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The Order, Volume 2: California Dreaming (The Order #2)

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  88 Ratings  ·  10 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
Apr 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Andrew Huey
May 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
This was a pretty good series, but maybe ended a little too soon. I would have liked to have seen it last 12 issues rather than 10, at least. I disagree with the reviews that say it fell apart near the end; I think it held together well.

The artwork was a bit spotty near the end though; too many people working on it, I think. If they could have kept Kitson on pencils and one good inker through the whole run, then it would have been great.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Again, a 3.5, but on the higher end.

Bit of an abrupt ending due to cancellation, but at least it has enough time to wrap things up, period. Ends up a tight little superhero tragedy. Shame the art changes hands for the last couple issues.
Gary Lee
Oct 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
This title actually had some potential. Too bad no one really paid attention.

It was gone after ten issues.

Shannon Appelcline
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
A nice continued exploration of these characters, and a nice capping of the plot in what turned out to be a mini-series.
Mar 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic, ya
Good times. Fraction writes fun superhero graphic novels.
Apr 09, 2009 rated it liked it
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.
Gayle Francis Moffet
A solid continuation of the first arc. Sad to have it end so quickly; felt like I was just getting to know the team well.
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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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