Read Dark Avengers: Omnibus by Brian Michael Bendis Mike Deodato Greg Horn Chris Bachalo Online


Every issue of this groundbreaking series in one glorious oversized collection! There they are, a new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the sunlight gleaming off their smiling faces and an adoring crowd on hand to cheer them as they take the stage! Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye...You know them, you love them! They're your Avengers, and they are here to protectEvery issue of this groundbreaking series in one glorious oversized collection! There they are, a new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the sunlight gleaming off their smiling faces and an adoring crowd on hand to cheer them as they take the stage! Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye...You know them, you love them! They're your Avengers, and they are here to protect you! Except...things are not how they appear. With the real Avengers underground, who are these Avengers that look like them, and why have they been assembled? The Dark Reign has begun, and Dark Avengers are at the epicenter of Norman Osborn's insane plans for the Marvel Universe!Collecting: Dark Avengers 1-12, 13-16, Annual; Dark Reign: The List Avengers...

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ISBN : 9780785156505
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Dark Avengers: Omnibus Reviews

  • Cheese
    2019-03-27 18:12

    I really enjoyed this. I thought it was going to be an empty 'filler' story but it was actually quite intelligent and brimming with story and action. Norman Osborn (haha Norman, what silly name) is in power, because he killed the queen of the skrulls during secret invasion, but basically he can't handle it. It seems he's not used to the hours needed to be the iron patriot, leader of the avengers and top cop! I love the way this ties in with the new avengers and leads up to siege, but the best part of this omnibus is how Norman controls these psycho avengers, especially the sentry, bullseye and Venom. His psycho analysis is basically give them what they want, which is give in to temptation. He uses them, but willingly to their liking. It's the perfect form of manipulation and Sentry makes an awesome weapon! Move over Superman!Looking forward to reading siege now.

  • David
    2019-03-24 16:20

    Loved this series. One of my favorite "Avengers" books.

  • Gayle Francis Moffet
    2019-04-08 12:02

    This is more a 3.5 star review than a 4, but Goodreads doesn't allow half stars, and I do want to rec the book, so there you go.This is an egaging interesting book marred by exactly two things:1. The cut off point led to numerous, interesting storylines being set up that didn't get the chance to resolve. Maybe these storylines went back to the Thunderbolts book, or maybe they got scattered around, or maybe they got forgotten. Whatever the case, it's frustrating to see a book really get its stride on and get tripped up by editorial mandate to end it because the events that story was built out of are now considered passe. Bendis had his full game going (and the book was selling very well), and to cut him off was a loss. There had to be a way to keep this story going even into the Heroic Age storylines. And maybe they did, but the fact I now have to go dig around to find out is annoying.In short for #1, I really liked this book and the stories getting laid down, and it's a disservice to the story to drop the whole thing when it's profitable.Onto #2: If I never see another woman arching her back or flashing her ass or showcasing her sideboob in Deodato's art again, it'll be too soon. There were ass shots and beefcake shots of the guys sometimes, but they were always in more powerful poses, and none of them looked like they wrenched their backs, and why the hell no woman on the team ever heard of a ponytail holder to get their hair out of their eyes, I don't know.It was jarring to get into the story and turn the page and see a character looking like she was in the opening scene of a porno by the way she was standing. It made it hard to read the book because it made the book about titties instead of characters, and I'm pretty sure I'm off Deodato's art forever.

  • Eldon Farrell
    2019-04-02 14:56

    As a child I read Marvel almost exclusively. This would've been the 80s and Marvel was king. The Bullpen and Stan's Soapbox and stories that defined a generation. Marvel was the undisputed house of ideas.One of those ideas published in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in the 70s became a classic of comic story telling. Issues 121 and 122 saw the death of Gwen Stacy and Spider-Man's nemesis Green Goblin - Norman Osborn in disguise. The story was amazing and showcased what made Marvel great.What does any of this have to do with Dark Avengers? As much as those issues exemplified what made Marvel work, this story shows why it no longer works. Norman Osborn died and yet somehow...for whatever reason...he's alive again.Marvel has lost the creativity that made them what they are. They destroy their storied history with ridiculous notions such as this.Rant aside, the book isn't bad. It just left me asking why?3 stars.

  • Vittorio Rainone
    2019-04-05 12:24

    Al di là di quanto possa essere telefonato riformare i Vendicatori prendendo le sembianze dei vecchi eroi, al di là di quanto possa sembrare commerciale l'operazione, sta di fatto che seguire le avventure di un gruppo di rinnegati trasformati in riottosi tutori della legge diventa interessante se la narrazione è solida e i disegni sono all'altezza. Deodati Jr. ha fatto qui un grosso passo avanti rispetto agli orrori di THor il motore del mondo. Bendis tiene a freno la sua voglia di far parlare i personaggi e costruisce una trama solida, che gestisce bene i molti personaggi in gioco

  • Valery Tzvetanov
    2019-04-04 14:21

    This series is so good . . . I couldn’t imagine that I’m going to like it so much. It is unbelievable. Bendis succeeded in making me care about the characters. I even liked them more than the New Avengers. They are finnier and darker than our usual suspects. I really enjoyed the humor inside. There are numerous situations involving sexual jokes even. Bendis is at his best. He presented Moonstone as nymphomaniac, ready to use her body for gaining advantage over her teammates. Venom is put on drugs that changed him into whining spineless scrub. Bullseye is a total maniac and I hate him for this. Daken came out of the closet and told his new teammates that Wolverine is his father. I really enjoyed the Sentry (one of my favorite’s new Marvel heroes) and Ares. Norman Osborn is a lunatic, but in this book we can see why he wanted to be the man in power and understand him better. We even see that Loki is messing with his head.The art is wonderful. Mike Deodato can draw spectacular scenes. I felt some resemblance between Norman Osborn and Tommy Lee Jones. I don’t know if it was on purpose. The first four issues are kind of dull. The Dark Avengers are fighting Morgana Le Fay while helping Dr. Doom coming home to Latveria. On the way back to Avenger’s tower Moonstone is seducing Marvel Boy and she was able to remove him from the team. She is starting to work on Bullseye after that. In the next issue, we see how Ares is trying to be good father to his son. Bendis did it so well that I almost felt what to be in his shoes is. This is may be may be my favorite issue in the whole omnibus. We are going to Dinosaur, Colorade afterwards and the Dark Avengers are facing Owen Reece aka the Molecule Man. He is mopping the floor with them, but the Sentry saves the day. He also understood from where his powers are coming from and how to control them. In the next issues the origin of the Sentry is revealed. That’s why I enjoyed this book. There is plenty of Sentry inside! Norman Osborn is trying to help Bob not to lose his mind. He was really good in it due to his experience with the green goblin inside him. However, Bullseye did something horrible, following an order of Norman Osborn. In this moment my warm feelings for the Iron Patriot came to an end. In the last issue we see the outcome of Siege. The Green Goblin and almost everyone left alive are imprisoned. My only remark is that you need to know what happens in Siege in order to understand the last issue. But this collection is big enough like this. Let me put the long story short: It was a wonderful run; I will miss the Dark Avengers and the Sentry. I‘ll check the Thunderbolts series to see if I can find there something similar to them.

  • J'aime
    2019-03-30 16:02

    I began reading Marvel comics with "Journey into Mystery, Vol. 1: Fear Itself" and then found myself working backward to "Siege" out of sheer curiosity. I wanted to see how the characters got where they were. I loved Siege and decided to read Dark Reign; only it has no central event arc, unless you count the Dark Avengers.Villains have occasionally gotten a mini-series, or one-shot, but this is the first full-run I have seen that puts the villains at the forefront of everything. This is their series and our usual heroes make only the rare cameo. Upon ascending to power as Tony Stark/Nick Fury's replacement, Norman Osborn creates his own team of Avengers - substituting our beloved heroes with their villain counterparts (e.g. Venom becomes "Spider-man", Bullseye becomes "Hawkeye", etc.) - and Osborn taking the lead as the Iron Patriot. Osborn wrangles them in with promises of power, glory and money. But these people put the "I" in team! What is surprising about the book is that the team does manage to successfully accomplish some missions. They are skilled, but beyond dysfunctional. Interspersed among the stories are meetings of Osborn's cabal of villains, and flashes of Loki who is manipulating Osborn. The art and the story-telling are perfectly in sync and completely engaging. As befits a group of villains, the story often gets very dark and violent - including more than one murder.One weakness of the collection is that it sometimes focuses too much on Osborn and Sentry's psychological issues. Both are hanging onto sanity by a thread (Sentry's thread in on fire, I think) and their psychotic episodes take up a lot of pages, to the detriment of the other members. Moonstone, and her sexual crusade to bed all her team-mates, does get plenty of screen-time which definitely makes this rated T for teen. I was also disappointed that issues 7 & 8 were missing. I understand that they were so intertwined in the X-Men story as to not stand alone, but a couple of paragraphs setting the stage could have helped integrate them so the collection was actually complete.Overall, this is an excellent collection! The book has beautiful production values - bound in leather, with hot foil stamping and sewn binding that made it easy to read. I'm almost sad that Siege brought the Dark Avengers to an end. They were a lot of fun and gave me a hell of an entertaining ride! Highly recommended.

  • Aaron
    2019-04-08 18:16

    This series was an absolute blast. It had the potential to be a little ridiculous: the Avengers controlled exclusively by villains and maniacs? The concept seems a little hard to sell, particularly with the lingering question "Why doesn't someone just arrest them?" But Bendis does a remarkable job making this huge undertaking just as fun and believable as his other fantastic Avengers titles.That said, some of the Avengers go too underdeveloped. Venom is barely in it, and Moonstone is just a nymphomaniac for no discernible reason. But it's the massive foes this team faces, and the disorganized, often counterintuitive methods with which they combat them, that make this so much fun. Every story pulses with energy, particularly anything focused on The Sentry, Bendis's favorite crazy Superman.One drawback to this collection is the number of events that have to happen "offscreen." Dark Avengers worked as kind of a central hub for the Dark Reign storyline, but occasionally stories bled off into other titles. There's a big chunk missing that's collected in "Avengers/X-Men: Utopia," for instance, not to mention the fact that the actual climax of this series occurs in "Siege," which is also not collected here. But, if you can forgive those exclusions, this is a highly enjoyable, popcorn superhero story well worth your time.

  • Lissa
    2019-03-31 18:08

    Although billed as an "omnibus," this collection is much more like a oversized-hardcover (think Fraction's Invincible Iron Man) instead of what I picture as a Marvel omnibus (which are the size of a phone book and weigh a ton). Also, this collection doesn't include the two issues of the Dark Avengers that took place during the Utopia crossover with the X-Men (while they probably wouldn't have made sense out of context, the completist in me wishes they were included).Still, I enjoyed the Dark Avengers immensely, especially the first two trades' worth of material that is included here (Assemble and Molecule Man). The team's dynamics are hilarious as they try to settle into comradeship, especially under not-so-stable leadership. The third trade's worth of material, which is what occurred during the Siege event, isn't as strong, but it's interesting to watch the team completely disband.I'd recommend this as a buy for fans of the Dark Avengers or the Dark Reign event in general. For the more casual reader, I'd recommend borrowing the trades.

  • Sergio
    2019-04-13 12:01

    Very enjoyable. I liked the story and how it progresses from a good and hopeful beginning, through the first signs of breakdown to the worst kind of demise. The arworknis also very good. However I found the way the female characters always posed as if they were models a bit jarring. They did it in the most unprobable situations and places. The coloring creates A mood that is always dark and menacing, very relevant to the whole story. I would've liked to see the other story arcs mentioned, Dark X-Men and the attack on Asgard. The inclusion of these woul've really rounded out the experience. Other than that, very good read.

  • M
    2019-04-08 18:01

    The entire Dark Avengers run is finally collected in one massive volume! Beginning with the team's formation and first mission (to help Doctor Doom), the Omnibus collects the vast storylines that both helped and hurt the title's run. While the Molecule Man storyline adds a unique twist to the Sentry, the middle and concluding issues serve only to remind readers of crossover events like the Dark X-Men and Siege. Admittedly, I am a fan of this crew of twisted Avengers; this collection serves to remind me of how great they could have been without the massive Marvel events getting in their way.

  • John
    2019-04-17 10:07

    Not bad, Bendis lingering long on the crazies and their inevitable loss of control. A lot of it would be nonsensical without having read other event collections, and that is the only reason I won't score it higher. It is very talktalktalk but given how absurdly superpowered the cast is, this sort of strained bantering is preferable to ultraviolence, though to be fair the ultraviolence is rather stunningly depicted.

  • Joshua
    2019-03-28 14:20

    I liked it. I think I would've liked it better if it hadn't excluded the side-arcs to the story line. That being said, who honestly felt it was a good idea to allow Norman Osborn to take over the new S.H.I.E.L.D program? Even if the man is supposedly sane, you'd think his past actions would've made the people making the decisions just rule him out for fear he might have a schizo attack during a time of world crisis.

  • Eric Nicholas
    2019-03-26 12:09

    One of my favourite omnibuses ever, and definitely the number one graphic novel in the awsome dark reign storyline.The interactions with the various villains (posing to be heroes) is completely different from other books such as new avengers. They could care less about saving the world and more about their own personal goals.Haven't read it in quite a while so might need to have another read some day.4.7

  • Nicolas Ronvel
    2019-04-08 12:08

    Une lecture sans passion, que j'ai arrêtée à l'arrivée d'Utopia. La constitution du groupe, la toute première partie, est intéressante. Elle casse les stéréotypes et arrive à trouver un "méchant" correspondant à un Avengers classique. Mais le reste n'est que de la baston basique, sans rien derrière pour relever le niveau. Dommage.

  • Craig
    2019-04-15 12:00

    An odd collection, in that it seems to diminish the original work when assembled (pun intended)The artwork is undoubtedly stunning, but the repetition of some of the story beats becomes tiresome, and the missing crossover issues impede the flow of the story.

  • Jordan Lahn
    2019-04-08 10:04

    Can't get enough of Bendis. This was a great read. Succeeded in making you care about the characters even though they're villains. Wish it could have lasted longer though. Really only got 3 arcs out of these great characters, and most of it was dominated by Sentry...

  • Michael Giuliano
    2019-04-21 13:16

    A fun little run that spans the events from Secret Invasion to Siege. Typical dialogue-heavy Bendis writing with plenty of snark (which I love), and a few truly shocking moments scattered throughout. This is the peanut butter to the chocolate that is "Secret Warriors."

  • Addison
    2019-04-16 11:18

    I was pretty entertained by this book. It had a nice amount of wow moments that kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen next.

  • Fabio Fernandes
    2019-03-27 14:12


  • Steven Matview
    2019-04-03 11:16

    This book is basically a sequel to Ellis’ and Deodato Jr.’s “Thunderbolts” run. It’s not quite as good – n one can nail creepy/weird quite like Ellis, but it’s still pretty enjoyable.

  • Aditya Aldjokdja
    2019-04-22 10:18

    Best marvel avengers recruitment, they call themselves as heroes, but they bring darkness and siege to the universe. Good book

  • Kate
    2019-04-19 14:56

    Villains are so friggin charismatic. Also, Bendis is a superhero - takes one to know one.