Dark Avengers #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 18, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The Dark Avengers have made themselves known to the world and as the world takes them in, Morgana le Fey comes looking for blood!! Once you learn who the Dark Avengers are you'll see why this is the buzz book of the year!! The Dark Reign is here!! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 19, 2009

    Despite some flaws, I'm still going to give this issue a Must Read verdict as I enjoyed it immensely and more than a few pages had me going, "OH SH!". This isn't the most cerebral comic on the market, but it's definitely entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Feb 18, 2009

    The bottom line is I'm having a good time with each issue of Dark Avengers. It's not going to change the face of serial comic books as we know it, but it has an agenda, a nice range of art by the ever reliable Mike Deodato, and just the right amount of self-referential sarcasm to pull the whole exercise off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 19, 2009

    Dark Avengers #2 was a good read. This was an exciting issue that felt like an Avengers title. Bendis has hooked my interest in the Dark Avengers. I like how Bendis is handling Norman Osborn and the general direction of this team. And I am impressed at how Bendis appears to be committed to making sure that Dark Avengers is a true team title rather than a series of spotlight issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 19, 2009

    I'm going to hang in for a while longer - but like the "grim and gritty" phase, this story is starting to wear thin already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 23, 2009

    So, that went badly. For Doom and the Dark A's, that is. The issue itself was actually quite good, with Mike Deodato hitting his game, keeping the cheesecake AND the stunt-casting under control, and a strong script from Bendis, obviously having fun with Norman's new status quo. There's a lot of nice touches in this issue, from the young Doom, to Norman's tirades, to Moonstone having no idea who Daken is, and overall (a few silly magic words notwithstanding) it's a strong outing. Dark Reign, so far, has been an interesting exercise in villainy, with the characters acting like heroes (at least publicly) and a real smart turn from Osborn, as even he realizes that saving Doctor Doom is not an ideal first mission. Twists and turns and badness unbound, but it's quite fun. Dark Avengers #2 earns an impressive 4 out of 5 stars, making me think that not all event comics are entirely bad... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Feb 17, 2009

    "Dark Avengers" #2 may lack the perversity of the Ellis-era "Thunderbolts," but its still a deranged look at the Marvel Universe, and that makes for a fun, if very dark, romp. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Frye/Shawn Hill/Paul Brian McCoy Feb 17, 2009

    The only good thing about this book is Deodato's art. But a fantastically dramatic rendering of a flaming turd, is still just a drawing of a flaming turd. Hopefully he'll make enough money off of this book to stop having to draw flaming turds for a while. Read Full Review

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