Dark Avengers #8

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
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6.6User Rating

Norman's X-Men, as led by Emma and Namor, are the face of mutant law and order! The X-Men look played out of position as Osborn's dark reign falls over California-- but Scott Summers isn't done yet. The X-Men strike at Norman, at H.A.M.M.E.R., at his fraud X-Men and his sham Avengers all at once! This is the book where, at long last, the Marvel Universe starts to fight back-- and it sets the stage for next month’s unbelievable conclusion in UNCANNY X-MEN/DARK AVENGERS - EXODUS! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 9, 2009

    I've been very happy with this crossover, showing as it does the heroes' first real response to Norman's Dark Reign, or at thevery least the first response that might actually ACHIEVE something. Cyclops instinctively plays the same game as the former GreenGoblin, using television and grandgestures to create goodwill among the public. Who knew that PR could be a super-power? Luke Ross does a good jobwith the art here, in a style that's somewhat different than his recent Captain America work. Rather than emulating Steve Epting (or emulating the Captain America house style WITH Steve Epting, whichever) Ross an altogether less angular look to his figures while maintaining a clear and pleasant line. Matt Fraction again shows why he's one of Marvel's best writers, delivering another fun chapter, and incorporating concepts and characters from ALL eras of the X-Men. If I were to register anything resembling a complaint, it would be the almost complete LACK of Dark Avengers in this Dark Avenger Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Aug 27, 2009

    Utopia, in my opinion, is one of the great X-Men storylines in a very long time and it does feel like it is going to have very lasting consequences for my favourite team in comic books, however, as an Avengers storyline also – it really isn’t worth the read. That said, it does seem like the conclusion will focus more on the Dark Avengers and this is perhaps where its relevance on Norman’s crew will be cemented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 25, 2009

    If you've been feeling that the Utopia crossover has felt a bit pointless, well, this is the turning point. I'm feeling a lot more confident about why this story happened (although it probably could have been an issue or two shorter), and about the direction of the X-Books from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Bryan Joel Aug 26, 2009

    Perhaps with all these shenanigans out of the way, there's hope for Exodus to be a simpler affair that gives readers what we signed on for, the Dark Avengers duking it out with an all-star band of X-Men. But Dark Avengers #8 approaches debacle status on more than one occasion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 28, 2009

    This issue has a great plot and left me extremely excited to see how the story finishes out in the Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 25, 2009

    Finally, I would question why this story has been serialised in the pages of Dark Avengers, when it's far more of an X-Men-centric story (with Norman Osborn's cronies as guest-stars). It only serves to dilute the brand of what was launched as the flagship "Dark Reign" title -- and given that the next issue of the book appears to be a Secret Warriors crossover, it looks like a trend that's going to continue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Aug 26, 2009

    I realize that my review doesn't say a whole lot, but I can't really elaborate on Dark Avengers #8 without spoiling how Cyclops' plan plays out. And since the whole book is about the plan… I hope you understand. Read Full Review

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