Saturday, May 29, 2010

‘Siege’ ends ‘Reign’

Like other Brian Bendis-written event minis before it, “Siege” doesn’t tell a complete story, and you have to read a number of tie-ins to follow subplots that were only briefly glimpsed at in the main book. The four-issue series marks the fall of Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign regime, and the start of the Heroic Age, as a resurrected Captain America finally marshals the hero forces split by the Civil War. But only the Bendis-related characters are shown here; crucial participants such as the Mighty Avengers and Thunderbolts are excluded. Art-wise, Olivier Coipel is a solid and dynamic storyteller, but his pages are too bare, sometimes.

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