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Avengers Disassembled (Avengers Vol. III)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  2,385 ratings  ·  111 reviews
The powerhouse team of Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch take on Earth's Mightiest Heroes! It begins with the return of a team member thought dead - and by the time it's over, everything you know about the Avengers will have changed! The event that will rock the entirety of the Marvel Universe starts here! Collects Avengers #500-503; Avengers Finale.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 22nd 2006 by Marvel (first published January 26th 2005)
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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...more

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...more
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...more
Dec 24, 2013 Kyle rated it 4 of 5 stars
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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...more
Drian Nash
Great Story. Could have done with a couple more issues perhaps. (view spoiler) the art is mostly amazing, but a few pages were awful I don't know if they were rushed or what, but on a couple of pages the faces were really badly out of proportion.

It does give you the urge to go back and read all the avenge...more
After House of M, I thought it would be great to back read this arc. Some bits of the arc was a bit boring on the build up it aims to get. I dint quite get the whole point of the Thor Ragnarok stories, I'm still not sure whether that was a manifestation of Wanda's powers or not even after reading the whole arc. Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable read and it's quite a tearjerker on the last few bits of the story. The end of the Avengers or as how I would like to quote Tony Stark, "The Beatles of...more
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Hubo un tiempo no muy lejano en que la serie de Los Vengadores era resultona, así tal como suena, ojo, no es que crea que la etapa de Kurt Busiek, Geoff Johns y Chuck Austen fuese mala (bueno quizás la del último si), pero no nos engañemos, los dos primeros guionistas lo único que consiguieron fue contar buenas historias. Historias como la reunión de los Vengadores en un viaje al pasado o la saga de Ultron o incluso...more
Jenni, look, I finished it! :) To be honest since I'm still a Marvel newbie, a great deal of this went right over my head. The ending got me in the feels, though. Love that vigil scene.
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...more
This is so bad. Not as bad as Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, perhaps, but really really bad nonetheless.

A bunch of different people and/or things attack the Avengers, one after another. Everyone who has ever been an Avenger shows up and bands together, while the rest of the world is suddenly disenchanted with the Avengers because Tony, acting under a mysterious compulsion, called out the Latverian ambassador for being Latverian whilst he was addressing the UN.

All of this turns out to be becaus...more
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Avengers Disassembled is a story arc that starts rather tame but very quickly escalates into an all out catastrophe of epic proportions.

I have seen a lot in the way of negative feedback on this one and I can honestly say that I understand, some people will loose their favorite characters in this and the Avengers as we know them will change. It’s a huge turning point and a big change, so fan adversity is a given…however I actually liked the change up. I usually never have problems with companies...more
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Friedrich Nietzsche famously posited that in order to truly create, one must first destroy. Had he somehow survived to read Avengers Disassembled, Nietzsche may have proclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis his newest disciple. With his complete and utter disintegration of the Avengers, Bendis has created a clean slate for his team of "supermen", albeit, a clean slate covered in ash, blood, and broken men.

But, what didn't kill the Avengers will make them stronger, right?

Avengers Disassembled colle...more
After reading the Marvel event Siege, I decided I wanted to read more of the large-scale Marvel events. I had heard great things about the House of M, but decided to start with Disassembled because it lays the foundation. And like the building of any great structure, you start by bulldozing the site to make way for the new. Disassembled wipes the slate clean for the Avengers.

The story opens with an attack on Avengers mansion by Jack of Hearts - whom all the Avengers thought dead. He explodes, ta...more
I can count Bendis as the bloke who brought me back into mainstream comic-dom – albeit in a tentative, choosy sort of way. (Hey, allow a guy to be picky here.) After his ground-breaking work producing his own black-and-white crime noir work – Jinx, Goldfish, and Powers all come readily to mind as flawless modern masterpieces in this genre – Marvel apparently made him several offers he couldn’t refuse. (Okay, Powers was his first full-color series – of you’re going to fact-check.) As a result of...more
The Avengers mansion is under attack. Tony Stark is speaking at a UN meeting as Secretary of State when he starts going off on one of the members. The Vision shows up and starts speaking of their doom before robots start coming out of him as he is torn apart. Basically, the Avengers' world has just blown up in their faces and it's not pretty. At the end of the day, they gather to mourn their losses and Tony Stark gives the blow that he can no longer afford to continue paying for the Avengers. Wh...more
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"Decompressed storytelling"...

...nennt sie die Schreibweise, für die Brian Michael Bendis bekannt (berüchtigt?) ist. Dieser Titel hier ist ein Paradebeispiel dafür. Man muss sich klar machen, dass Comics ursprünglich in Einzelheftform veröffentlicht werden, und später erst zu TPBs gesammelt werden. Man stelle sich nun vor, man liest einen Titel wie "Avengers: Disassembled" in Einzelheftform und wartet dann sehr lange auf die Fortsetzung... das kann schon sehr frustrieren bei einem so gemächlich...more
Phillip Berrie
I didn't like the beginning half of this book. The artwork didn't do justice to the magnitude of the story idea, in my opinion. I realise that the writer and artist wanted to somehow represent the chaos that was coming down on the Avengers, but for me all the jazzy panels did was cause dissatisfaction with my reading.

I also didn't like, and very rarely have liked it in similar situations, when all the heroes showed up to support the Avengers. So many powerful characters standing round and not re...more
William Axtell
This is a must read for those interested in milestones of Marvel history. Bascially, the events contained light the blue touch paper for much of the disasters which befell the Marvel Universe up until the climactic Siege story. In itself, the story is a pretty impressive piece, with the Avengers being hit with disaster after disaster. Each of the characters' flaw are cruelly exposed by an unseen force until they find that they have been brought down by one from their own ranks. After an epic con...more
I did not want to enjoy this one, stopped reading Avengers single issues when this started. I just did not want to see, even if it was temporary,end. The worst day in Avengers history: indeed it was. The story was sad and the team was brought down from within and I was right not to read it then.The 4 stars is for the power of the story. If you read or going to, I started reading Avengers when it was just Cap,Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Wanda so crushing to my team.
Well done finale for the Avengers. Appropriately epic and human, and incredibly tragic. The final mourning/wrap up scene was a really nice touch with each of the Avengers who are present talk about what good the Avengers did and their favorite moment. There were a couple bits to the central conflict that leads to the disbanding of the Avengers that didn't quite make sense, but given the driving force behind it all, the confusion makes its own kind of sense.
Li Chai
This is definitely not the most impressive story that I've read in Marvel. I admit there are lots of weirdness at the beginning with the series of events.(maybe because I only picked all the big events in Marvel universe to read) What seems to me to be more valuable is it seems to mark a (temporary) end of a time-- the avengers. Everything built through these years needs to be rebuilt.
Gareth Harding
This is the defining avengers comic if you want to see before the Bendis spin-offs,movies,marvel now comics and even the disney cartoon 'earth's mightiest heroes' (which is heavily based on earth's mightiest heroes but also the old avengers series.) The art isn't as great as the secret war series which you should really read before this but is a great finale to the avengers and not to give too much away but the scarlet witch's storyline is very complex and i hope future avengers/thor sequels fea...more
Yusuf Zine
Really enjoyed this! The action was great, and it was beautifully drawn. The story was enticing as well. It's pretty much what the title says, don't expect any happy ending (not to spoil it). It was quite a depressing story too. Once you're about three pages in, that's when shit hits the fan and everything goes down hill for the team.

I feel like they could have had a longer confrontation with Scarlett Witch towards the end. That part was a bit short. But I really loved how they included scenes...more
My rating system:
5 - I don't use the 5 stars. A book is never perfect, therefore a book should never get a 5 star.
4 - As good as a book can get. I loved loved loved it.
3 - It was good, I enjoyed most of the book, but it has some flaws.
2 - I didn't really like it, but at least I got through the book
1 - I couldn't get through the book, and I didn't like it.
Sep 08, 2013 Suu rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Ya había comenzado a leer House of M, antes de darme cuenta que me faltaba el "preludio" al crossover, ¡obvio! la épica ida de olla de la Bruja Escarlata, casi casi la paso por alto.

Pero finalmente lo leí, FINALMENTE!!! y la verdad lo amé, me encantó todo el desarrollo, las ilustraciones, el diseño de personajes, TODO, TODO!! hay unas ilustraciones que son unos wallpaper tipo Marvel increíbles.

Y nada, se dividen los Avengers y ahora cobra mucho más sentido los New Avengers, la reticencia de Iron...more
I will freely admit that my rating has nothing to do with the quality of the story, and everything to do with how much I liked the story. The story was actually very well crafted, and present a nicely complex story. I won't go into the story itself since that is more than adequately covered in the book description on Goodreads.

For me the primary purpose of this volume was to fill in a few missing bits and pieces of back-story for books that I have already read that are further down the plot lin...more
Kelsey Jacobs
Good stuff for my first BMB, though the pay-off isn't quite all there.

Really good way to kick off the modern Marvel age.
Rami Burpee
I enjoyed it, but not being familiar with the Marvel universe, a lot of it went way over my head. Still a fun read though
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot...more
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