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Dark Avengers: Ares

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  5 reviews
After thousands of years living as a man and fighting in man's bloody, petty conflicts, Ares joined the ranks of Earth's mightiest heroes - the Avengers. Now Norman Osborn wants the finest fighting force the God of War can provide, and he charges Ares to assemble the hardest, sharpest warriors ever to wield an M-60 in each hand.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 31st 2010 by Marvel (first published 2010)
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Really solid book. In all honesty, had they excluded the Dark Avengers:Ares story (the 2nd one in this collection), this would've been a 4-star review. The first story is awesome. It's a great backstory and motivation for an enigmatic character.

The second story seems a complete waste...

There, that was easy.
Alex Sarll
Two tragedies of fatherhood; Oeming's has the mythic heft of Jason Aaron's Thor, while Gillen's is more Full Metal Jacket with gods and monsters. Both are excellent, though so different in tone that separate books might have served better.
I really <3 Dark Avengers and Ares, but this back story is BORING. I usually like mythological comic book retellings but this was so dull. The beginning was interesting but the ending was predictable and I'm not sure how this all jives with the way he is portrayed in Dark Avengers. Meh.
Better characterization than the first Dark Avengers instalment ( in that there actually was some), but still not the magic I got from X-23.

It's kinda fun exploring what the Marvel-verse has to offer though.
Very violent but it actually makes Ares likeable. He may be god of war but he cares about his family and is not a sadist.
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