Secret War #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Gabriele Dell'Otto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
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The mystery of the Secret War is casting a shadow across the entire Marvel Universe as every hero with a public identity is attacked by groups of high-tech villains. What is Nick Fury's secret, and will the heroes find out in time?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 26, 2004

    In addition to all this, a fine gallery at the back of the issue gives us some added-value material including a transcript of a conversation that is glossed over within the issue, the stunning costume redesigns for the secret war characters, and a preview (read: plug) of the Secret War tie-in in Bendis The Pulse. I love stuff like this, and even if its a bit like watching a making-of before youve seen the end of a film, its worth it to see the craftsmanship which has gone into the series. With two more issues to go, Im looking forward to seeing some resolution to this story as its reached the stage where answers should be forthcoming pretty soon. Itll be a treat to discover the story behind this failed mission, and with this creative team readers are sure to be in good hands for the closing instalments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 20, 2004

    The art of Gabriele Dell'Otto is absolutely lovely and this issue affords him the opportunity to deliver two amazing double page spreads that open and close the issue. The opening shot of our heroes embroiled in a battle against an army of armored attackers, is only topped by the final page shot of the army of armored villains. Now the odd thing about his art is that the scenes that are set at night work far better that the daytime scenes, as the scene between Peter and MJ, looked a bit soft, while the rest of the issue had a sharp clarity to it that is quite rare to find when it comes to painted art. In any event there's several great shots in this issue from the first shot of Daredevil in the present day, to the visual impact of the panel where the parking lot explodes. The art is also quite impressive when it comes to conveying the emotional states of the cast, from Captain America's anger, to Peter's expression as he attempts to explain his dream images to a sceptical Matt. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dominic Davies Oct 15, 2004

    If youre a fan of Bendis, Gabrielle or any of these Marvel characters you must pick up this book and the ones before. Forget Disassembled, Gwen's tarnished memory and Colossus's return. This is Marvels biggest and best release this year. Pick it up now! Read Full Review

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