Secret Avengers #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Mike Deodato Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

On a mission no one can know about and already betrayed by one of their own! Our Secret Avengers strike force finds a link between Roxxon's digs on Mars and a mysterious shadow group on Earth. But what evil will they face on the Red Planet itself, and will a hero fall? It's the Avengers as you've never seen them before, by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jul 1, 2010

    I feel that the first issue worried me a bit, because of the cliffhanger, but now that we're done with the second issue, I'm okay with the mystery of it, and the writing and artwork have truly excelled, as it's fantastic stuff. Highly Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jun 30, 2010

    My one disappointment is with the lack of attention paid to a particular appearance and what that means in the grand scheme of things. I would've liked to get more than just three pages devoted to that thread, since that character's involvement is far more intriguing to me at this point than a nameless alien. But this book is still more fun than you can throw a translucent energy shield at. If you're looking for a different type of Avengers than the kind Brian Bendis is serving up, Ed Brubaker has just what you're looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 3, 2010

    Certainly, "Secret Avengers" feels like a shot in the arm for the franchise after a long period under Bendis' hand. Although I do generally enjoy his work, it's hard to deny that we weren't long overdue for a new voice and new characters. Brubaker provides both, a perfect alternative to the core Avengers books for those who want something a bit different but still Avengers-esque. The line's relaunch has been strong overall, but two issues in, it's clear to me that if you only buy one Avengers title, "Secret Avengers" is the one to go for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 2, 2010

    We're still early in the story, and writer Ed Brubaker has plenty of time to bring this one home - but so far, for me, this series is on shaky ground. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 10, 2010

    Deodato is even better here than in Dark Avengers. His growth is phenomenal. The story is detailed and the characters look unique. He creates cool suits just for the Mars landing and I like how he draws technology and ships. Although Ill drop this series because I cant buy all that Marvel Comics publishes, its still a good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Jul 1, 2010

    I think that as the plot thickens and we come to understand why Roxxon was searching for the Serpent Crown, this story is going to really take off. I didn't quite pick up on that this month, but still found enough to like about this issue that I can recommend buying it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jul 2, 2010

    While Brubaker still seems more comfortable as a writer telling street level tales than he does grand scale sci-fi sagas (his insistence that Beast be repeatedly shown spouting off about his all purpose sensor readings is an obvious crutch), he is no doubt quite skilled at crafting quality character interaction. Add that to Rain Beredos darkly toned bold color art, containing equal parts Secret and Avenger,and youve got yourself a series that is fine tuned for success. It is one thing to engage in premature punditry about a books cast, but it is another matter altogether to actually experience it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 1, 2010

    It's a very solid second issue that I enjoyed, but it fell short of the bar set by the fantastic debut issue. Decompression and some minor inconsistencies and characterization left me slightly underwhelmed at times, but I'm still quite happy with the title and recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 2, 2010

    I like the mystery that is building here and the character writing is strong, but the overall execution of the issue is a tad too uneven to earn a Buy It verdict. There isn't much of a teamdynamic with characters like Read Full Review

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