Secret Avengers #8

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"The Cathedral"
The fallout from the Secret Avengers' attack on AIM Island continues!Inside the chambers of the High Council of AIM.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 28, 2013

    While the galaxy goes mad and the Earth is invaded across multiple Marvel books, its nice to have a book thats still focused solidly on a smaller, more personal story. Bobbi Morse has gotten very short-shrift since making her comeback in Secret Invasion (her reveal was treated like one of the biggest of the book), so Im glad to see someone scooped her up and is putting her back in the spotlight. Shes an interesting character with a great, modern design and I really didnt want to just see her in Avengers team shots. Nick Spencer is also the master of the well-earned cliffhanger as this issue ends on a great one just like the last issue and the one before and on and on! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 29, 2013

    Thank you, Secret Avengers, for giving danger cred to my favorite diabolical nerd cult. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2013

    Luke Ross is in sole charge of the art this month, and the results are solid all-around. His strongest pages focus on Jude and his Dark Tower-esque lair, where surreal fantasy quickly morphs into all-out horror. In general, Ross does a great job of mixing the usual black ops aesthetic with more surreal flights of fancy. At this point, any fears that this series would ignore the quirky, oddball elements that made Rick Remender's Secret Avengers work so memorable have receded. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Aug 29, 2013

    I also want to say that I am happy Ross is back. Guice is great, but Ross brings a cleanness to this book that is great for the reader, but also sets the dirtiness of SHIELD and AIM into the light of the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 2, 2013

    Matthew Wilson, all the while, is pretty solid, bringing each individual scenes quite well with his choice of palette for each of them. The high number of colors that clash together in the more cosmic panels featuring Graviton and the ones showcasing the weirder aspects of Mockingbird's history make for a high contrast to the colder and darker aspects of the script. Wilson juggles from one tone to the next without breaking the effect each scenes has, which is easily said but not done, which credits him and his work. While not every scenes connect perfectly with each other, the whole package is still very good as the focus on A.I.M. and its more antagonistic personality gives the readers an inventive issue with some excellent art by both Wilson and Ross. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 8, 2013

    In this issue Nick Spencer focuses on Mockingbird on an infiltration mission to A.I.M. island. We get to see a lot of the inner workings of A.I.M. that are generally not shown, but they're generally not shown because they're kind of boring. I'd call what we get in this issue interesting but not exciting. It's certainly not a bad issue and there are some truly revelatory moments as we meet some of the "higher ups" in the A.I.M. power structure. The tower occupied by Jude the Entropic Man was really a WTF!?! moment for me and made the issue worth reading all by itself. Read Full Review

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