Secret Avengers #3

Secret Avengers #3

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The High Council of A.I.M. launch their first attack – with Quake & Nick Fury caught in the crosshairs! • Learn the deadly secret of the new Iron Patriot!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Apr 18, 2013

    The formula is working. Secret Avengers stands out as an ambitious, witty title when it easily could have been a bland melodrama. With an assault of titles in the A-word category it might get lost in the herd, but it shouldn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 10, 2013

    My (perhaps irrational) quibbles aside, this is still a great issue. I'm definitely feeling more of the Warren Ellis/Ed Brubaker "spycraft with superheroes" tone this time around and I hope it continues. Excellent writing coupled with great art makes this easy to recommend to anyone looking for a superhero story with fewer superpowers and a bit more finesse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Apr 13, 2013

    While there may be still a lot of work left to be done on some of the characters, Secret Avengers continue to show a good hold on espionage in the Marvel universe thanks to its concepts, its villains and the plot in general. With the help of Matthew Wilson and Luke Ross, it looks quite the part as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Apr 11, 2013

    While not every line is a winner, Spencer delivers a strong issue, seeding the future plans of A.I.M.s aggressive grab for power. Theres plenty of intrigue to go around, with some genuine attempts to further character development and team dynamics amid all the action sequences. Ross pencils continue to be engaging, and well-complemented by Matthew Wilsons colors. Overall an interesting and enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 10, 2013

    Luke Ross brings these proceedings to life with some excellent settings. The arms show looks particularly menacing with all manner of tank and mech suit on display. However, his characters seem to be "overacting" with facial expressions that either do not fit the dialogue or put too much emphasis on a given emotion. More than once I stopped to wonder why the Senator's expressions just weren't matching his dialogue. Equally confusing was what happened to the Senator at the end. I had to flip back and forth a few times to figure out what should have initially been obvious. Strange how Ross does such a good job showing Hawkeye and company in an explosive assault on the A.I.M. base, yet the simple actions of a man in a tuxedo prove to be the sore spot of the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 15, 2013

    "Secret Avengers" #3 is not a perfect issue, but it is good to see that the series has hit the ground running. It's already in its groove and clearly, Spencer has a tone in mind and is sticking to it. The strong character moments and fantastic artwork just about cover for a plot that struggles to hit its beats in time for the final page, and if this is as haphazard as it gets, that's something the team can be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Ben Silverio Apr 14, 2013

    Other than setting up for more Iron Patriot stuff in later issues and a few great gags involving Hawkeye and Mockingbird, this issue didn't do too much for me. Overall, I haven't really latched onto this series yet, but when Bucky and Banner pop up, I think that I'll be more invested. I love me some Hawkeye and Coulson, but they're not really doing much just yet. We'll see what happens as the story develops more, but right now, this title is just meh for me. Read Full Review

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