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Dark Avengers, Vol. 2: Molecule Man (Dark Avengers #2)

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  512 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
The Dark Avengers are pitted against a foe they cannot defeat: A man with the power over every molecule in the world! Norman can't talk his way out of this one as the world gets turned upside down, and no joke... someone dies! Plus, 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 ...more
Hardcover, Premiere HC, 112 pages
Published March 3rd 2010 by Marvel (first published 2010)
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Apr 14, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, avengers
Norman Osborn (aka The Goblin) has formed a new team of Avengers.

They mainly consist of reformed (?) criminals and their abilities are tested when the go up against the Molecule Man.

Molecule Man is old school Marvel and is one of the toughest adversaries.

It’s fun to see the Dark Avengers face a really tough opponent.

Great art and fun story

Sentry learns something important about himself
R. Morris
This is a classic example of Brian Michael Bendis infuriating his readers with ret-conning nonsense. The Molecule Man storyline is utter crap: tons of build-up and mystery that completely implodes like the writer didn't even know where he was going with it all. And I'm not confident that BMB did know where it was going. There's barely any action, just a bunch of yapping, useless characters dumped in for next-to-no reason, and established characters doing new stuff for no other reason than being ...more
Mar 12, 2013 Soňa rated it liked it
This was interesting read, ok Moonstone is not my favourite so her driving off Marvel Boy is guite good. Definetely for him :-)
Osborn's talk on TV, yeah almosst shedded a tier, very believable.... but then comes the problem part meeting molecule man.
Thinking this over and over, not that great. Surely Sentry, guy who has biggest issues in the world and of course noone can help him (tho Normie's try was really heroic) gets killed but that's life. And surprisingly jumping to end he can't be killed
Neil McCrea
Mar 19, 2014 Neil McCrea rated it really liked it
The second half of the Norman Osborn's psychotic Avengers run. Lots of good stuff in this one, including the villains warming up to their government gig and some important character development business between Ares and Nick Fury.

At core of this volume is a conflict between the Molecule Man and the Dark Avengers. Owen Reese, the Molecule Man, is an old school Marvel villain. He is essentially a classic Star Trek type foe, omnipotent being with a stunted adolescent personality. The delight in thi
Dec 12, 2014 Lissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, read-in-2011
Although not as good as the first Dark Avengers trade, this is still a fun read. I love how the team is so dysfunctional; it's very entertaining.

In this trade, the team takes on Molecule Man, who has holed up in Dinosaur, Colorado (which was even funnier for me, as I live in Colorado and know exactly where Dinosaur is). Norman, meanwhile, edges even closer to insanity and failure (like we didn't know that was going to happen).

I'll be sad to see Dark Avengers go away. This is one of my favorite t
Lots of fun! Totally enjoyed all of the new psycho Avengers! Looks like it will be a blast to watch them eat each other alive.
Apr 03, 2010 Sonic rated it it was amazing
Super Fun! Hahahaha! In a way these "Dark" Avengers are more fun and interesting than the good guys!
Jan 28, 2011 Neil rated it really liked it
To take a bunch of misfit, psychopathic villains, and let them take the place of the most iconic superhero group, you'd better be a top notch writer to manage to pull this off. Bendis is such a writer, taking what could be the lamest of concepts (and potentially lamest of characters) and giving them depth and a sense of reality that even if they are despicable, you are still drawn to follow them and be engrossed in their violent tragedy.

To make Ares and Moonstone actually three dimensional take
Mar 18, 2015 Cristhian rated it really liked it
Bob, la bomba de tiempo.

Sentry nunca fue tan peligroso como en este volumen, cuando se da cuenta de su potencial, un mismo potencial que sería olvidado por el propio Bendis en los arcos siguientes hasta su muerte insulsa en Fear Itself.

I mean, la lista de personas que pueden destruir a Molecule Man (el ser más poderoso del Universo Marvel) se reducen a solo 1: Sentry.
Travis Duke
Feb 15, 2014 Travis Duke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark avengers is a refreshing take on a classic group. Norman Osborn and his flunky crew are trying to protect the planet, or are they? I love the internal conflict with the dark avengers, mean while the good guys are no where to be seen! Will sentry come back? Is the vulture losing his grip? Is moonstone trying to kill bullseye???
Feather Mista
Iba a esperar a leerme el crossover con X-Men que vienen antes de este tomo para seguir con la serie, pero como medio que se lavan las manos en las primeras páginas y el resto se entiende a la perfección, me lo mandé nomás. Y, sin culpa alguna, seguí disfrutando de una serie que se hace la oscura y macabra cuando en realidad es un comic de "antihéroes" bastante poco escandaloso, pero con la dosis justa de guiones cumplidores y dibujos lindos para que el tomo se haga de lo más pasajero. Más que N ...more
Jul 05, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
I really liked the background on Victoria Hand, especially since I am still reading the New Avengers with her role in it. Also Norman Osborne's mental instability is finally coming out more in the public (or semi-public, I guess, since it is his workers).
Elliot Huxtable
Feb 26, 2016 Elliot Huxtable rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Although this is a fun romp with the Molecule Man it has none of the snappy dialogue or character that the previous volume has. It is redeemed through the development of Hand and Osborne but I was certainly left wanting more.
Aug 19, 2015 Lieblingsbuch rated it really liked it
The story and drawings were good. The story was shorter than the first volume, but that is because they put less total comics in this one. I read it in one sitting because the story was very engaging, though I wanted to keep reading, so I'll have to find the third volume somewhere.
Paul Allard
Jan 22, 2016 Paul Allard rated it really liked it
Good yarn - well recommended as it deals with Ares and his son, Norman Osborn and his deteriorating mental state and their confrontation with the Molecule Man.
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Edición española, tomo 2 pero que se lee después del crossover con X-Men.
Reprints Dark Avengers #9-12. Osborn's Avengers face the threat of the Molecule Man and continue to become more and more disconnected. The Dark Avengers is Bendis best mainstream stuff in a while. He usually can't write team book (and he definately can't write "epic" crossovers), but the art and style of the Dark Avengers does work. It would be nice to have more character development because the course of this series is so sort and it kept getting sucked into bigger story arcs like Utopia and Si ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Jun 12, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
A nice continuation of the Dark Avengers. The Ares story is quite good (though I sometimes get tired of everyone talking about the Bendis things in the Bendis tone), whereas the Molecule Man story was more expected (but offered great foreboding for the future).
The Dark Avengers are starting to realise they have to do the old Avengers jobs. Theres a lovely moment with Ares and his son, its a shame that wasn't expanded otherwise I would have given this 4 stars.
Apr 14, 2013 Kahn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Take one Bendis, add a dash of Osborn, one mad super villan who can't, technically, be defeated, mix well and place in a microwave for 35 seconds. Garnish with Victoria Hand. Serve. Enjoy.
William Thomas
Although the book is fun, it isn't sustainable. It will soon wither and die, but for now, it is enjoyable reading an actually interesting Marvel book that has seriously twisted the mythos.
Jul 13, 2012 Craig rated it liked it
Nice artwork by Deodato and pretty good story by Bendis, this could still be a lot better...
James Dunphy
Feb 09, 2013 James Dunphy rated it really liked it
The Molecule Man stuff was just pure awesome. Sets up Siege really nicely.
Karl Kindt
Apr 03, 2010 Karl Kindt rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
B.M. Bendis has become my favorite super hero writer of all time.
Artemiy Nizovtsev
Dec 24, 2015 Artemiy Nizovtsev rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, 5stars, marvel
Even better than volume 1. Absolutely amazing series.
Dec 14, 2013 Sharon rated it liked it
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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.

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