Secret Empire #7

Secret Empire #7

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 30
7.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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It was foretold by Ulysses, it's haunted Spider-Man's nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It's time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha...
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  • 9.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Jul 26, 2017

    Secret Empire #7 is a tremendously strong issue, with remarkable character work. A reboot seems increasingly likely at the end of this journey, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Jul 26, 2017

    With the Emotional stakes at an all time high for the series, Secret Empire is set for what seems to be the most intense and action packed conclusion to an event yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jul 29, 2017

    This series has become one that readers either love or hate. If you're loving it so far, then you'll love Secret Empire #7. If you hate it, then this won't do anything to change your mind. Take from that what you want. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 27, 2017

    Secret Empire continues to be the grittiest comic book event in some time. There's a tension that feels real, which isn't something you see too often. Still, the story seems to drag and could move forward more diligently. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 26, 2017

    Secret Empire is improving as it moves closer to the big climax. This issue finds most of its success in exploring the divide between Marvel's older, pragmatic heroes and the younger, more idealistic generation. The heavy focus on the Punisher doesn't hurt. But inconsistent art quality remains one of the main, recurring problems with this mini-series, and that problem doesn't seem to be lessening with time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Donald Hudec Jul 28, 2017

    Overall, the story is still pretty good, despite any short comings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jul 27, 2017

    While certain moments struggle to create an impact, the overall story of Secret Empire remains on track. Like a slow-building firestorm, it's finally getting noticeably hot and the artwork of Leinil Francis Yu ensures it's a spectacle to behold. With only a few issues left, Hydra is facing many headaches and for an army that claims to have so many heads, that's saying something. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comicsverse - Ben Wasserman Aug 2, 2017

    While its placement in the storyline feels slightly padded, SECRET EMPIRE #7's narrative works in analyzing whether Spider-Man will choose or reject his vision destiny. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 26, 2017

    If Secret Empire can deliver on bringing its separate narrative threads together, it might end up being a satisfactory event. Multiple artists are really bringing down the flow of these issues but it's really Sorrentino that's the worst fit. Even the big moment at the end is a swing and a miss because Sorrentino doesn't thrive with those big iconic splashes. But credit to Nick Spencer for at least removing some of the inevitability that was creeping in. Events are fun when you don't feel like you know the ending! The last three issues looks to be a sprint to the finish but it's unclear what path they'll take and that's promising. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 31, 2017

    Secret Empire #7 is another average read. This big event continues to have no heart and no soul. What it does continue to have is a massive $4.99 cover price. At this point, there is no reason to keep hope alive for this big event turning into anything that will be considered a quality story years from now. Hopefully, Marvel can regroup and rebound from what has been a disappointing big event in terms of sales numbers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah Jul 26, 2017

    Wooooow those Sorrentino action pages are gorgeous. The Carter and Capt. page is gorgeous and the Black Widow's last panel is so beautiful and tragic. The story was super strong. It is time to be ramping down and you see that things are in motion for that. You just don't know what is up with those dream sequence story line. But I'm sure it'll be explained soon. Just an awesome story with a twist that is leaving everyone hungry for more.

  • 6.5
    nec Jul 26, 2017

    This issue is worse than the last one IMO. I was enjoying this until about 2/3 in and then everything with miles ruins the book for me. It made no sense to me. You have a chance to kill hitler you kill him and that ruined the book for me. The fight scene between widow and punished was great.

  • 5.5
    Comic Booger Jul 26, 2017

    This was so bad. Widow got killed like an animal. Punisher working for HYDRA, unreadable fighting scenes (more particularly Frank vs. Nat) Captain America would not let Spidey beat him just like that, seeing Cap's shield break is not shocking anymore, Nadia says "The entire time she has been trying to prevent you from becoming a killer" even though she recreated the Red Room (and the Champions didn't know that Miles was trapped so how would Nadia know Nat has been keeping him inside), also Miles guesses the password because it was destiny, but he doesn't kill Cap? This is a mess. Making Sam Wilson return makes as much sense since he had zero impact as Cap. Oh! And turning Carol into Tony was always a mistake. What you need to make her is Carol.

    + LikeComments (3)
  • 9.0
    EDiakota Jul 26, 2017

    This évent gets better & better

  • 9.0
    freemanlouis7 Aug 11, 2017

    Intense and action packed, complete with twist and cool cameos.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Jul 26, 2017

    The story is still very much intriguing but as the narrative shifts, some things didn't help me stay well immersed. I probably just expected more because i was enjoying it immensely. Still very much worth the buy because of all the interesting things that do happen.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jul 26, 2017

    Some of the action scenes were really hard to follow. The art is hit or miss in this series and this issue is more of a miss. I did like the story though. This event has been long. It hasn't felt dragging to me yet. It looks like this is the turning point though in the story. I am really excited to see how everything ends. Great that Miles is a big part of this.

  • 8.0
    Edmund Jul 27, 2017

    Good build up and steady pace that excites us, however the death that was used feels very wrong at a time when said person's own comic has been excellent. If said person is dead for good Marvel have just killed one of their best characters for a not good enough reason (I would rather have said person's comic renewed than crossover events).

  • 8.0
    Jung BBoab Aug 2, 2017

    지금까지 시크릿 엠파이어가 망쳐놓은 캐릭터와 설정들을 무시하고, 이 이슈만 봤을때는 솔직히 정말 놀라웠다. 놀라운 그림체와 놀라운 연출, 또한 엄청난 비극과 동시에 스토리는 이제 절정을 찍게된 상태에서 끝나게된다. 하이드라화 된 스티브로저스의 선한모습과, 하이드라 퍼니셔의 행동에 대한 설득력이 추가된점 또한 좋았다. 그럼에도 시크릿 엠파이어로 인해 망가져버린 캡틴아메리카의 이미지는 이제 영영 못돌아올것같다..

  • 7.5
    Spock's Brain Aug 15, 2017

    Another issue of "Secret Empire," and a whole bunch of stuff going on. The plot is building up, and it's getting more exciting, but I still have trouble with the series initial premise. Sorrentino's pages look great, but his action scenes can be a little confusing. Not great, but pretty good.

  • 7.0
    CaralhoVoador Jul 27, 2017

    I'm actually really liking this story, it really feels like one of those classic Elseworlds stories that DC used to publish. Although this is in continuity and I'm really curious about how this will play out in the future and how they'll redeem Steve Rogers. It's rare I feel excited or anxious while reading, but this issue got me. The writing definitely made the issue for me. That being said, most of the art in this issue was rough. There are some interesting page layouts, but Sorrentino's work is frankly ugly and the action is often hard to follow. The flashback and "the other Steve" sections were decent but I miss having A-line talent on an event book. It's the only thing keeping me from giving this a better score.

  • 6.0
    thecomiccookebook Jul 26, 2017

    A little better than the last issue but still not great. At the very least, more moments of significance happen in this issue but we should have been at this moment a few issues sooner. There's a particular moment that is such a generic event trope that it wasn't even shocking or upsetting. At least this is better than Civil War II.

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jul 28, 2017

  • 9.5
    darkfire369 Jul 27, 2017

  • 9.0
    Pauly V Jul 26, 2017

  • 9.0
    Grifter Jul 26, 2017

  • 9.0
    Frank Black Jul 26, 2017

  • 9.0
    Super17 Jul 27, 2017

  • 9.0
    Busterhasviews Jul 27, 2017

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Jul 28, 2017

  • 9.0
    Peaches Aug 3, 2017

  • 8.5
    MKW69 Jul 27, 2017

  • 8.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jul 27, 2017

  • 8.5
    flodid Sep 24, 2017

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Jul 29, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jul 31, 2017

  • 8.0
    50shadesOfCRAY Aug 18, 2017

  • 7.5
    jmprados Aug 20, 2017

  • 7.0
    StanielK Aug 2, 2017

  • 6.0
    Red_Hood Jul 27, 2017

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