Secret Empire #9

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 31
6.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 23, 2017

    Action packed issue that never loses sight of the smaller heroic moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 28, 2017

    So what's the future of the Marvel Universe looking like at this point? If it keeps going in this direction, it could be very bright indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Sankalp G. Aug 24, 2017

    Good issue overall and solid build-up for finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 24, 2017

    I am glad the end is getting near this event hasn't been terrible but it has been far great. I am interested in what Rogers does with the powers given to him from the cube. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 28, 2017

    Won't overcome anyone's complaints about the difficult premise, but it's well-drawn and hits the points it needs to hit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 23, 2017

    After finding some bright spots with the last issue, this one seemed to take a pretty mediocre turn in both the action and storytelling. The cover art suggested some action that is not to be had in the issue and Hydra Steve's plans just seem a little goofy at this point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Donald Hudec Aug 25, 2017

    Okay, this issue is not the best written, and it can fall flat if you let it, but if you dispend belief and allow yourself to be swept away in the excitement and big screen popcorn blockbustery-ness of it all? It's a lot of fun to see the heroes band together. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 23, 2017

    Despite the promising build-up to the climax of this crossover in Secret Empire #8, issue #9 is a mostly disappointing affair. The influx of so many heroes leads to a jumbled narrative that focus more on spectacle and quips than highlighting the key players. But because of the muddled, inconsistent art, this issue doesn't even deliver on a visceral level. It's a worrying development for the series as the grand finale looms near. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 29, 2017

    Overall: Secret Empire #9 is a sloppy read that is not particularly well constructed. This issue certainly is not worth the $3.99 cover price. At this point, Secret Empire just needs to end so Marvel can forget about this dull mess and move on to something better in the future. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 28, 2017

    Was anybody was in the mood for Civil War 3? No? Me either! This is again your standard Marvel Cosmic Cube nonsense, combined with uneven tone and storytelling, accompanied with a corny narration the entire way through that just doesn't raise the provoking thoughts Nick Spencer feels it should. With everyone after a giant reset button to begin with, at least the end is on the horizon, and we can all forget this ever happened soon enough … kind of like the events of Civil War 2 and Axis. At least your eyes will enjoy themselves. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 23, 2017

    Secret Empire is exactly what you don't want from an event - a hollow, uninspired slog. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 26, 2017

    Avoid this like the plague. Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis, and Joe Bennett provide good artwork, and the color work of Sunny Gho and Dono Sanchez-Almara complements them well. However, it doesn't make the proceedings entertaining in any way. Read Full Review

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