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New Avengers #22

74
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The Illuminati shatters under an exploding planet.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B00ZO08CU6

71%
29%
7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Vine

    Getting a follow-up to last issues spectacular cliffhanger hasnt reduced the anticipation nor the impact of either issue. The fact that this one ends with yet another one that is just AS impactful speaks volumes to how well paced and well thought out this series has been. Taking the focus and suspense off of whether or not the characters will survive and putting it on their emotional and mental states, whether they’ll be able to endure, and asking the question of how far theyll go has made this a breath of fresh air on the shelf as that is a question with a less definitive answer. Whatevers coming next has me almost wishing this weekly schedule was a permanent change.

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    New Avengers #22 was a great aftermath issue. The conflicts that were building between characters finally come to the forefront in an emotionally powerful and brutal battle between fallen angels. Phase one of New Avengers is certainly ending with its stronger set of issues yet.

  • 80

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    New Avengers #22 was a great aftermath issue. The conflicts that were building between characters finally come to the forefront in an emotionally powerful and brutal battle between fallen angels. Phase one of New Avengers is certainly ending with its stronger set of issues yet.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    After a stellar previous issue, New Avengers takes a slight step down in quality to deal with the aftermath. I don’t know if it was the rushed shipping schedule or what, but the art suffers, and the story itself just isn’t as strong as what Hickman wrote just one issue prior.

  • 72

    IGN

    Unfortunately, the art doesn’t work terribly well with Jonathan Hickman’s epic scripting. Frank Martin’s pencils seem rushed, with flat, lifeless characters and very little variety in facial expressions. A little more visual consistency would do this series a world of good.

  • 70

    Comicosity

    Far from underwhelming, New Avengers #22 is an intense brawl between two characters that Hickman has developed brilliantly throughout the series. Fans of both Black Panther and Namor will be pleased. A fight between the two heroes was inevitable and a long time coming but it feels a shame that such a significant turning point for the title lacked the participation of the entire cast.

  • 70

    Comic Spectrum

    New Avengers is becoming a book where you continuously question the heroic nature of the characters involved. The story continues to be epic in scope with ramifications that will last long after this story concludes. Although this issue is a calm after the storm, it still moves the story forward, while also moving this group of characters further apart. Although the art doesn’t do the serious nature of the story justice, this issue is still a must read to see how these characters cope with such difficult and emotional choices, as well as seeing how the Illuminati are slowly breaking apart.

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