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Dark Avengers Hardcover – 20 Jul 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: MARVEL - US; 01 edition (20 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078515650X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785156505
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Format: Hardcover
Well, after the greatness of the two previous Dark Avengers omnibuses, this comes as a disappointment. In the context of the meta-arc entitled 'Siege', the content of this final volume of what writer Bendis says was Marvel's #1 seller during it's short run makes sense, but if you're looking for more of the wonderful characterisation and anti-team interaction between the members of the Dark Avengers - which to my mind read like a sidebar continuation of Warren Ellis' superb 12 month run on 'Thunderbolts', you'll be sorely disappointed.

Bendis dedicates the entire DA run to Ellis, citing him as inspiration for the tone he was aiming for on the series, vindicating what I'd always felt. As another reviewer points out, unfortunately this final collection just rushes through things as part of the general tie-off of loose ends that is 'Siege', when as a title in itself, earlier issues of Dark Avengers were far more interesting than the meta-arc. To my mind, the resettling of the more ambiguously evil characters into prime positions in the Marvel Universe has been the most interesting thing the company has done since the 1970s, vindicating their approach to major meta-arcs that actually make a difference artistically instead of just being commercial constructs of the 1980s and 1990s such as 'Atlantis Attacks' and those interminablly tedious it's only-the-end-of-the-world-(again) crossovers that diminished the X-men books.
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I really enjoyed the first two volumes of Dark Avengers and have been following the Sentry's tale since the first volume of New Avengers through the Mighty Avengers and finally here hoping that there would be some huge pay off and it would all make sense (all the signs seemed to point to him being the Beyonder who had been brainwashed). Sadly it never came the Sentry is played out as a somewhat pathetic character there is no clever twist or big reveal it was so disappointing with the way things played out that I'm not sure I want to carry on reading the Avengers while Bendis is the writer (Does anyone know who the shadowy guy that helped Mastermind brainwash the Sentry in volume 2 of New Avengers was? Will we ever know?!).
There's a decent story for Marvel Boy at the start of this volume and I did like the final story showing the aftermath of Siege and the fate of Victoria Hand and Norman however the middle story is not only a huge disappointment but it also features a graphic and really quite nasty murder of a female character that leaves a bad taste in the mouth, of course this is Dark Avengers and they are killers deep down but the whole thing feels cruel and brutal and its hard to argue that the character even deserved such a fate.
I really wanted to enjoy this but the whole thing feels misjudged, the art is gorgeous however but that doesn't save the story, the Sentry was unpopular but I kept my faith that there was a decent explanation sadly it was misplaced faith.
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This is it, the last of the Dark Avengers before the 'good guys' move back in to the castle!

Set initially pre Siege and steadily moving onto these Avenger's fates after their arrest. The writers do a great job of filling in the blanks and at least in my opinion, giving you the opinion that the side stories are better than the main dish!

I just wish that maybe these Avengers had more time at centre stage rather than Marvel's usual rush to move events along at 5th gear.
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I've quite enjoyed the Dark Avengers series which has run for 16 issues and one Annual and has now been collected across four collected editions. Specifically, Dark Avengers Volume 1, X-Men Avengers Utopia, Dark Avengers Volume 2 and Siege Dark Avengers. Bendis is a clever writer and he is well supported here by Chris Bachalo and Mike Deodato both of whom maintain the high standards that they have set for themselves. This volume wraps up the Dark Avengers saga and is generally pretty good but falls down a bit with the conclusion which is a little unsatisfying.

First off, I should say that the title is a little misleading as there is very little connection to the main Siege series itself which is collected in a separate hardcover edition. Instead, we get the continuation of the Dark Avengers storyline and it is only in the final issue [number 16) collected in this edition that we get a Siege tie in. The book leads off with Dark Avengers Annual 1 which focuses on Noh-Varr and is quite interesting but as we don't see much more of the Kree warrior in this volume, the tale becomes a digression from the main storyline. The story really gets going with the second issue that is reprinted (Dark Avengers 13) and a high standard is maintained with a well paced and intersting storyline. However, when we get to the conclusion, it is pretty much assumed that we have read the Siege series and possibly the related volumes also. After building up the storyline through issues 13-15, issue 16 jumps forward to the post Siege events leaving readers like myself who haven't at the time of writing picked up the Siege volume, pretty much in the dark. I was set to give this a four star rating until I got to the conclusion and perhaps three stars is a little ungenerous. However, I may re-appraise the rating after reading the Siege volume which I'm now going to order.
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