Secret Avengers #5

Secret Avengers #5

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Thomas Lewis Coker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Showdown on AIM Island: The Secret Avengers vs. The New High Council of AIM!S.H.I.E.L.D. will never be the same!

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Jun 27, 2013

    Another great issue by this team. I think Secret Avengers is one of the more underrated books at Marvel right now, mainly because it meshes a spy/espionage genre with political drama, a little humor and superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 26, 2013

    This book teases that things are not at all what they seem and that the next issue will touch more on the events of it, and thats a good thing because its an issue that ends with an excellent, if somewhat baffling, twist. Im hoping the explanation is something other than what is obvious (sorry to be vague, but Im tip-toeing around some major spoilers) but based on Spencers track record, things will only get more intriguing from here. This remains a premiere book for anyone looking for a superhero book that behaves more like a spy book and is a great example of how far the superhero genre can be stretched and still remain both firmly entrenched in a world of fantasy, but also one of grounded reality. The occasional artistic trip-up, and somewhat nebulous character reasonings, absolutely dont keep this book from being a recommendation to anyone looking for something a little different from their mainstream Marvel book. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 26, 2013

    For whatever problems this issue displays, the series as a whole looks to be on firm footing as it ventures into more dramatic and unpredictable territory. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jun 28, 2013

    Overall, as this books moves forward, Im less and less interested in all of these vague mysteries, and less and less engaged by the characters themselves. Its not terrible, but its not particularly great, either. Ross artwork has been consistently decent but, like the writing, is a bit average. Read Full Review

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