Secret Avengers #30

Secret Avengers #30

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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High-spy-adventure! Hawkeye, Venom and Ant-Man must defeat an army of villains to grab Max Fury! Secrets! The truth behind the Shadow Councils ultimate plot! Finally! The new Masters of Evil strike! Paranoia! Black Widow knows who the traitor is, but can she get to her teammates in time to save them from his schemes?

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 22, 2012

    That's not to say action rules the day. Remender makes a surprising amount of progress when it comes to advancing the Shadow Council and Masters of Evil storyline. Before the end, Remender delivers a major twist to Max Fury's plans as well. While I haven't found the new Masters of Evil and its hundreds strong roster very interesting, the new approach starts to pay off by the final pages. In short, this issue offers up an ample amount of visual delights and some welcome new wrinkles to the book's formula. The next few months should be very interesting ones for Secret Avengers readers (and yes, Taskmaster fans too). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 22, 2012

    Now, as that insane, but homicidal, villain has the crowns and controlling an entire country, it makes for a next issue I'm really looking forward to reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 24, 2012

    The big swerve is great and while it doesn't truly break the mould, this was definitely a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 24, 2012

    With a cliffhanger that isn't exactly what readers may have been expecting, this issue definitely succeeds in building interest in whatever Remender has planned for the next issue and the remainder of this arc. It's great to see that he's intent on revisiting unfinished plots from earlier in the series, as well as creating new conflicts for this team to face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 22, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and felt it was a great introduction to this team and to this series. In general, it's a great place to start reading SECRET AVENGERS because it feels like it's the beginning of something really big. The dialogue and the characters are written really well, and I definitely enjoyed their interactions with one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 27, 2012

    Matteo Scalera's art in this issue reminds me of Matt Wagner's work in the mid-80s, when he was in Grendel mode, and it works to great effect here. There are a few moments where the background scenes full of villains distracted me with a character that I couldn't identify, but the motorcycle chase between Hawkeye and Vengeance was action-movie goodness, and the anguish on Max Fury's face as he realizes that he's not human enough to trigger the weapon are first-rate work. Remender delivers a script that's fun, with just enough super-heroey stuff to keep it an Avengers title, but a big helping of spycraft and James Bond movie fun. Secret Avengers #30 has an interesting cast, some nice continuity stuff and decent fight sequences, overcoming the continuing degradation of Marvel's B-list-and-below villains, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Where's the love for guys like Constrictor, Crossfire and Firebrand? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Sep 20, 2012

    It's not just resting on that it is a pretty book but the writing in particular manages to stay strong and prominent with Taskmaster being the highlight. Whilst the gigantic roster of members to the Masters of Evil has been off putting and felt unnecessary worry no longer because there is indeed a payoff at the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 22, 2012

    Im really looking forward to the next issue of one of my favourite books. This is the level on which every other Avengers title should strive to reach. Superhero comic book fans this is a must-read series. And dont sleep on Remender either, dude can tell one hell of a good story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Aug 26, 2012

    Overall, 'Secret Avengers' #30 had a lot of the things that I really enjoy about comic books: witty banter with some puns, a larger than life threat, interesting art, and an enjoyable story. Definitely an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicville - Jake Pippin Sep 6, 2012

    The “Black Ops” Avengers team is a great idea. I loved it from the get go. My favorite part about the series is the team changes to fit the needs of the mission. This allows for some great ideas for team ups, and we get to see new dimensions of the characters from it. This is worth the read. Read Full Review

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