Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Animation

New Avengers #14 — Review

See also

New Avengers #14


There used to be a time when you could pick up a Marvel or DC book mid-run, or well into its run — the latter being impossible nowadays, with constant #1 reboots — and get enough out of the story to make sense of it and be intrigued. Even if the issue you’d picked up was in the middle of an ongoing arc. If it was structured well, then there’d be just enough for the new reader to get hooked, while still moving the story forward, and containing enough new details for the longtime readers.

Those days seem to be gone. And the New Avengers #14 (not to be confused with the previous New Avengers from a couple of years ago) is evidence of that. I picked this one up because it featured a favorite character, Dr. Strange, and artwork from Simone Bianchi, one of the better current artists.

Unfortunately, and apparently, writer Jonathan Hickman was only concerned with talking to the readers who’d been on board since (I guess) issue #1, and likely a number of cross-over issues. It was convoluted and filled with countless references to other events, leaving me very little to latch on to. At the end, despite a cool scene of a villain being saved by his arch-nemesis, and a cryptic last bit of dialog, there was noting to compel me to seek out previous issues, or buy the next one.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun with Jack White's unhappy face at a Cubs game
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Movies Buzz
  • Big Bang Theory
    Will CBS be able to ink a deal with the cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' before shooting begins?
    12 Photos
  • Hercules
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson brings fun, adventure, and heart as 'Hercules'
    5 Photos
  • Shermar Moore
    Daytime television is about to get a lot hotter with Shemar Moore back on the screen
    11 Photos
  • Adele
    Adele's infant son has won a substantial amount of money in a paparazzo lawsuit
    Today's Buzz