Dark Avengers #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Poor Marvel Boy... he had no idea how sinister a gang the Dark Avengers actually is. And now he is running for his life. And poor Ares, he has no idea where his son goes while he is off being an Avenger. And now he is going to find out. And when he does... there will be hell to play. Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors. Oh, you heard that right. Ares versus Nick Fury! You know when Stan used to say 'nuff said? This is the kind of thing he was 'nuff saiding about! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 23, 2009

    Oh, my... This issue totally makes up for the muddle of Mighty Avengers, as Brian Michael B. shows off his chops throughout. Taking a character like Ares and giving him an authentic voice is a real achievement, and the standoff between Fury and the goddawar is tense and fascinating, as two veteran soldiers size each other up. The tidbits about Osborn, Sentry, Noh-Varr and even a discussion about Spider-Man's sense of humor (Bullseye points out that the web-head is funny when you're in the mood, prompting Venom to snark, "then I'm NEVER in the mood." Heh...)are well-handled. There's nearly as much going on here as there was in Mighty, but the pacing and breakdown of events is much more controlled and greatly effective. Mike Deodato's art is excellent throughout this issue, and the transition from angry Ares shattering concrete to worried father is really an amazing bit of artwork. Dark Avengers #9 earns a very impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars overall, and really giving me a reason to antic Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 19, 2009

    I've said before that the Dark Reign story is losing its allure, but issues like this pull me right back in. Good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Sep 17, 2009

    Dark Avengers fans… it's safe to come back to the series now. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 16, 2009

    Mike Deodato, Jr. is a reliable artist, and even though he's not given a whole lot to do this issue, figures still look strong, and regular readers will no doubt be relieved to have his gritty feel back on the title after "Utopia" took over. And that extends to the rest of the book as well. Under "Utopia," Dark Avengers felt like just another issue of Uncanny X-Men for three months. With Bendis and Deodato back on the title, readers are again treated to the twisted web of machinations that characterizes Dark Avengers and makes the book so likable. We're not back to usual levels of quality yet, but we're getting there. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 21, 2009

    The Egyptian gods have been waiting for Thor to suffer from somekind of weakness before returning a favour and taking him out once and for all. So they plot this plan to go meet him in his secluded mountains and defeat him. Meanwhile, Thor, having recently killed his own grandfather is afraid of his power and prefers to stay away from civilization. Will the Egyptian gods succeed in defeating the Norse god? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Sep 19, 2009

    Things are falling apart, just like they should. And this series continues to make its mark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Sep 19, 2009

    By the bystanders are not only shocked at his size but also the huge battle axe draped across his back. I am sure Deodato had some fun drawing this issue. His big two page spreads are playful and full of kinetic energy as the panels themselves quake at Ares' might. The third and second to last pages also had a shocking event that was never telegraphed or hinted at. It was totally a surprising by shock ending no one could have seen coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Sep 15, 2009

    Still, the closing pages of the issue see Bendis throw in a surprising and unexpected cliffhanger involving one member of his team that should really get people talking. Hopefully the next issue of the book will explore the ramifications of this development in full, and we'll see Bendis and Deodato make a real return to a story that was just starting to get good before the "Utopia" crossover got in the way. Read Full Review

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