Secret Avengers #4

Secret Avengers #4

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Scientist Supreme and the new High Council of AIM ignite global war!The Secret Avengers welcome their newest recruit: The Indestructible Hulk!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 8, 2013

    I remember a complaint, even by some comics fans that should know better, the complaints that Hawkeye and Black Widow have no place on The Avengers when the movie was coming out. This book proves why those complaints were poorly thought out and even evidence of antiquated thinking: people like Hawkeye, Black Widow and Mockingbird go places and do missions that the likes of Captain America or Thor shouldn't or couldn't. The Avengers need to be ready for ANY threat, not just the big, obvious ones, and this book, really specifically this issue, shows the worth in having a few members on your team who know more about problem solving than "punch/blast/think at it until it goes away." If you're even slightly interested in one of the most psychologically realistic books on the shelf, you owe it to yourself to give this one a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 13, 2013

    While we're very excited to see Marvel's first live action prime time television series since The Incredible Hulk ended in 1982, there are some things that comics can do that TV can't – and that includes stuffing each episode full of movie star superheroes. Secret Avengers is the place to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere May 13, 2013

    As the story continues, we are treated to an excellent mix of espionage, politics and action in a way that does justice to the title of this book. With Ross and Wilson on art, it even looks the part too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski May 9, 2013

    Spencer and Ross are trying to line comic books up with reality in a way that feels legitimate and as current as possible. They've succeeded by building a team that makes sense and trying to imagine how that team and the people they work for would deal with international affairs. But aside from how prescient it might be, it's also just plain fun to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed May 9, 2013

    Overall this issue keeps with the pace and tone of the last three issues, with plenty of action and intrigue to keep things moving. Ross pencils get the job done with good cinematic movement, well-complemented by Wilsons dark and moody colors. With this issues introduction of James Rhodes in dealing with the Iron Patriot problem, the title looks to be headed in some very interesting directions as the story continues to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 9, 2013

    "Secret Avengers" #4 showcases the "Avengers" part of the brand moreso than the "secret" and gives S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives Hill, Johnson, Coulson and Fury a greater shot at paneltime. That said, Spencer does a nice job wrapping a story around a motive for including the Hulk. I'm pretty sure after the way Hulk's adventure closes out in this issue, we might not be seeing the green goliath in these pages as an ally too much in the near future. What is certain, however, is that Spencer ratchets up the intrigue at the end of this issue, giving Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Mockingbird a task that will change things more significantly for this team. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 8, 2013

    Nick Spencer started Secret Avengers with such strong material, it's a wonder what happened to send it downhill so quickly. The series has lost its sense of humor and its smart twists and has replaced them with talky scenes and developments that make you scratch your head. This issue was heavy on politics and exposition that resulted in little more than some glorified cameos, so here's hoping it can refocus on its main cast and bring back the magic it had at the start. Read Full Review

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