Secret Empire #8

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 32
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Rated T+

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Aug 10, 2017

    Like I said about CAPTAIN AMERICA #25, this comic felt really special. Everything is moving in a real positive direction with the heroes all rallying together for a final battle led by Sam Wilson. It made me exciting to read the last two issues of SECRET EMPIRE and really curious where Marvel is going to head in LEGACY. A few years ago, it seemed like Marvel was heading in this direction with THE HEROIC AGE, but that sort of fell to the wayside. Hopefully, this time they follow through entirely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 9, 2017

    A fun, action packed issue that has the heroes finally getting a leg up on Hydra. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Aug 17, 2017

    Overall, Secret Empire #8 is a fantastic issue thanks to the change in tone in both story and art, as well as being able to set the stage for an epic last two issues of Secret Empire. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 9, 2017

    The end is soon coming to a close and each side is stepping up their actions before the all out war. "Mr. Rogers break down this shield." Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 9, 2017

    Secret Empire #8 has its flaws. The art quality isn't entirely consistent , and the overarching narrative is becoming messier the more Nick Spencer works to reflect the many tie-in books. But those problems are secondary to the sheer satisfaction earned from reading this pivotal new chapter. Daniel Acuna's pages are gorgeous, and he and Spencer effectively shift the tone of the series as a resurgent Sam Wilson lights the way for Marvel's heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Aug 11, 2017

    I dont want to give away too much here, because spoilers would really ruin the experience. There is so much payoff in this issue. Nick Spencer really plays tug of war with your heart. Just when you think everything might turn out okay, all hope is seemingly torn away once more, only to restore it again. If Disney and Marvel are truly planning on steering away from their alleged Marvel SJW agenda going forward from Secret Empire? Like the politics or not, this is a hell of a sendoff to that era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 11, 2017

    There may only be a couple of issue left of this series, but Secret Empire #8 is the issue that takes off the gloves and heads towards the finish line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 10, 2017

    This issue has the size and scope of everything we’ve come to know and love about Marvel events (the ones that we do actually know and love, anyway). But the poorly defined deus ex machina undercuts the action. It’s another instance where you have to wonder if the characters are just too distracted or too dumb to really think through their plans. Spencer wants so badly to give us a triumphant, hopeful ending but he’s almost giving us too long to think about whether or not that’s earned. That’s a weird spot to be with an event like this. With a shorter page count (and maybe some actual guidance regarding the tie-ins), Secret Empire had a shot to be more than just a decent Marvel event. With only two issues left, we can only hope that it reaches that bar. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 10, 2017

    This comic isfunctional. It has more high points than low points, but its badly hindered by the mounds of padding. Its one of the best issues of the series, even if thats not necessarily saying a whole lot. I can tentatively recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 10, 2017

    Secret Empire #8 was another mess of a read. Having said that, I loved the ending to this issue. And I am glad that Spencer finally engaged in some plot progression even if it lead to an imbalanced delivery of the story. The return of Bucky and Kobik marks the first time in this entire big event that my interest has actually been piqued. I will be looking forward to seeing what Spencer does with both characters in the final two issues of Secret Empire. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...