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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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Dark X-Men #1 Preview

Dark X-Men #1 Preview

Marvel Comics: The Siege Promo Trailer

Marvel Comics: The Siege

The Siege - Jim Cheung

The Siege - Jim Cheung


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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.┬áThe 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.