Review by: Poopmonster

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Avg Rating: 3.4
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Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mike Deodato
Colors by Rain Beredo
Cover by Mike Deodato & Rain Beredo

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

This was horrible. I picked it up thinking it was a new direction for the Avengers and what better way to get a new start than to attempt to erase the Dark Avengers era. Bendis on the other hand apparently doesn’t remember the Dark Avengers the way I do. The art was good, Mike Deodato draws a hell of a Norman Osbourn hair-do. But the fact is I spent the whole book in disbelief that this was the story Bendis wanted to tell and couldn’t pay attention to the art for long. I can’t actually predict where the next issue will take this story (actually I can and it only gets worse), but I really don’t care. I’m only writing this hopefully to stop someone else from making the mistake I did.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I have no idea from your review why you didn’t like the book.

  2. Sorry I was actually angry at what I just read and was just trying to not spew negativity but to get my point across that I really didn’t like this book and would like it to go away. As to why I didn’t like the book, I hated the story. I thought the New Avengers title was setting up a new team and we were going to get new stories. Instead I get Bendis telling the same story he told a few years ago. The Dark Avengers at least made sense in the world of HAMMER taking over for SHIELD and the Avengers in hiding. Everybody knows Osborn is crazy but the smartest people in the world (collectively) in A.I.M. elect to follow him? Gorgon & Hydra (who I thought didn’t like each other) would also choose to follow Osborn’s lead? Utter nonsense, let alone Kid Hulk who I was coming around to. Every page I read pissed me off a little more. It would be one thing for a new writer on the title and attempt to retell or improve on the story but I found this to be unacceptable. My bad for not taking the “Dark” on the cover seriously, how could I know. True I don’t go seek out previews of comics before I purchase, but based on the blurb here on Ifanboy “Witness the new Avengers line-up in action!” I would have thought there would be Avengers in the book, maybe even the West Coast Avengers after the last issue instead I got Dark Reign Revisited.

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