Avengers

Avengers

1, Avengers World

Book - 2013
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The Avengers 'go large,' expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism these are the Avengers NOW!
Publisher: New York :, Marvel Worldwide, Inc.,, c2013.
Branch Call Number: YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly colour illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Opeña, Jerome
Kubert, Adam
Alternative Title: Avengers world
Notes: Cover title.
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Avengers #1-6."

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Throw that popcorn away! Here's where the edge is being cut in superhero comics today. Jonathan Hickman can do no wrong (well, except for that thing with the polar bear in 2012, but I'd almost forgotten that).


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 10, 2019

After reading this book, I am no longer sure if the Avengers is a comic series for me. I mean, the book does go into a lot of depth towards its characters,and the plot is a little intriguing. But sometimes that depth forces the story to stop for a moment, which disrupts its flow. It wouldn’t be that bad if these pauses were interesting, but more often than not they are just plain confusing, and often repeat themselves. You can tell that the writers are trying to tell you something, but it’s impossible to say what exactly it is. And the story is feels a little too dark. It’s as though none of our heroes know how to smile. Many of them feel “broodier” than normal, and even the ones who are known for telling jokes in times of stress barely utter any. Is this Marvel comics, or DC? I don’t think I would pick up this book again. Five out of ten. @R2-D2 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Keogh
May 28, 2016

The first volume of Jonathan Hickman's run on the title, this features an expanded Avengers roster (easily broken down into smaller teams as issues require) taking on some new threats. The first volume has some cosmic and global storylines going on, and does require attentive reading. Hickman is at this point already setting up things to come.

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Keogh
Mar 16, 2015

Another Avengers title, and something different. This takes the team global as they take on A.I.M., which has moved up in the world and now enjoys diplomatic immunity. Hickman and Spencer's storytelling tends to focus on single characters in this series, and they're backed up by good art. The story itself is not self contained, however- for follow up, one must read the next volume to see where the story concludes.

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duane767
Feb 26, 2015

It's a great time to be an Avengers fans. I especially love(d) the way they are making AIM a serious threat, something they haven't been since...um...

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danomcd
Oct 30, 2014

There was a strange sub-story in the middle of the graphic novel which didn't really seem to apply to anything. Also no real character development but there are a couple new and interesting bad guys.

Mark_Daly Oct 05, 2014

Pretty good -- quite good, actually -- but best to read on to the second volume, which ups the stakes.

KateHillier May 15, 2014

That was awesome. Really. Everything blew me away. The art, the story, the dialogue. It was all awesome and you can bet I'm rushing to get my hands on the next volumes.

One day, Captain America and Iron Man talk about how they need to get bigger. They set the pieces in place for the day that that call needs to be answered. With the threat here being terraforming aliens and all but one of the Avengers incapacitated, that time is now. Captain Marvel, Cannonball, Sunspot, Falcon, Spiderman, Spiderwoman, Manifold, Wolverine, Hyperion, and a host of other familiar faces answer the call and as they do we learn that the coming threat is much bigger than what it seems.

It's a tight story and a very engaging one. The author also handles having all these characters he's working with very well by splitting them up into teams for various tasks and having a section of the book dedicated to each. You're even told up front which heroes will be the protagonists of each section.

Another neat tidbit is that there is another language being spoken and it is depicted only by symbols. There is a decoder at the back of the book so you decode all along if you feel like knowing a little bit more than the Avengers do about what's coming.

It's a fantastic read and I can't recommend it highly enough.

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mexicanadiense
Apr 10, 2014

Pros: Nice layout, good character design that veers away from the totally unrealistic proportions and poses I remember from my '90s comics heyday. Cons: Incorporates too much of the "cosmic marvel" mumbo jumbo that turned me off Avengers, FF, etc. back then- I prefer more grounded narratives, "let's save the entire universe again today" storylines.

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manuelte
Mar 11, 2014

This is an excellent Avengers volume, clearly aimed at new readers brought in by the Avengers movie. The characters are well written, the plot is epic, and the characters brought in definitely fit in the "World greatest heroes" category. I absolutely loved it, even if you can tell it's basically a big prelude to a Marvel event.

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duane767
Oct 11, 2013

Started off well with tremendous art but I felt like the six issues should have been done in a different order. Read it and decide for yourself if you see what I'm saying.

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May 26, 2015

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