In a dark, dark city, there was a dark, dark tower and in the dark, dark tower there were some dark, dark stairs. Up the dark, dark stairs, there was a dark, dark table and around the dark, dark table there were some dark, dark Avengers.
Having a conversation. Again.
DARK AVENGERS #10
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Mike Deodato
COLOURS: Rain Beredo
LETTERS: Cory Petit
Down in Dinosaur, Colorado, people are going missing. One of them being the Secretary of State’s daughter. Guess who he’s going to ask for a favour?
The Dark Avengers take down Man-Thing and then hurry back to Avengers Tower to chat round the breakfast table. Gargan’s medication seems to be making him sensitive, Ms. Marvel wants Hawkeye in the sack and Victoria Hand doesn’t want the Avengers back chatting her. Osborn then appears fully in armour after his recluse in the lab last issue and announces their next mission. He sends Sentry to go deal with it.
Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel do it. Sentry gets vaporised. The whole force of H.A.M.M.E.R. is sent to Dinosaur to take care of this problem (except Gargan because he’s acting like a little girl).
Then, suddenly, Norman is surprised by several villains, including the Molecule Man, The Enchantress, The Beyonder, Mephisto…
-How many times can I mention Mike Deadato’s amazing art?
-The story is moving along…
-Though not as much as possible.
-These Avengers love their breakfast.
We’re starting a new arc here. It’s going to move slow, I suppose, that’s how Bendis works. A few new plot threads are introduced and we’re going to see how they move along throughout the arc. Why does it have to be so slow though?! Do we need to see them complaining about Osborn again?! We had that last issue, that thread doesn’t need to be addressed again. We get it. I want to know about Osborn’s breakdown, we get some signs of it, but not enough.
The cliff-hanger. Woah. We haven’t had enough of these “Say what?” cliff-hangers for a while. I love them and this definitely falls into this category.
I cannot do justice in talking about the art, so here:
“Let’s not get started on fathers.”
“Your dad’s kind of badass, Daken.”
3 out of 5 webheads.
Next issue looks interesting. It’s a shame this issue wasn’t half as interesting as the cliffhanger.