker of a bat signal against the night sky. For those drawn to the art of comics, Zdarsky’s work offers a masterclass in creativity, inviting readers into worlds both wildly imaginative and intensely real.

[Latest Update: April 8, 2024]