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Secret Empire #10

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 57
5.8Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?
Rated T+

  • 10
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 30, 2017

    Despite all the polarization, this series has created Secret Empire will go down as one of the best modern Marvel events. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Aug 31, 2017

    Despite what some have said about the supposed "negative" message it was delivering, Secret Empire #10 demonstrates the triumph of good vs evil, of strong and righteous moral values overcoming corrupted and evil intentions, and not being afraid to stand up for what you believe in, and to fight for what's right. It's this inspiring message that makes Secret Empire a triumph of Marvel Comics, and a representation of what the stories they tell are made for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Sankalp G. Aug 31, 2017

    The conclusion of this event was perfectly acceptable but I think Spencer could have done a lot more, considering how it ended. There are a number questions which are raised from the conclusion. Stakes, which were definitely there, were forgotten as fast as they were mentioned. Everything turned back to normal and no one batted an eye for the loses as they weren't overturned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 30, 2017

    It's finally over and Spencer ended it in a way that doesn't redeem the run itself, but does satisfy the overall story and the journey of its heroes. More interested in the aftermath to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Aug 30, 2017

    The tale may be light on surprises but with a story this well drawn containing such a strong emotional punch, I'm willing to look the other way and be happy with how this mega-event turned out. The publisher took one hell of a chance with this comic and watching how the story unfolded proved to be more entertaining than any event since the masterful Secret Wars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 30, 2017

    Captures the spirit of most Marvel events with heroic fighting, but it lacks the complexity the series has thrived on. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 30, 2017

    In the end, Secret Empire had its flaws but was a fun ride. Nick Spencer did his best to navigate all the red tape and fanboy land mines, while delivering a solid event that ties up this era of Marvel in a nice bow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 31, 2017

    The overall structure of the story still works with respect to showing the rise and fall of Hydra's empire. Secret Empire #10 even helps streamline some of the confusing, disjointed elements that are scattered throughout the previous nine issues. However, the manner in which it ends, the feelings surrounding it, and the prospect of moving forward from such a reality-shattering event are still mixed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 30, 2017

    The biggest crime of Secret Empire was the timing well, that and the means through which it was delivered. This is a terrible, dark time for the United States. We need to be able to power through it. We need stories about the best part of ourselves, not the worst. Thats what heroes are for: they show us what we could be. I dont want to be this. I dont want to be Secret Empire, Hydra Nazi Ultimate Iron Super Street Fighter Tekken Cap, or Clint Barton squatting in a cave hoping for a better tomorrow while the world burns around me. I want to be more than these things. Marvel should want that, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 30, 2017

    A satisfying conclusion to an often unsatisfying storyline. Makes me curious to see what the aftermath of the event looks like for the heroes, especially Steve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 4, 2017

    This issue was a bit of a let down because it was predictable. As a series, it was entertaining, but there wasn't a chance this series ended with a Hydra Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 30, 2017

    Secret Empire is hardly the first Marvel event to end on a disappointingly bland note. But considering how much promise this series showed early on, this lackluster finale issue is a huge disappointment. A handful of strong moments can't make up for the formulaic, unambitious conclusion, especially with such uncharacteristically mediocre art from Steve McNiven. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 31, 2017

    So, in the end, what was the point of Secret Empire? It failed to establish any of the All New All Different MarvelNOW Point One heroes. It failed to bring back the classic heroes. It failed to post big sales numbers. And it failed to offer a creative and exciting story that was worth the price of admission. I suppose it is fitting that this pointless and underwhelming big event conclude with a final issue with a $4.99 cover price. Because, perhaps the only point of Secret Empire was to rob readers of their money. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Sep 1, 2017

    Steve McNivens artwork is gorgeous, as usual. It is the one redeeming quality to this completely shite story. Cool moments, and they are very few here: Old Man Logan and Carol Danvers calling Steve Rogers out on his bullshit leading to Hawkeye assembling the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Champions, Defenders and more into battle. The TRUE Steve Rogers standing up to his Hydra counterpart. The scene with Thors hammer. The truly, outstandingly bad: The Vanishing Point nonsense. The forced political agenda. The obviously mandated death of Black Widow. Marvel has promised that this will be their last event series for a while. I sincerely hope thats not fake news. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 30, 2017

    Spencer's entire event can be summed up by one scene in this issue were an Inhuman who after having been held in a concentration camp and when presented with a form that lets the United States government off the hook decides to sign it instead of a lawyer look at it. It's as if to ask the readers to move on and forget this ever happened" I wish I could". I wish I could" Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Sep 1, 2017

    In the end, Secret Empire #10 was a massive letdown of a final issue to an event. It was an ending we all saw coming from before the very first issue, and it's commentary on hope and fighting back against fascism felt unearned and even a tad problematic in and of itself. At the end of the day, after waiting and seeing, if it's not about the destination and about the journey instead, this still does not feel like a journey anyone needed to be taken on. And if it was about the destination? Well, I'm afraid it wasn't a very awe-inspiring one at all. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 30, 2017

    Nick Spencer deserves credit for trying to corral Secret Empire into something workable, but this story's pacing and escalation was overwhelmed by the scope of everything. On some level, we expect our heroes to win, but we want those wins to feel earned. The status quo right now may not be all that different, but the Marvel Universe feels broken, stuck in a cycle of chasing the ghosts of past successes. Hopefully, "Legacy" will represent a truly new beginning, because it feels like we’ve lost so much. May we never lose hope. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 4, 2017

    The audience for Secret Empire knew what this ending would be before issue #0 was even published. If you're interested, and want to confirm what you most likely thought all along anyway, buy and read this issue. For the rest of us with any common sense, Im sure we can find something better to do with your time, avoid this disaster porn altogether, its a waste of time and money.  Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 2, 2017

    Marvel, as a long-time fan, here's my request: no more stories like this, I beg you. Comic book "reality" is already tenuous enough. When you start rewriting it willy-nilly, it all threatens to fall down. Read Full Review

  • 1.7
    We The Nerdy - Luke Miller Aug 30, 2017

    Overall, this just felt like a waste of everyones time. Nothing happened. Nothing changed. There wasnt even any character analysis since Captain America wasnt acting of his own free will. Lets just all do like Marvel is apparently going to do and pretend this didnt happen. Read Full Review

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