New York has been carved up into sections controlled by violent gangs who will stop at nothing to protect their turf. In this chaos, a group of not-quite-heroes in funny outfits find themselves caught in the crossfire. Warring factions as well as shadowy forces behind the scenes conspire to use and/or kill them, while the anti-heroes try to run the gauntlet to return to their home. It makes a good movie, but will it make a good comic? (Just go watch The Warriors, OK? I’ll wait.)
Or – “It Used To Be Called ‘Thunderbolts’.” Apparently, the several-issue arc in New Avengers with Norman Osborn’s latest attempt to clone the Avengers was a huge hit, warranting that it take over this book. Either that, or Marvel just loves selling us the adventures of people whose assembled archetypes vaguely resemble the Avengers of yore. Whatever the case, your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “What He Means Is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, Real Wrath-Of-God Type Stuff.” So, Marvel’s solicitations have been making a great mystery over who or what Norm-O’s “secret weapon” is.Â Last issue, we found that founding Dark Avenger Sentry has once again gone ‘El Bonzo Seco,’ and may have an agenda all his own.Â These two statements are probably related in some way, and since he is ostensibly the most powerful creature in the Marvel Universe, this could be “crossing-the-streams” bad…
Â Or – “Whatever Happened To Noh-Varr?” One of the more vexing things about the Dark Avengers title is the fact that, because of the timing of the stories, Noh-Varr (aka Marvel Boy and the latest Kree warrior to call himself Captain Marvel) disappeared from Norman’s team MONTHS ago our time, but has apparently been missing for approximately 16 minutes in the stories.Â This annual promises to tell us where theÂ hero has been, but the question is, will the answers be meaningful, or will they just set up the next big crossover event?
Or – “When Venom Is The Voice Of Reason, Something Is Very, Very Wrong…” “Wait, we’ve been bought out by WHO?”Â Or would that beÂ whom?Â I can never remember.Â But, man, the Dark Avengers certainly look surprised to see something, don’t they?