Dark Avengers #14

Dark Avengers #14

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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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. Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 3, 2010

    The Sentry goes berserk assuming his dark side and only Norman Osborne is capable of taming him. Yet, any result must be temporary as the Sentry is now self aware. That cant really be good for anyone. I really like this issue which shows that Osborn is more than a crazy lunatic. As crazy as he is, he knows how to control people crazier than he is. His argument for stopping the Void was credible and showed that he did not reach his current position only through guile. He has merit. This series is the one where Bendis has been putting all his efforts and it will be sad to see it go away. Its just too enjoyable. Deodato has grown as an artist and converted me into one of his fans in the space of a year. I used to hate his work. Now, I feel he defines the entire Norman Osborn and Dark Reign era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 18, 2010

    The problem is, the character is too powerful - how can anyone stand up to him? That's the story that will (I assume) be told in the next couple of months. It has me hooked! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 17, 2010

    While the story may have a plot hole or two, and while Deodato may prove to be his own worst enemy at times, I'm still enjoying Dark Avengers quite a bit right now. The book has come a long way in the past year. And whether or not this final story arc begins to tackle Siege more directly, I have no doubt Bendis and Deodato will finish on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 19, 2010

    While it's pretty much all talking, this issues brings together Dark Avenger's best aspects. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 17, 2010

    Between last month's issue and this one, I almost hate to admit that I'm starting to think I might actually miss "Dark Avengers" when it's gone. The series has been wildly variable, but in 2010 it's finally come into its own. As a part of the "Siege" crossover, this issue performs its function admirably. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 16, 2010

    This story might not be quite as direct a Siege tie-in as is boasted by the cover (although I suspect that it may set up some significant character developments for the Sentry as that miniseries draws to a close), but it's no less enjoyable a story for that. This is one of the better issues of Dark Avengers that I've read, and one that demonstrates the book's potential far more effectively than the more traditional superhero stories that Bendis has been telling so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 17, 2010

    While on one hand, I think this is actually a pretty solid issue with fantastic art and even some great character moments, the plot and where it lines up with Siege, something it's listed as a tiein to, just doesn't work for me and pulled me out of the issue, resulting in me questioning everything about it. Good stories shouldn't do that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 17, 2010

    Last issue was troubling in both its implications and its execution, but it was at least thorught-provoking. This month's issue boils down to two conversations and a light-show. With Siege in full swing, it's obviously that we're again relegating the related titles to background stories, bits of ephemera to fill in the gaps in the story-telling of the big crossover, the same way that New Avengers spent six months showing us flashbacks of Skrullian treachery. Problem is, I resented the hell out of that, and I'm not much more thrilled with it here. Mike Deodato gives us a breath-taking scene of Sentry hovering over Manhattan Island, but it's not much more than a pretty matte painting background for more Bendis dialogue, much of it rehashing previous Osborn/Sentry conversations. There are also some killer layouts in the first few pages, taking a nine-panel grid and turning it a few degrees off plum, for some wonderfully inventive visual storytelling... But still, having already seen the Read Full Review

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