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The Secret Avengers descend into the depths of Marvel's darkest corners on a new case that brings them face to face with a Master of Kung Fu and many forces of evil. Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring you another twisted tale of Marvel's most popular new Avengers team. Collecting: Secret Avengers 6-12 The Secret Avengers descend into the depths of Marvel's darkest corners on a new case that brings them face to face with a Master of Kung Fu and many forces of evil. Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring you another twisted tale of Marvel's most popular new Avengers team. Collecting: Secret Avengers 6-12


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The Secret Avengers descend into the depths of Marvel's darkest corners on a new case that brings them face to face with a Master of Kung Fu and many forces of evil. Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring you another twisted tale of Marvel's most popular new Avengers team. Collecting: Secret Avengers 6-12 The Secret Avengers descend into the depths of Marvel's darkest corners on a new case that brings them face to face with a Master of Kung Fu and many forces of evil. Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring you another twisted tale of Marvel's most popular new Avengers team. Collecting: Secret Avengers 6-12

30 review for Secret Avengers, Volume 2: Eyes of the Dragon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kemper

    Secret Avengers? With over $600 million in worldwide box office, I’m pretty sure the secret is out. Steve Rogers (Not dead, but not acting as Captain America either.) is still in charge of super hero type stuff, and he’s formed a covert team of Avengers to be all sneaky to head off threats. Steve has kind of an oddball team here with War Machine, Black Widow, Beast, Valkyrie, Moon Knight and Ant Man. This one is a rare miss from Ed Brubaker. Steve has center stage on this story, and the other Ave Secret Avengers? With over $600 million in worldwide box office, I’m pretty sure the secret is out. Steve Rogers (Not dead, but not acting as Captain America either.) is still in charge of super hero type stuff, and he’s formed a covert team of Avengers to be all sneaky to head off threats. Steve has kind of an oddball team here with War Machine, Black Widow, Beast, Valkyrie, Moon Knight and Ant Man. This one is a rare miss from Ed Brubaker. Steve has center stage on this story, and the other Avengers are barely involved. That’s too bad because the chemistry of the misfit team was one of the things I liked most about the first volume. The other problem I had with this one was that there is absolutely nothing done to explain who the main villain is. I’ve read hundreds, if not thousands, of Marvel Comics, but I had no idea who some of these characters were supposed to be. Not bad, but I expect a lot more from Brubaker at this point.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈

    I couldn't put my finger why this comic felt so damn dated to me... until today. The art style is painfully reminiscent of Tekken 3 from 1997. The color scheme, the strangely static facially expressions, right down to the way the fight sequences are drawn. The storyline seemed like something you could've read back in 97, as well. Which left the entire book feeling like a strange anachronism for me. The fact that it was released in 2010 is astounding to me. Where to even start? - The plot wasn't I couldn't put my finger why this comic felt so damn dated to me... until today. The art style is painfully reminiscent of Tekken 3 from 1997. The color scheme, the strangely static facially expressions, right down to the way the fight sequences are drawn. The storyline seemed like something you could've read back in 97, as well. Which left the entire book feeling like a strange anachronism for me. The fact that it was released in 2010 is astounding to me. Where to even start? - The plot wasn't interesting to me. - The women are as irrelevant here as they were in the last volume. Oh, well with the added anger inducing Brubaker tendency to use Sharon Carter for exposition before torturing her for Steve's motivation. I also didn't appreciate Shang Chi, Steve and Nat going down the elevator shaft and Nat being the only one to go down ass up. Really? - This really only focused on Shang Chi and Steve, the rest of the team seemed unnecessary. I keep waiting for the team vibe to kick in but, 2 volumes in, it's still not there. I'm wondering now if I've ever read Brubraker doing well with a team book? The best examples I can think of are duos: Steve & Bucky, Steve & Sam, Bucky & Sam, Sam & Sharon, Sharon & Nat, Bucky & Nat - all duos. - I found this to be... boring. So, definitely not a recommend and while I'm desperate for some Steve comics I haven't read yet, this blast from the past was not worth it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nelson

    This was even better than the first volume. It got 2 more issues, so it had a little more space to breathe and develop the story. I really enjoyed the new characters in this one, Shang-Chi and the Prince of Orphans. I had never read anything featuring them before, so it was interesting to see them here. Once again, I was a bit disappointed to see most of the characters not getting the spotlight, but given the focus on Cap and Shang-Chi, I don't mind it too much. Brubaker seems to be continuing p This was even better than the first volume. It got 2 more issues, so it had a little more space to breathe and develop the story. I really enjoyed the new characters in this one, Shang-Chi and the Prince of Orphans. I had never read anything featuring them before, so it was interesting to see them here. Once again, I was a bit disappointed to see most of the characters not getting the spotlight, but given the focus on Cap and Shang-Chi, I don't mind it too much. Brubaker seems to be continuing plot threads from his Cap run, which I haven't read. However I don't think any of that knowledge is necessary at all. The plot was great and really pulled me in. Compared to the previous story, which was still lots of fun, this one felt a bit more substantial. The art by Deodato is amazing as usual. Just enough of a photo-realistic look to give it a movie-like feel, but with dark inking to give it that noir edge that goes with Brubaker like peanut butter and jelly. The coloring was also quite striking, perfectly complimenting the dark tones and realistic line work. Solid 8/10.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sineala

    Five issues of a random and mediocre plot involving resurrecting Shang-Chi's father (apparently I am supposed to care?) and two issues of WWII dreamsharing backstory about a surprise retconned super-soldier named John Steele. Apparently he and Steve punched monsters together in the forties. Apparently I am also supposed to care. I wish Brubaker would stop having Sharon Carter get kidnapped. There were some nice team dynamic moments, but mostly... meh. Five issues of a random and mediocre plot involving resurrecting Shang-Chi's father (apparently I am supposed to care?) and two issues of WWII dreamsharing backstory about a surprise retconned super-soldier named John Steele. Apparently he and Steve punched monsters together in the forties. Apparently I am also supposed to care. I wish Brubaker would stop having Sharon Carter get kidnapped. There were some nice team dynamic moments, but mostly... meh.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sonic

    Yeah,... what can I say, ... I liked it alright but I couldn't help but look at the cover every now and then to see if this was a Captain America book or if it really was The Secret Avengers. That said, Brubaker's Cap America work is generally good but, what excited me about this book besides Brubaker's name is the weird grouping of characters, (especially Moon Knight and Valkyrie,) so a book mainly about Cap was kind of a let down. I did love the appearances of Shang Chi, but wished there was m Yeah,... what can I say, ... I liked it alright but I couldn't help but look at the cover every now and then to see if this was a Captain America book or if it really was The Secret Avengers. That said, Brubaker's Cap America work is generally good but, what excited me about this book besides Brubaker's name is the weird grouping of characters, (especially Moon Knight and Valkyrie,) so a book mainly about Cap was kind of a let down. I did love the appearances of Shang Chi, but wished there was more of him. I also have to say something about continuity. It is problematic having Beast on a black-ops team when he basically left the X-Men for having a black-ops team. I hope Brubaker will address this character's inconsistency.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Lanter

    This review will be short because most of what was true of the last volume is true here. The horror-less Lovecraftian plot continues and seeing the conclusion is a nice reward for reading the first volume. It also felt like the "secret" part of Secret Avengers was more accurate here which was nice. I still think the team of heroes is either a little too big or some characters are underutilized like Moon Knight, but Brubaker has put together a competent and enjoyable story. The art is once again This review will be short because most of what was true of the last volume is true here. The horror-less Lovecraftian plot continues and seeing the conclusion is a nice reward for reading the first volume. It also felt like the "secret" part of Secret Avengers was more accurate here which was nice. I still think the team of heroes is either a little too big or some characters are underutilized like Moon Knight, but Brubaker has put together a competent and enjoyable story. The art is once again great and an aspect that makes Secret Avengers worth reading. It looks like next volume has a new writer, Nick Spencer, which will be interesting. In comics, new writers often cause mixed results, but I am optimistic this series will get even better nonetheless.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Pturingan

    Not bad I guess. I was a fan of the old Master of Kung-Fu comics back in the day so it was good to see Shang-Chi again. I also really enjoyed the Immortal Iron Fist series from a few years back so it was also a treat to see Prince of Orphans again. A character from Brubaker and Epting's The Marvels Project miniseries also pops up and the fact that I recognize him at all just tells me that I've really read a LOT of comics in the last few years. The series is fine so far. Volume 1 and Volume 2 are Not bad I guess. I was a fan of the old Master of Kung-Fu comics back in the day so it was good to see Shang-Chi again. I also really enjoyed the Immortal Iron Fist series from a few years back so it was also a treat to see Prince of Orphans again. A character from Brubaker and Epting's The Marvels Project miniseries also pops up and the fact that I recognize him at all just tells me that I've really read a LOT of comics in the last few years. The series is fine so far. Volume 1 and Volume 2 are tied together by a common conspiracy of which little has been revealed so far. I'm still hoping for a good pay-off in the coming volumes. Let's see.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Zack! Empire

    The thing i'm enjoying the most about this series is that many of the team members are just well trained military types, not really superheroes. I like seeing the hand to hand combat, rather then the usually hand blasts and energy beams. The plotline with the Shadow Council continues in this volume. It actually ups my thoughts about the last volume, since they also appeared as the villains there. It's cool to see a larger story at work. The artwork was once again amazing. I liked the black silhou The thing i'm enjoying the most about this series is that many of the team members are just well trained military types, not really superheroes. I like seeing the hand to hand combat, rather then the usually hand blasts and energy beams. The plotline with the Shadow Council continues in this volume. It actually ups my thoughts about the last volume, since they also appeared as the villains there. It's cool to see a larger story at work. The artwork was once again amazing. I liked the black silhouette panels. My biggest problem with the book is that it still doesn't seem very "secret". It seems very "Regular Avengers", but that doesn't make a good title, I guess.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    A strong continuation of the arc plots from the previous volume. Generally, good noir/action/adventure. I’m interested to see where the core plot goes with Brubaker abruptly leaving. (The answer after reading a couple of more volumes seems to be: nowhere. What a waste!)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anne Barwell

    While I have seen a bit of this plot before - the villain's plan isn't exactly new - it didn't take away from enjoying the read. Good artwork and some nice character moments and a fast read. It didn't disappoint. While I have seen a bit of this plot before - the villain's plan isn't exactly new - it didn't take away from enjoying the read. Good artwork and some nice character moments and a fast read. It didn't disappoint.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    It was entirely unremarkable. The story was average, the art was average, and I doubt I'll ever want to re-read it. But it wasn't terrible. It was entirely unremarkable. The story was average, the art was average, and I doubt I'll ever want to re-read it. But it wasn't terrible.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Collects Secret Avengers (2010) issues #6-12 This series continues to impress. Even though it is set in the post-"Siege" Marvel Universe, you don't have to know much about what was happening back then to enjoy this book. Steve Rogers is not currently Captain America, but rather Commander Rogers. He leads a covert team of Avengers including Black Widow, Valkyrie, The Irredeemable Ant-Man, Moon Knight, Agent 13, and Beast. The cool this about this team, is that not ever member is needed for every m Collects Secret Avengers (2010) issues #6-12 This series continues to impress. Even though it is set in the post-"Siege" Marvel Universe, you don't have to know much about what was happening back then to enjoy this book. Steve Rogers is not currently Captain America, but rather Commander Rogers. He leads a covert team of Avengers including Black Widow, Valkyrie, The Irredeemable Ant-Man, Moon Knight, Agent 13, and Beast. The cool this about this team, is that not ever member is needed for every mission, so some issues go by, and you don't see certain characters until they are needed because of their specialties. Brubaker writes the Steve Rogers world very well, and this was a thoroughly enjoyable book. This has the feel of a "S.H.I.E.L.D." book, but with super-powered espionage. My new prediction about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Chris Evans' Captain America will not die at the end of Avengers 4, but rather will become Commander Rogers. More so, we will see a future MCU movie called "Secret Avengers," and it will have Chris Evans (as Commander Rogers) leading a team of Avengers to stop lower-level threats instead of cosmic threats. Black Widow, Falcon, Ant-Man, and the Wasp could all be on the team, and they could introduce new Marvel characters into the movies to join this espionage story. I imagine that it would have a similar feel as the film, "Captain America: Winter Soldier." Meanwhile, Bucky will go on to become the new Captain America in the movies.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Henry Blackwood

    My interest levels are holding steady at a three star rating. I don’t think this is anything special and I always feel a little disappointed in the level of open endings Brubaker loves to pop off with his work. Like, the ending of Secret Avengers and Super Soldier have barely been resolved it just seems like he started a story instead of finished one. Another thing that I’m getting sick of is Steve constantly facing another stronger super soldier than him as his ultimate test. I never realised it My interest levels are holding steady at a three star rating. I don’t think this is anything special and I always feel a little disappointed in the level of open endings Brubaker loves to pop off with his work. Like, the ending of Secret Avengers and Super Soldier have barely been resolved it just seems like he started a story instead of finished one. Another thing that I’m getting sick of is Steve constantly facing another stronger super soldier than him as his ultimate test. I never realised it before but Red Skull is the only villain that makes captain America shine the way he should. Or at least from what I’ve read. I should really review the arc Brubaker had with Skull closer next time because it was fantastic and lasted for what seemed like a long time. It lasted for 2 different captain America’s for chrissakes. Steve and Bucky should have better stories than this. I don’t want this to seem like a slight on this particular trade because I liked the Shang Chi arc but even that felt like another comic book classic with an inevitable conclusion. Steve and Bucky are more interesting than fighting super soldiers and robot Fury’s. I stand by the last two trades of Captain America with Bucky being good stories. But everything else has been a little lacklustre since reborn.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Terry Collins

    1. Why can NO modern writer seem to handle Fu Manchu? Or, due to licensing issues, "Shang-Chi's Father" in the world of Marvel Comics? He's like school on Sunday - "No class." 2. So did every single member of World War II both know Captain America AND have some sort of immortality clause? Plus, the name "John Steele," sounds like a generic G.I. Action Figure you'd find at a Big Lots or Dollar General store. 3. Brubaker is still a top notch writer, and there are some good story beats here ... but f 1. Why can NO modern writer seem to handle Fu Manchu? Or, due to licensing issues, "Shang-Chi's Father" in the world of Marvel Comics? He's like school on Sunday - "No class." 2. So did every single member of World War II both know Captain America AND have some sort of immortality clause? Plus, the name "John Steele," sounds like a generic G.I. Action Figure you'd find at a Big Lots or Dollar General store. 3. Brubaker is still a top notch writer, and there are some good story beats here ... but for any fan of the Master of Kung Fu title, kind of a mess here.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shane Perry

    I enjoyed this volume a bit more, even if we got to see less of the team as a whole. This book features Shang-Chi as well as the team continuing to chase the Shadow Council from the previous volume. I liked the focus on Steve Rogers in this volume, but I feel a lot of members of this team like Moon Knight, Beast, and War Machine really get the short end of the stick. It’s like Brubaker put them on the team but didn’t know what to do with them. Mike Deodato’s art is good.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Judith Groen

    It was not a bad story, I liked the villain and that the shadow council from the first volume was also there. The Prince of Orphans was a really mysterious character and I am curious if we will see more of him. I did not care at all for the 2 issue story about John Steele, so I skipped that one. Overall a decent story with decent (not amazing) artwork.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Connor

    Just an alright story. (view spoiler)[It deals with the Secret Avengers trying to stop an organization from resurrecting Shang-Chi's father and then a super soldier from Captain America's past. Captain America is mostly featured and the rest of the group is background. (hide spoiler)] Just an alright story. (view spoiler)[It deals with the Secret Avengers trying to stop an organization from resurrecting Shang-Chi's father and then a super soldier from Captain America's past. Captain America is mostly featured and the rest of the group is background. (hide spoiler)]

  18. 5 out of 5

    Eleanor

    really enjoyed this! i preferred this to the previous volume. also cap's stealth suit is still the best really enjoyed this! i preferred this to the previous volume. also cap's stealth suit is still the best

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alli

    I got way more into volume 2, which could be because their go to move was turning Steve into a ballistic missile. Steve, how are you alive?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Arnoldo

    Nice to see some magic otherworldly stuff and spy intrigue all in one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cassie

    The first five issue with Shang-Chi aren’t super memorable, but the book ends with a two page flashback to WWII with Cap that’s pretty good.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    I feel like Brubaker was a little overworked at the time he was writing Secret Avengers, because I know just how good he can be at espionage stories (see: Sleeper, one of my favorite comics of all time). At the time he was writing this, he was also juggling the main Captain America series and a Steve Rogers solo piece, among other things. This story, which began its build in the first volume of Secret Avengers, is just kind of all over the place. There are good moments for sure, and Deodato's gr I feel like Brubaker was a little overworked at the time he was writing Secret Avengers, because I know just how good he can be at espionage stories (see: Sleeper, one of my favorite comics of all time). At the time he was writing this, he was also juggling the main Captain America series and a Steve Rogers solo piece, among other things. This story, which began its build in the first volume of Secret Avengers, is just kind of all over the place. There are good moments for sure, and Deodato's great art keeps everything running smooth, but on the whole there is just no real feeling of discovery or revelation as the plot progresses. It all just happens, and any "twists" just feel plopped down in front of you without any flare. Additionally, Brubaker is not a great team writer. This is essentially a Steve Rogers book featuring occasional appearances by other characters that help him out of his given situation. I mean, Moon Knight only appears in like 3 pages of this book when he is most needed, despite supposedly being a member of this team. I prefer Bendis's or even Dan Slott's team writing, where every member feels important, rather than just a backup singer. More specifically to this story, Brubaker seems to assume we know a lot about really old, mostly forgotten Marvel characters. Shang-Chi, a kung fu master, is presented as if he is just as widely-known as Spider-Man, with Brubaker not bothering to explain anything about his past or who the hell he is in the scheme of things. A similar thing happens with John Steele, a character I'm only familiar with because I recently read Brubaker's completely separate book The Marvels Project, which spent a decent amount of time on Steele. If you hadn't read that, you would not give a single damn about this character. So, while I didn't hate this book by any means, I was pretty disappointed by it. Brubaker is capable of much more than this. I hope he isn't losing his touch.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    Not sure what to think about this story. It still doesn't feel like "espionage" as this team is pitched - it really does resemble the usual "hero team against world threats", rather than "covert ops against world governments and corporations". Other than Steve's occasional-and-obligatory "let's get out of here before we cause an international incident", it plays out like most other Avengers or Captain America tales I can remember. Shang-Chi? WTF is he doing in this book, except as a link to a Chi Not sure what to think about this story. It still doesn't feel like "espionage" as this team is pitched - it really does resemble the usual "hero team against world threats", rather than "covert ops against world governments and corporations". Other than Steve's occasional-and-obligatory "let's get out of here before we cause an international incident", it plays out like most other Avengers or Captain America tales I can remember. Shang-Chi? WTF is he doing in this book, except as a link to a Chinese plotline? Or what about inventing yet another super-soldier out of thin air? Can Brubaker write anything these days without leaning heavily on his celebrated Captain America and Iron Fist works? Man, sometimes I wonder if any of these multiple-title-a-month writers are investing *half* of the talents that got them where they are into these as-many-pages-as-possible careers now. The coda story once again makes the book above-average and almost redeems it. There's a hint of greater mysteries and fun to be had, and a "this time it's personal" angle I always love. Can Brubaker finally make this pay off? Tune in next time...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Todd

    This is really more of a three and a half stars but I'm willing to bump it up rather than round down because of the enjoyment. The Problems: Not enough of the team. I'm reading this because Eric O'Grady and Valkyrie are on this team. Though you would barely know it from this volume. O'Grady gets a good moment where he actually manages to the save the day. And Valkyrie gets a few scenes of ass-kickery. War Machine literally carries Steve and that's it. He's in the fights but there's no focus. Moon This is really more of a three and a half stars but I'm willing to bump it up rather than round down because of the enjoyment. The Problems: Not enough of the team. I'm reading this because Eric O'Grady and Valkyrie are on this team. Though you would barely know it from this volume. O'Grady gets a good moment where he actually manages to the save the day. And Valkyrie gets a few scenes of ass-kickery. War Machine literally carries Steve and that's it. He's in the fights but there's no focus. Moon Knight pulls an impressive costume switch mid-fight in a way that stretches the credibility. The Pros: John Steele is a great addition and looks like he'll be fun. The Shadow Council is still not very defined but not annoyingly. The action panels are fantastic. Shang-Chi kicks ass. There's a beef-cake moment between him and Captain America that is sure to inspire some gay fantasies for the geeks that swing that way. The story is a quick read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    I liked this story in and of itself but, for all intents and purposes, it is a Captain America solo tale with some other heroes along for the ride. Cap is obviously the star of the book, and I get that. After all, Brubaker is largely responsible for reviving Cap in the 21st century. However, in this book, it comes at the expense of the other characters. Sharon Carter gets some lines and Ant-Man is the obligatory comic relief, but the others are left in the cold. Beast is a glorified techie; Moon I liked this story in and of itself but, for all intents and purposes, it is a Captain America solo tale with some other heroes along for the ride. Cap is obviously the star of the book, and I get that. After all, Brubaker is largely responsible for reviving Cap in the 21st century. However, in this book, it comes at the expense of the other characters. Sharon Carter gets some lines and Ant-Man is the obligatory comic relief, but the others are left in the cold. Beast is a glorified techie; Moon Knight barely says a word; and Valkyrie is just muscle. I'm hoping that the secondary Avengers characters get more face time as this series progresses. As for the actual plot, it was an interesting story that continues the thread of the Shadow Council begun in the first volume. The action is fast paced and the narrative isn't bogged down with exposition. The art by Deodato is fantastic and he does some really interesting things with the layout.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Schildbach

    The Moon Knight run of Secret Avengers continues and, well, Moon Knight does one key thing that involves about 4 panels of the entire book, plus a few more for some group fights, but is otherwise unseen. Master of Kung Fu has to be involved to keep his resurrected father from being restored to full power and/or as the key to having his father restored to full power. In the midst of this, the dumbest thing of all happens--which is that Steve Rogers girlfriend gets kidnapped as bait. Rogers even u The Moon Knight run of Secret Avengers continues and, well, Moon Knight does one key thing that involves about 4 panels of the entire book, plus a few more for some group fights, but is otherwise unseen. Master of Kung Fu has to be involved to keep his resurrected father from being restored to full power and/or as the key to having his father restored to full power. In the midst of this, the dumbest thing of all happens--which is that Steve Rogers girlfriend gets kidnapped as bait. Rogers even utters the obligatory, "If you hurt her..." lines. Sheesh. After all the resurrected dad stuff, we get a follow up where Best plugs John Steele and Steve Rogers into a memory-reading machine so they can figure out why John Steele turned into an asshole--which has something to do with giant, nazi worm-monsters and human experimentation that turns villagers very hairy. So, another several issues of a whole lot of unnecessary-ness.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paul-Jon

    Once again, much like Secret Avengers Volume 1, this is a comic of above-average quality that isn't really 'bad' on any level, just a bit unexceptional. And that's okay, sometimes! Things I enjoyed: Shang Chi. Anytime the Marvel Universe is about to get a bit Street Fightery, I get excited in my brain (Brubaker/Fraction's Iron Fist being the best example of this). Things I didn't enjoy: Mike Deodato Jr's art is pretty unendearing. It's competent, but that's about it? Never been a fan of his (thou Once again, much like Secret Avengers Volume 1, this is a comic of above-average quality that isn't really 'bad' on any level, just a bit unexceptional. And that's okay, sometimes! Things I enjoyed: Shang Chi. Anytime the Marvel Universe is about to get a bit Street Fightery, I get excited in my brain (Brubaker/Fraction's Iron Fist being the best example of this). Things I didn't enjoy: Mike Deodato Jr's art is pretty unendearing. It's competent, but that's about it? Never been a fan of his (though I gather many are), and all I think of when I see his art is hideous, jarring Tommy-Lee Jones Green Goblin. Verdict: Not much to day, really. A good comic that I read but can't remember anything about.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Silas

    This was another interesting espionage story that continues the previous Secret Avengers storyline, while incorporating the Prince of Orphans from the Immortal Weapons stories, and I quite enjoyed that part of it. Some of the characterizations felt a little off (both Captain America and Beast seem different), but overall, this was a solid set of stories with a special guest appearance by Shang Chi, which is good fun.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    Not sure how I feel about Steve Rogers running a black ops team and have no enthusiasm for yet another centuries old conspiracy lurking about the marvel universe, but otherwise this was a good read. Like the line-up, good mix of heroes, and everyone sounded right. Lots of action and a decent story, despite my gripes. Prince of Orphans was an interesting new character and as a fan of the golden age, I appreciate Brubaker's obsession with John Steele. Not sure how I feel about Steve Rogers running a black ops team and have no enthusiasm for yet another centuries old conspiracy lurking about the marvel universe, but otherwise this was a good read. Like the line-up, good mix of heroes, and everyone sounded right. Lots of action and a decent story, despite my gripes. Prince of Orphans was an interesting new character and as a fan of the golden age, I appreciate Brubaker's obsession with John Steele.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    The team help a Kung fu master, I know it's an old character but I'm not familiar with him. The shadow council is after him. We learn more about the council and about Max Fury. Some nice character stuff in this one, but the story required prior knowledge of characters. This wasn't really explained for those not in the know. A good read, despite these faults. The team help a Kung fu master, I know it's an old character but I'm not familiar with him. The shadow council is after him. We learn more about the council and about Max Fury. Some nice character stuff in this one, but the story required prior knowledge of characters. This wasn't really explained for those not in the know. A good read, despite these faults.

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