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Presencie o dia mais sombrio dos Vingadores! Uma infindável série de eventos trágicos põem a equipe de joelhos. Mas qual dos muitos inimigos dos Vingadores poderia ter orquestrado um plano tão insidioso? Kang? Ultron? Conde Nefária? Ou será que o grande culpado veio das próprias fileiras dos Vingadores? Em meio ao caos, uma coisa é certa: a equipe composta pelos maiores su Presencie o dia mais sombrio dos Vingadores! Uma infindável série de eventos trágicos põem a equipe de joelhos. Mas qual dos muitos inimigos dos Vingadores poderia ter orquestrado um plano tão insidioso? Kang? Ultron? Conde Nefária? Ou será que o grande culpado veio das próprias fileiras dos Vingadores? Em meio ao caos, uma coisa é certa: a equipe composta pelos maiores super-heróis do mundo nunca mais será a mesma. Este volume reúne as edições 500-5003 de Avengers & Avengers Finale.


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Presencie o dia mais sombrio dos Vingadores! Uma infindável série de eventos trágicos põem a equipe de joelhos. Mas qual dos muitos inimigos dos Vingadores poderia ter orquestrado um plano tão insidioso? Kang? Ultron? Conde Nefária? Ou será que o grande culpado veio das próprias fileiras dos Vingadores? Em meio ao caos, uma coisa é certa: a equipe composta pelos maiores su Presencie o dia mais sombrio dos Vingadores! Uma infindável série de eventos trágicos põem a equipe de joelhos. Mas qual dos muitos inimigos dos Vingadores poderia ter orquestrado um plano tão insidioso? Kang? Ultron? Conde Nefária? Ou será que o grande culpado veio das próprias fileiras dos Vingadores? Em meio ao caos, uma coisa é certa: a equipe composta pelos maiores super-heróis do mundo nunca mais será a mesma. Este volume reúne as edições 500-5003 de Avengers & Avengers Finale.

30 review for Vingadores: A Queda

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Scarlet Witch may have lost it a bit. Alright. I wanted to see what kicked off Wanda's nervous breakdown. <--the one that led to the infamous House of M stuff. You know, that time she went nutty and created fake kids that eventually got reabsorbed into the cosmos or whatever. But this really isn't that. It's where Scarlet Witch remembers that she had fake kids that got reabsorbed into the cosmos, and then goes bonkers and fucks the Avengers over. Big time. At first, they don't know what the hell is Scarlet Witch may have lost it a bit. Alright. I wanted to see what kicked off Wanda's nervous breakdown. <--the one that led to the infamous House of M stuff. You know, that time she went nutty and created fake kids that eventually got reabsorbed into the cosmos or whatever. But this really isn't that. It's where Scarlet Witch remembers that she had fake kids that got reabsorbed into the cosmos, and then goes bonkers and fucks the Avengers over. Big time. At first, they don't know what the hell is happening, but as this shitty day wears on, they all start to realize that it's The Worst Day the Avengers have ever had. Is it? Is it really? According to the comic, yes. <--and it's really hammered home because it seems like someone pops up to say This is the worst day in Avengers history! every few pages. Several deaths, an alien attack, a drunken outburst at the UN, a Hulk-out, and one exploded Avengers Mansion later... I'd have to admit it wasn't their finest hour. The last issue, Avengers Finale, is an homage to everyone's favorite moment in Avengers' history. It was a nice way to say goodbye to the old team. But the bottom line is that this is the precursor to House of M and pretty cool, so even though it wasn't exactly what I was looking for I'm so glad I finally read it. Maybe it wasn't a perfect story but it was a lot of fun. Recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    When you read comics, especially Marvel and DC comics you can't help question why do the villains strike when they do? Why don't they strike when the heroes are gone or down? Why not one after the other? Brian Michael Bendis reign on the Avengers begins here, instantly tearing up the Marvel handbook as attack after attack on the Avengers sees casualties and the near complete devastation of the mansion! When I first read this, it nearly blew my mind, but also had me nodding - about bloody time! T When you read comics, especially Marvel and DC comics you can't help question why do the villains strike when they do? Why don't they strike when the heroes are gone or down? Why not one after the other? Brian Michael Bendis reign on the Avengers begins here, instantly tearing up the Marvel handbook as attack after attack on the Avengers sees casualties and the near complete devastation of the mansion! When I first read this, it nearly blew my mind, but also had me nodding - about bloody time! The only thing stopping this being a Five Star read is the how the mastermind behind it all is revealed, and their identity and rationale, but hey, it's hard to achieve real perfection at first attempt. For me, in his first arc Bendis obliterates every other Avengers creator both literlly and on the page; and the finale is a near genios testament to the Avengers franchise, in Bendis' fifth Avengers comic book! I was never a fan of he Avengers, but this seris completely changed my mind and within time became my faourite. If you want to read the Avengers, sdod the rest, start from here and read the Bendis era. Light a candle Avengers RIP. 9.5 out of 12

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    This is where it all began. Marvel's shift away from the X-Men to the Avengers as the center of their universe. The Avengers up to this point had been left to flounder for 20+ years outside of a few isolated runs. Bendis changed things with an epic story with a ton of "Oh, Shit!" moments. Some Avengers die, some are irrevocably changed for years. This leads into events that affect the Marvel universe for years like House of M and Children's Crusade. David Finch's art is balls out amazing. This is where it all began. Marvel's shift away from the X-Men to the Avengers as the center of their universe. The Avengers up to this point had been left to flounder for 20+ years outside of a few isolated runs. Bendis changed things with an epic story with a ton of "Oh, Shit!" moments. Some Avengers die, some are irrevocably changed for years. This leads into events that affect the Marvel universe for years like House of M and Children's Crusade. David Finch's art is balls out amazing.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    This direction for the Avengers was the result of a discussion between Bendis and Mark Millar about the possibility of the Avengers title being like the then popular alt-universe The Ultimates (read: good, not sucky). So it was out with bringing back a teen-aged Tony Stark to fight an evil, crazy older Tony and other hackish plots and in with more nuanced, character driven, snappy dialogue heavy storylines. So what’s on the agenda? Blowing sh*t up and killing off a few Avengers! Didn’t there used t This direction for the Avengers was the result of a discussion between Bendis and Mark Millar about the possibility of the Avengers title being like the then popular alt-universe The Ultimates (read: good, not sucky). So it was out with bringing back a teen-aged Tony Stark to fight an evil, crazy older Tony and other hackish plots and in with more nuanced, character driven, snappy dialogue heavy storylines. So what’s on the agenda? Blowing sh*t up and killing off a few Avengers! Didn’t there used to be a mansion here? Yay! And happy 500th issue team! The story starts off normally – Avengers dudes sit around discussing which villainess they’d do the deed with. And Barton, you are a pig. Madame Hydra!?! I’m thinking Titania (really big, buxom, reminds of my first girlfriend) or The Enchantress (enchanting) or maybe that bald-headed space chick… Then stuff gets weird. Tony Stark addressing the UN seems like he’s on the ultimate bender. Dead Avengers pay the Avengers Mansion a visit. And then the proverbial crap hits the fan. Seemingly, all at once. She Hulk goes on a rampage… Hey, it’s Ultron… …and family. The Kree pay a visit… We don’t need no stinkin’ Vision. Do we? So who’s behind this, Doctor Strange? Uh...Rage?…Squirrel Girl?... (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] No shocker there. She’s gone from giving creepy Cap massages… …to marrying The Vision to having kids (or did she?) So, let’s all reflect on this. …and drink a glass of mead to the fallen. Bottom Line - Nice way to reboot the Avengers, Bendis - crush, kill, destroy!!! It was either that or let Silverclaw back on the team… A story that reverberated in Marvel continuity for years…

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Avengers Mansion ‘splodes! Ultrons attack - and then Kree! Heroes die, She-Hulk hulks out, and Tony gets drunk at the UN! Whas goin onnnn…?! Avengers Disassembled hasn’t aged well in the 17 years since it was published. Brian Bendis goes full Bendis in this one, giving readers the entire gamut of “exciting” action Avengers tropes for what I’m sure was a big deal at the time (or at least was meant to feel like it) but looks silly and pointless now. All of the characters who die in this book have Avengers Mansion ‘splodes! Ultrons attack - and then Kree! Heroes die, She-Hulk hulks out, and Tony gets drunk at the UN! Whas goin onnnn…?! Avengers Disassembled hasn’t aged well in the 17 years since it was published. Brian Bendis goes full Bendis in this one, giving readers the entire gamut of “exciting” action Avengers tropes for what I’m sure was a big deal at the time (or at least was meant to feel like it) but looks silly and pointless now. All of the characters who die in this book have long since been resurrected while the reveal of why any of this was happening was trotted out again and done better by Bendis a year later in House of M. The Avengers do “disassemble” at the end even though anyone reading this knows that the team would get together again in no time, which only underlines how useless the storyline is and makes you wonder why it was written in the first place. Basically it’s just an excuse for fanboys to get all sentimental about the Avengers title hitting the 500 issue milestone. Still, we got some pretty good splash page art from a multitude of talented artists as a result, and the art in general is pretty damn good though I don’t know why David Finch made nearly everyone look like they were squinting the whole time! And Scarlet Witch’s entrance was creepy as hell - I can see why Marvel Studios decided to use this aspect of her character in the recent WandaVision show. Overall though I wasn’t impressed with the noisy, dumb, cliched superhero action that fills up most of this book, not least because the weight Bendis tries to give it has been undone for some time now - hence why I think it hasn’t aged well. Avengers Disassembled is just another terrible Bendis Avengers book. If you want to read Avengers done right, Mark Millar’s Ultimates series, which was being published around the same time as Bendis’ Avengers run, is the one to check out instead.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    "Please, Doctor Strange, I don't understand. What is happening to us?" -- Captain Marvel What happens in Disassembled is, simply put, likely the worst or darkest day in the storied superhero team's then-40 year-old history. In the initial two chapters there are multiple characters deaths, two public freak-outs (one embarrassing and one downright frightening), an injury so severe it causes long-term hospitalization in intensive care (a shockingly rare occurrence in this genre), and several million "Please, Doctor Strange, I don't understand. What is happening to us?" -- Captain Marvel What happens in Disassembled is, simply put, likely the worst or darkest day in the storied superhero team's then-40 year-old history. In the initial two chapters there are multiple characters deaths, two public freak-outs (one embarrassing and one downright frightening), an injury so severe it causes long-term hospitalization in intensive care (a shockingly rare occurrence in this genre), and several millions of dollars of intentional property destruction in the New York City neighborhood housing the Avengers Mansion. It was a unrelentingly violent opening which immediately grabs the reader's attention in its unusual seriousness. However, it then segues into some decently scripted big drama, and appropriately concludes with a tone that is somehow both elegiacal and hopeful. Also of note is the outstanding artwork, especially a number of two-page spreads featuring multiple characters.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sr3yas

    Well, the day was uneventful until... Apparently, it's not just X-Men's Mansion that can blow up. The silver-lining is... House blowing up builds character. But it's not just the house.... Avengers are having an extraordinarily bad day. The members of the team will either be dead, injured, uncontrollable, betrayed or defamed by the end of the day. The problem is, they have no idea who is doing this to them. The #1 issue of Avengers Disassembled is one of the best marvel issue i have ever read. It is ex Well, the day was uneventful until... Apparently, it's not just X-Men's Mansion that can blow up. The silver-lining is... House blowing up builds character. But it's not just the house.... Avengers are having an extraordinarily bad day. The members of the team will either be dead, injured, uncontrollable, betrayed or defamed by the end of the day. The problem is, they have no idea who is doing this to them. The #1 issue of Avengers Disassembled is one of the best marvel issue i have ever read. It is explosive, action oriented and drops (literally) many bombs. Even though the rest of the issues doesn't reach the standard of first one, Avengers Disassembled pulls off a compelling story with a satisfying end to the series. ----------------------------- Old school sale tactics 101

  8. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Okay so I read this years ago and didn't love it. 10 years later? Yeah...still don't love it. The Avengers are viciously attacked. By whom you ask? We don't know. However, once the attacks begin, we see a bunch of them get killed off. Ant-man, Hawkeye, Vision, death is all around us. After they are completely fucked up it ends up that one of their own might be the person behind all the death and slaughter. This kind of sets up later events like House of M and such. Good: I thought the art for mo Okay so I read this years ago and didn't love it. 10 years later? Yeah...still don't love it. The Avengers are viciously attacked. By whom you ask? We don't know. However, once the attacks begin, we see a bunch of them get killed off. Ant-man, Hawkeye, Vision, death is all around us. After they are completely fucked up it ends up that one of their own might be the person behind all the death and slaughter. This kind of sets up later events like House of M and such. Good: I thought the art for most part was solid. Also, the deaths are pretty vicious and kind of fucked up. The stakes feel high, and the start of it is very intriguing. Bad: The last half is long, overblown, and kind of not all that interesting. The villain isn't a big surprised and the characters all break up but you know they coming back together. Overall it's a okay event. A 2.5 out of 5 would be right but I'll hit it with a 3 just because.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Terence

    Everyone and every group has good days as well as bad days. Well when you are a team of super heroes the same applies, but to a much larger scale. This is a story of the Avengers worst day. Tony Stark threatens to kill an ambassador from Latveria, Avengers die, and the Avengers Mansion is destroyed all in a few hours. No one can seem to figure out what's happening as the day gets worse and worse. Avengers Disassembled is sad in a real and poignant way. Everything that happens and the way the tea Everyone and every group has good days as well as bad days. Well when you are a team of super heroes the same applies, but to a much larger scale. This is a story of the Avengers worst day. Tony Stark threatens to kill an ambassador from Latveria, Avengers die, and the Avengers Mansion is destroyed all in a few hours. No one can seem to figure out what's happening as the day gets worse and worse. Avengers Disassembled is sad in a real and poignant way. Everything that happens and the way the team responds just shows that even Earth's Mightiest Heroes the Avengers are human.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Petergiaquinta

    Yet another step in my quest to better understand the magical mysteries of WandaVision... This is good, great even. It wraps up a little too quickly for my tastes, and maybe that’s because the story plays out in other titles I need to track down, but this volume has the added plus of pages from Avengers 16, the day Pietro and Wanda joined the Avengers, with the final panel featuring Captain America saying, “Avengers, assemble” to the new members of the team, in front of an adoring crowd. This sam Yet another step in my quest to better understand the magical mysteries of WandaVision... This is good, great even. It wraps up a little too quickly for my tastes, and maybe that’s because the story plays out in other titles I need to track down, but this volume has the added plus of pages from Avengers 16, the day Pietro and Wanda joined the Avengers, with the final panel featuring Captain America saying, “Avengers, assemble” to the new members of the team, in front of an adoring crowd. This same panel is the photo Wanda has on her nightstand on the opening page of James Robinson’s 2016 Witches Road comic.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Re-read this 7-8 years after this very early re-introduction by Bendis to my long absence from the Avengers. If half of what was hinted at in this takedown was true, I can't imagine slogging through years of the drudgery and soap opera that must've been the 90's. My god, all the second-rate oddities and the terrible plots...Bendis' disruption would've been a welcome clearing of that house of cards. (Or so I imagine.) So why on second glance doesn't this feel more satisfying? There's a lot of seri Re-read this 7-8 years after this very early re-introduction by Bendis to my long absence from the Avengers. If half of what was hinted at in this takedown was true, I can't imagine slogging through years of the drudgery and soap opera that must've been the 90's. My god, all the second-rate oddities and the terrible plots...Bendis' disruption would've been a welcome clearing of that house of cards. (Or so I imagine.) So why on second glance doesn't this feel more satisfying? There's a lot of serious happenings - Bendis stamped hard on Avengers and their mansion - killed a bunch of people who we weren't sad to see leave (except one dude who is currently one of the most amazing reinventions we've ever seen) - and made sure there were plenty of new conflicts to populate the future. Compare this to the mind blowing awe I felt around the later Secret Invasion and other Bendis events - this *should* feel more momentous. Maybe it's precisely because I *hadn't* spent any time with this family before Bendis came in and started murdering everything - there's just no emotional heft behind the changes, since I have absolutely no attachment to them. I don't usually revise my ratings, but I'm knocking off one star (and probably should take out another) for how much less this leaves any bruises behind for me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sud666

    A crazy and powerful story. It starts with the WORST day in Avengers history. First jack of Hearts, who was presumed dead, reappears in front of Avengers mansion and then explodes killing Ant-Man and leveling the Mansion. At the same time Tony Stark, who was Secretary of Defense of the US, was giving a speech at the UN when he becomes drunk and threatens the Latverian ambassador with death, causing him to lose his position after being forced to resign. Then, as the UN revokes the UN charter for A crazy and powerful story. It starts with the WORST day in Avengers history. First jack of Hearts, who was presumed dead, reappears in front of Avengers mansion and then explodes killing Ant-Man and leveling the Mansion. At the same time Tony Stark, who was Secretary of Defense of the US, was giving a speech at the UN when he becomes drunk and threatens the Latverian ambassador with death, causing him to lose his position after being forced to resign. Then, as the UN revokes the UN charter for the Avengers, and the Vision reappears and crashes a quinjet into the remnants of the mansion and spews out several Ultrons. In the ensuing fight She-Hulk loses control destroys the Vision and attacks the Avengers-finally being subdued by Stark and SHIELD. As if that were not all bad enough and Avengers begin to squabble amongst each other- wham! The Kree launch an invasion. Did I mention this was a really bad day? Once the Kree invasion is driven off costing Hawkeye his life-the final tally ends up being 4 dead Avengers- Jack of Hearts, Hawkeye, Ant-Man and Vision and the Wasp in a coma. As a large group of heroes (all the former Avengers) gather along with Fury and SHIELD to figure out what the hell happened. Dr. Strange appears with what might be a suspect- The Scarlet Witch! She has lost control of her powers and is infuriated that her"children" (that she magically created and thought were real) were being taken away and caused this huge boondoggle. She is finally put into a coma by Dr. Strange. This is the sart of Avengers Disassembeled. Brian Bendis has hit a home run with a great story with shokcing consequences throughout. Beautiful artwork as well. A must read for any Avengers fan. Talk about a really bad day.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Liam

    pretty good, just a little weird at times.. definitely want to start reading more marvel/avengers comics!!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Terrington

    The comics of Marvel have always strayed more to the supernatural and science fiction side than to any side of reality. We are talking about superheroes after all, and yet I've personally found Marvel comics more grounded than DC - for DC's main roster consists of Gods, aliens and the odd extra powerful human (why Batman is so special). Marvel on the other hand has the occasional god, alien and a majority of powered up humans or mutants in their lineups. For all of that, nothing beats the quirky The comics of Marvel have always strayed more to the supernatural and science fiction side than to any side of reality. We are talking about superheroes after all, and yet I've personally found Marvel comics more grounded than DC - for DC's main roster consists of Gods, aliens and the odd extra powerful human (why Batman is so special). Marvel on the other hand has the occasional god, alien and a majority of powered up humans or mutants in their lineups. For all of that, nothing beats the quirky weirdness of Avengers Disassembled, which is one of the more important works in the Marvel universe this side of the millennium. In Avengers Disassembled everything goes wrong on one particular day. Avengers get killed in a freak explosion triggered by a 'blast from the past' character, Tony Stark stuffs up in front of the United Nations and Ultron robots are birthed by the Vision. Also She-Hulk goes mad. It turns out that there are supernatural reasons for this, all of which is extremely weird, but leads to one result: the shutting down of the current Avengers. Which was all for the creation of the New Avengers - a sort of revamp of a very old title. The main point that this graphic/comic book tries to explore is the idea that has haunted the Marvel universe since the inception of Spiderman - with great power comes great responsibility. It is a line that remains one of the most poignant in comic book history I believe, because it is never truer than today, in a world where a wrong step can lead to international relations breakdown or war. The Avengers are the most powerful force for good in the world, but like any team of misfits and super-humans they have plenty of baggage and it is their responsibility to deal with that baggage. What Brian Michael Bendis and his team tried to show more or less is that when that super-baggage is not dealt with, it has consequences for the team. Which in a real life scenario means that the more power you have, the more responsibility you have to deal with any issues. I've worked with individuals who see their power as the chance to get everyone else to do their work for them. This always frustrates and has frustrated me, because while a level of delegation is always needed, when one is at the top in the power chain, one also needs to be willing to get jobs done. If you always ship off work to everyone else, how are you being responsible on your own level? I feel that this idea of power and responsibility is one we need to continue to learn all the more. And so, while many people may scoff at comics or graphic novels as 'timekillers' with no literary merit I believe that they are of importance to literature. For they provide those who would not read otherwise, a portal to do so. And in doing so such reluctant readers can gain the great ideas that all literature should aspire to sow.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea &#x1f3f3;️‍&#x1f308;

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think nostalgia is why people seem to appreciate this arc so much. Also, it actually changed things going forward (at least for a little while). I honestly don't understand how anyone could think Wanda Maximoff ever caught a break writing wise. So much of her storylines revolved around other people thinking she was too mentally deranged to make decisions for herself or control her abilities. Which - I will argue until I die - they do not do this with male characters nearly as much as they do w I think nostalgia is why people seem to appreciate this arc so much. Also, it actually changed things going forward (at least for a little while). I honestly don't understand how anyone could think Wanda Maximoff ever caught a break writing wise. So much of her storylines revolved around other people thinking she was too mentally deranged to make decisions for herself or control her abilities. Which - I will argue until I die - they do not do this with male characters nearly as much as they do with supremely powerful female characters. In fact, the only character I can think of this happening to in comparison is Sentry. I digress - this whole thing takes place as a result of Wanda going baby crazy and conjuring up children. You know, because all women who feel unloved think that hole can be filled with a baby. *sighs* I'll try to contain my anti-baby stance (it's a personal thing) to say that I hate that this was the reason she did this. Why wasn't it enough for her to simply want revenge for being controlled and contained her whole life? Wouldn't it make more sense to have her get angry because she feels like, her whole life, others have tried to use her for their own ends? The Brotherhood, their father, the Avengers, Dr. Strange, Agatha Harkness. Why did the children have to be part of this? (Also, I take umbrage with Carol saying Wanda killed Clint. Clint killed Clint, let's get that clear.) Also... can we stop acting like Jan returning to Hank was ever a good idea. The way writers treat that relationship continues to baffle me. Get her away from him forever, please. Anyway, it feels epic because it seemingly ended the Avengers - but they reform like 6 months later. It feels epic because it killed Clint Barton and Scott Lang - they come back later. It feels epic because it "killed" Vision (again, I don't get the huge upset. Just find a Geek Squad, "they can rebuild him") - he returns later. It's not the worst event to exist but, in rereading, I really hate the reasoning behind Wanda's revenge. Also, the art really, really wasn't my favorite.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kyle

    When superheroes are forced to confront their human fallacies and debate their own "good" intentions, I simply can not look away. In "Avengers Disassembled", a panoply of super-folk are pushed to their physical limits as well as their mental limits when the Scarlet Witch suffers a cataclysmic emotional breakdown while coming to terms with the loss of her children. Events spiral out of control placing all of New York at risk and ending the lives of several of the Marvel Universe's most beloved her When superheroes are forced to confront their human fallacies and debate their own "good" intentions, I simply can not look away. In "Avengers Disassembled", a panoply of super-folk are pushed to their physical limits as well as their mental limits when the Scarlet Witch suffers a cataclysmic emotional breakdown while coming to terms with the loss of her children. Events spiral out of control placing all of New York at risk and ending the lives of several of the Marvel Universe's most beloved heroes. Ultimately, The Avengers have to question their own relevance as a team, and whether it is feasible for them to keep working together. Bendis' script fuses emotion with action and intelligently deconstructs the idea of "superhero". The storyboard flows well, smoothly going back and forth in time and using the page layout for full emotional impact (the She-Hulk scene and Hawkeye's sacrifice are especially well done). There are a few exceptional illustrative moments ( especially in the facial expression) though the colouring is a little heavy-handed and sometimes the close-ups are a bit melodramatic. But what I love most about this collection is the fact that it makes you FEEL so much. A milestone in the Marvel Universe, the events in this collection brought to an end decades of adventures starring The Avengers. It also sparked nearly ten years worth of other story arcs, the repercussions of which are still felt to this day. 4.5/5

  17. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    True fact: for years I held off reading anything by BMB as I had read some negative comments about his work somewhere and just accepted them at face value. I guess the upside to that would be I have plenty to catch up on now, including this mid-90s gem that really marks a change for me in how I view Marvel's works in that benighted decade. The banter! the self-questioning! the sudden and shocking "death" of major characters! the absence of Thor! all the hallmarks of the MCU Avengers-oriented film True fact: for years I held off reading anything by BMB as I had read some negative comments about his work somewhere and just accepted them at face value. I guess the upside to that would be I have plenty to catch up on now, including this mid-90s gem that really marks a change for me in how I view Marvel's works in that benighted decade. The banter! the self-questioning! the sudden and shocking "death" of major characters! the absence of Thor! all the hallmarks of the MCU Avengers-oriented films can be found here, more than a decade before Feige, Favreau and RDJ remade the superhero movie genre in their images. So, ultimately, it felt like 50% exciting comic series, 50% research, but 100% worth it! ALSO: Nearly Nude Tony Stark gets chewed out!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This was so good! It starts with so many Avengers dying and Tony having a breakdown in well UN and the death of Vision and coming of Ultron and other enemies and some are injured and the others dead and then it is found out that Scarlet Witch is behind it and we see why and the ramifications of it and what else has happened with Wanda and its amazing seeing how Bendis takes past stories and makes an epic story that destroys the team and the ramifications of it and well last ch. is about them remi This was so good! It starts with so many Avengers dying and Tony having a breakdown in well UN and the death of Vision and coming of Ultron and other enemies and some are injured and the others dead and then it is found out that Scarlet Witch is behind it and we see why and the ramifications of it and what else has happened with Wanda and its amazing seeing how Bendis takes past stories and makes an epic story that destroys the team and the ramifications of it and well last ch. is about them reminiscing about the past and callback to the Avengers stories of the past. Its not an ending but a new beginning as we see the end of familiarity and the start of something new and since its a re-read I know what else is coming and its epic and the start of one of the best and one can say definitive Avengers runs. Plus I love the art here its so good and like each panel so well drawn and the callback scenes or when multiple characters are together, just wow! A must read!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jay DeMoir

    This was a short and sweet entry! Felt like I was getting a glimpse into more of the House of M fallout as well as a glimpse of what Doctor Strange 2: multiverse of madness will sort of detail. But it was incredibly bittersweet, engaging,& action packed. “It was Wanda all along.”

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jim Ef

    7.2/10 Bendis is not here to play around. A lot happening and it doesn't seem like the team will ever be the same again. 7.2/10 Bendis is not here to play around. A lot happening and it doesn't seem like the team will ever be the same again.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    To be such a monumental event in both Avengers and Marvel history, this story sure doesn't pay off. Overall, it's fine. Bendis does a great job building tension from the beginning, weaving together an unsettling series of events, and the action (when it happens) is big and exciting. But once we get to the heart of what's really going on here, it's too late. There isn't enough time left in the book to really delve into the consequences of the book's revelations, and the big climactic battle is es To be such a monumental event in both Avengers and Marvel history, this story sure doesn't pay off. Overall, it's fine. Bendis does a great job building tension from the beginning, weaving together an unsettling series of events, and the action (when it happens) is big and exciting. But once we get to the heart of what's really going on here, it's too late. There isn't enough time left in the book to really delve into the consequences of the book's revelations, and the big climactic battle is essentially a giant block of exposition and then a 3-page fight that just fizzles out immediately. This is yet another Marvel crossover event that feels like you can't fully appreciate it unless you read every other story attached to it. It's presented as being chaos on a grand scale, but in the limited scope we see in this book, it's hard to fully feel any real connection to the vastness of the problem. Ultimately, in the 4 issues that make up the central plot at least, this is a disappointment. The reasons I'm not giving this less than 3 stars, though, are the art and the finale issue. David Finch's art is fantastic as usual, detailed and engaging and very breezy to read, plus the inclusion of tons of important Marvel artists in the finale adds an important bit of nostalgia to the proceedings. The entire finale issue comes across this way, as basically an "out with the old, in with the new, but we'll still sort of miss the old" kind of goodbye that I found touching and heartfelt, even though I wasn't fully familiar with all the Avengers history it touched upon. In the end, I appreciate this book for what it did for Marvel more than for the story itself. Shaking up the Avengers side of the universe led to a lot of incredible, much-needed change, and I respect Bendis for having the guts to pull it off here. However, as strictly a piece of comic literature, this one doesn't fully do it for me.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joe Young

    Brian Michael Bendis - writer David Finch - artist 4/5 stars A series of sinister attacks on Avengers active and inactive brings about the dissolution of the international super-hero team. This story laid the foundation for the New Avengers and Young Avengers titles as well as the House of M crossover event.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tiag⊗

    The worst day of the Avengers, classic superhero tearjerker.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    One rapid-fire bad day for the Avengers. Jack of Hearts blows up on one of the first pages, apparently killing Scott Lang. Vision crashes a shuttle into the mansion and releases a bunch of Ultrons as he melts down. She-Hulk flips out. Tony Stark drunkenly rants in front of the United Nations (despite not having had a drink) and is fired from his position as U.S. Secretary of Defense. A Kree fleet shows up and starts blowing up the block, and (view spoiler)[Hawkeye sacrifices himself (hide spoile One rapid-fire bad day for the Avengers. Jack of Hearts blows up on one of the first pages, apparently killing Scott Lang. Vision crashes a shuttle into the mansion and releases a bunch of Ultrons as he melts down. She-Hulk flips out. Tony Stark drunkenly rants in front of the United Nations (despite not having had a drink) and is fired from his position as U.S. Secretary of Defense. A Kree fleet shows up and starts blowing up the block, and (view spoiler)[Hawkeye sacrifices himself (hide spoiler)] just before the fleet inexplicably disappears. The confusion compounds until the mystery of the person behind the events becomes clear. (view spoiler)[The Scarlet Witch - normally a hero - found out that she had two children she magically conjured years ago but who were then removed from reality along with her memories of them. She wasn't happy about that. (hide spoiler)] This is a scenario showing precisely what can destroy Earth's Mightiest Heroes: unexplained sneak attacks from every angle coming from an antagonist so hidden and powerful that none of them could have anticipated it. There is no coming out of this unscathed and the team comes apart at the seams. The arc is really a mystery - who could have orchestrated this, and why? - which is seemingly solved by the end. The "finale" issue also serves as a pretty nice sendoff, with several splash pages showing the Avengers' greatest battles. Some of the characters and allusions probably won't carry much weight unless you're familiar with Avengers history, but it's still a good story for both the shock value and the mystery.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kemper

    Re-read this recently because of how it kinda sorta seemed like it might tie into the WandaVision series. Still a pretty intriguing concept with the idea of the team having one very bad day with catastrophic consequences, but it's been diluted now because none of the character deaths stuck. And of course, once the Avengers turned into a box-office powerhouse there was no way that the core team was going to stay disassembled so it seems like more of an odd curiosity now than anything else. Re-read this recently because of how it kinda sorta seemed like it might tie into the WandaVision series. Still a pretty intriguing concept with the idea of the team having one very bad day with catastrophic consequences, but it's been diluted now because none of the character deaths stuck. And of course, once the Avengers turned into a box-office powerhouse there was no way that the core team was going to stay disassembled so it seems like more of an odd curiosity now than anything else.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    Wow. Just wow. That is how you make an impact. Serious implications from the events here. Major characters die. A fine send of to the greatest team. Obviously they get together again, but I can imagine reading this at the time, it would have been even more intense. I also like how many characters show up but actually are involved. The art is great, and the dialogue from Bendis is great. This is a classic. Essential.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gayle Francis

    Well, that was certainly a checklist of editorial mandates disguised as a comic.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alex Gherzo

    I decided to go back and make my way through the past several years of major Marvel stories and I determined this would be the best starting-off point. Damn, was this a great story! Lots of action, real drama, some hysterically funny moments and a tragic ending that sets up the big story for years to come. A wave of attacks leaves the Avengers in turmoil, with several members not making it out of combat alive. Meanwhile, Tony Stark (who, apparently, is the Secretary of Defense -- clearly I've mis I decided to go back and make my way through the past several years of major Marvel stories and I determined this would be the best starting-off point. Damn, was this a great story! Lots of action, real drama, some hysterically funny moments and a tragic ending that sets up the big story for years to come. A wave of attacks leaves the Avengers in turmoil, with several members not making it out of combat alive. Meanwhile, Tony Stark (who, apparently, is the Secretary of Defense -- clearly I've missed a few things even going as far back as this) makes an ass of himself at the UN; he's behaving as though he's drunk, but he hasn't had a drink in years. The others start acting strangely too: She-Hulk goes into a rage more typical of her cousin and Vision delivers a message of doom. As Earth's Mightiest Heroes try to stave off the attacks and figure out what the hell is going on, they find that the source of their trouble may be from within. Spoilers... My familiarity with Brian Michael Bendis is pretty limited (before this I think I've only read the first five arcs of Ultimate Spider-Man) but this one single-handedly made me a fan. He gets these characters, and I mean ALL of them! Captain America is stoic and true, as always; I noticed that often the others would be arguing, whether it was bickering or just voicing their opinions, and Cap would be silent until the end, like he wanted to hear everyone out before he made up his mind. It was a really nice touch. Iron Man is sort of moody and arrogant but in a very likeable way (it helps that I can't help but read his dialogue in Robert Downey Jr.'s voice), but had some funny lines too. Hawkeye is headstrong and impulsive. Hank Pym (who is Yellowjacket at this point) is a miserable, self-righteous prick (I loved when he was ushering Tony off the stage and Tony shot back "Don't you have a wife to beat?" give it to him, Stark!). And when the revelations start coming, they all react differently. Wasp is very forgiving of Scarlet Witch while Ms. Marvel has no sympathy and wants to hunt her down, and Quicksilver is ashamed and apologetic over what his sister has done. When the UN decides to pull support from the Avengers, Hawkeye and Falcon call them out as backstabbing bureaucrats (and I tend to agree) while Captain America, ever the good soldier, is understanding of their reasons. Everyone has their own distinct voice. The hits come one after the other for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and at the end the team is in a shambles. Hawkeye, Vision and Ant Man are dead, She-Hulk is too freaked out to transform, Scarlet Witch is being kept by Magneto (presumably with Quicksilver), the UN is no longer supporting them and Tony Stark can't afford to finance them anymore. And, just as the title suggests, in the end the Avengers are no more. It's a tough pill to swallow, and Bendis treats it with the gravity it deserves. There's a few pages taken from an old Avengers comic that had Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver first join the team -- a very nice touch -- and when it's clear the end is coming, the heroes sit around and discuss their favorite Avengers moments (which is a sort of highlight reel of all the team's most famous adventures and battles). There's a real, palpable sadness to the dissolution of the team, and it works wonderfully. The only problem I have with it (and the book as a whole) is the absence of Thor. Something like this should include all of the big three and his absence is very conspicuous (maybe there's a reason, I'm not sure what was going on in Thor comics at the time). It would've been nice to have Hulk there too, since he was one of the founding members. This story is really heavy and ends in tragedy, but Bendis offsets that with some great humor. Hawkeye and Scott Lang (the current Ant Man) discussing which villainess they'd most want to have sex with is a highlight. But the funniest lines come, as they should, from Spider-Man. Good lord, does Bendis know how to write Spidey! The dull-as-dishwater movies can make you forget how much fun Spider-Man is, but a great writer like Bendis reminds you very quickly. He's only got a small part but he elevates the book. My favorite bit was when he talks about how Scarlet Witch "married a robot" and the whole conversation that starts ("If I was dating a robot, you'd all talk about me behind my back"). The movie writers need to take note: we don't love Spider-Man because he's a sad-sack little bitch who can't stop crying or a little skater douchebag. We love him because, despite all the tragedy and heartache in his life, he gets back up, shoots out a hilarious quip (or seven) and fights on. His humor is fundamental to his character. I probably shouldn't be harping this much on Spidey while discussing a story that isn't really about him, but it riles me. The art by David Finch is spectacular. The Avengers really look like heroes, and there are small things he does to their facial expressions that convey what they're feeling beautifully. The action is big but coherent. The two-page image of all the past Avengers gathered together to help out the main team is amazing. It's all perfect for the story. I can't wait to see where things go from here. Avengers Disassembled gets things off to a great start.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brian Poole

    After Chuck Austen, Marvel had nothing to lose by bringing in Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch to burn it all down and start over. A series of surprise attacks devastated the team, destroying the mansion, killing several members and leaving others gravely injured. All roads led back to the Scarlet Witch and a stunning breakdown. Several members of the team regrouped a couple months later at the wrecked mansion. After facing some memories (both good and painful), the team emerged to find a cr After Chuck Austen, Marvel had nothing to lose by bringing in Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch to burn it all down and start over. A series of surprise attacks devastated the team, destroying the mansion, killing several members and leaving others gravely injured. All roads led back to the Scarlet Witch and a stunning breakdown. Several members of the team regrouped a couple months later at the wrecked mansion. After facing some memories (both good and painful), the team emerged to find a crowd of supporters there to cheer them on their way as they disbanded. The controversial Bendis era began here. Your ability to enjoy the story will depend on your tolerance for his dialogue-heavy “talking head” style. Not that there wasn’t plenty of action, which gave Finch the room to craft some impressive visuals. Fans were aghast at the use of Scarlet Witch as the catalyst of the team’s downfall, but honestly, Bendis’s script made a fairly convincing argument that her massive breakdown was perfectly consistent with the years of sorrows the character had endured. Bendis unfortunately ran with the “ultra-jerk” characterization of Hank Pym, but other characters resembled their old selves again and the emotional drama between the heroes felt real and earned. A few details felt lacking (confirmation that the rest of the team was fully in on Captain Britain’s identity; the Vision’s whereabouts for the previous several months; the trajectory of the Hawkeye/Wasp affair), but for the most part, the story logic hung together. This radical deconstruction of the team may not have been what long-time fans wanted or expected, but Bendis’s willingness to take some real chances with the characters and franchise was brave and effectively paved the way for the new era. And even though parts of it are difficult for fans to take, it’s a strong arc that’s developed into a modern classic for good reason. A version of this review originally appeared on www.thunderalleybcp.com

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    This is a story where I can understand why some people don’t like it, but I generally disagree. Yes, this was a notable change in the Avengers status quo and some well-loved characters died during it. (I actually have more problems with the roll-backs of every single one of these deaths in the years since.) However, this was also an exciting and shocking story that concluded with a moving remembrance. It set the path for years of interesting, innovative, and different stories that wouldn’t have This is a story where I can understand why some people don’t like it, but I generally disagree. Yes, this was a notable change in the Avengers status quo and some well-loved characters died during it. (I actually have more problems with the roll-backs of every single one of these deaths in the years since.) However, this was also an exciting and shocking story that concluded with a moving remembrance. It set the path for years of interesting, innovative, and different stories that wouldn’t have been possible with the *old* Avengers status quo, and in the process it totally reinvigorated the franchise.

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