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Dark Avengers Omnibus (The Avengers)

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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  156 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Every issue of this groundbreaking series in one glorious oversized collection! There they are, a new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the sunlight gleaming off their smiling faces and an adoring crowd on hand to cheer them as they take the stage! Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye...You know them, you love them! They're your Avengers, and they are here to protect ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Marvel (first published July 20th 2011)
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Alistair
I really enjoyed this. I thought it was going to be an empty 'filler' story but it was actually quite intelligent and brimming with story and action.

Norman Osborn (haha Norman, what silly name) is in power, because he killed the queen of the skrulls during secret invasion, but basically he can't handle it. It seems he's not used to the hours needed to be the iron patriot, leader of the avengers and top cop! I love the way this ties in with the new avengers and leads up to siege, but the best pa
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Lissa
Although billed as an "omnibus," this collection is much more like a oversized-hardcover (think Fraction's Invincible Iron Man) instead of what I picture as a Marvel omnibus (which are the size of a phone book and weigh a ton). Also, this collection doesn't include the two issues of the Dark Avengers that took place during the Utopia crossover with the X-Men (while they probably wouldn't have made sense out of context, the completist in me wishes they were included).

Still, I enjoyed the Dark Ave
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Valery Tzvetanov
This series is so good . . . I couldn’t imagine that I’m going to like it so much. It is unbelievable. Bendis succeeded in making me care about the characters. I even liked them more than the New Avengers. They are finnier and darker than our usual suspects. I really enjoyed the humor inside. There are numerous situations involving sexual jokes even. Bendis is at his best. He presented Moonstone as nymphomaniac, ready to use her body for gaining advantage over her teammates. Venom is put on drug ...more
Sergio
Very enjoyable. I liked the story and how it progresses from a good and hopeful beginning, through the first signs of breakdown to the worst kind of demise. The arworknis also very good. However I found the way the female characters always posed as if they were models a bit jarring. They did it in the most unprobable situations and places. The coloring creates A mood that is always dark and menacing, very relevant to the whole story. I would've liked to see the other story arcs mentioned, Dark X ...more
Gayle Francis Moffet
This is more a 3.5 star review than a 4, but Goodreads doesn't allow half stars, and I do want to rec the book, so there you go.

This is an egaging interesting book marred by exactly two things:

1. The cut off point led to numerous, interesting storylines being set up that didn't get the chance to resolve. Maybe these storylines went back to the Thunderbolts book, or maybe they got scattered around, or maybe they got forgotten. Whatever the case, it's frustrating to see a book really get its strid
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J'aime
I began reading Marvel comics with "Journey into Mystery, Vol. 1: Fear Itself" and then found myself working backward to "Siege" out of sheer curiosity. I wanted to see how the characters got where they were. I loved Siege and decided to read Dark Reign; only it has no central event arc, unless you count the Dark Avengers.

Villains have occasionally gotten a mini-series, or one-shot, but this is the first full-run I have seen that puts the villains at the forefront of everything. This is their se
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Aaron
This series was an absolute blast. It had the potential to be a little ridiculous: the Avengers controlled exclusively by villains and maniacs? The concept seems a little hard to sell, particularly with the lingering question "Why doesn't someone just arrest them?" But Bendis does a remarkable job making this huge undertaking just as fun and believable as his other fantastic Avengers titles.

That said, some of the Avengers go too underdeveloped. Venom is barely in it, and Moonstone is just a nymp
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Steven Matview
This book is basically a sequel to Ellis’ and Deodato Jr.’s “Thunderbolts” run. It’s not quite as good – n one can nail creepy/weird quite like Ellis, but it’s still pretty enjoyable.
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The entire Dark Avengers run is finally collected in one massive volume! Beginning with the team's formation and first mission (to help Doctor Doom), the Omnibus collects the vast storylines that both helped and hurt the title's run. While the Molecule Man storyline adds a unique twist to the Sentry, the middle and concluding issues serve only to remind readers of crossover events like the Dark X-Men and Siege. Admittedly, I am a fan of this crew of twisted Avengers; this collection serves to re ...more
Joshua
I liked it. I think I would've liked it better if it hadn't excluded the side-arcs to the story line. That being said, who honestly felt it was a good idea to allow Norman Osborn to take over the new S.H.I.E.L.D program? Even if the man is supposedly sane, you'd think his past actions would've made the people making the decisions just rule him out for fear he might have a schizo attack during a time of world crisis.
John
Not bad, Bendis lingering long on the crazies and their inevitable loss of control. A lot of it would be nonsensical without having read other event collections, and that is the only reason I won't score it higher. It is very talktalktalk but given how absurdly superpowered the cast is, this sort of strained bantering is preferable to ultraviolence, though to be fair the ultraviolence is rather stunningly depicted.
Jordan Lahn
Can't get enough of Bendis. This was a great read. Succeeded in making you care about the characters even though they're villains. Wish it could have lasted longer though. Really only got 3 arcs out of these great characters, and most of it was dominated by Sentry...
Craig
Jan 14, 2012 Craig rated it 3 of 5 stars
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An odd collection, in that it seems to diminish the original work when assembled (pun intended)

The artwork is undoubtedly stunning, but the repetition of some of the story beats becomes tiresome, and the missing crossover issues impede the flow of the story.
Addison
I was pretty entertained by this book. It had a nice amount of wow moments that kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen next.
Aditya Aldjokdja
Best marvel avengers recruitment, they call themselves as heroes, but they bring darkness and siege to the universe. Good book
Derek Moreland
WHOA, that read much better in one go.
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot
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