Dark Avengers #13

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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? Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 21, 2010

    It looks like Bendis is using the "parallel stories" method in the titles that run alongside Siege - or at least in Dark Avengers - and so far, it's very good indeed. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 23, 2010

    Its hard to imagine that a year ago, I really did not like Deodatos work on this series. I felt his characters gestures were odd and non natural. I didnt like his storytelling either. Whereas I wished this series would end quickly, I now really like what is offered and the visual. Deodato has grown a lot in this series in subtle ways. His posing is no longer back pain inducing. His characters look like normal humans instead over muscled creatures suffering from roid rage. He also makes every one of them look different. Finally, his Norman Osborn is the best rendition of any current one with his Richard Nixon nose. This series really has grown and is a great one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Jan 20, 2010

    I can already imagine the outraged voices on message boards across the country decrying the direct biblical references in this book. While I'm unconvinced as to whether or not they will pan out in a meaningful way, Bendis has piqued my curiosity enough with his wild theories to keep me reading. Just as long as the Sentry doesn't turn out to be Marvel Man... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Jan 19, 2010

    Thanks to a lot of help from the art, I give this issue a 3.5 out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 22, 2010

    A lot of “meh” concluded with a slap to the forehead. I can't wait to hear from you in the comments section. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 24, 2010

    So judging from the ads for the second issue of Siege and this issue of Dark Avengers, the real story behind Marvel's latest event is about the Sentry's meltdown, or his and Norman Osborn's simultaneous meltdowns. Honestly, while I found some of the questions and concepts that Bendis explored in this comic book to be intriguing, my ultimate hope for Siege - other than the restoration of a lighter, more heroic in the Marvel Universe - is for the elimination of the Sentry as a character. I think he's run his course, and keeping him around any longer as a catch-all deus ex machina probably won't make for fun or interesting super-hero comics to come. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 20, 2010

    Ultimately, Deodato's success can't cover up Bendis' failure to provide strong new insights into the Sentry or his past. The technique of structuring stories so that one or two issues are devoted to filling in the blanks from previous stories is one that Bendis has used several times in the past and it has one big weakness: by the time you reveal the solution to the big mystery, expectations are high and the payoff better be great. It's not here, as most of the time is spent recounting known parts of the Sentry's past and the new revelation is the sort that will make many wonder exactly what Bendis is thinking. Read Full Review

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