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The Avengers #64

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Comicscore Index
Mixed or average ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The Avengers wage their final bloody showdown with the Multiversal Masters of Evil for the fate of prehistoric Earth and the entire Marvel Age of Heroes.

Not everyone will survive.

Meanwhile, Tony Stark must face his greatest enemy: his own father, the Iron Inquisitor.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0BJ36NM4L

Cover Artist

14%
29%
43%
14%
7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 84

    Comic Watch

    Avengers #64 delivers on action and spectacle with a pleasant sprinkle of character-focused moments, giving this previously lethargic storyline a necessary boost of energy.
  • 80

    First Comics News

    Action-packed and epic in scope. Missed the multiversal Avengers Forever though. Decent art. Entertaining read.
  • 75

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

  • 70

    Major Spoilers

    The fact that this is part four of Aaron’s twelve-part final story makes the sheer number of things that happen in Avengers #64 feel a little bit abrupt, but well-handled dramatic moments abound, and the art is impressive throughout most of the issue, making for a better than average 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. The Joe-Bob totals so far include a Ghost Rider dead, another depowered, a fallen Deathlok, three dead Multiversal Masters, and one Stark covered in the blood of another, so fans of all-out battle should be satisfied, but I recommend this one to any Avengers fan looking for a big blowout.
  • 60

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Avengers #64 delivers the fourth part of this storyline, but it’s rather underwhelming. Yes, the comic delivers the big fight between Iron Man and the evil version of his father, Howard Stark, but the fight lacked strong emotional stakes since the Avengers have been on a winning streak against the Multiversal Masters of Evil, who similarly get taken down a little too quickly. However, the last few pages do end on the promise of the action getting ramped for the next part of the storyline.
  • 60

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 30

    ComicBook.com

    If nothing else, The Avengers #64 previews what appears to be the saga's endgame as the Multiversal Masters of Evil are challenged on an ancient Earth; the final page suggests a conclusion is in sight. Beyond that sense of inevitability, there's little else in the issue to discern itself from the chaotic climax crossing over with Avengers Forever.

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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.

Career

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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