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The Avengers #2

84
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 12 critic ratings.

The Avengers find themselves with a rare gift – foreknowledge of the dangers coming their way in the form of the deadly TRIBULATION EVENTS.

But can this information be trusted?

And can even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes triumph in the face of cascading disaster?

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0BZZWFPHN

Cover Artist

33%
67%
12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Interesting installment that puts the Avengers in a race against time, suspense and tension at superhero levels.

    The art is highly textured and highlights the facial expressions of all the characters that support the intense narrative.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    vengers #2 starts expanding the wider story for this run. The book is settling into a groove through these examples of heroism but also showcases that something new is on the horizon. Introducing a major villain like Kang and depicting him as vulnerable and weak, suggests that a whole new stratosphere of an enemy is coming. Kang is old-school Avengers level and this new territory is uncharted. Throughout all of this MacKay finds the time for the heroes to be personal and warm and just human in general.

  • 92

    Comic Watch

    Avengers #12 provides a familiar yet refreshing blend of old-fashioned heroics with high-concept exposition that is bound to have readers invested in the blossoming mystery.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: MacKay brings the action, adventure and mystery to the forefront in this issue. All of the Avengers are given great moments, but I love the moment between Sam and the truck driver. It’s a great personal interlude among the high stakes action. The story has a great tone to it and I love having Kang at the center doing something unexpected for his own ends. The drama and mystery are heightened with the revelations in the story and I’m anticipating what comes next.

    The Art: Villa delivers some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. From the fantastic action to the beautiful character moments, the issue is a visual thrill to read.

  • 85

    AIPT

    The threat of the first story arc comes into focus in Avengers #2 as Kang reveals what’s coming. Meanwhile, the team aspect is on point, with each character doing their part and Captain Marvel leading the team deftly.

  • 85

    COMICON

    The Avengers are about to save the world again. This time the creative team are showing us the human cost for that, and how the Earth’s Mightiest are just as great without a bad guy to punch.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    It’s nice to see the Avengers in the role of saving civilians, instead of fighting whatever villain is getting all of the attention these days. In this case, that would be Kang the Conqueror. I especially loved Sam Wilson’s Captain America-esque speech to a sleep-deprived truck driver. The only question is, can Kang ever be trusted?

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    So, in the background Kang wants the Avengers to stop Myrddin from getting the Timeless Moment which would apparently be very bad for all concerned (see Timeless (2022) 1-shot). But in the meantime the Avengers are going to have to face a series of Tribulation Events, which don’t seem to have been sent by Myrddin. But Kang seems to say that these Events have been arranged by someone to test the heroes and make them stronger. (Sounds like a replay of All-Out Avengers/Avengers Beyond.)

  • 75

    Graphic Policy

    Kang has given the Avengers information to save thousands of people but needs their help in return. The issue really left me wondering… with all of the access to magic, technology, the future, why haven’t they gone in this direction before? There’s almost an emphasis the Avengers have been reactive and not proactive. Still, the issue builds the threats to come in a series that so far is entertaining but not yet memorable.

  • 70

    Henchman-4-Hire

    I like the general idea at the heart of this story. Kang the Conqueror has got something going on, so he uses his knowledge of future events to bribe the Avengers with the chance to save 1,000 lives in 24 hours. MacKay makes great use of this idea, and we get a ton of little scenes in this comic of the Avengers saving people in fun and heroic fashion. I really liked the scene where Captain America stops a trucker from getting on the road hopped up on pills, then volunteers to do the driving himself because the trucker was bound for a hospital with much-needed medical supplies. It’s a fun little scene.

    I’m less thrilled about the larger problems introduced in this issue. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and basically, superhero comics are rarely about anything small these days. Every single story is an insane world-ender. And I guess the Avengers are supposed to be that sort of thing, but do they never get time to breathe? Every week some insane new thing falls in their lap. And MacKay teases the upcoming things just by listing some vaguely curious sounding things, like “The Impossible City” or “INSERT OTHER THING HERE”. This is a me thing, though. Maybe other people are super into that trope of just listing future threats off like that.

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