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Dark Wolverine 84 – Daken is Gay for Bullseye

Daken Kisses Bullseye in Dark Wolverine #84

Daken Kisses Bullseye in Dark Wolverine #84

I have no comment about this development. I like Daken but I don’t get his angle. I assumed he was messing with Bullseye because he doesn’t like him but now I think Daken might have a crush on Bullseye which is infinitely weird to me.

Psychopaths in love…

Jesus Christ Superhero: Dark Avengers #13

Sentry’s Origin Reveals Biblical Link in Dark Avengers #13

Dark Avengers #13

Dark Avengers #13

(Insanity + Drug Addiction)/ Secret Serum = God.

Or at least this is what Brian Michael Bendis wants us to believe about the Sentry’s newest and truest retconned origin story.

Like Mose and Jesus before him, Sentry holds the power of the divine and while the Void mentions to Lindy (who’s living status is still confusing to me. Is she a construct? Has she been resurrected?) he is “…Galactus…Devourer of Worlds”, I’m pretty sure he said this to express to her just how terrifingly powerful he is (as if the power of a million exploding suns wasn’t powerful enough. I’m just saying). The burning bush, the vengeful father, and never-ending opus that is the Void are all one and the same and Bobby Reynolds is just the most recent messiah-like figure. I like this.

Why do I like this? Bendis setting up the Void as the Old Testament God (which as a Jew is exciting and insulting) is interesting. It feels like secular comics are finally breaking into Judeo-Christian mythology the same way movies have been doing forever now. I know a few people are going to be annoyed and even insulted that their faith is being presented here as fiction but this is a fictional worlds where Greek and Norse gods walk amongst men. So why can’t Sentry be the resurrected Christ figure and Anti-Christ all at the same time?

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Sentry More Than God-Like?

Is Dark Avengers’ Sentry Marvel Comics’s Jesus?

IGN just preview Dark Avengers #13 and it looks like Bendis is hinting at Sentry being more than just god-like but actually a or thee G-O-D.  I’m not shocked as it explains Bob Reynold’s ability to do anything from raising the dead (his wife dead during the Skrull Invasion) to throwing people into the fucking sun. It also explains why he’s haunted by a mischievous adversary – The Void. Job wrestled his adversary, Moses’ God was both loving and vengeful,  and Jesus’ Satan was well an asshole. I really wonder how Christian fans will take this – sure there have been Jesus-like figures in superhero comics since the genre but none have called reader’s faith into question. Let’s up this doesn’t blow up in Marvel’s fan.

Siege – New Avengers End, Dawn of Heroic Age

Witness the Marvel Universe triumph over its greatest challenges ever as the HEROIC AGE ignites! Still lurking in the shadows are forces of evil and cosmic-level threats, but a new spirit of hope, courage, and the selflessness at the heart of heroism will rise up. The most extraordinary tales ever will be told in this Heroic Age of the Marvel Universe. The Age of Heroes is upon us!

After five years, it seems the New Avengers is coming to a close. I’m actually happy that it is – I loved the comic the whole way through and nearly have every issue but since Civil War, it hasn’t felt like the Avengers. Much in the same sense that the Justice League doesn’t feel like the League without Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. It just didn’t feel important or big enough. To me, the Avengers will always be Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Now that the Avengers books are being updated and streamlined (hopefully) I hope that the X-Universe gets the same make over. Utopia and all these mutant just hanging out on an island is dull and I miss having an actual cast of characters I see every month. Not random comments from everyone while Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Wolverine do all the work.

Siege #2 Preview

Marvel Comics – Siege #2

The blockbuster Marvel event of the year goes full-blown carnage and madness as the biggest and most brutal battle in Marvel’s history brings together heroes from all sides. Lines have been drawn, and an unlikely hero will save one Avenger, but they can’t save them all. The Siege has begun and it claims its first victim as AN AVENGER WILL DIE!!

Marvel Comics February 2009 Solicits – Siege

Siege (Marvel Comics) February 2009 Solicits

Siege Event - Fall of Asgard

Siege Event - Fall of Asgard

I am so excited about Siege. It is the only event that will feature the Thor and ultimately the fall of Asgard. Add in the Dark Avengers (to be honest I’m only excited about more Thor and Ares interaction) and the New Avengers and you’ve got me hook, line, and sinker.

Besides Siege’s focus on Thor, the Cabal, and the Dark Avengers (I think the cover for Dark Avengers 14 confirmed Sentry’s death), I’m really looking forward to Secret Warriors and Guardian of the Galaxy (Yah for evil Adam Warlock).

Thor Battles the Dark Avengers in Siege

Dark Avengers Vs Thor

Thor Takes on the Dark Avengers in SIEGE

I love this images even though I’m confused as to why Ares is blacked out (unfinished?). Anyway Simone Bianchi keeps proving to me I underestimated his art when I first saw it. Regardless Siege has my full attention (something Blackest Night and Nerchosa have both lost) and I’m looking forward to the Avenger related titles in 2010. Bendis has promised major changes and after his work on House of M, Civil War (with Millar), Secret Invasion, and Dark Reign I actually believe him.

Dark Avengers #10 Spoilers

Classic Marvel Super Villain is Back

Dark Avengers #10

Dark Avengers #10

Major fucking spoilers for Dark Avengers #10:
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New Avengers # 60 – The Death of Luke Cage

New Avengers 60 - Death of Luke Cage

New Avengers 60 - Death of Luke Cage

Bendis’ future plans mostly involve death, including the deaths of Luke Cage in “New Avengers” #60 and the Sentry in “Dark Avengers” #13–though his comment that Spider-Woman would die in the fifth issue of her own series made it pretty clear that he was kidding about these plans.

So it looks like one of my favorite characters, Luke Cage, will be kicking the bucket in New Avengers #60. I’m really sad because he was one of the major reason I buy New Avengers.

Goodbye Sentry

Goodbye Sentry

It also looks like crazy Superman clone, the Sentry, will die in Dark Avengers #13. Even though he will be dying, I’m sure he’ll get better.

Dark Avengers #12 – The End

The Anti-Heroics End in Dark Avengers #12

Dark Avengers #12

Dark Avengers #12

It looks like Mike Deodato’s and Brian Michael Bendis’ wild ride through anti-heroics is over with Dark Avengers #12. From the beginning I was a champion of this title. Not only did it focus on villains and anti-heroes being forced to be public superheroes it also gave a new character like Daken a chance to be developed beyond Wolverine Jr. It also gave me my monthly Ares fix. The only problem I had with the title was the treatment of Noh Varr (Captain Marvel). Bendis made him do nothing. He shots a few magic creatures, had sex with Moonstone/Ms Marvel, and ran away. Hopefully having the spotlight shone on him in Dark Avengers Annual #1 will spark more interest in him and Marvel will finally do something with him besides continuing to be Captain Marvel Jr.

Here’s the blurb from Marvel:

The explosive smash hit series from Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato continues!! 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. For reelz!!

I guess this means goodbye darkies – I think I will miss you most of all Ares.

Thor + Ares = OTP

Thor + Ares = OTP

If only Marvel Comics would realize that there not only needs to be a classic Avengers title with Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man drawn by Oliver Coipel as well as West Coast Avengers title with Winter Soldier, War Machine, and Ares drawn by Jim Cheung.  Holy crap, both of those titles would sellout every month.