Secret Avengers #2

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

• Earth is in danger. Massive decommissioned S.H.I.E.L.D. satellites are about to fall on us all. It's a P.R. nightmare in the making!
•  Speaking of things falling from space: Nick Fury and special agent Phil Coulson are about to die painfully. •  Unless Hawkeye, Black Widow and Spider-Woman save them!
•  Maria Hill is wounded. The hitman made it personal. Hill's potential savior? M.O.D.O.K.!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Nick Couture Apr 14, 2014

    Secret Avengers is a book that tries to do many things, and succeeds at pretty much everything. Ales Kot, Michael Walsh, and Matthew Wilson, have created themselves one of the best offerings to come out of the All-New Marvel NOW. It juggles a fun and humorous tone while also being incredibly sad and poignant. It's the comic book that does it all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 9, 2014

    SECRET AVENGERS is a combination of one part ridiculous, one part touching, and one part awesome. Kot, Walsh, and Wilson are putting together one heck of an entertaining story with some very dynamic characters. Sure, the book is very S.H.I.E.L.D. heavy, but that's what makes it really cool. While this issue closes out the first story, it spends a lot of time establishing its characters and their relationships to each other, even if the reader is already familiar with them, which is fantastic. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite Marvel books. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 14, 2014

    Still, it's hard to crack down too hard on this book, because it does so much else right. Ideas are flying like bullets, characters are crashing into each other and leaving sparks in their wake. There's humor, intrigue, high concepts and smart moments throughout Secret Avengers, quickly making this comic one of Marvel's most improved since the latest wave of Marvel NOW! relaunches. A creative team this good deserves to work out of the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 15, 2014

    For the art, we have Michael Walsh on the pencils, Matthew Wilson on the colours and VC's Clayton Cowles on the letters, same as last time. I mentioned in my review last time that the art team was especially good and the stylised artwork worked really well for me with the characters involved. That continued this week as well with the new issue. The pencils are still good, and so are the colours. I really love how simple and yet elegant Walsh's pencils are, and how vibrant Wilson's colours are. These two are most definitely a good fit for the title, and I want them to have a long run on this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Apr 11, 2014

    Secret Avengers #2 shows off more of its creators personalities than the debut. Ales Kot often uses his characters to ruminate over the complex web of philosophies hes studied, but he does so with a charm and sincerity that completely sells you on any idea he has. Michael Walsh extracts himself from the tiresome David Aja comparisons everybody made and shows off more of his own talents in design and expression. Occasionally these same expressions overexaggerate a bit too much, but he really nails the quieter moments. Together Kot and Walsh give the title a bubbly energy that makes the Secret Avengers float over its slower, solemn Avengers cousins. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 11, 2014

    Ales Kot's Secret Avengers is a complete 180-degree turn from the cloak and dagger slog that was the previous volume and it could not have come at a better time for the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 11, 2014

    This issue feels like the start of the creators really finding the sweet spot of their talents " is it next month yet? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 10, 2014

    While those other Avenger's title spend all their time taking themselves so seriously, Secret Avengers remembers to just have fun. This is, for my money, the best Avengers book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 12, 2014

    If you overlook that nothing is very 'secret' about this series, it's just a fun, entertaining Avengers adventure starring some familiar characters. There's definitely a modern, Hawkeye-esque vibe to the whole thing, and considering how much I love Hawkeye, I'm definitely liking this series too. The banter is fun to read, the characters are well fleshed-out, the art is fantastic, and MODOK provides a nice wildcard to the whole endeavor. This could definitely be an entertaining comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Apr 11, 2014

    After two serious volumes of Secret Avengers, its actually a nice change up to laugh. Kots writing is clever and the book is visually appealing. Plus, were getting some reasons for certain characters to exist in the first place, which is always a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Apr 9, 2014

    Secret Avengers #2 is a decent conclusion to the short first arc of the series. It wraps everything up nicely for the most part, characters are memorable and fleshed out (sans Spider-Woman), the writing is good, and the artwork definitely has its appeal. Overall, not a bad conclusion to the first arc and here's hoping it'll lead to more fun adventures in the future. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Apr 14, 2014

    At its close, "Secret Avengers" #2 comes across as disjointed and hokey. Kot and Walsh do little to hide the fact that the book is trying to mine "Hawkeye's" creative success and the book suffers for it, failing to establish its own voice at the end of its first arc. With only two issues under its belt, "Secret Avengers" is forgettable at best. Read Full Review

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