Secret Avengers #19

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In the decadent and crumbling city of ANIANA, in the Eastern European country of SYMKARIA, a local drug lord is planning to sell something mysterious to the Shadow Council. The Secret Avengers cannot risk that, or an interception after the fact -- they must get to the drug lord before the handover, and take whatever the goods are. Their covert mission uncovers something utterly unexpected, ancient and terrible and a threat to the entire world...

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Nov 23, 2011

    Have you ever read Warren Ellis' GLOBAL FREQUENCY? If you haven't, and want more of the same thing that was in this issue, read it. It's amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 27, 2011

    Jumping on point?: Definitely! You can read this and enjoy it without having touched the last few issues. It might help to have a passing familiarity with the characters but it isn't necessary. The only reason it isn't an ideal “jumping on point” is that this issue is kinda the antithesis of what we consider a “jumping on point” because this isn't the ongoing story of the Secret Avengers….it's just a great done-in-one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 27, 2011

    Ellis is putting together a darned impressive series of stories here - and if you missed them, I'm sure they'll be collected, too - even if each chapter stands on its own two feet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 23, 2011

    There's no reason to complain about Rick Remender writing the series, but it will be sad to see Ellis depart in a few months. These done-in-one adventures never fail to entertain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 26, 2011

    "Secret Avengers" #19 is 20 pages of a superhero comic you've probably read before. The story isn't original or that different from many that have come before. What makes it so compelling and entertaining is the execution. This is a lesson is how style and skill can turn even the most basic of stories into something refreshing and new. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 29, 2011

    I'm certainly a fan of Remender and I look forward to his run, but I'm also really enjoying the compact and decidedly badass stories Ellis is giving us with his quick run. Great for new readers to hop on, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Nov 28, 2011

    Overall, everything up to the last moment of this comic works extremely well. I just wish the ending had been a bit more than a weird line, a kick, and a splat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 28, 2011

    Honestly? No problems here. The story was REALLY fast paced(as you can probably tell from the summary I typed up), and while a bit strange(drugs made from the bones of old gods, or something like that...), I found the story easy to get into, unlike the past few issues. So yeah, this one was definitely a pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 30, 2011

    Warren Ellis is proving to be a good match for this book. I've only been disappointed with one of the issues since he took on the title, and I'm looking forward to see what else he might have in store for this team. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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