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The Avengers #8

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Trapped in a world they never made, the Avengers struggle to break free – while one of their number fights their own hopeless battle against Myrddin and his Twilight Court! But Avengers never fight alone- and the most dangerous Avenger joins the conflict!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
25 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Avengers #8 is a terrific standoff against adversity. What it takes to be an Avengers is presented loud and clear early within this issue, and those credentials never take a breather. It doesn’t matter how many Avengers stand against any number of enemies; they must still stand tall and defend the weak. Each wave of danger brings with it a fascinating group of characters. They really feel like people with identities who have journeyed to either challenge the Avengers or get to Kang. Through both the writing and the art, we learn an incredible about each of them, without them detailing extensive exposition. It has made the series both enjoyable and unpredictable.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Although Wanda is neutralized by Mordred but manages to communicate with Thor, who helps the Avengers awaken from Nightmare, the conversation between Thor and Nightmare is brilliant.

    The art has many textures and highlights the facial expressions of all the characters that support the intense narrative. The amount of detail in this installment is impressive.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    Avengers #8 quickly and effectively gives emotional depth to the heroes’ new adversaries, establishing them as morally grey rivals who pose an intimidating challenge.

  • 82

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: MacKay does a great job of giving the reader more context for the characters in the Court and that helps better engage with them as characters and their motivations. There is some great tension in the story with Wanda and Vision trying to battle the entire court themselves while their friends look for an escape. I like the progression of the story a lot and how it doesn’t let up with both the tension and action.

    The Art: Villa delivers some beautifully detailed and dynamic art in the issue. Blee provides a wonderful color palate for the action and characters as well.

  • 80

    This issue puts Myrddin’s Twilight Court in the spotlight, and it’s uncanny how much they mirror the Avengers. There are even tangled relationships inside the group. I wouldn’t mind seeing a limited series featuring the Twilight Court after their battle with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is over. Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa make a dynamic duo, with fantastic writing and voices for the characters together with bombastic art.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    While it was a bit of a slow start, The Avengers #8 built into a fun ride full of great action, solid character beats and amazing art work!

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    All in all, though Avengers #8 has a lot of bits that I like, but spends nearly a third of the issue introducing the large team of villains and their archetypes (which mirror those of The Avengers perfectly, which feels both ominous and a little bit convoluted) and has art that just doesn’t resonate with me. I also wonder when this issue could take place, given events in Wanda, Tony, and T’Challa’s home books, but that’s not a failing so much as a little bit of distraction that comes from reading the Marvel Universe in real time.

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