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The Order - Volume 2: California Dreaming

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The United States military is on high alert. Civilians are being evacuated. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been mobilized. The eyes of the entire world are on Southern California and the international crisis unfolding there -.and standing between it and a happy ending is Henry Hellrung, the leader of the Order. Henry - unproven, untested, and unaccustomed to operating on a global scale, ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published August 13th 2008 by Marvel
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John Wiswell
After a surprisingly strong start the project simply came apart. Maybe Matt Fraction didn't have enough ideas. Maybe Marvel Comics realized he couldn't sustain the project, or they disapproved of his next story arc. Certainly I disapprove of how it ended; it goes from an engaging portrait of flawed but hardworking characters to a dark version of Saturday morning cartoons. Trapped in an underground doom bunker? Fighting a band of scantily clad hip street toughs? This is just embarrassing, and the ...more
The ending is killer, but I am damn tired of Marvel books with women whose powers are so strong they can end the world, not to mention drive themselves insane, and have to be killed for the greater good.

(Not that women's power = dangerous and insane is a trope limited to Marvel. But that doesn't make it better.)

Of course, this woman, like so many others in such storylines, doesn't even try to seize power for herself; with all her power, she's the tool of an ambitious man.

Are there any male char
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Apr 09, 2009 Max rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
Goes completely to hell in the final act. So much so that the writer asked Marvel to discontinue the title rather than try to salvage the disaster he created.
Shannon Appelcline
A nice continued exploration of these characters, and a nice capping of the plot in what turned out to be a mini-series.
Gary Lee
This title actually had some potential. Too bad no one really paid attention.

It was gone after ten issues.

Mar 28, 2012 Bill rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: graphic, ya
Good times. Fraction writes fun superhero graphic novels.
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"How he got started in comics: In 1983, when Fraction was 7 years old and growing up in Kansas City, Mo., he became fascinated by the U.S. invasion of Grenada and created his own newspaper to explain the event. "I've always been story-driven, telling stories with pictures and words," he said.

Education and first job: Fraction never graduated from college. He stopped half a semester short of an art
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