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Avengers: No Road Home #7 Reviews

Caped-Joel: 8/10 “I’m quite impressed at how this series is able to shift perspective the way it does without losing any story fidelity.”

Comic Book University: “This comic book is fire. It’s like holding fire in your hands, but somehow you are tempered steel so you’re okay with it.”

Comic-Watch: 8.3/10 “The AVENGERS series every Avengers fan should be reading.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “A complex, satisfying star turn by Monica Rambeau is the shining beacon that steers this issue safely onto solid ‘good comics’ ground.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “The reason Avengers: No Road Home is so great is that they are focusing on characters. Even in a major battle between the Avengers and Nyx, they focus in on Monica and her doubts, and Wanda and her perceived weaknesses.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 8.5/10 “A surprising twist of an issue that saw the bad guy inching closer to unlocking her power.”

Marvel Report: 9/10 “Paco Medina is doing some of his best work on this book he truly is giving us modern classic takes on the Avengers”

Newsarama: “Essentially an issue-long fight sequence, the writing staff keeps the pace pretty brisk throughout, scaffolding the whole thing with some in-depth narration from Monica.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “A fun issue with lots of action, while the Hulk continues to scheme. I was happy with the action in the Hyborian Age and look forward to seeing more of the Avengers and Conan in action together.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “The human-against-god conflict is smartly constructed. A heroic human struggles against a villainous god. It’s capable of being compelling stuff. Zub, Waid and Ewing frame the conflict cleverly in a satisfying issue.”

Avengers: No Road Home #6 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9/10 “Marvel Comics has cleverly snuck a Conan comic into an Avenger comic with great results. This has everything you’d want in a Conan book”

Caped-Joel: “A high point in a series that’s already been filled with lots of high points.”

Comic Book University: “This was a great comic book, dare I say the best in the series so far? I think I’ve said that about every issue.”

ComicBook.com: 8/10 “Conan and Scarlet Witch are the focus of the entire issue, and they’re a fantastic pairing as the elements of magic and brutality make for a wonderful duet. It’ll be exciting to see where their story goes from here.”

Comic-Watch: 9.1/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #6 manages to execute a neat magic trick– to fold Conan into the Marvel Universe without it seeming forced or sloppy but fully organic to the essence of the character.”

Comics: The Gathering: 9/10 “The fast takeaway is that the creators have sneakily inserted a Conan comic (a really good Conan comic) into their Avengers event. But that’s not the whole story. This is also a good Avengers comic. It’s even a pretty dang good Scarlet Witch comic.”

Detail Comics: “I’m a real big fan of Avengers: No Road Home and I think #6, while a strong departure from the rest of the story line, is still a really solidly put together issue that’s going to keep people coming back for more.”

Do You Even Comic Book?!: 8/10 “In all, this has been a fun, beautifully-drawn adventure so far, and I’m excited to see how the story goes, especially with the addition of Conan.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “I love this book after six issues. It has taken a non-typical Avengers threat and weaved an amazing story with some exceptional character moments.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 8.5/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #6 was a great fantasy epic portion of the story that added Conan into the plot and teamed him with Scarlet Witch. That team-up was a really awesome pairing.”

Legion Of Myth: 9/10 “I can’t believe it. Conan in the Avengers is good. I’m really liking it. I thought it was dumb as an idea, but I’m really liking it now.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 8/10 “Readers will appreciate the addition without feeling robbed of their Avengers story. Zub, Waid, and Ewing are expanding the heroes’ landscape in a remarkable way.”

Newsarama: 10/10 “the team here really rises to the occasion, for the audience and the story, making Conan’s modern Marvel debut feel like the moment it should be. By Crom, I can’t wait for more.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Izaakse’s art carries the same aggressive weight in the world of Conan that it does in the Marvel Universe, which keeps the story feeling quite fluid in the weird Hyborean fugue that dominates this issue.”

CBR Interview About Conan and the Avengers

Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and I chatted with Dave Richards at Comic Book Resources all about the new issue of Avengers: No Road Home where the Scarlet Witch adventures in Hyboria with the world’s greatest barbarian. Give it a read!

Avengers: No Road Home #5 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “A great issue that everyone will be talking about. Seriously, even if you’re not reading this check it out. You won’t be disappointed.”

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “We’re hitting the halfway point of this story and it’s still not slowing down.”

Comic Book University: “The cover is the epitome of bad ass and the comic itself is the epitome of gorgeous. Every person involved in this deserves a raise.”

Comic-Watch: 8.8/10 “The art by Sean Isaakse was excellent as it has been throughout the series, Hulk in particular looked menacing as hell.”

Comics: The Gathering: 9/10 “This is a delightful payoff for sticking with the series so far and a powerful argument in favour of staying tuned for future developments.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 8.5/10 “Avengers: No Road Home #5 continues the fast-paced action and fantastic story as the Avengers finally get a leg up over Nyx.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “There are several terrific scenes for many heroes, with many deserving applause…This is a winning book.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Zub, Waid and Ewing juggle the two-ended story with considerable flair throughout the issue.”

Marvel Zub Comics June 2019

Arriving in June. Pre-order now…

CHAMPIONS #6
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by KIM JACINTO

MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
A global team vs a global threat! The Champions must hold the line or Earth will fall to creatures and chaos! Even if they succeed, these young heroes are about to lose one of their own…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CHAMPIONS BY JIM ZUB VOL. 1: BEAT THE DEVIL TPB
Written by JIM ZUB
Penciled by STEVEN CUMMINGS
Cover by KIM JACINTO

The world still needs heroes — and there are heroes all over the world! A new era begins as the Champions go global! Under Ms. Marvel’s leadership, an army of young adventurers is saving people and improving lives across the planet — but something sinister lurks beneath the surface. A dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for! When the dream is at stake, what would you be willing to sacrifice to keep it alive? One of the Champions makes a choice that will haunt them for the rest of their days, and now the villain behind that decision has everything they need to shatter the next generation of heroes! Is this the ultimate sacrifice or the ultimate betrayal? Ms. Marvel will find out the truth, even if it kills her.
Collecting CHAMPIONS (2019) #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91671-8

CHAMPIONS #3 Reviews

Bam Smack Pow: “While Zub seems to be focusing less on other dimensions and more on contemporary missions, he remains more committed to the interpersonal drama and moral dilemmas of teenage superheroes. This is a solid long term plan for this second volume.”

Caped-Joel: “Jim Zub is committed to weaving one heck of a layered tale.”

Comic Book University: “The weight of guilt is not just something you can hoist on your shoulders and walk around with. It weighs you down in your blood and that’s exactly what Miles Morales is feeling here.”

Comic Crusaders: “You know when you read someone is attached to something and immediately get super excited? I mean childlike enthusiam to the point that you’re tripping over yourself to read it? That’s how I felt about this issue of Marvel’s Champions.”

Comic Frontline: 9/10 “Jim Zub has done it again! I loved this issue”

ComicBook.com: 10/10 “I’m running out of ways to say that Champions is one of best books of the year. That’s it; that’s my whole review. Just go buy it and read it and love it.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “This volume of Champions demonstrates its dedication to powerful, long-term plotting in its third issue.”

Henchman-4-Hire: “Anyway, this issue had a really classic comic book feel to it, largely because of Zub’s narration boxes. You don’t see narration boxes in comics much anymore. That was a neat touch.”

Marvel Report: 8/10 “Jim Zub’s take on Champions is shaping up to be one of the strongest Marvel comics of the year. While Champions #3’s longevity relies partially on how the current story arc ends, it’s one heck of a journey thus far.”

Multiversity Comics: “For readers who miss the days when superhero teams were made up of high strung teenage outsiders trying to figure themselves out, don’t miss “Champions.”

On Comics Ground: 9.6/10 “The artwork from Steve Cummings, Marcio Menyz, and Federico Blee continues to entertain, from the lighthearted-action of the Champions training exercise to the demented commitment within Kaldera’s eyes as she’s freed, the comic features a wide array of tone and moods, all handled very well. ”

Pop Culture Squad: 10/10 “This issue of the Champions is excellently done. Zub does a great job of advancing multiple plot lines in this issue. The fallout from the previous issue is a major focus, but there are other story threads being developed for future issues.”

Avengers: No Road Home #4 Reviews

Caped-Joel: 8/10 “The pacing continues to be absolutely on point, the drama is there and there’s still so much story left to tell.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “Telling Nyx’s story in her own words gives the creators of No Road Home #4 an excuse to go as big as possible with their storytelling. It’s a successful and fascinating gambit, and it recaptures the huge scale this title had at its outset.”

Comic Book University: “This comic has a smidge of everything, everything you’re looking for. If you are an Immortal Hulk fan, you will have feelings of overwhelming joy and terror.”

Comic-Watch: 10/10 “The art this issue is yet again stunning and worthy of the Gods. And as the history of Olympus is told through the eyes of Nyx, it is only fitting the artist is different here also. Sean Izaakse joins the ranks of Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco and is a worthy follow on, as the baton is passed to him in this Marathon telling.”

Detail Comics: “Jim Zub, Mark Waid, and Al Ewing do a fantastic job when it comes to the story, the scripting, and pacing. I feel like it’s non-stop action and development of the Avengers characters.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “There are some beautifully rendered pages, featuring the contrast between the colors of the world of Mount Olympus to the shade/darkness of the arrival of the Goddess of the Night and her children. The art stood out to me more this week than it had yet in this exceptional run of Avengers comics.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 9/10 “A great issue that explored Nyx’s past and her origin really well. I really love how the writers are actually doing a fantastic job in making my sympathize with the villain and root for her a little bit.”

Pop Culture Squad: “There is quite of bit of entertaining backstory in this issue, and Izaakse masterfully moves from setting to setting with ease. The characterization is excellent, and the team of writers are crafting a compelling story.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “The fighting is quick and cool, but it’s the last page that has me cheering. It’s completely unexpected and it’s flipping awesome.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “Nyx is actually a really cool villain with a profoundly resonant background, so the issue feels satisfying as it leads-in to the halfway point of the twelve segment No Road Home mini-series.”

Avengers: No Road Home #3 Reviews

Adventures In Poor Taste: 8/10 “An enjoyable third issue continues to probe the characters well while offering new wonderments for the characters to interact with. The theme of gods fighting men is a good one and it’ll be fun to see how it plays out and how it might change the Marvel universe going forward.”

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “I continue to be really impressed with where this series goes. They’re doing some great continuity deep cuts and Nyx and her children are shown to be creative and outside-the-box thinking villains, which I always appreciate in big stories like these.”

Comic Book University: “This is a comic book that shouldn’t be giving you feels, it should just be giving you stories, and yet somehow they find time and it works.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “This remains a largely fun, unpredictable comic that serves as a wildly different adventure than what’s being delivered in the standard Avengers series. It’s got a solid roster and good villains, but Hawkeye and Rocket are the ones that really elevate it to new heights.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “The art team continues to do outstanding character work; the first team’s story is ennobled by the presence of the best-looking Rocket Raccoon in all Marveldom. And the colors continue to draw high-intensity shades from all across the spectrum.”

Detail Comics: “Avengers: No Road Home continues to be a stand-out part of the Marvel line-up even though it’s a maxi-series and doesn’t really deal with a lot of current continuity. It’s one I continue to recommend for all kinds of different comic readers.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “Avengers: No Road Home is a must read. It has been fantastic so far and I cannot wait to see where it goes from here.”

Fortress of Solitude: 9/10 “I just love how well this story flows. It all feels so natural and information is being given to us in equal doses.”

Newsarama: 8/10 “the writers are using fun character moments and terse narration to keep the story on track and give it some stakes. Paco Medina’s artwork is a great fit, imbuing the work with the right mix of emotion and action.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “The team is split with three dealing with a classic villain and the others carrying an unsuspecting traitor. I was thrilled to see who the big bad was and he’s fantastic. The cosmic locale is interesting and I’m hoping to see more of it and the character encountered there.”

You Don’t Read Comics: “The action in Omnipotence City at the end of the issue glides across the page beautifully thanks in no small part to the luminous coloring of Jesus Aburtov. His star-scape behind Omnipotence City in the big 2-page reveal is as gorgeous the radiant light radiating from it. “

Avengers: No Road Home #2 Reviews

Caped-Joel: 8.5/10 “I think the thing I’m most impressed about this series so far is just how seamless the three writers can work together.”

ComicBook.com: 8/10 “With a team of gods, androids, and immortal beings, Hawkeye shouldn’t be the most interesting character on this Avengers roster, providing the inner monologue that narrates the entire book. But, here we are, and it seriously works.”

Comic Book Resources: “It’s rare that comics like this don’t suffer from a case of ‘Too Many Cooks.’ Combine that with a punishing weekly schedule and the fact that this is not only good but great is a genuine delight.”

Comic Book University: “This is an awesome comic book and an awesome series so far. I’m looking forward to more and more out of this.”

Comic Frontline: 9/10 “I cannot wait until next week. The art by Medina is a great fit for this as he and Aburtov balance the light of the Avengers and the dark of Nyx and her children.”

Comic-Watch: 10/10 “This Avengers series is what everyone should be talking about. Avengers No Road Home is writing at its best. The three writers that work on this event appear to work perfectly together.”

Comics: The Gathering: 8/10 “This issue’s script lays a lot of challenges on the art team, and they pass with flying colors. It takes considerable “under the hood” skill to organize big battles with lots of participants and push a complicated narrative thread through them. This is done magnificently, while also making space to introduce Nyx’s children without slowing down the breakneck pace.”

Detail Comics: “Overall, Avengers: No Road Home is a relatively isolated event but I’m excited to see where this goes because it continues to be non-stop stylish action. It’s just got its foot to the floor and, without taking its foot off the gas, it continues to world build and give readers a lot to anticipate in each issue.”

DVS Gaming: “You would think that three writers balancing so many characters would be a mess, however, the flow of this comic is extremely strong.”

Embrace Your Geekness: “I have been fully engaged so far after only two issues. I love the grouping of Avengers involved in this series.”

Fortress Of Solitude: 9/10 “Another awesome entry in the weekly series which, as of this issue, is now in full swing.”

Sci-Fi Pulse: “The visuals are great in this chapter, with every blow massive and every tear in flesh felt by the reader. This is exactly how the Avengers should be shown! Marvel is making magic with this book.”

Talking Comic Books: “Paco Medina’s artwork is a great choice for this series. His classic style and storytelling abilities lend themselves perfectly to this tale. All in all, Avengers: No Road Home #2 is an issue jammed full of incredible talent, which makes for a highly enjoyable story.”

Uncanny Nerdverse: 9/10 “Solid writing, solid art, great story. What more could you ask for?”

Newsarama Interview About Cyclops in Champions #5

I spoke to George Marston at Newsarama about Cyclops guest-starring in Champions #5, arriving in May. Read on to find out a bit more about the emotional reunion between Scott and the Champs!