Secret Empire #6

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Nick Spender Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 32
7.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable - this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Jul 20, 2017

    Nick Spencer manages to continue to find the perfect balance between Drama and Action in thisSecret Empireevent, and with only four issues left, it is bittersweet to watch it end, as it is sad too see that the event is coming to a close but also exciting to watch an event of such an epic scale to unfold.Secret Empire #6is another home-run for Marvel and Spencer, and yet another astounding issue inSecret Empireas a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jul 24, 2017

    On the whole, Secret Empire #6 is another solid issue with moments of brilliance. But there are flaws which drag it down too, so just be warned. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jul 20, 2017

    Love it or hate it Secret Empire continues to build the suspension and delivers some pay off to readers as we wait for the next issue in this heavily polarizing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 19, 2017

    Secret Empire#6 is another fine installment in the story that's legitimately shaken Marvel to its core. There are some very deep lines drawn in the sand and plenty of mystery left to unfold. This is what I wanted from a Civil War II and it's funny that Spencer mentions that dumpster fire a number of times in this. The only thing making CWII carry any relevance is Spencer tying up the loose ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Jul 21, 2017

    Nick Spencer gives our heroes their second wind as the Avengers are forced to defend themselves from Supreme Leader Rogers' attack. While there are moments where the book ties in multiple side storylines for plot reasons, the writing and artwork in this issue remain standout features. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 24, 2017

    Even with too many artists and a muddled story, "Secret Empire" 6 still has enough great Iron man moments to enchant even the most cynical comics reader with awe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Sankalp G. Jul 20, 2017

    The art team has been fantastic. Spencer has continued to play with political beliefs and has laid it barren in this issue. Maybe Secret Empire will have a glorious end and all our questions will be answered but how long should readers wait? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 19, 2017

    An action packed issue with intriguing twists, but it does drag a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jul 19, 2017

    There are pacing issues and they were exacerbated by the fact that this story was incredibly bleak. Because of that, the middle is tough to read. I will probably like Secret Empire #6 more than most though. It's a slog of an issue to get through, but I felt the payoff was very rewarding. Beautiful art and an exciting finish that you have to work to get to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Jul 21, 2017

    This issue is just so very dark. There is very little hope here. A lot happens, but the direction is murky.The story is solid, despite the lack of a clear direction. But, again, it's just depressing. "Darkest before the dawn", I hope. The artwork is just uneven and often times just a mess. As I have said in my past reviews, I do not feel that this is on par with so-called "Event Comic" standards. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 19, 2017

    Secret Empire is far from Marvel's best-executed event comic. The pacing has been all over the map, and things slow down once again in issue #6 even with Hydra and the Avengers having a massive showdown. But for all its problems, this series shows an ambition that can't be ignored. This issue works best when it explores the gulf between where the Avengers are and what they would like to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Jul 19, 2017

    In the heroes' darkest moment, this issue of Marvel's Secret Empire makes a promise that things are about to change. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 19, 2017

    Secret Empire has been uneven at best. I hate the term “event fatigue,” but who is a 10+ issue event like this for when there’s such a big sea change on the horizon for the publisher? Nick Spencer’s work here has been its best when he isn’t just trading in the dynamics that the publisher has been for the last 10 years. But it’s hard to keep the stakes up when every reveal only asks more questions instead of answering any of them. The art’s scattershot approach across the event has hurt the story overall, and this issue is no exception. Secret Empire keeps delivering big moments, b...ut it’s not cluing us in on what any of it means, and that’s disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 24, 2017

    Secret Empire #6 was another slow read that offers a thin story. There is simply not enough content in this issue to justify the massive $4.99 cover price. For that much money the reader has a right to demand that Marvel deliver an exciting issue full of content and plot progression. That is certainly not the case with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jul 25, 2017

    This is a solid issue in a very lackluster and character-destroying event, and the writers need to think fast to pull the book out of this nosedive. Pick this up only if you're already invested in it or you feel it is needed to prepare for legacy and Generations. Read Full Review

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