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BenC (formerly Ape-X)
04-26-2011, 06:12 AM
Ok, I need some opinions here. I'm trying to decide weather or not to pre-order The Mighty Avengers: Dark Reign oversized book, it reprints all of Dan Slotts run. With the baby now here, the days of blindly ordering 26 dollar books (after DCBS discount) are done and over.

I usually enjoy Slott's work but I remember reading some pretty savage reviews of the separate issues and there wasn't a steady artist on the run. Is it good as a cohesive whole or can it easily be skipped?

Matt Jay
04-26-2011, 06:14 AM
I disliked much of what I read. Has some great ideas but the execution didn't do it for me. It seems like a throwback to the Busiek era, so if you like that, you may like this.

Marcdachamp
04-26-2011, 06:15 AM
I only read a couple issues, but I really wasn't feeling it. And I love Slott.

Doug
04-26-2011, 06:25 AM
It didn't help that Pym was a main character for me. I can't stand Pym, and dropped the book shortly after the first arc. The Hulk left the book, and so did I.

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
04-26-2011, 06:30 AM
Hmm, looks I may save some dough on this. Thanks guys.

Generic Poster
04-26-2011, 06:32 AM
I thought it was perfectly fine, but nothing special.

Andrew
04-26-2011, 06:40 AM
If you're a fan of Bendis' Avengers, I wouldn't bother with it. The styles are too different. And yeah, having Hank Pym as the main character really drags it down.

You can definitely skip it and not miss anything. It ran concurrently with Bendis and Deodato's Dark Avengers, which is where the real story was happening, so check that out instead if you haven't already.

MayorMitch100
04-26-2011, 07:10 AM
Nothing special. If you really want to read it get the trades.

artimoff
04-26-2011, 07:19 AM
I loved it. It had some great character interaction.

Evan the Shaggy
04-26-2011, 07:21 AM
It was all right. I am not a big fan of Khoi Pham so that made it harder for me to warm up to the book.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
04-26-2011, 07:25 AM
Howlett! Calling all Howletts! C'mon James, I know you're out there...

Andrew
04-26-2011, 07:25 AM
I am not a big fan of Khoi Pham so that made it harder for me to warm up to the book.

Yes, that was another thing working against it.

Kefky
04-26-2011, 07:30 AM
Just another kiddie book with people in tights. Not much different than anything pulished in this industry.

Marcdachamp
04-26-2011, 07:31 AM
It was all right. I am not a big fan of Khoi Pham so that made it harder for me to warm up to the book.

I don't think he was the right fit. He's better on a book like X-Factor. Also, one of the nicest guys working in comics I've yet met. Must be an X-Factor artist thing, because Valentine deLandro is also awesome.

information
04-26-2011, 07:35 AM
Rough art. And I seem to remember Hank Pym calling Reed Richards "bitch" at one point, which really felt like they were trying way too hard.

I am a huge Dan Slott fan, but that run felt like a misfire to me.

Sarcoidosis
04-26-2011, 07:42 AM
I guess I'm the minority report here, but it was my favourite Avengers book on the stands at the time. It didn't take itself too seriously, which was a nice change of pace. The art was a bit all over the place though. Still, it's one of the few books I've re-read more than once since it came out, so clearly I enjoyed it.

NickT
04-26-2011, 08:50 AM
Some nice ideas, but as a book it didn't work as well. The book also had a lot of artists for such a short run, which hurt it.

Kenobi Fei-Hung
04-26-2011, 08:53 AM
I loved it. It really felt like old-school Avengers dealing with huge threats. And there were some great ideas in there too. I say if you love old-school Avengers action, get it. If that's not your thing, then maybe skip.

Superior Kiai
04-26-2011, 08:55 AM
I enjoyed it.

Talking the fact that Marvel left him nothing but scraps to play with into consideration, he did good work.

Best Hank Pym I've ever read.

KirbyKrackle
04-26-2011, 08:56 AM
I liked it. But the last three issues of it were disappointing.

Supreme Convoy
04-26-2011, 10:25 AM
I liked it. But the last three issues of it were disappointing.

That's how I felt. The last issues tied into Siege and it didn't gel with the rest of the series.

I liked the run overall. The initial arc is great superhero comics.

THWIP!
04-26-2011, 10:47 AM
I didn't like it, and didn't even bother picking up the last 3 issues.

Gregory
04-26-2011, 10:51 AM
I gave up on it. The rotating artists lent the book no consistency.

THWIP!
04-26-2011, 11:05 AM
I gave up on it. The rotating artists lent the book no consistency.

Besides the fact that Khoi Pham was doing the worst art of his career. Early on at least.

Jim Schnobrich
04-26-2011, 11:08 AM
It was just okay for me.

Ryudo
04-26-2011, 11:10 AM
It was alright, I flipped through it, but it didn't do too much for me.

The last arc was predictable in its villain and execution.

Spidey616
04-27-2011, 02:04 PM
The FF 2 parter probably had my favorite Hank Pym line-

It's on bitch!

russw
04-27-2011, 02:06 PM
I vote meh