Mighty Avengers #13

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 7, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! The debut of the all-new Howling Commandos is here! See how Nick Fury and his new team plan on stopping the Secret Invasion!

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2008

    I'm hopeful Secret Invasion itself will pick up next month. Even if it doesn't, the event has already given birth to a handful of memorable tie-in issues. The core event can crash and burn, but with books like this the whole experience will be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 9, 2008

    My only gripe? Don't let the cover fool you into thinking there's anything remotely Cap-related in this entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 18, 2008

    The issue stops there, and part of me wants to rage against decompressed storytelling again, but this issue works on it's own merits. The story of where Nick has been is gaining momentum, running concurrently with the events that he predicted, and this issue works, giving us tantalizing hints about new players in the Marvel U. Daisy Johnson has never worked for me before, but all of a sudden, as Nick's courier and majordomo, she has a unique and necessary place in the world, and the cast of characters interests me, especially with the offspring of Doctor Druid and Phantom Rider in play. Still, I could have done without the grandson of the ORIGINAL Ghost Rider having powers evocative of the completely unrelated DANNY KETCH version of Ghost Rider, but that train has sailed. Overall, it's a good issue, not too cramped, not too leisurely, and Bendis' dialogue really serves the characters well, as the talky-talky might have been annoying in lesser hands. The art, by Alex Maleev is Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny May 4, 2008

    Overall, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed with this latest issue because of the baggage that it carries. The Nick Fury storyline kicked off on a really high level last issue and it was disappointing to see this story do little more than assemble a new team in a pretty generic fashion. I understand the story had to be told, however, and the excellent art and dialogue kept things rolling smoothly throughout. Know what you are getting into with this issue and I think you will find it satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy May 6, 2008

    All in all, this is an interesting bit of narrative movement in the Nick Fury saga, if not the most efficient. The new faces all have potential and I appreciate the fact that it didn't take six issues to gather them up and get the story started. I think I like the Bendis/Maleev take on Nick Fury more than I like The Mighty Avengers, so it gets 3.5 bullets from me. It's a little bit of a step down from last issue (which I really enjoyed), but still keeps the Secret Invasion story moving. I'm curious to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 9, 2008

    I found Mighty Avengers #13 to be an enjoyable read. This issue was a solid set-up issue as Bendis continues to fill the reader in on the back-story with what Nick Fury has been up to in the past year. I continue to find the Secret Invasion tie-in issues to be much more captivating reads than what we get over on Secret Invasion itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 7, 2008

    It was a pretty generic introduction to a bunch of generic people. I have no idea who they are, what their powers are and don't really care either. Just looks like they'll be knock off Avengers. However, they'll play an important role in Secret Invasion, so I guess it's worth checking out if you want some clue as to who they are, but it'll be just that, a clue. Nothing really revealed here. Read Full Review

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