#1 Posted by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

I am fairly new to comics. I've been reading trades for about 2 years (mostly Batman) and only in the past 6 months or so have gotten into ongoing comics.

The Avengers titles I currently have are Uncanny Avengers and New Avengers. I just dropped Avengers Assemble this week as I just recently found out that Kelly DeConnick got dropped from the title. I wish now I started with the main Avengers title but I heard mixed opinions on it and never jumped on. The only issue I've read from that series is #1 a while back and I enjoyed it very much though I understood very little of what was going on.

Is it worth it to just jump on that title at this point? I don't want to buy all the back issues beforehand as I already have a ton of titles in my pull list, along with a trade every week. Will I be lost if I jump on this next issue?

#2 Edited by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, and this is my quasi-introduction to the ComicVine community I guess. So hello all you Viners out there!

#3 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis: A new sort of story arc I think begins in the next issue, so I think you should pick it up. It's a good title, but I don't really think the whole mega team is so smart, it becomes to much. I recommend Uncanny Avengers or New Avengers as well, if not more. I don't recommend Secret Avengers as much, though!

#4 Posted by The Stegman (23158 posts) - - Show Bio

To me, New Avengers is much better, the current Avengers is...blah.

#5 Edited by Binski (645 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm picking it up and I'm liking it it also goes well with New Avengers, but my favorite Avengers title out now is Uncanny Avengers.

#6 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying it but so far there hasn't been as much focus on the Avengers as I expected. Its been more about a group of cosmic beings so far.

#7 Edited by The Stegman (23158 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying it but so far there hasn't been as much focus on the Avengers as I expected. Its been more about a group of cosmic beings so far.

Which is why I don't like it, besides Green Lantern, I don't like cosmic stories (even though GL is usually about the Lanterns and how they deal than with just abstract cosmic entities)

#8 Edited by Dreadmaster (16778 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Avengers and New Avengers under Hickman. He's writing some kind of epic with those two. I'd suggest picking up in trade as I feel it reads better than single issue. My two cents.

#9 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6133 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis: Kelly Sue hasn't been dropped, she's just taking a break from it and leaving the Age Of Ultron issues to someone else. She's back on with #16 for the Enemy Within mini-event. :)

#10 Posted by Dabee (2380 posts) - - Show Bio

All of the Avengers titles are good, you can't go wrong.

#11 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11130 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Uncanny & New. I have yet to like Avengers but I keep reading it because I'm still holding on to hope my opinion will change one day.

But try out Avengers, maybe you'll like it.

#12 Edited by fury714 (589 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

All of the Avengers titles are good, you can't go wrong.

#13 Posted by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. I think I'll just jump on with this weeks issue and sort out the rest later. I like that it's a bi-monthly title.

#14 Edited by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: hey thanks for the info! I definitely like DeConnick on Avengers Assemble so that's great to hear. Any info on this enemy within mini-event?

#15 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6133 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis: Yeah, It's a five issue arc, The Enemy Within one shot, Avengers Assemble #16, Captain Marvel #13, Avengers Assemble #17, Captain Marvel #14, in that order.

There's an article here with quotes from Kelly Sue DeConnick about the story. And my own thread about it here. The covers for the issues are in my thread too. :)

Here are the solicits for some clues:

Avengers: The Enemy Within #1
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • SCOTT HEPBURN (A)
Cover BY JOE QUINONES
Variant Cover by Milo Manara
THE OPENING SALVO TO THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED AVENGERS/CAPTAIN MARVEL FOUR PART EVENT!
• Can’t keep a good Captain down!
• Vicious echoes of the Avengers’ past are cropping up all over Manhattan…and a grounded Captain Marvel refuses to be left behind.
• Who is the sinister figure behind these incursions and what does it have to do with Carol Danvers’ mysterious condition?
• But is this villain real or just a figment of Captain Marvel’s increasingly deadly imagination?
32 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ ...$2.99


AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #16
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • MATTEO BUFFAGNI (A)
Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant cover by AMANDA CONNOR
THE ENEMY WITHIN: PART 2 OF 5
- Who wants YOU for dinner? The Brood!
- Spider Woman & Captain Marvel declare war on the Magnetron! (Who?)
- Hawkeye has a bright idea!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #13
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W) • SCOTT HEPBURN (A)
Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Cover by AMANDA CONNER
THE ENEMY WITHIN: PART 3 OF 5
• A villain revealed! Magnitron’s sinister plans are finally unveiled!
• What is the link between Captain Marvel and Magnitron?
• PLUS: Kree Sentries?!
• The Avengers Assemble in the most pivotal event in Captain Marvel’s history!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #17
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W)
MATTEO BUFFAGNI (A)
Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant cover by AMANDA CONNOR
Part 4 of 5 of THE ENEMY WITHIN
• With the world quite literally ripping apart at the seams, and the Avengers scattered...how much longer can Captain Marvel fend off the madness of the Magnitron...?
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99


CAPTAIN MARVEL #14
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W)
SCOTT HEPBURN (A)
Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant COVER BY AMANDA CONNER
Part 5 of 5 of THE ENEMY WITHIN
• THE CONCLUSION TO THE HARROWING FIVE-PART CAPTAIN MARVEL/AVENGERS ASSEMBLE EVENT IS HERE!
• CAPTAIN MARVEL WILL END MAGNITRON’S REIGN.
• NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES.
• NO. MATTER. WHAT.
• IT’S A DEADLY FLIGHT TO THE FINISH!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

#16 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Start reading it from the start it's Johnathan Hickman he always has a long plan for all of his stories it is a good book some slightly iffy issues but on the whole it's really good but like I said it's a slow book also expect cosmic stuff in it.

#17 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis

First off, welcome to the Vine! (Also, wow, NO ONE's tried using the username Extremis this entire time?)

I'm enjoying the Avengers, but the thing to keep in mind is that Hickman likes to slowly build up to a payoff. Avengers is a bit of an acquired taste, since there's a lot of buildup and not that much payoff yet, but I'm holding out for an explosive conclusion eventually.

#18 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17332 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

While the writing isn't bad, it's not good either. point is that hickman gets carried away with celestial beings and star brands and stuff ike that, but when reading team books, i PERSONALLY prefer when characters interact with one another, it makes things more interesting, and having problems with your members , like for example when they can't trust stark for his acts of civil war or hulk because he is....we hulk. With hickman everyone is great with each other with no problems, sure hulk was mind controlled( again -____-), but thats hardly something good. if you are interested in UBER powerful beings than you'd like avengers, if you are looking for more interaction, the i'd say avoid it. i\d reccomend secret avengers which has been good so far.