Kurt Busiek Roger Stern Carlos Pacheco
- Title: Avengers Forever
- Author: Kurt Busiek Roger Stern Carlos Pacheco
- ISBN: 9780785137962
- Page: 132
- Format: Hardcover
Heroes out of time Through the years, the Avengers have fought myriad villains and monsters, protecting Earth and her inhabitants from harm No matter the odds, no matter the sacrifice, Earth s Mightiest Heroes have always found a way to reach victory Now, they face a different kind of menace A menace so great, it has made allies out of sworn enemies This seemingly uncHeroes out of time Through the years, the Avengers have fought myriad villains and monsters, protecting Earth and her inhabitants from harm No matter the odds, no matter the sacrifice, Earth s Mightiest Heroes have always found a way to reach victory Now, they face a different kind of menace A menace so great, it has made allies out of sworn enemies This seemingly unconqerable enemy is the future Seven time lost Avengers plucked from the past, present and future must protect longtime ally Rick Jones from death at the hands of Immortus, Master of Time To find out why Rick Jones has been targeted for elimination, the Avengers join forces with Kang the Conqueror, one of the team s deadliest, most implacable foes and the ancient Immortus younger self, as well in a cosmic battle that stretches from the Old West to the End of Time And as they do so, they discover that they re fighting not just for one life, but for the very destiny of mankind, against a greater foe than they could possibly imagine Collects Avengers Forever 1 12.
Recent Comments "Avengers Forever"
It may have started slow, and confusing in the beginning - which makes complete sense since the first four issues was a set up to explain the purpose of the story - but in the end, everything came to together and it was awesome.
I knew when I was buying this originally in single issues every month almost two decades ago that this story by Busiek and Pacheco was going to be a modern classic. This story would place in the top five of most Avengers' list of essential stories.This was a story full of great scenes and iconic images. One inedible cover was that of issue four; a disillusioned Captain America on the verge of defeat kneeling in front of damaged statue of the original founders.This story has remained for me an ev [...]
Ampuloso, retórico, conceptos vagosSi no fuera por ese dibujo tan estupendo y por el placer de practicar antropología en el Universo Marvel
Oh, dear. I shouldn't have put off writing this review for so long. There is a lot going on in this book, because of the complexity of the storyline. It revolves around Rick Jones, a sort of honorary human sidekick of the Avengers who has some very traumatic moments, as well as having saved the Avengers himself a time or two. Immortus, a villain from the future fixates on him Rick Jones with the intention of killing him, and Rick uses his mental abilities to pull various Avengers from different [...]
Not a bad series. A lot of reviewers noted that, if someone didn't know all the history of the Avengers, they'd be lost in this book, as various Avengers from various timelines are brought together to fight for the sake of time itself. But I didn't find the Avengers themselves confusing. Busiek gives enough information to understand which Hank Pym we're getting, for instance.Instead, like most time travel stories, this one gets a bit bogged down in bringing too many timelines together and trying [...]
THE AVENGERS GREATEST STORY EVER!!Perhaps the best Avengers tale ever told. Probably not the best choice for the uninitiated. But for long-time Avengers fans this one's pretty hard to beat.
Kurt. Kurt, my man. You let me down. I am so disappoint. I am not a fan of time travel stories. I mean hypothetically, they could be done right, but I've yet to find a single case where there aren't at least tiny flaws in logic present. Most of the time there are huge gaping holes in the logic. Sadly, Avengers Forever falls into that latter category.The premise is interesting - Avengers from different time periods are assembled to rectify dangers further down the time stream. As humanity spreads [...]
I honestly expected more from this. I'm starting to think that maybe Busiek helming the Avengers is simply not for me.This is a story about time travel and avoiding a catastrophe. Rick Jones is the piece that will decide humanity's future, so there are big names interested in him, either to kill him or protect him. A bunch of assorted Avengers, Rick himself, Kang and Immortus battle it out while doing a very handy tour through Avenger's history, both "actual" and alternate. One thing that Busiek [...]
Years ago one of the local malls had a Virgin Megastore nestled smack in the middle of it. I didn't go to that mall often, but when I did I gravitated to that store and perused the shelves to see what was on offer. At that time I hadn't read comic books in years and the collections that were increasingly available offered a convenient way of getting caught up on what I had missed, so when one caught my eye I skimmed it and got a crash course on what had transpired in the worlds I hadn't visited [...]
I like the Avengers, but this continuity-heavy limited series was a little much for me. The basic story is that Kang and Immortus are fighting over Rick Jones, so seven random Avengers get roped in from different time periods to save humanity and the future and time itself and whatever. Over the course of twelve issues, some continuity problems are resolved, but most of what looks like resolution feels more like a more streamlined confusion than anything else, with alternate timelines and parado [...]
I am a huge fan of Kurt Busiek's writing. I absolutely adore his Astro City and have read three out of the five hard cover collections of his run on The Avengers (the part of the run he did with George Perez, and the remaning two volumes await my attention) with great enjoyment. So, naturally I wanted to read his Avengers Forever miniseries (which originally came out simultaneously with some of those early Avengers issues of his and Perez's). Unfortunately the volume proved difficult to find, bu [...]
Avengers Forever is a pure expression of the fun of magnificent superhero madness. It's dense with allusions that are fun if you know them, but even more fun if you don't. They contribute to the overwhelming sense that this is a wide world and you are only seeing a small glimpse of it. The story is shockingly modern, as is most of the style with the exception of a narrator and non-naturalistic dialogue. Some of my favorite parts were the scenes with the 1950s Avengers, the take-charge take on th [...]
Una grande storia dei Vendicatori, sulla storia dei Vendicatori. Anche, la storia definitiva di Kang e Immortus.Kurt Busiek, uno dei migliori scrittori di fumetti vivente, si lancia in un'analisi approfondita di molti dei momenti cruciali della continuity dell'universo Marvel, e tra le righe di una storia tanto bella quanto complessa, fornisce la sua interpretazione di ciò che questo gruppo di eroi è, è stato e sempre dovrebbe essere. Nulla a che vedere col ciarpame scritto da Bendis, anzi, a [...]
One of the best Avengers stories ever. It does turn into a strange time travel story but that's okay. You should read this book for the characters. You get a good sense of who the Avengers are but more importantly what they stand for. And what they will stand for Forever. Thats the point of this story and the main reason why it works.
A good idea that is too loosely held together"Avengers Forever" is about 3.5 stars - it's better than "decent," but for being a big "event," it doesn't quite live up to Epic status.This book is all about Time - Immortus, at the direction of the Time Keepers, is wiping out divergent timelines in which humanity wreaks havoc on the galaxy, for of all the races in the galaxy, humanity presents the greatest threat. Key to humanity's threat is young Rick Jones, who wields the Destiny Force - eliminate [...]
Uno de los mejores cómics que he leído. Una auténtica maravilla que se disfruta de principio a fin. El último número es absolutamente apoteósico y la manera en que ligan los eventos de esta aventura con hechos pasados de los vengadores es increíble.La única pega que puedo encontrar a esta historia es que para disfrutarla completamente es necesario conocer bastante de la historia de los vengadores.
This was a rough read. Zero pacing, a weird team of heroes that I personally find dull, and dated writing that makes this book feel twenty years older than it actually is. I know this is considered one of the best Avenger stories, but it was a slog to get through.
I not a fan of the avengers but this is perfect !!!!!
I mean It wasn't awful. But it did get a little tedious. There were a few cool twists at the end though :)
I've been on a kick of reading Avengers comics, and Kurt Busiek is one of my all-time favorite comic book writers, so this seemed like a natural fit. It was pretty good, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. If Busiek has a flaw as a writer, it's his tendency to try to cram TOO MUCH onto the page at once. One pities his poor artists: "Okay, in this next panel, the Avengers fight an army of millions of soldiers ripped from history. Okay, now have a panel that shows all the Avengers from [...]
I ended up dropping this from four stars to three stars. It is somewhere between two and three stars; I think I would rate it high enough to round it up than down. It is an okay storyline, I guess. The 'cheat sheet' at the end with the footnotes is helpful, as it covers the 'history' behind the various events that occurred in the series. The collected work is Kurt Busiek's interpretation of the convoluted history of the Avengers while telling a tale about Rick Jones and the Destiny Force. Plucki [...]
Avengers Forever is a superhero adventure story that spans the history of recorded time and a couple of theoretical dimensions, as well as nearly 40 years of Marvel Comics continuity. And with all that baggage, while it's really trying to soar, sometimes it gets held back. I really liked the idea of gathering 7 Avengers from throughout the team's history and trying to get them to work together. Having future members keeping secrets from past members, awkward interactions: the attention to the in [...]
This twelve issue 1990s Maxi-series finds a team of seven Avengers, all from different eras coming together to fight for the life of Rich Jones who, as a young man, aided the Hulk and brought the Avengers together. They're opposed by Immortus who, working for the Time Keepers, is determined to kill Jones who possesses the Destiny Force which has lead humans in many timestreams to become the terror of the galaxy. Along the way, as the Avengers cross time and space they meet the 1950s Avengers (la [...]
I just read this for probably the fourth time and it still stands up as one of my favorite Avengers stories. Definitely NOT for the casual reader, AVENGERS FOREVER requires readers to have a good amount of Avengers history under their belts to be really enjoyed. Kurt Busiek is at his wordiest here, with many pages taking extra time to read. Sure, some of the peripheral dialogue can be skimmed, but there's such a large chunk of story exposition that demands attention.When I first read this in 199 [...]
A group of Avengers fight the keepers of time itself in this 12-issue miniseries. It's a mixed group from different time periods: Cap in his Secret Empire phase, for instance, mixed with a pumped-up, pre-humiliation Yellowjacket and even a few players from the future. They all have to weigh what to share and what should be secret as they team up to take on Immortus, who's trying to kill Rick Jones to stave off a deeper cull of humanity due to the threat the species poses across timelines.The cos [...]
"it is a tale full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing." Marvel's original claim to fame was quirky, "human" characters, where character development and chemistry were emphasized more than was typical for comics. Somewhere along the way, certain writers seemed to feel that they needed to raise the stakes in order to get readers excited. It was even better if they could stretch stories over multiple issues (maybe with some cross-overs along the way). Ideally, these stories would involve dozens [...]
Collects the 12-issue maxi-series from the late 90s, wherein Busiek (with Roger Stern co-plotting) engages in a delicious feast of Avengers trivia and no-prizing, trying resolve in-continuity some of the outstanding plot hiccups across Avengers history. With a team consisting of Avengers from their founding to the future, and the involvement of Kang and Immortus duking it out against each other and across history, it's far too confusing to summarize well -- you just have to lie back and enjoy it [...]
This is a long, complicated story that rewards a deep knowledge of the Avengers and a number of other Marvel properties throughout their continuity. While I believe that it is still possible to follow if you don't have that knowledge, you will definitely get a lot more out of it if you do. Having that kind of background, this appealed to me a great deal, though parts of it were difficult to follow at times, in the way that time travel stories often do. The Destiny Force is a bit of an odd story [...]
Great adventure. Kurt Busiek crafted an exciting story. He assembled a great team, and the different characters all have great moments. His use of Hawkeye is a particular highlight. Carlos Pacheco provided some incredible art for the book. There are many sequences that are simply jaw dropping. The only criticisms are that there are times the story drags a bit because the creators are tying up some loose continuity ends created by other Avengers stories, and there is a chapter towards the end of [...]
I am new to the Marvel Universe and I will admit that this is a difficult introduction to the world of The Avengers. However, this comic has everything! Avengers from various time periods are brought together to fight the chronologically challenged Immortus throughout multiple timelines. I am not just talking about Avengers from different eras either, but characters at a defined low/high point brought together specifically for this Destiny War. There were moments where I was spinning in confusio [...]
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