Dark Avengers Annual #1
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Dark Avengers Annual #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 3, 2009 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Dec 4, 2009

    Do yourself a favor and pick up the Dark Avengers Annual. The artwork is great, the story does good things for an interesting character, and it ends in a way that will leave you looking forward to Noh-Varr's next appearance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 2, 2009

    Despite the added dollar price tag, "Dark Avengers" Annual #1 is a must for any fan of the title or Noh-Varr, and is a very good comic otherwise. And, as an added bonus, the final page of this issue may just turn out to be the most talked about page from Marvel this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2009

    It can be difficult to accept how Marvel Boy has evolved in recent years. With the events of this issue, Bendis may have finally given the character the edge he needs to stand out from the pack. Unfortunately, the real benefits of that change won't be felt yet. This annual is ultimately a divisive, but not unenjoyable, look at an evolving hero. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Dec 3, 2009

    If you like what Bendis is doing with NohVar or have no feelings one way or the other about the character from Marvel Boy, you'll probably rate this issue a little higher than I do. It's a pretty solid effort from both Bendis and Ramos, but I just can't look past what they've done with NohVar. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 1, 2009

    Unfortunately, that's exactly what this Dark Avengers Annual does--and the fact that it costs $5 just feels like an extra slap for Marvel Boy fans who were looking forward to one of their favourite characters being given some special attention. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 4, 2009

    That last panel may reveal what happens at the end of Captain America - Rebirth (or, more honestly, what happens at least briefly in the wake of Captain America - Rebirth) and serves as one of the best parts of this issue. Let's be honest here for a second... I paid FIVE DOLLARS for this issue. What I got was a pitch for a Captain Marvel Boy limited series, a preview of 'Siege' that I've already seen three or four times, and a cameo from two Captains America. That is NOT what I call a value. Chris Claremont used to run seven or ten different sub-plots simultaneously, with characters dancing in and out of the stories issue by issue, but Bendis seems to use a different tack, telling a story that is focused exclusively on the bits that he wants you to see and ignoring everything else so that we can have an issue like this every few months that gives us the bird's-eye lowdown on what has been happening. I have to say, I would prefer the subplot. If you had parsed this story out a bit at a Read Full Review

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