Dark Avengers : Assemble Vol. 1 Paperback
Illustrated by Mike Deodato, Will Conrad
Part of the Graphic Novel Pb series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Marvel Comics
- Publication Date: 02/12/2009
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9780785138525
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 reviews.
Review by MeditationesMartini
I learned today that the <i>Dark Reign</i> TPB is even shittier that I thought when I read it the other day, because not only is it half filler and ads, but one of the issues is actually reprinted here as well, so there's a duplication factor at play. Not that you can blame <i>Dark Avengers</i> for that--this is perfectly diverting comic boox that occasionally vaults into creepy brilliance, like the conversation between Osborn and the Sentry about how there is no Void and he's just bipolar as fuck. But it's still a slap in the face and I will be reducing the rating of <i>Dark Reign: Embrace Change</i> (even) further accordingly.
Review by kivarson
How is it that I didn't like another book in this storyline, New Avengers Vol. 10: Power, by Brian Michael Bendis, but really enjoyed reading the Dark Avengers? Set during the same crisis facing the Superheroes in New Avengers Vol. 10, namely pulling the world back together after narrowly averting domination by an army of alien Skrulls, the Dark Avengers focuses on the new world superheroes--a team of former supervillians put together by a former supervillian himself--Norman Osborn (who has renounced his identity as the Green Goblin). Perhaps I liked this comic better because its' storyline was more focused--limited to the actions of a few troubled characters. Worth of note is the fact that Deodato draws Norman Osborn to look like the actor Tommy Lee Jones--perhaps to engender the reader's trust in this character?