Post by Doctor Bong on Oct 16, 2009 4:00:33 GMT -5
Well, that was kinda stupid... everybody knows the Man-Thing would just reconstitute itself after being cut in half, no harm no faul; even if Ares' axe was magical or mystical, so is the Man-Thing's essence as the guardian of the Nexus of All Realities. It has encountered many magically empowered fiends before who were unable to significantly hurt it... Oh well, I keep forgetting we're in the NEW Ultimate Quesadaverse now. This is not your father's MU (or ours...).
What do you mean, my name doesn't ring any bells...!!!
Post by goldenfist on Oct 16, 2009 23:05:42 GMT -5
DARK AVENGERS #13 Cover Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!!
After years of mystery, the secrets of the Sentry are revealed! How deep is his madness and who is really in control of him? What is the limit of his power, if any? And what deadly mystery surrounds him causing mortals and gods to tremble in fear? media.comics.ign.com/media/033/033118/img_7235713.html
Post by goldenfist on Nov 17, 2009 13:54:28 GMT -5
DARK AVENGERS #14 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR. Special Variant by TBA SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! The secrets of the Sentry are revealed but is it too late? Is this a hero reborn or a eulogy? The most pivotal moment in this controversial character’s life yet is here, and how it affects the siege on Asgard will leave you breathless.
Post by goldenfist on Nov 18, 2009 23:42:48 GMT -5
An article from newsarama.com
Right to Assemble 6: Catching Up By Troy Brownfield
Here there be spoilers . . .
Greetings all! It’s a big Avengers week, and to that end, we’re taking stock of both “Dark” and “Mighty”, plus taking note of another book that features a particular assemblage.
Catching Up . . . Dark Avengers
After reading the new issue of Dark Avengers (#11, out today), I’m happy to discover that my “It’s Mephisto” line of reasoning can still be in play. It turns out that the assembled characters aligned behind Molecule Man (those being The Beyonder, Mephisto, Enchantress, and Zarathos) are merely his constructs, external representations of the kind of beings among whom Molecule Man wishes to be counted. Although I have to say that it’s exceedingly clever of Bendis to have gone for the fake-out last time by employing some actual suspects from the “Who is Norman’s secret weapon?” list.
I was a bit surprised to find a goodly portion of the issue given over to Victoria Hand. Some interwoven flashbacks demonstrate how she earned the enmity of her higher-ups and lost her girlfriend, Isabelle, at the same time. On the upside, she ended up not having to cope with the back problems that Isabelle is sure to suffer later in life. On the downside, it’s pretty obvious that those events hampered her confidence and her ability to step up. Interestingly, that’s exactly what she ends up doing.
I think that the major question that continues to hang over “Dark Avengers” is “Will it even exist after Siege?” Honestly, it would seem that the overall subtext of Marvel would be moving away from such a title. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays.
Catching Up . . . Mighty Avengers
The Mighty Quirky Avengers welcome a large group of avenging brethren as they take on The Unspoken and some of their own devolved teammates. Though the debate about Hank Pym being Scientist Supreme will no doubt continue to rage, most of the focus of this issue was spent on the various heroes actually trying to work together. I know!
Frankly, that’s been one of my biggest gripes about team books in recent years. Few people seem to put a focus on the team in action anymore. Not that there aren’t action scenes, but they’re mostly individuals fighting other individuals alongside like-minded individuals. There’s frequently little team action or cooperation. This issue actually has that. Slott and Gage definitely highlight Hank, but much of the cast plays critical roles. By my count, Hercules, Amadeus Cho, Ronin, Stature, Vision, Quicksilver and even Radioactive Man all have parts to play toward a common goal.
I also thought that the resolution to the Quicksilver/Inhumans relationship was interesting. Actually, it keyed me to something I hadn’t really noticed before, in that several of the “Mighty Avengers” have been those in need of some kind of redemption. Though Hank Pym actually GOT that years ago, recent events re-opened the casebook on Hank, forcing him back into a redemptive cycle. There’s U.S. Agent, who always seems to have something to answer for. There’s Quicksilver. While that overlying theme doesn’t really apply much to Jocasta or the Vision, it’s still an interesting undercurrent to note.
Kicking Off . . . Realm of Kings
By now you’ve seen the payoff to the “Evil Assembled” teaser image. What your thoughts on this take? Are you into this particular iteration of the cosmic crossover that, at least in tertiary fashion, involves the Avengers? Let’s hear it, people.
Post by goldenfist on Dec 22, 2009 13:51:55 GMT -5
DARK AVENGERS #15 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! In the middle of SIEGE, Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye take center stage in a sick twisted battle, and launch their own agenda, revealing their true relationship, and their personal plans for Norman Osborn.
Post by goldenfist on Jan 15, 2010 10:58:47 GMT -5
DARK AVENGERS #13 Preview Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR. SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! After years of mystery, the secrets of the Sentry are revealed! How deep is his madness and who is really in control of him? What is the limit of his power, if any? And what deadly mystery surrounds him causing mortals and gods to tremble in fear?
Post by goldenfist on Jan 19, 2010 13:37:32 GMT -5
DARK AVENGERS #16 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! Series Finale!! What?! Marvel's number one ongoing series is coming to an end?! What could possibly happen in the last chapter of SIEGE that is so intense as to bring this crazy chapter in Marvel history to a close??!! Well, clearly we can't tell you here but there will be a funeral and the fate of Norman Osborn Will. Be. Decided!!
Post by goldenfist on Jan 19, 2011 13:49:10 GMT -5
DARK AVENGERS HC Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR., GREG HORN & CHRIS BACHALO Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR. There they are, a new team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the sunlight gleaming off their smiling faces and an adoring crowd on hand to cheer them as they take the stage! Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye — you know them, you love them! They’re your Avengers, and they are here to protect you! Except...things are not as they appear. With the real Avengers underground, who are these heroes that look like them, and why have they been assembled? The Dark Reign has begun, and the Dark Avengers are at the epicenter of Norman Osborn’s insane plans for the Marvel Universe! Collecting DARK AVENGERS #1-6 and #9-16, and ANNUAL #1.