Except for Dark Reign. Dark Reign shall forever hold a warm and glowing place in my heart.
This sentiment has puzzled no few people as it was yet another essay into grim, dark and broody, the plot made no sense, and for any of it to work the entire population of the Marvel universe would have had an IQ roughly equal to that of an inbred chicken which had recently suffered from blunt force trauma.
I do not, for one moment, dispute any of this. It's all as true as the fact that a '70s comic featured Tony Stark going on a mission to the surface of Jupiter. Clearly we don't read comics because they make sense.
And furthermore, I think the detractors of Dark Reign are missing the entire point of the event. The point of the Event was not that evil can gain political power, or finding ways to be heroic outside the law or an excuse to have five concurrently running series with Avengers in the title.
The point of the event was punching Norman Osborn in the face. Repeatedly.
I may be remarkably shallow, but I found that immensely satisfying.
So, with out further ado, allow me to post a tribute in scans to my favourite Marvel Event ever. It will in fact take two posts to fit the extent of my exuberance.
( Spoilers for War Machine #12, Thunderbolts #137, The Pulse #5, Secret Warriors# 8, and Dark Reign: Young Avengers #5 )
Tune in next post (probably tomorrow) for Norman Osborn getting pwned by Nick Fury, Victor Von Doom, Carol Danvers, the New Avengers generally, and Franklin Richards.