Secret War #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Gabriele Dell'Otto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2004 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
6.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The heroes assemble to combat an evil no one ever saw coming. Will they be able to make the hard choices to get the job done? Or will the vilest men and women of the Marvel Universe reign supreme?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jun 11, 2004

    Another standout issue of a title hampered only by its long waits between issues. The artwork is gripping and different from anything else you're probably reading, the continuity issues don't matter - and certainly don't affect the reader's enjoyment of the story - and the writing suggests a more politically-driven story than we are used to in most comics. This series is an entertaining read, and even if it hasn't got to the meat of the story yet, there are enough interesting elements in here to suggest a lot of promise for the remainder of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 6, 2004

    As for the art, the work of Gabriele Dell'Otto is reason enough to be picking up this miniseries, as it's some of the best painted work I've ever come across. His heroes have a gritty, realistic appearance and one could almost believe that this was a live action film version of the comic, delivered by a highly stylised director. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zarik Khan Jun 9, 2004

    Although there are some interesting character developments, nothing really "happens" of consequence in this issue, other than more revelations. In a such a short miniseries, unfortunately, that is a huge no-no at this point (second issue) and this looks like a bad sign as we approach the halfway point. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 1, 2004

    As theres been no action to speak of yet in the story, theres nothing really to distract from the shortcomings in the art. This book is a disappointment, one that would benefit greatly from competent inking and more conventional coloring. Read Full Review

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