Dark Avengers: The Patriot List

A Marvel: Untold Novel

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Pub Date 12 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 26 Sep 2021

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S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone, the Avengers have fallen. All that stands in defence of the world are its greatest villains, the Dark Avengers, in this high-octane adventure from the Marvel Untold line

Under Norman Osborn’s jurisdiction, the Avengers have been secretly re-formed with a cabal of deadly super villains. This is Osborn’s chance to finally put the Green Goblin behind him and become the Iron Patriot the world needs him to be. But villains aren’t easy to wrangle into the place of heroes – doing damage control for his new line-up constantly puts his empire at risk. When S.H.I.E.L.D. loyalists break into Avengers Tower and steal the secret list of replacements for his team of maniacs, the threat to his reign becomes intolerable.  Osborn unleashes the worst of the worst to crush those responsible… It’s hard to be a hero!
S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone, the Avengers have fallen. All that stands in defence of the world are its greatest villains, the Dark Avengers, in this high-octane adventure from the Marvel Untold line

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A Note From the Publisher

– Marvel: Untold is a new series of novels that see both heroes and villains from all across the Marvel range step into the spotlight, revealing secrets and lost chapters from their rise to power. – The Dark Avengers comic storyline drew critical and popular acclaim for its groundbreaking recasting of villains as heroes… of a sort! – David Guymer is well known for his hugely popular all-action Gotrek & Felix novels in the bestselling Warhammer series.

– Marvel: Untold is a new series of novels that see both heroes and villains from all across the Marvel range step into the spotlight, revealing secrets and lost chapters from their rise to power...


Advance Praise

“Fantastic, action-packed, emotional, and felt like the last time you get to see an old friend.”

Bell of Lost Souls

“Brilliant and appropriately tragic.”

Civilian Reader


“Fantastic, action-packed, emotional, and felt like the last time you get to see an old friend.”

Bell of Lost Souls

“Brilliant and appropriately tragic.”

Civilian Reader



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Thank you so much for letting me get an early digital copy of this book, I loved it! The patriot list is so well-paced and action-packed, you cannot get bored! I am sad I didn't read the first one before getting to this one but I feel like I was still able to enjoy it. The plot was so good and I loved it when familiar characters appeared in this novel. I would love to see it on screen!

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Under Norman Osborn’s jurisdiction, the Avengers have been secretly re-formed with a cabal of deadly super villains. This is Osborn’s chance to finally put the Green Goblin behind him and become the Iron Patriot the world needs him to be. But villains aren’t easy to wrangle into the place of heroes – doing damage control for his new line-up constantly puts his empire at risk. When S.H.I.E.L.D. loyalists break into Avengers Tower and steal the secret list of replacements for his team of maniacs, the threat to his reign becomes intolerable. Osborn unleashes the worst of the worst to crush those responsible… It’s hard to be a hero! Dark Avengers: The Patriot List is another novel set in Marvel Untold line, to be published in October of 2021. I was graciously allowed an early preview galley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge fan of super-hero fiction and a long-time follower of the Marvel Universe. More so, though, I love good villain stories. Something about tales that put these complex characters into interesting situations truly fascinates me, and author David Guymer delivers on all those counts. The story is fast-paced, full of action and mayhem as well as characters struggling with their own inner demons. Some handle it better than others! Guymer is also very well-versed in Marvel history, drawing from many aspects to tell his story which can easily fit within published issues of the comic book lines. That makes this "untold tale" work so well. This one is recommended for Marvel fans and action/adventure fans. About Marvel Entertainment Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2020 MARVEL

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I'd like to thank Netgalley and Aconyte Books for giving me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review. Dark Avengers: the Patriot List is a fast-paced, action-packed novel. This is the second installment from the Marvel Untold line and I'm sad to say that I haven't read the first one. Nonetheless, I didn't need to be familiar with the first one because getting into the storyline of the second one was easy and I didn't feel lost at all. However, the readers need to have basic knowledge of the world of Marvel with its heroes and villains. Because the story is filled with so many characters and it will be hard to keep track of all of them if you don't have basic prior knowledge of any of them. With that being said, Dark Avengers: the Patriot List follows the story of Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers. S.H.I.E.L.D is no more and the Avengers are gone, allowing the Dark Avengers to seize control. But there are still heroes who want to expose the Dark Avengers for what they truly are. Many familiar and well-loved characters appear in this novel. Their characterization is strong and the story oozes with personality. It's fun, it's gritty and it's incredibly film-able. It would be perfect for the silver screen. There is no idle moment and our heroes and villains have a lot to lose. #Marvel #MarvelEnt #Aconytebooks #review About Marvel Entertainment Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

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I’ve loved superheroes all my life. From watching reruns of the Batman TV show in the 70s, the short lived live action Spider-man show back in 1977, to collecting actual comics in the 80s, and watching the too numerous to list cartoons versions put out over the last 40-50 years, and now to all the movies both DC and Marvel are cranking out. I love it all. So I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read an eARC of The Patriot List. This is a prose novel, not a graphic novel. Marvel has been putting out such novels for a while now, and I’ve read a number of them. The one that springs to mind most readily is Days of Future past. And yes, these books, at least the ones I’ve read, are novelizations of stories from the comics, which I love. The novelizations add extra depth to those stories. Now while I still occasionally check out actual comics, my prime comic reading/collecting was really from the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. So as I said, while I know a bit about the Dark Avengers much of this story was new to me. Which I actually found very cool. I must admit I was a bit confused at the start of the book, not being familiar with the storyline that preceded this story, only getting a quick. Recap that SHIELD and the Avengers had fallen and that Norman Osborne (yes, the former Green Goblin) was now heading the reformed Avengers under the mantle of Iron Patriot. But these aren’t the regular Avengers, oh no, these are the Dark Avengers. What’s that mean? Osborne has taken ‘villains’ and is exerting control of them in various ways to have them follow him while also having them pretend to be the heroes the world knows and love. Example? Daken is pretending to be Wolverine. Bullseye has taken up the mantel of Hawkeye, Venom is the team’s Spider-man and so on. I have to say I absolutely love it, as often times I find bad guys to be so much more interesting than their hero counterparts. And I must say Bullseye as Hawkeye is an absolute riot. I don’t want to give any story spoilers away, but lets say the story mostly revolves around Osborne being desperate to have his secrets remain just that, secret. There is plenty of action and a surprising amount of character development. I can definitely recommend this to comic fans, and I hope the rumors about a potential Dark Avengers movie happening in the future are true. Thanks to Aconyte Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Dark Avengers: The Patriot List.

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I am a fan David Guymers work with WH & AoS but didn’t really know what to expect from this foray into the marvel universe, the release of this book at almost the same time as the What If series on Disney + is a stroke of genius because the book is superb and so is the series, what I want now is Disney to make this book into a film (animated or real life), to see the so called villains in ascendancy is a pure joy, this book is a must read

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What would happen if the Suicide Squad took over for the Justice League. Dark Avengers, that's what! I want to thank Aconyte and NetGalley for the chance to read this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Brief Overview: The Avengers have been fired, S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen, Marvel's version of the Suicide Squad has taken over as the new Avengers (unknown to the masses), and Norman Osborn is in charge. Looking to put his past as the Green Goblin behind him, protect the world, and be seen as the American hero he knows he is; Norman recreates the Avengers team with a wide range of deadly super-villains. Sadly, he soon finds this task to be downright maddening; due to having to deal with problems ranging from worldwide damage control to wrangling up a team composed of clashing personas, Norman finds himself edging the line between "Genius" and insanity. When S.H.I.E.L.D loyalists decide to break into the Tower and steal his secret list of replacement heroes (read as maniacs and killers), Osborn’s reign reaches a precipice. Norman is forced to release the worst of the worst, to find those responsible for the theft and have them dealt with. This is an action-packed novel, that has you cheering for the bad guys to win. Guymer's way of writing in this book is top-notch. All his fighting scenes, his character interactions, and his character dynamics mix together to make this a pulse-pounding blockbuster of a novel. One of the biggest attractions of this novel is the fact that the main cast are all villains; what makes it even better is the wide range of personalities these villains possess. The wonderful thing about how Guymer wrote them is that he gave every one of them their chance to shine. I left this book with an even deeper understanding of these characters than I had from Brian Michael Bendis' Dark Avengers run. Everyone loves a good villain, right? Well, this book delivers. It also just so happens to make them heroes. These characters do some of the most brutal things possible, but Guymer's writing makes it, so you are cheering them on while they do it. It really reinforces the idea "that being evil might be fun", which most people have thought of at least once in their lives. You can read this book while having basic knowledge of the Marvel Comic universe. Sure, being a long-time fan will help with the enjoyment of this novel, but Guymer explains everything so well that any kind of superhero fan can enjoy the story. It starts with a brief introduction to the Dark Avengers and why they exist, and then just goes into full-on superhero comic book action. I want to thank Mr. David Guymer for this masterful work, and I hope that he deigns to share more of his abilities with the comic book community.

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