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Black Adam: The Dark Age Paperback – 10 Jun 2008


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"A must-have book!" - Entertainment Weekly" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Peter Tomasi is the writer of the acclaimed miniseries The Light Brigade as well as having written stories for Outsiders and JSA Classified. Doug Mahnke has pencilled Aliens, Batman, Justice League Elite, Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein and Superman: The Man of Steel. His most recent work is Stormwatch: Post-Human Division. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Future Of Dc is Black Adam 9 Mar 2009
By Steven Lam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I never would have thought it. When I was younger I never would have forseen that Black Adam would be the coolest, multi-dimensional character in the Dc Universe, but that is exactly what he has become. DC has done exactly with Black Adam what the WWE had done what the Stone Cold Steve Austin. They have taken the typical bad guy and turned him into the anti-hero.
Black Adam struggles with his morals. He was wronged and he seeks revenge. A masterpiece in character development. DC has turned Adam into a seperate entity without the Marvel Family.

A must read!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A BLOODY AND VIOLENT GOOD TIME... 24 Jun 2008
By Jason M. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An evil,maniacal,cold,hateful,tyrant that you can't help but like a little.Don't worry if you're not that familiar with the character,or the series this title was spun off from.This is a great read.When a near omnipotent& ruthless being such as Black Adam can actually garner some sympathy,and empathy,from the reader (and make you feel guilty for it)you know they've done a good job in putting this story together.My only regret (and it's not with the story,mind you) was that this did not lead into a regular series.Highly recommended.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A dark and violent journey for Black Adam 12 Jun 2008
By N. Durham - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Spinning out of the pages of 52, Black Adam has been left without his powers, but that doesn't stop him from going to great lengths to resurrect his beloved murdered wife Isis. Black Adam: The Dark Age is a definitely dark and violent story as the one-time JSA member further descends into bloody darkness in his efforts, all the while outside forces attempt to stop him from doing so, as do the Justice League and Justice Society. This would otherwise be a predictable and possibly boring take on one of the most interesting villains in the DC universe, were it not handled by industry veterans Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke. Tomasi's story is surprisingly violent (in some cases a little overboard), yet his take on Black Adam is one of the best to ever grace the character, and the battle between Adam and Hawkman is as close to bone-crushing as one could imagine. Doug Mahnke, another industry veteran, provides solid pencil work that only suffers from changing inkers, but is otherwise more than solid work in general. All in all, Black Adam: The Dark Age is a more than solid mini-series starring one of the most interesting villains in the entire DC universe, and the ending alone is worth the price of admission to boot.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great side story, humanizes Black Adam 12 Dec 2008
By Dat Hong - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great side story that continues right after World War 3. In this graphic novel, Teth Adam is on a quest to revive his beloved Isis and is on the search to regain his powers back as Black Adam after they were stripped from him by Captain Marvel. Black Adams goes on a quest to bring back Isis by searching out the Lazarus Pit and help from Felix Faust.

It's a good story and shows that Black Adam is not just a killing machine, but a man who is just searching for peace and love. His happiness was taken away from him once Isis and her brother were killed, and he feels betrayed. He pretty much destroys everyone in his path that is trying to stop him. Teth Adam has no way of calling down the lightning without the magic word, and throughout the whole book, he keeps muttering words and phrases. In the end, he does discover it, but I won't spoil the surprise for you.

The art is fantastic and captures the quality of Black Adam perfectly. The book flows smoothly and is a quick read. It's about 145 pages long, but can be finished in one sitting. Give this one a read, I am sure you will enjoy it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Teth Adam Portrait 30 Nov 2008
By Kauffinbauchser - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Very good read. Very good.

I feel very lucky that I've read Geoff John's JSA run (starting with Justice Be Done (JSA: Justice Society of America, Book 1)). To enjoy this book you don't have to read that, but it helps. You should certainly first read the full 52 run (starting with 52, Vol. 1). That's a lot of prerequisite but it's all great reading in and of itself. If you've read 52 and liked it then you'll certainly want to know what happens to Black Adam. That is what is dealt with here.

Peter Tomasi picks up the ball and runs with it. Black Adam is entirely in character and just as angry and determined and you would expect him to be.

This isn't just a "spin-off." This is certainly the definitive Black Adam work to date.
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