Dark Avengers #184

Dark Avengers #184

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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• What force on this planet - nay, this universe - can turn Earth's deadliest villains into into heroes?

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 12, 2012

    Artist Neil Edwards is the icing on the cake. He nails the different armor designs of Iron Man's gang and puts them to good use in a brisk yet explosive action scene. His art remind will remind you of the stellar guys who have been tearing it up on Mark Waid's Daredevil. Clean, crisp, and fully emotive. He really gets challenged to go above and beyond by inventing entirely new visuals for this alternate dimension, and he rises to the occasion wonderfully. With so many titles getting a shakeup with Marvel NOW!, it's good to know that Parker and Edwards will turn in material that matches the high quality of their previous work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - ChrisDeneen Dec 31, 2012

    I plan on to keep picking the book up for now but its place in my pull is nowhere near guaranteed. If the momentum of this issue can be maintained Dark Avengers could be a real interesting series. If not well they can shake up the roster as many times as necessary to get it right. The next issue marks the return of U.S. Agent which Im excited about it but reserved at the same time. The wait and see attitude is Dark Avengers in a nutshell for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Dec 14, 2012

    I am hugely conflicted over this issue. On the one hand, Jeff Parker manages to create an expansive and engaging new world in just one short issue, fleshing out a clever idea and establishing the boundaries, whilst leaving some things up to the reader. On the other, this all seems too fast. We've just finished travelling to another timeline with the Thunderbolts, and throwing the Dark Avengers into a similar story feels repetitive, even if it is well done. Time will tell if this feeling of familiarity continues, or if the story manages to differentiate itself from what has come before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 18, 2012

    An issue full of interesting concepts and exposition with a little nice action thrown in. The title characters are not yet fully in, however, which is a shame. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 17, 2012

    As it turns out, it's rather a weak start to the team's new era -- one that spends a lot of time setting up the wrong characters on the wrong world. Is it any surprise that readers might be left feeling like they're reading the wrong book? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 17, 2012

    Edwards is competent at depicting the script as it progresses, but Im not seeing a wide amount of creative license with this bold new world the team has landed in. Backgrounds, when drawn, are fairly plain and most facial expressions are nondescript, even in the lead characters. There are a few panels of greatness in this regard, including one where the son of the Hulk gives Moonstone a bit of shout-spray to the face, but with no follow-up in dialogue or gesture, its almost a wasted effort. After experiencing so many great titles in the last two months from the House of Ideas and seeing my pull list shift in their favor for the first time in a decade, Dark Avengers unfortunately cant come close to competing with its restarted brethren. The potential may have been there for something new and NOW!, but I'm not seeing it fulfilled in this issue. Read Full Review

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