Dark Avengers #10

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 21, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Oh hey, you know how Norman Osborn was once the Green Goblin but he got it under control and now he’s one of the most powerful people in the free world? Oh, and you know that whole thing about him being a ticking time bomb who could snap at any minute? Yeah... you might want to check this issue out. The smash hit of the year continues!! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 23, 2009

    A very strong opening issue to this arc and one of Bendis's best from a character standpoint. He's done a great job on the premise and setup of this story and it has me looking forward to seeing how he resolves the threat in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Oct 24, 2009

    Despite my minor quibbles, it's actually a very strong issue of Dark Avengers. It's not quite as good as last month, but it's pretty much all you can hope for out of a Dark Avengers comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 22, 2009

    And strangely, that's what I'm looking forward to - seeing this team crash and burn. Or at least make a bit more sense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 21, 2009

    The ending of this issue is especially interesting. It could either spell very intriguing possibilities for the future of Norman Osborn, or mean absolutely nothing at all. Whatever comes of this new development, I just hope we won't see Dark Avengers treading water for the final few months until Siege begins. The series is strong, but there is still room for improvement and expansion. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Oct 24, 2009

    I would think that this book is nearing the end of it's run since Dark Reign is ending. This is an issue that you can skip. Nothing happens at all that moves the story forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Oct 20, 2009

    I'm very curious where this issue's last page will take the story next month. I just hope Bendis gets around to fleshing out his story a bit more and trimming back some of the fact. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 22, 2009

    Despite the various problems of this issue, the second half does show improvement and the ending is very promising -" and in a way that Bendis has to follow-up on next month. "Dark Avengers" has been a solid, above average book so one lackluster issue isn't something to get too worried about, but this one is a misfire. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 22, 2009

    This issue has it's nice touches. I like how the implication is that Moonstone/Ms. Marvel/Dr. Sofen seduces Bullseye not because she likes him (he's actually a reprehensible excuse for a human being) but because he's wearing a Hawkeye costume, a callback to old-school Thunderbolts. I like the opening sequence, which feels like a drive-in horror movie, leaving me yelling at the stupid girls to get back in the car. I liked the use of Venom here, showing the obvious consequences of Norman's shotgun approach to medication. But there are a lot of things that I can't quite figure out. Wasn't the Sentry left for dead at the end of last issue, his brains blown out? How long has it been since Captain Marvel/Marvel Boy/Noh-Varr disappeared, anyway? Why is the Man-Thing in Louisiana, and not his usual Nexus of Realities in Florida? And what about Naomi? My biggest complaint about this issue is the way it seems to exist as an island unto itself, not really tying in to anything else in the Marvel U Read Full Review

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