Secret War #1
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Secret War #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Gabriele Dell'Otto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 4, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When Nick Fury finds a disturbing connection between the deadliest villains, he puts together a team of the most misunderstood heroes for a secret mission to do what the U.S. government would never allow...

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Wilson Feb 23, 2004

    This is perfect. If you are new to Marvel, turned off by Marvel, or just never read Marvel, check this out see what youre missing. You wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 20, 2004

    Id challenge anyone not to be attracted by this artwork which alone would be enough to sell the first issue of this book. However, its also nice to see Bendis subversive and political sensibilities rise to the fore after a more muted showing in Ultimate Six. Hopefully with the advantage of a more mature storyline and intended readership this element will remain centre stage, paving the way for an outstanding fusion of good writing and great art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 16, 2004

    An interesting first step as the book opens with an intense little moment that leaves a major character in the Marvel Universe in a bad way, and we then jump back a year into the past where we see Nick Fury and his S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives have stumbled across a fairly curious situation that becomes quite unsettling the more they look at it. This issue asks the question of how can the high tech villains in the Marvel Universe can be wearing battle armor that would cost close to a million dollars to design, build and maintain, when their biggest scores from their bank jobs average in the tens of thousands? Now this issue doesn't really get beyond the introduction of this question as we see Nick Fury finds his efforts frustrated when his investigation hits a stumbling block in the form of a government that is unwilling to commit to any action that could cause ripples in their relationships with a valuable foreign ally. However, this exchange does set up a situation where one can understan Read Full Review

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