Secret Avengers #29

Secret Avengers #29

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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To prevent a death the Secret Avengers must risk starting a war! A secret romance heats up! A rivalry between two members threatens to jeopardize the mission! Will Hawkeye discover he has a spy on his team in time to prevent tragedy?

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jul 26, 2012

    I know that a lot of you are probably tired of Avengers titles but if you aren't turned off too much because of Avengers and New Avengers then I really do suggest you pick up this issue of Secret Avengers to follow along with the new story arc, it's a great jumping on point for the series. If only the other Avengers books were this good" Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jul 25, 2012

    On the art side, Matteo Scalera gives a nice gritty feel to this story. The art is actiony when necessary and dark and tense when it needs to be. Sometimes he blends the two different tones, but it certainly enhances an already great script. The last scene with Venom and Taskmaster just heightens it all to get us excited about issue #30. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 27, 2012

    After taking a break from the main story for three issues for an Avengers VS X-Men tie-in, it's great to have Secret Avengers back. Remender proves again that this book is one of the best Marvel has coming out each month, right up there with his other series Uncanny X-Force. Remender's proved himself as a writer that comic fans should definitely keep an eye out for, and it'll always be worth the money to buy something with his name on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 25, 2012

    Issue #29 is also notable for debuting Matteo Scalera as the new artist. Scalera's moody pencils fit right in with previous Secret Avengers artists (this definitely looks -- as well as reads -- like a more traditional Secret Avengers tale than the AvX arc did). Scalera's figure work is brimming with energy. If a bit more loose and abstract than an artist like Gabriel Hardman, the heavy blacks lend a necessary sense of weight and texture to every panel. It's a promising debut, and the material Remender sets up for the near future strongly suggests that Scalera's work will only get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 26, 2012

    Remender always serves up intricate plots with a darkness pervading them - making one wonder if he'll have to lighten things up a little in his upcoming Uncanny Avengers - and his stories are often compelling journeys through the murkiness of moral quandaries. Matteo Scalera's art in this issue leaves some to be desired, feeling rushed in spots while excelling in others. But Secret Avengers is just cool, and promises to get cooler the more it trucks in supervillain society. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 26, 2012

    I hate covers, Beast & Captain Britain are on the cover and they don't appear once but Ant-Man is but he is nowhere to be seen. What's with the Ant-Man hate? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jul 26, 2012

    Secret Avengers is the best of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland May 29, 2012

    All in all, a strong issue that I quite enjoyed, and I do look forward to seeing how things play out in the next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicville - Jake Pippin Aug 8, 2012

    Its a good story line, even with a few inconstancies. Hawkeye is fun to see in a leadership role, and with the return of the missing Eric O'Grady Ant Man there is some added intrigue to what happened to him while he was missing. The artwork is ok, it's not my style but Scalera is a talented and popular artist so who am I to judge? I'm glad we are finished (I hope) with the Avengers vs X-men. This story arc is pretty good and anyone that was interested in it will be happy it's back on track. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 30, 2012

    If you can get past the overt sexualization of the female characters in this book, you might agree that Scalera's scratchy, grit-filled style is a nice match for the plot this series is now chasing. With a plethora of foes on the table, Scalera and Remender are sure to find some characters worthy of fighting "Avengers," even if the heroic lineup is more worthy of staying a secret. Remender has proven his ability to impress in the past, I'm hoping he does so again in upcoming issues. Read Full Review

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