Friday, December 25, 2009

A Quick Look at Dark Avengers #12

Writer: BENDIS. Pencils: Mike Deodato.

What happened: Picking up from last issue, Victoria Hand from HAMMER, on behalf of the United States of America, has decided to surrender to the Molecule Man. Victoria agrees to leave the Molecule Man alone provided that he return the Avengers to her. Molecule Man agrees to the deal and brings her to Norman Osborn who is still laying naked on the floor of the Molecule Man's base, still being tormented mentally. All of a sudden the Sentry pops out of the Molecule Man and attacks him. This action surprises the Molecule Man, but ultimately he simply destroys the Sentry. Sentry pulls himself back together and actually begins to use the Molecule Man's own powers against him. Sentry then demands that Molecule Man returns everything back to the way it was, which includes returning the Avengers to where they were, as well as bringing back all the people he adducted, to which the Molecule Man does. After Molecule Man completes all of those actions, the Sentry destroys Molecule Man completely. The Sentry then tells his dumbfounded teammates that he can control the molecules of the world. Osborn tries to reason with Sentry, but proves unsuccessful, so Moonstone, using her psychiatric training, manages to calm Sentry down. Sentry then decides to return home alone. This issue concludes with Norman Osborn locking himself up in his downstairs lab and Avengers Tower, slowly going insane thanks to what he went through with the Molecule Man, as well as Loki's influence.

What I thought: Eh, I really didn't enjoy this comic at all. I've never been a fan of the Sentry, and now it seems we'll be getting even more of him. While I did enjoy the first two parts of this storyline, this one definitely fell flat to me. Next issue promises to have a lot more of the Sentry, so needless to say I'm not looking forward to it.

Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.

If seeing Norman Osborn running around naked is your kind of thing, then this is the comic for you!

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