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New Avengers #29

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

In 4 months…time runs out!

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24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    So far, this has been an amazing series – complex, character-driven, with surprising twists and an ending still shrouded in mystery. It’s an impressive accomplishment by writer Jonathan Hickman and a small army or artists – highly recommended!

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Time Runs Out is Hickman at his best and New Avengers #29 was a testament to how good Hickman’s best truly is. Few books are able to hold onto my attention for very long but New Avengers has remained at the top of my reading pile since I first started buying it. It’s a grandiose story with human suffering at the dead center of it. Hickman isn’t the kind of writer that will make you smile from bittersweet moments, but he will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you ponder his stories. I can’t wait to see what he brings next and I’m sure I’ll be thinking about it greatly.

  • 85


    New Avengers #29 takes the baton from the strong Avengers #40 and just keeps running with it, adding more layers to Time Runs Out and building the momentum toward Secret Wars. These are strong characters that are written and penciled well, and, as has been the case for the vast majority of the run, you can’t go wrong with New Avengers.

  • 82


    Unfortunately, this issue suffers a bit on the visual front. In general, Kev Walker’s work on this series hasn’t impressed on the level of previous Marvel assignments like Thunderbolts and Avengers Arena. I blame this largely on the fact that he isn’t paired with the right inker and colorist and his traditional, heavily textured artwork is diminished. Case in point, here Scott Hanna struggles to bring Walker’s pencils to life. The facial work is plagued by unnecessary lines that make the characters look like cracked statues. Generally, the non organic elements in this issue fare better, though.

  • 80

    Forces Of Geek

    Marvel recently announced their plans for the upcoming Secret Wars crossover event that will kick off in May.

    Earth-1610 (Ultimate Universe) and Earth- 616 (Regular Marvel Universe) are going to collide through a world incursion event that will fuse the two worlds into one called Battleworld, which will be the official Marvel universe going forward.

    Everything Jonathan Hickman has done during his run in Avengers and New Avengers has been building to the eventual merger. This particular issue serves as a good jumping on point to get ready for Secret Wars as time is running out for life we know it in Marvel continuity.

    The Illuminati led by Reed Richards and Black Panther have to answer to the Avengers for the very difficult choices they’ve made in which millions of lives have been lost.

    Hickman does a phenomenal job of establishing and heightening the tension in the room as Steve Rogers is none too happy about being kept in the dark about the world incursion events. Knowing what is coming, and seeing a potential Avenger powder keg, will make the reader feel as if they are hearing a conversation that they shouldn’t be hearing.

    The dark and sullen tone of Frank Martin’s colors compliment the emotional gravitas depicted by Kev Walker as the question becomes not how do we stop it but what should be done after it occurs.

  • 80

    Comic Vine

    That we can get satisfying emotional beats alongside some that are less so is a testament to how well both the characters work together and how deeply satsifying this storyline has been overall. There are still more gaps in the story to fill, but it’s actually begining to feel like we’re going to get some satisfaction on just about everything. We see the return of a long-absent character (along with some others, also long-absent from this specific title) and get a Doom check-in, with mandatory amazing quote, all while we head, inexorably, toward much, much larger things. This issue isn’t a perfect jumping on point, but in terms of its importance to Secret Wars, it shouldn’t be missed.

  • 20

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    The situation for our characters and their world(s) continues to lumber downhill like a monstrous snowball, but it’s a direction and momentum that all feels too obviously pushed by the writer and a publishing agenda. As a final, positive sentence for this review, I will admit that Dr. Doom’s voice and mannerisms were captured perfectly in his small cameo.

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