"Dark Avengers" #2 sells out, second printing announced

Official Press Release

Marvel is pleased to announce that Dark Avengers #2 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level) and will return with Dark Avengers #2 Second Printing Variant. Spanning from the terror of Dark Reign, multiple Eisner award winner Brian Michael Bendis and acclaimed artist Mike Deodato deliver a brand new Avengers series with a team of the most dangerous characters ever assembled! This isn't your mom and dad's Avengers, True Believers! How long can Norman Osborn keep up this sinister charade? Watch as this brutal and malicious team reshapes the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it! This second printing features Deodato's stunning interior artwork on the new cover.

Critics and fans have been consistently lauding this new team of Avengers:

"A deranged look at the Marvel Universe, and that makes for a fun, if very dark, romp." - Timothy Callahan, Comicbookresources.com

"Dramatic, high action storytelling...Bendis explores some very intriguing scenarios in this issue." - Bill Frye, Comicsbulltein.com

"Mike Deodato is as impressive as you'd expect." - Robin Lewis, Comixfan.com

"Deodato is on point here; great, moody, art that doesn't lose its identity as a major title." - Jay Tomio, Bookspotcentral.com

"Bendis does a remarkable job...always-solid execution." - Daniel Crown, IGN.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Dark Avengers issues and Dark Reign tie-ins, as it continues to garner significant buzz and quick sell-outs. Don't miss all the high-velocity and twisted action in Dark Avengers #2 Second Printing Variant!



Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Rated T+ ...$3.99

FOC-3/5/09, On-Sale-3/25/09

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