Secret Avengers #23

Secret Avengers #23

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Gabriel Hardman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 22, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 22, 2012

    This new era in the Secret Avengers title has lived up to what I hoped it would be. This book is definitely climbing back up the ladder to be my favorite Avengers title again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 22, 2012

    Secret Avengers #23 is an action-packed issue that also manages to pepper in a few beats that will play heavily into future installments of the series. This book as been great thus far under the guidance of Remender and Hardman, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Ellis J. Wells Feb 25, 2012

    Rick Remender... I am so, SO sorry for doubting you. This issue was FANTASTIC!!! Father, the Descendants and the Core are all wonderful inventions. Adding Venom and the Human Torch, beautiful! And this is one of the best "sacrifice" issues I can think of... a very noble send-off. Very tense, very sad. The ending wasn't a "shocker" (it was very dramatic though), but the death of Yalda was a big surprise. Can't wait for next issue. Bravo!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 22, 2012

    As a big fan of Remender, Hardman and many of the characters, I was a little let down. I do have high hopes for this series and there is so much potential with both this roster and the new creative team. Everyone is getting used to the new situation but some of it is feeling a little out of place. There is too much bickering going on and I would like to see a different set of villains for the team. Remender does do a great job on building up the characterization, especially with Eric O'Grady. Hardman's art adds the perfect tone to the title and whether it's action or characters sitting around, it all looks good. We're seeing both Remender and the team getting warmed up to the this new direction and there's no doubt things are going to get better and better. We have a doosey of a cliffhanger that I refuse to fall for. Remender is adding a lot of team dynamic as well as suspense to this title that has been missed in earlier issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Feb 23, 2012

    Tensions are high as this issue has it all! Inter-dimensions, strange worlds and the fate of a fellow Secret Avenger is unclear. Im really starting to appreciate this series thanks in part to the creative team of write Rick Remender (Venom) & illustrator Gabriel Hardman (Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes). From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Feb 27, 2012

    What really impresses is the art. Hardman's high-contrast style doesn't use a lot of shading and lends itself to Breitweiser's colors. There's a sense of bright lights even when it's dark. The way Hardman approaches his pages is relatively simple, yet effective: he uses grid layouts until he tilts things, throwing the action askew to a degree. On the final page, this really works, making that startling last image stand out even more. Both the writing and art come together at the end quite well, making the next issue a hard one to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 25, 2012

    There's still time to pull this story together, but it seems to be slipping away fast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 26, 2012

    I think I was expecting a cloak and dagger kind of story from this title. However, I am finding this to be a lot like Remender's work in Uncanny X-Force and Fear Agent. He is giving his character's voices and he is throwing all kinds of bizarre things at them left and right. At some point I expect a fire breathing, dead dragon to appear. This book is just getting off the ground and I can't wait to see where it's going from here. Read Full Review

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