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The New Avengers, Volume 12: Powerloss (The New Avengers #12)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  785 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Ultimate Spider-Man artist Stuart Immonen rejoins series regular Brian Bendis for this all-new blockbuster Avengers story. One of the Hood's gang has found a way to power drain the New Avengers and it turns the tides of the Dark Reign in ways no one would have expected it. Plus, the new Sorcerer Supreme has a lot to learn, and they're going to learn it from...Spider-Man?

Hardcover, Premiere, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Marvel (first published February 17th 2010)
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81st out of 182 books — 26 voters
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Aug 09, 2016 Gavin rated it really liked it
This story is about unity, family, love, teamwork, and one man who everyone shows up for...Luke Cage. What Osborn's avengers will never be, is a family. This team is finally getting there, ragtag group and all...aww warm fuzzies.

Guest stars? Dr. strange and brother voodoo, hellcat, thing, daredevil, iron fist, misty knight, Valkyrie, and Hank Pym!


It really is a wonderful life George Bailey!

(Also, the Pym does micro surgery is apparently old as time, Now at least 3 times over I see it...DD an
Brian Poole
Jul 24, 2015 Brian Poole rated it liked it
During The Hood’s extended absence, his gang made a deal with Osborn. The New Avengers debated Hawkeye’s desire to kill Osborn, with Spider-Man especially opposed to the idea. The villains lured the Avengers into action with a brazen attack in Times Square, during which they incapacitated them with a power dampener. Only Mockingbird was unaffected and managed to hold the villains off. Meanwhile, Loki guided The Hood and Madame Masque to the Asgardian Norn Stones as a new source of power. ...more
For most of his run up until now, Bendis has been able to write four-star material. Now, and since the last arc, he loses a star. Sure there's lots of action and some fun, but at this point, I just can't wait for this to end. He's been including a lot of tedious action scenes involving the New Avengers, Hood's gang, and the Dark Avengers, but I can't help but feel that nothing important is really happening. There are now too many characters involved, meaning that Bendis cannot possibly focus on ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Sep 29, 2012 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
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A typically desperate situation, full of chaos. It got a little long to the end, but was still a fine volume.
Sep 22, 2010 Anne rated it really liked it
Loved the story, loved the art, and Spider-Man kept me giggling through the whole thing!
Valery Tzvetanov
In this trade paperback we have another good and interesting plot from Bendis. With the Hood gone missing, all his villains are searching for alternative way of making profit. Doctor Jonas Harrow was able to salvage the de-powering device, used by our beloved Avengers in the previous volume. With his help the villains are able to defeat the Avengers and make a deal with the new man on charge – Norman Osborn. Meanwhile, Luke Cage suffered heart attack and he was in need of surgery. The only way ...more
Jan 28, 2011 Neil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bendis never fails to shine when he is focused on his Avenger's stories. Even a straight up plot involving dozens of villains at each other's throats, more Norman Osbourne machinations, and our favorite "heroes on the run" protagonists... he keeps the pace going, the dialogue sharp, and manages to move his metaplot forward.

It really is too bad that there were so many crossovers throughout all of Bendis' long run. If he'd been able to focus on two or three books only, and not had to worry about e
MB Taylor
Good story, pretty good art. A little Doctor Strange, some Hank Pym, some Loki, and (unfortunately) a lead in to yet another of Marvel's ridiculous events ("Siege").

Well, for all I know it might just be a continuation of an existing one. I try to ignore them as much as I can; Marvel's (and DC's) big events are mostly boring and just seem to get in the way of interesting stories being told about their characters.

I enjoyed the Luke Cage story-arc (continued from The New Avengers, Vol. 11: Search
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The story is decently written and the artwork clean and easy to follow. This is pretty much an in-between volume - I wouldn't say a whole lot happens and I finished it in 30 minutes.

But you have to like a twist where the man with unbreakable skin develops a heart condition. How do doctors give him open heart surgery if they can't get to the heart? That is the plot of this particular volume and the New Avengers use old fr
Aug 08, 2015 Lissa rated it liked it
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The outlaw Avengers make a mistake and leave a piece of valuable equipment for Hood's gang to find. The bad guys use it to their advantage, of course, and the Avengers find themselves without their powers. During that time, Luke Cage suffers a heart attack and must seek treatment from Norman Osborn. Of course, we all know that Norman isn't going to just save the guy's life.

This was actually a pretty decent arc, especially when compared to the last several in the New Avengers title. I liked Mocki
Jan 30, 2015 Silas rated it it was amazing
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Holden Attradies
This series is by far the best of the modern series I've read to date. And the Hood is by far the most interesting of villains that are "new" (or at least newer, not sure how far he goes back).

The ensemble cast really manages to carry it's well in this whole series, but in this volume particularly. A big part of that is that villains like The Hood and Norman Osborn are as much a part of the cast as Spider-Man and Spider-Woman.
May 15, 2015 Mairi rated it really liked it
The Hood's gang falls apart as he loses his powers (and goes off with Loki to regain some). The Wrecking Crew manage to get some tech from the New Avengers and use it against them and Osborn, to their (apparent) gain. The Avengers are forced to turn to Osborn for medical treatment in the fallout, and then stage a heroic rescue with the aid of a bunch of allies. It would've been nice if the latter scenes with everyone staging the rescue had been a little longer, but all in all a good story.
Apr 14, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Phillip Goodman
Suffers from a shocking lack of wolverine, the only glimpse we get of Mr Logan is pudgy and disheveled, passed out on the sofa in a sea of filth, with a very angry looking captain america garbed to the hilt Bucky Barnes standing over him, i feel this situation was not exploited to its fullest potential.
Brian Cambra
Feb 16, 2015 Brian Cambra rated it really liked it
This is a re-read, but it is great. Bendis is one of the greats in my book. He writes the Avengers in a way that you can't help but love every character. But Spider-man does get the best line in this whole book. Do your self a favor and pick up with Avengers Disassembled and read all the New Avengers/Mighty Avengers stuff up to present day.
Mar 29, 2013 Soňa rated it really liked it
Recommended to Soňa by: Boris
Interesting reading, need to get my head round, nice twist for bad guys, expected moves from good guys and some great fights. Some guys are losing it and some are winning it. Good read, great art work, looking forward to siege. Just need to fill in some holes in the story which makes it only 4 starts but would put it on side that I still don't know Avengers Universe that well :-)
Dec 30, 2015 Chompa rated it liked it
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I did a reread of all the New Avengers recently. This is a standout in comics for me on so many levels. It has the best roster, best heart, best dialogue, best writing and phenomenal art. Bendis really nailed this story line and this entire run.
I enjoyed The Hood storyline. Osborne and his Dark Avengers are getting old though.
Jun 14, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
Just like the last volume, this one has a few great one-liners between Cage and Spiderman. Love those two. Wish I knew more of what is going on with Doctor Strange and Doctor Voodoo, and I'm starting to get over the Hood character/villain.
Mar 12, 2010 Jamil rated it liked it
Stuart Immonen totally needs to be the lead designer/art director for some Saturday morning superhero cartoon. Extra points if it's a Nextwave cartoon.
Dec 25, 2014 Arturo rated it really liked it
The gang of villains, that include the Wrecking Crew, are without their boss The Hood. But they still go after the Avengers. The Dark Avengers show up. And Cage has heart problems.

The whole thing is a big melee.
Sharath Gopal
May 18, 2016 Sharath Gopal rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic volume. High stakes action, drama, and some really trippy science. It also felt good for the heroes to be on the up for once.
Jul 29, 2011 Ernest rated it liked it
This was a solid read. One would either need to be familiar with the then state of the Marvel 616 Universe or be willing to spend the time to familiarise oneself with it.
Aug 01, 2013 Thomas rated it really liked it
More solid work by Bendis as the team bands together to help a member who sacrificed himself to Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers.
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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.

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