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Avengers Twilight #5 (of 6)

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Based on 6 critic ratings.

America and democracy are under attack!

Can THE AVENGERS of tomorrow save a country from itself, as their greatest enemy dismantles everything CAPTAIN AMERICA holds dear?

It’s a battle decades in the making, and no one is safe!

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Kindle Edition
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35 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This penultimate chapter is full of tension and a lot of dizzying action, when saving your mind is a race against time.

  • 100

    Nerd Initiative

    I have said this from the beginning of this series and I will continue to say it, this is an important book. It is so important because, it is a warning against what can happen to a society that gives up it’s freedom and basic human rights because of fear and a false sense of security.

    With the rise of authoritarianism in our modern world, this is a dark and depressing cautionary tale. However, it continues to use that darkness to show that light will always shine through and that there will always be those who keep standing for what is right.

  • 90


    Avengers: Twilight #5 delivers emotional moments and blockbuster action often in the same moment, as the Avengers face off against the Red Skull. Judging from that final page, Zdarsky and Acuña have truly saved the best for last, which is fitting for a book about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Avengers Twilight #5 is the most classic Avengers story since No Surrender, with art that harkens back to many of the timeless tales in modern comic book history.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    By the end of Avengers: Twilight #5 all the cards are on the board. That is an extremely dangerous board for the Captain America-led Defenders as the truth about what H-Day was is shown. The revelation of the truth of what H-Day means further drives home how this entire alternate Marvel Universe has been shaped by Red Skull. It certainly drives home that Red Skull is the ultimate evil. Which is on top of the power Red Skull shows when we see him fight Captain America and Thor while manipulating Tony Stark’s son to fight his father. The results of Avengers: Twilight #5 is a compelling penultimate chapter to drive interest in the finale for Chip Zdarsky and Daniel Acuña’s mini-series as high as it can be.

  • 80

    Avengers: Twilight pits the Avengers against a US Army functionally brainwashed by the Red Skull, as he and Tony Stark’s wayward son plan their not-so-hostile takeover of the United States. Zdarsky and Acuna are a touch heavyhanded on the political analogies, although at this point I think heavyhanded might be the only way to get the point across given the actual state of the world. I liked the fact that, despite facing an entire army of foes, the Avengers are still the Avengers and seem to have an answer for almost every problem. I think this comic is ultimately going to come down to how well the creative team can stick the landing, but it’s been an enjoyable ride.

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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.

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