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Siege Paperback – November 17, 2010
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The culmination of five years of event comics, the mega-event Siege ties up threads introduced in Marvel’s World of M, Civil War, and Secret Invasion. All its pieces neatly in place, Siege is 10 percent setup and 90 percent slam-bang action, escalating from one massive spectacle to the next as America’s top law enforcer, the nefarious Norman Osborn, launches an attack against the earth-bound Asgard, leading to the death of established characters (one in the goriest money shot in modern mainstream comics), the return of the not-quite-dead-after-all Captain America, and a whole new status quo for Marvel’s foreseeable future. Coipel’s art is more than up to the task, delivering stylish, dynamic figures in hammering battles. Bendis’ Mamet-like dialogue keeps things popping, though in the style of event series, the characters aren’t packed with personality, and it’s the villains who end up with any degree of psychological depth. Unlike Marvel’s previous events, however, Siege is about a community coming together rather than being torn apart, and ends on a pleasing note of hope. --Jesse Karp --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The first story in the collection is Dark Reign: The List, which recounts Ronin's (aka Hawkeye) attempted assassination of Osborn. While this is an entertaining story, with some great action, I already read it as part of Siege: Dark Avengers and I understand that it is also part of Dark Reign: The List (which I haven't gotten to yet). So, I don't feel it added any value to this book beyond increasing the price. Hence four stars instead of five.
The second part of the book follows the true Avengers as they become aware of Siege and take action. It opens with The Hood, the members of whom have been powered-up by Loki's Norn stones, hunting down the "renegade" Avengers who are in hiding. Mainly it's a series of fights, but it does have some fun interplay among the heroes, including Spider-man and Spider-Woman, as well as heralding the return of the real Captain America - Steve Rogers. The story also includes some personal interplay between the various romantic entanglements. Luke Cage gets spot-lighted, which I enjoyed since I'm not very familiar with the character. Here we see him in conversation with his wife about what their responsibilities are to their friends but also to their family. A similar situation happens with Ronin and Mockingbird. It was nice to see the characters interact this way.
The final part of the book returns to The Hood, specifically its leader Parker. When Loki took back the Norn stones during Siege, Parker lost his power and he and Masque went on the run. The New Avengers decide that everyone must be held accountable for the crisis and go after them, which means a showdown with Count Nefaria. The final pages concern a heartfelt speech from Cage overlaid on images of all the heroes. It was a sentimental, but effective way to close the book.
Overall, though I was disappointed in the duplicated material, this was an excellent tie-in with lots of great action and thoughtful storylines. High recommended.
Over the past ten years or so, I feel he's really dwindled down, and is now phoning it in a lot of the time.
Siege definitely cements that opinion for me.
This is mid-level, take it or leave, completely forgettable... about as average and pedestrian as comics get.
Then again, I'm nearly 35 years old. When I was 8 years old and read Secret Wars, I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, although looking back it probably wasn't all that good. A few years later, my friends and I completely loved Infinity Gauntlet, which I'm sure a lot of people just can't stand these days.
So, from my POV, Siege was nothing more than... blah. But from a new reader's perspective, maybe this could be the best story ever.
(Warning to parents: This story has graphic violence that I don't think they could even show in an R-Rated slasher film)
The art work is basic to bad depending on the certain issue. Just my opinion concerning the art. I would not recommend adding this book to your Siege collection.
You aside from the main Siege story you get a Cabal intro which is shown from another angle in Dark Avengers. Plus some New Avengers at the end that takes place before Siege but is Thor related.