- Release Date: May, 2010
- Cover Artists: Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales, Laura Martin, Gabriele Dell’otto, Joe Quesada, Danny Miki, and Richard Isanove
- Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
- Penciler: Olivier Coipel
- Inker: Mark Morales
- Colourist: Laura Martin
- Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
- Editor: Tom Brevoort
- Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada
Introduction: You know heavy shit is about to go down when Cap’s leading the charge on the cover
Review: Like the first two issues, this one was beautifully written and drawn. Every page in this issue is just so awesome that you can’t help to just stare at the art. Coipel really out did him self on this series. On just the art alone i would give this comic an great rating. I also give Bendis a thumbs up on the writing. It was so awesome seeing Captain America and all the other Avengers taking it to Osborn and his Dark Avengers. It’s all an amazing battle sequence. Sentry… man, he’s terrifying in an awesome way.
Overall Rating: 10/10= Legendary
Story Summary: At the White House, the President is being briefed by the National Security Council on Norman Osborn’s ongoing Siege of Asgard. Unfortunately, in this situation, the government would send in the Avengers, but Osborn’s Dark Avengers are the primary attack force, which includes H.A.M.M.E.R. and the entirety of the Initiative. The President orders the army to arrest Osborn and his team, when he is informed of a new development: Captain America and Nick Fury just arrived on the scene, leading their own team of Avengers (the real ones).
At the battlefield, Captain America gives the rally cry of “Avengers Assemble”, throwing his shield at Osborn. Balder proudly welcome Thor’s allies to their aid. While the Avengers fight it out with the Dark Avengers, Thor goes for the Sentry, but he takes every hit like they’re nothing. Just then, the Hood appears with his gang, summoned by Loki.
Meanwhile, Speed rushes through Broxton, carrying a suitcase given by Jarvis, when Maria Hill threatens to shoot him. Speed explains that Captain America sent him with something for Tony Stark. Stark tells Maria to let him in.
At this point, the United States military is ready to begin carpet bombing the area, but the President isn’t willing to endanger the people fighting for them. One of his advisers states that Osborn not only declared war on Asgard, but on America itself. Therefore, the President orders that Captain America’s Avengers be left to the ground battle, while the Air Force takes down H.A.M.M.E.R. Helicarrier. With such unexpectedness, Victoria Hand orders the crew to abandon ship.
As Osborn fights Captain America, trying to declare that he is under arrest for treason, he learns that his armor is shutting down, and sees Iron Man in his Mark IV armor, telling him the Iron Patriot armor is about to shut down, given that it is his technology. With everything collapsing around him, Osborn, refusing to let the Avengers win, orders the Sentry to “bring it down”. The Sentry flies through Asgard and levels the city, bringing it down to the ground. As Thor looks in horror, the Iron Patriot armor falls off of Osborn-revealing that Osborn has painted his face green and his teeth yellow, effectively becoming the Green Goblin again. This event is recorded live and seen by the X-Men, Fantastic Four and the President on TV; Bullseye and Moonstone figure that it is a good time to leave. Osborn screams that they’ve don’t know what they’ve done, only for Spider-Man to knock him down (fitting). Thor demands to Osborn as to Loki’s whereabouts. Osborn states that he’s dead, to which everyone doesn’t understand. He rants that he’s was trying to save them all, and that they’re all dead. It is at this point that what Osborn was talking about reveals itself to the Avengers: the Void has come… (yeah, we’re all fucked)
References: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Siege_Vol_1_3 for the edited story summary, comic book cover, and credits
So please kind sir, don’t sue me for plagiarism!