Why You Should Be Reading The Current AVENGERS Series

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#51 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1542 posts) - - Show Bio

This is easily my favorite title out right now (and my favorite that's hit the shelfs in a long time. It doesn't hurt that I'm a huge Hyperion fan and finally get to see him in 616 continuity.........

#52 Posted by Mutie199 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

first Avengers title i enjoy reading. the characters feel that they belong there and i can see that hickman has a reason for everything he does in comics so everybody is going to have their part.

#53 Posted by Iron Fist Angel (230 posts) - - Show Bio

This series has been surprisingly good but I'll never like Opena's art.

#54 Posted by nappystr8 (1142 posts) - - Show Bio

@JayJayCAW said:

so Marvel is making Captain America wear something very similar to his movie suit? Why can't DC do that to Batman lol

I sincerely hope DC never does that.

#55 Posted by tim_mik (120 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't often agree disagree with you guys, but much like Secret Avengers under Remender, this series isn't pulling me in at all. Having entered the comics world under Mighty and New Avengers from about 6-7 years ago, I prefer my stories to be more along the Bendis/Ellis runs. I am dropping my sub to this one this week.

#56 Posted by impossibilly (892 posts) - - Show Bio

Good article. This made me definitely want to check out this Avengers series.

#57 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (884 posts) - - Show Bio

I read the first 3 and I couldn't really get into it. I just wasn't digging the story so I dropped it from my pull list. I think New Avengers is awesome, though. It's one of my favorites and Hickman is doing a great job even if it is a little slow starting. I'm glad Black Panther finally has a book where he's in the spotlight because he's one of my favorite characters.

#58 Posted by TheDarkSalmon (38 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers i've been wanting all along, a fresh mythos and the start of something special and epic.

#59 Posted by JamesKM716 (1995 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I've said this three times now; I've read the first arc of Avengers, just not his Fantastic Four run

#60 Posted by sora_thekey (8184 posts) - - Show Bio

Crap! I had consiously decided not to buy this book because I'm already bankrupt as it is ($$$)... Sara, you just made me want to read it!!

#61 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34272 posts) - - Show Bio

@JamesKM716 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I've said this three times now; I've read the first arc of Avengers, just not his Fantastic Four run

What about all the other stuff he has written?

#62 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2408 posts) - - Show Bio

I have been turned off by just about everything Marvel NOW. This included.

#63 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

The first trade of the avengers, Avengers World, comes out in April, so Ill get it then. I trade wait stuff because I cant afford single issues and I dont want to do digital.

From what I understand about this series so far, is that Hickman is slowly turning the Avengers into the Legion of Super-Heroes in all but name. Hickman's a legion fan, as am I, so I can see the Parallels. Hyperion is Superman, obviously. Smasher is Ultra Boy. Cannonball and Sunspot are Wildfire and Sun Boy. Shang-chi is Karate Kid (even though karate and kung fu aren't the same thing, but whatever).

The size of the team, 24 avengers to 25-26 Legionairres in the 80's. the cosmic setting. It wouldn't surprise me if the upcoming Thanos event was inspired by the Great Darkness Saga, one of the best Darkseid stories out there.

That might be a little off-putting to some people, but for me it sounds great.

#64 Posted by cc1738 (358 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really care for it. It's ok. I all the other Marvel Now titles I'm reading a lot better.

#65 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the article should have been "Why You Should Be Reading AVENGERS ASSEMBLE".

#66 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@Baberaham_Lincoln: Haha, nope. I've chatted with him about our name before, though.

#67 Posted by quatro_briefs (384 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers seems like a snooze fest these days. X-men for the win!

#68 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3617 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see Monica Rambeau on the lineup

#69 Posted by Kerrigan (248 posts) - - Show Bio

Uncanny Avengers is the highlight of the new line of A books. Hickman's haven't grabbed me yet.

His work on Avengers so far is frankly kind of boring, lacking the human warmth and interaction that make these ensemble books fly.

And concentrating on two characters blatantly ripped off from DC doesn't help either. Marvel works best with more limited and grounded heroes.

#70 Posted by neiliusprime (255 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with everything in this article. I honestly think the concept of having a BIG roster was gonna fail, but Hickman's formula is written in an amazing way. I like how each issue or arc may focus on different members on the Avengers team. Its smart not to constantly highlight the main guys like Cap or Iron Man all the time because we know they will always be in comics. This series is one of my top 3 Marvel books out now.

#71 Posted by Kerrigan (248 posts) - - Show Bio

@Yung ANcient One: Uncanny is basically an Avengers sub-team designed by Cap to show the group's support for mutants, and so features a mix of Avengers (Thor, Cap, Scarlet Witch) and X-people (Havok, Wolverine, Rogue), with Havok as the leader. Apparently Wasp, Sunfire, and Wonderman join soon.

Plot thus far seems to run separate from the main Avengers books, and has more of a classic Avengers feel in my opinion.

#72 Posted by TheHeat (452 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's the Cosmic Spider-Man look-a-like left of Cap?

#73 Posted by ShadowPro (1802 posts) - - Show Bio

from what chapter is this page?

#74 Posted by Kerrigan (248 posts) - - Show Bio

@ShadowPro: Last page of first issue. Without the icons.

#75 Posted by ShadowPro (1802 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kerrigan: without the icons? that sucks

#76 Posted by danhimself (22679 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

Why you should be reading Avengers? Because you're a moron.

flagged....I am really sick of this attitude among certain users that it's ok to insult anyone who has a different opinion than they do...you aren't better or smarter than anyone else because you don't like a book

#77 Posted by charlieboy (7167 posts) - - Show Bio

I am still unsure how I feel about it. I wasn't a big fan of Bendis' run. So a change of pace will be nice. I guess I was just hoping it would have a more classic feel to it.

#78 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1139 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Babs! Nice review

I was beyond ready for a new voice on the Avengers and was really amped up after reading the first issue. I was hooked the moment I saw Hyperion, Captain Universe and Smasher joining the ranks.

Just the sheer power that was added to the team was amazing, so I was looking forward to what Hickman does from here.

However the biggest issue I had was, the art. Some points it is just FANTASTIC but other parts you loose some information. I have been reading comics for over 20 years and I was hard pressed to identify the roster because the figures where so hard to make out.

Not sure if this was ton purpose, or not but I am sure most would agree having the icons placed over the proper characters is a huge assistance to figuring out who is who.

For example, it wasn't until he was in action did I realize that Shang-Chi joined the team ( AWESOME..!!) and certainly his icon was confusing as well.

Overall a simple nitpicky gripe to a otherwise excellent return to greatness for Earth's Mightiest Heroes!!

#79 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Hickman has a start and an end planned (in three years) made me get onboard. Too many series tend to meander after the writer runs out of good ideas. I am hoping for something as amazing as his Secret Warriors run.

#80 Posted by No_Name_ (17409 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@X35 said:

Why you should be reading Avengers? Because you're a moron.

flagged....I am really sick of this attitude among certain users that it's ok to insult anyone who has a different opinion than they do...you aren't better or smarter than anyone else because you don't like a book

Seriously! And if you're going to criticize then for the love of God have some tact.

#81 Posted by LordRequiem (1323 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope when he uses Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel he uses her proper abilities and strength rather than hardly anything as the writer of her current title seems to be leaning towards.

#82 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2146 posts) - - Show Bio

i really like avengers but new avengers takes the cake for me it is amazing.

well both these titles are marvel now! has done allot for marvel they are actually worth getting now

#83 Posted by guardiandevil (38 posts) - - Show Bio

I just read issue #5, wasn't expecting much but Im glad to know I was wrong. This book is getting better for me

#84 Posted by Novemberx2 (469 posts) - - Show Bio

its one of best titles because it doesn't seem to have disneys heavy hand in its creation,

Its just hickman doing what he wants

#85 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheHeat: That's Captain Universe. It's a form of cosmic energy that targets random people for a specific heroic purpose. Spider Man was only one of many Captain Universes.

#86 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

@PhoenixoftheTides: That would be cool. She's one of the best!

#87 Edited by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

can i flag the first post then because i am really sick of that attitude and it has no tact.

#88 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5605 posts) - - Show Bio
@jeroenr

Avengers is good, New Avengers is great. Read both series together, even better.

THIS!! I'm liking Uncanny Avengers too.
#89 Posted by VioletPhoenix (305 posts) - - Show Bio

Jerome Opena has been killing it on this series, his art is mesmerizing.

#90 Posted by Oginator (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I am really enjoying this series so far. I'm looking forward to see what other heroes will be joining the team.

#91 Posted by QuantomMan (216 posts) - - Show Bio

i havent gotten these because it's too frequent of a whole in my wallet. but after this article, i think i'm gonna get these. i love the Avengers and I love Hickman

#92 Posted by dreamfall31 (577 posts) - - Show Bio

Your praise each week one comes out gets me close and closer to picking it up! Though I don't have room for a $3.99 book unless I get rid of another...I'm currently reading Daredevil, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, FF, Scarlet Spider, Batman, Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Talon and I don't want to get rid of any of them!

#93 Posted by derf_jenkins (418 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a huge fan of team books that are so large. I can do about 5 members at the most.

#94 Posted by kid Apollo (717 posts) - - Show Bio

this title is sick, the Avengers Army is so awesome, love cannonball joining the team

the new Avengers title is also sick, the fact that both of them have interlocking themes= AMAZING

for anyone that doesnt know what im talking about check out New Avengers 1 then read Avengers 4 with Hyperions story and look for similarities.

#95 Posted by War Killer (20374 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I don't care for characters like Hyperion, Smasher, and Captain Universe as I feel others like Blue Marvel would have been better picks for this roster. But overall this series has been good so far and I'm looking forward to what stories we have to look forward to.
 
Also, and while I understand it's Cap's way of including more Mutants within the ranks of the Avengers, I do still think Cannonball and Sunspot have no reason being on this team. While I haven't yet read issue five, so far they really haven't brought anything to the team and it feels that Marvel simply threw them in to bring in the X-Men fans. The team already has Wolverine, I just don't see why these two are needed.

#96 Posted by ppetrov83 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

@nappystr8 said:

@JayJayCAW said:

so Marvel is making Captain America wear something very similar to his movie suit? Why can't DC do that to Batman lol

I sincerely hope DC never does that.

#97 Edited by save.me.now (210 posts) - - Show Bio

@kid Apollo said:

this title is sick, the Avengers Army is so awesome, love cannonball joining the team

the new Avengers title is also sick, the fact that both of them have interlocking themes= AMAZING

for anyone that doesnt know what im talking about check out New Avengers 1 then read Avengers 4 with Hyperions story and look for similarities.

Also. @Babs seems a bit dismissive of New Avengers. For some contrasting points about NA:

1. The team did leave the table in the last issue. And then they did the most epic, world shaking thing seen in a marvel comic since the end of AvsX.

2. They went back to the table because now they're going to have to top what they did in my first point, possibly several mores times before dinner.

3.This is just the beginning.

To sum it up with some opinionated statements, New Avengers is a book about Marvel's Illuminati. The same dudes that caused planet hulk then world war hulk, by sitting down at a table. When me and my friend nick sit down at a table we're probably gonna eat some hot pockets. When these guys sit down at a table, the universe is an hour away from destruction give or take 59 minutes. So slow pacing might be a good thing in this case.

#98 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4867 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kerrigan: Thank You (+)
#99 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4867 posts) - - Show Bio
@DJ1107: Thank You (+)
#100 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7627 posts) - - Show Bio

i'VE BEEN READING IT, AND IT SUCKS.

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