Dark Avengers #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 29, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.8Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

The Dark Avengers survived their first mission by the skin of their teeth. Now Osborn must decide who stays and who goes!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 1, 2009

    Dark Avengers #4 was another good issue. Bendis keeps the hits coming on this title as Dark Avengers continues to be a pleasantly entertaining read. I would certainly recommend Dark Avengers even if you do not like Bendis' work on New Avengers. The two titles are nothing like each other. With the conclusion of the first story arc, Bendis has been able to deliver a title that has delivered plenty of action scenes as well as solid character work. Dark Avengers is definitely worth giving a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 25, 2009

    I can honestly state with no hesitation that this was my favorite BENDIS penned comic in at least three years. I'd say keep up the good work, but let's be serious, lightning isn't going to strike twice, and I'm positive that next month the DREAD LORD will have me tearing my hair out again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 1, 2009

    Oh, one more thing. The cover scene? Nowhere in the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 29, 2009

    It's been a bit of a rough start for Dark Avengers. I'm still not convinced Bendis has a great handle on his cast of characters aside from Osborn and one or two others. But I can't deny I'm excited to see where the series moves from here. Bendis has plenty of potential to work with with these villains-turned-heroes. As long as he keeps Morgana Le Fay out of the picture, he just might do alright for himself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny May 3, 2009

    Also, on a side note, Dark Avengers is starting to feel a bit too much like Warren Ellis' Thunderbolts. While that's not necessarily a bad thing considering how awesome the Ellis, Deodato, and Beredo run on Thunderbolts was, it wouldn't hurt if the creative team put some more space between the two series in some way. That said, I understand it might be difficult considering that Dark Avengers has the same art team and many of the same characters that Thunderbolts had.: There's a lot to like about Dark Avengers #4, but considering how fast it moves, it'll be up to you to decide whether or not it's worth the asking price. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Apr 29, 2009

    While the pacing over the last three issues has felt a little too slow (the overly long heart-to-heart between Osborn and the Sentry in the last issue didn’t help things), Dark Avengers has proven to be an entertaining title. New Avengers is still a lot of fun, but unconventional when compared to the original Avengers book and Mighty Avengers still has some work to do to achieve that classic feel. I’m not sure how much life the whole “Dark Reign” theme has in it, but in the mean time, I’ll continue to enjoy it and Dark Avengers if the quality continues to be this consistent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 18, 2009

    Great ending tokinda iffy overall issue, but still compelling stuff in the Brave New Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 29, 2009

    (Mike Deodato draws some pretty pictures in CBR's preview of this issue!) Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 28, 2009

    Over the last few years, the company has certainly grown beyond Stan Lee's "no change - just the illusion of change" mantra, but I'm not sure that their apparent new credo of "change for change's sake" serves their shared universe any better. In the end, reading another issue of Dark Avengers only encourages the same rhetorical questions to rear their ugly heads. They created a new Avengers title for this? They turned the Marvel Universe upside-down for this? They're expecting readers to pay $4 a pop for this? Read Full Review

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