Dark Avengers Poster #20 X-Men Defeated Iron Patriot Emma Frost Marc Silvestri


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The Dark Avengers: Iron Patriot, Venom, Bullseye, Moonstone, Ares and Sentry triumph over the defeat of the X-Men: Psylocke, Colossus, Beast, White Queen, Northstar, Cyclops and Wolverine! Dark Avengers debuted as part of a story arc entitled “Dark Reign”, by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato chronicled the aftermath of the U.S. government’s disbanding of the federally sanctioned superhero team, the Avengers. Bendis described the thinking behind the team: “These are bad-ass, hardcore get-it-done types. They’ll close the door and take care of business and he’s dressing them up to make them something that the people want”. This is in contrast to the changes Norman Osborn is shown making to the Thunderbolts, where, according to writer Andy Diggle, he turns that team into “something much more covert and much more lethal: his own personal hit squad”. The government assigned the Avengers team’s redevelopment to Norman Osborn (the reformed supervillain now calling himself the Iron Patriot) whom the government had previously assigned to head the superhero team the Thunderbolts and who had become a public hero for his role in repelling the Skrull threat. Osborn, also given leadership of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., reforms that agency into H.A.M.M.E.R. and creates a new Avengers team under its aegis. After a mutant riot and an anti-mutant riot in San Francisco, Norman Osborn tries to enforce peace by creating his own team of Dark X-Men to serve in much the same way the Dark Avengers did, and using both his teams to bring down the real X-Men.

Near mint condition.