Secret Avengers #5

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: David Aja, Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A secret foe has been revealed - or has he? Find out everything you need to know about the OTHER Nick Fury as Secret Avengers continues to explore the volatile landscape of Marvel's new Heroic Age! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 22, 2010

    As much fun as it is to see Brubaker bring his main concept/character to life, the highlight of the issue for me was the chance to see Steve Rogers dress down the real Fury. It's been a while now since we've seen the Marvel U's Chief Spy not in complete control of a situation, and Brubaker gets his money's worth showing the character in the unfamiliar position of being defensive, vulnerable and apologetic all in the same scene. The art, by the stellar team of Michael Lark, David Aja and Stefano Gaudiano, brings an appropriate noir atmosphere to this spy-on-the-run tale, and is a nice change of pace from regular series penciller Mike Deodato. For those slightly disappointed by the title's first arc, this is the comic you've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 23, 2010

    Is this the issue of Secret Avengers I'd tell everyone to rush out and buy? Certainly not, but I have to give it high marks on giving us the back story without a ton of unnecessary story or dialog. For a collector of the series, I think we can certainly appreciate the reveal and how it was able to be told in one issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Sep 22, 2010

    It may not have the crazy action of the past four issues, but Secret Avengers still certainly doesnt disappoint. This month is a little bit more predictable than the other were, but things promise to pick up again next month, so I dont mind the changes seen here. If youve been enjoying Secret Avengers so far, I dont see any reason why this month should be any different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Sep 24, 2010

    My favorite issue of Secret Avengers thus far. I'm not sure if that's a good thing, given that this is a one-shot without the actual team or the series' main artist, but hopefully it's a prelude of better things to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 24, 2010

    A compilation of familiar concepts and hints of the 'good old days' of Nick Fury that never cohere completely, "Secret Avengers" #5 is a disappointing issue from this creative time. It's serviceable in the explanation of how Max Fury came to be working with the Shadow Council and does pick up on a thread from "The Marvels Project" that makes the secret group working against Rogers's Avengers more interesting. It's a fine comic that doesn't satisfy completely if only because of the high standards set by the creators previously. Read Full Review

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