Dark Avengers #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 18, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

The Dark Avengers set out to aid Doctor Doom as he does battle with Morgana Le Fey!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 22, 2009

    The artwork this issue is better than in the first issue.The weird posing has stopped and Deodato shows he can stage a fight scene. Now,if only his Nixon interpretation of Osborn could become the norm at MarvelComics, that would be just sweet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 12, 2009

    Wow, I just gave a Brian Michael Bendis written comic book a 9 out of 10! I feel kind weird... I think I should lay down or something... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 22, 2009

    Dark Avengers #3 was another enjoyable read. Bendis continues to impress me with his effort on this title. I find Dark Avengers to be vastly superior to New Avengers to the point that it is almost hard to believe that Bendis writes both titles. I strongly recommend that you give Dark Avengers a try. Even if you dislike New Avengers, you should still give Dark Avengers a chance. This title is a balanced read that should appeal to a wide cross section of readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 19, 2009

    But with a price tag of $3.99, one expects more than endless fight scenes between demons and murderers. So far, I have to say that Dark Avengers has been largely disappointing. There are just too many "heel turns" for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Mar 18, 2009

    Together, Bendis and Deodato are doing good work on "Dark Avengers" with the occasional great scene like the one between Norman Osborn and the Sentry that begins the issue. If future issues continue the dark, psychological interplay between these deranged characters, then "Dark Avengers" will be a must read each month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 25, 2009

    This issue is really of two parts, the first being aheadgame of epic proprotions from Norman (which works well) and the second being a confusing mess of time-travel and fighty-fighty (which really doesn't, at least for me.) As with most of Bendis' big fight scenes, it seemsuncoordinated somehow, as though he told the artist"Draw a big cluster$&@$, I'll dialogue it later." The battle with the Iron Man armors in Mighty Avengers is another example of this syndrome. Norman and Doom working together really underscores how unlikeable our main cast is in this title, and while it's an interesting moment at the end, I'm not as keen on a "Hell, yeah, PAYBACK!" moment when it's Doctor Doom giving the payback. Still, Dark Avengers looks nice (Mike Deodato handles the art chores well) and the first half is amazing enough to carry my through some filler. Dark Avengers #3 earns a slightly-schizophrenic 3.5 out of 5 stars. If they can keep up the quality before the ineveitable ne Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 18, 2009

    Of all the potential storylines to explore in Dark Avenger's first story arc, I'm a bit baffled that Bendis decided to go this route. Again, that could be my own personal preferences popping up above anything else, and I understand the Doom/Osborn connection is worth exploring in some way, but I sure would have liked to see Osborn's gang of misfits doing something a tad more interesting than battling generic demons for their debut adventure. Unless Bendis delivers more scenes like the one covered in the issue's first half, I might just have to sit this one out and come back when all this Morgan Le Fey business is over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 18, 2009

    Despite the negative tone of the review, I didn't hate this issue and it was still much better than any of Bendis' recent New Avengers work. I was just disappointed that he's fallen back into his NA writing patterns when he had been doing something unique, for a change, with the Dark Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Frye/Shawn Hill/David Wallace Mar 17, 2009

    If this book was being sold at the regular price of $2.99, I'd maybe be a little more generous and give it 3 bullets. However, as one of Marvel's more expensive flagship titles, this book just isn't providing a strong enough story for me to be able to justify me buying it, let alone to justify turning the Marvel Universe upside-down in order to be able to accommodate it. Read Full Review

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