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First Look: DARK AVENGERS #175

The Dark Avengers were recently defeated while under Norman Osborn's command. Why not put them to work for the greater good?

So far the Dark Avengers are 0-2. Under Norman Osborn's leadership, they came close to being seen as a legitimate superhero team based on the fact that the members resembled actual heroes. Osborn has just been too focused on revenge and world domination that his plans seem to always fall apart. Now there are a bunch of heroes resembling members of the Avengers locked up in custody so what can be done with them?

Turn them into actual heroes, of course. Following the thinking behind the Thunderbolts, it appears the villains will actually continue to serve as Dark Avengers only this time under more stable leadership. Marvel has released a first look for the series that will be pushing THUNDERBOLTS out of the spotlight for now.

This June, prepare for an all-new brand of justice as the fan favorite creative team of Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey bring fans a new line-up of Earth’s Deadliest in Dark Avengers #175! Featuring the Dark Scarlet Witch, Dark Spider-Man, Trickshot, Ragnarok, Skaar and Luke Cage – this new team will take on a mission that only they can tackle! Can Luke Cage keep this team in check or is he in for a world of hurt? Find out in Dark Avengers #175 hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this June!
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DARK AVENGERS #175 (APR120597)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Pencils by DECLAN SHALVEY

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

FOC – 5/14/12, ON SALE – 6/6/12

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Posted by Solarflare32

Looks like songbirds sticking around

Posted by SupremeHyperion

Thunderbolts was my favorite Marvel book and I was one who really enjoyed the Dark Avengers related books. I'm actually very excited for this to start up (as long as my thunderbolts come back).

Posted by Inverno

Dark Avengers can go the hell

Edited by LordRequiem

So what happens to Songbird, Moonstone etc.? I can't see a chimera spider god being any sort of Avenger, and isn't the idea of reforming used a little too often nowadays?

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I still don't get why they didn't just keep it as Thunderbolts....it's the same thing. -.-

Still, I am not too bothered by it, I do want to know what happens to Moonstone and company though, I like Moonstone a lot.

Posted by jordanbines

Looks cool!

Posted by htb106

looks interesting...

Posted by SupremeHyperion

in thunderbolts the core team (minus songbird and cage) were shot through time and at this moment are somewhere near the beginning of zemo/citezen v's thunderbolts. so as far as everyone is concerned they are gone. Moonstone, troll, mach, hyde, centurius etc.) that's why cage is with this team.

Posted by eiderglast

what happened to songbird's hair? still, cool indeed!

Posted by Solarflare32

Reintroduce juggernaught either here or in uncanny x men

Posted by the_fallen11

Love the Dark Avengers...

Posted by Billy Batson

Oy f this sh!t.
BB

Posted by TheWitchingHour

I'm not a fan of the Dark Avengers (exception being the roster during Dark Reign) but I really like Luke Cage's Thunderbolts so I'll check this out.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@eiderglast: Thunderbolts 171. She got brain surgery from a supervillain and most of her hair was shaved off.

But yeah, SONGBIRD IS STILL IN THE BOOK! I hope new readers like her just as much as normal T-bolts fans.

Posted by evilvegeta74

I'm not sayin if,but when Thor finds about about Ragnarok functioning again theres gonna be hell to pay!

Posted by Cafeterialoca

BTW, the time traveling Thunderbolts are still part of the book, so Don't fret. Only the Thunderbolt that died is not in this book.

Posted by Baron_Emo

Argh. I loved Osborne's Dark Avengers, and including new members in the T-Bolts is fine, but do we really need to change the name?

At least they didn't re-number it.

Posted by revbucky

Yes! The Mighty Thor.

Posted by X35

Not too thrilled about it being renamed at all... but in Parker I trust.

Posted by HotSauceCommittee

Better it get renamed than cancelled

Posted by Cavemold

Terrible art and I thought scarlet witch had black hair

Posted by venomoushatred1001

@CaioTrubat said:

Dark Avengers can go the hell

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Posted by JamDamage

works for me.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@Cavemold: This is Dark Scarlet Witch.

Posted by MSBoyd23

We did this dance.

Posted by eter

Looks interesting. I hope to see soon Satana and the Ghost. They were awesome.

Posted by X35

@HotSauceCommittee said:

Better it get renamed than cancelled

Yeah, i'm sure rebranding and forcing z-list "Avengers" characters literally nobody cares about into a failing book will only revitalise it.. -_-

Posted by KainScion

@revbucky: you realise that is thor's clone ragnarok? you know the murderous one.

Posted by The Stegman

I really liked the Dark Avengers when they first appeared with the first roster but now..it's gettin' kinda tedious. 

Posted by ReVamp

@X35 said:

Not too thrilled about it being renamed at all

@CaioTrubat said:

Dark Avengers can go the hell

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@X35 said:

@HotSauceCommittee said:

Better it get renamed than cancelled

Yeah, i'm sure rebranding and forcing z-list "Avengers" characters literally nobody cares about into a failing book will only revitalise it.. -_-

Actually, there are people who are excited to read this who never read T-bolts. Granted, it bothers me, but hey, at least they got into the T-bolts Legacy.

Posted by zombietag

is this a dark avengers or thunderbolts issue?

Posted by X35

@Cafeterialoca: You are joking surely? People are eager to read about Toxic Doxie and Clint's stupid brother? Yikes. No wonder Marvel is in such a state.

Posted by X35

Is it weird that I'm kinda hoping the indicia still says Thunderbolts?

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

So take away a unique super hero team with diverse power sets and tour them into just another Avengers team.....complete with Super villain rip offs.....

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Posted by zombietag
Posted by Cafeterialoca

@zombietag: Dark Avengers IS Thunderbolts.

@X35 said:

@Cafeterialoca: You are joking surely? People are eager to read about Toxic Doxie and Clint's stupid brother? Yikes. No wonder Marvel is in such a state.

There are people who liked the Avengers/New Avengers arc enough to pick this up. I seen them. Still, if it creates more Thunderbolts and Songbird fans, why not invite them?

Posted by KainScion

thank god they're back!!!! cuz they were soooooooo good the first time around

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Why not band them together for the greater good ?

cause it's been done like 50 times :P

Shalvey !

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

This is just Marvel cashwanking over the Avengers brand

Posted by Cavemold

Why no west coast avengers!?

Posted by fingernail9

Is that Skaar? Hulks Son?

Posted by JonesDeini

Yup...and this' where I exit. It's been fun, people!

Posted by Rasarima

Scar is good....but that is about it.

Posted by Crackdown

So Trickshot is now purple? He looked so much cooler in red.

Because he's the only one I care about

Posted by Baddamdog

@HotSauceCommittee said:

Better it get renamed than cancelled

True dat.

Please keep Songbird on board!

Posted by NyxEquitis

@fingernail9 said:

Is that Skaar? Hulks Son?

Indeed.

Posted by X35

Speaking of Skaar... where is he in that preview!

Posted by Cavemold

The interior are just unforgivable .. Yesh

Posted by Cavemold

The interior are just unforgivable .. Yesh

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