Secret Warriors #16

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Gianluca Gugliotta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2010 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

It's the dramatic conclusion of WAKE THE BEAST! Leviathan and Hydra go to war. A betrayal from deep within Fury's organization. More clues to the Zodiac event... And the final fate of the man called Kraken. Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Patane Jun 1, 2010

    Like every other issue, there’s also some very stunning interior artwork. Gugliotta not only drew some very consistent characters and sequential artwork but the backgrounds and layouts were equally stunning. To top everything off the colors were fantastic and definitely helped capture the characters and their environment to its utmost potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 27, 2010

    The issue's biggest disappointment is its art. Regular penciller Stefano Caselli steps aside for fill-in artist Gianluca Gugliotta, who tries valiantly to mimic Caselli's unique style but ultimately fails to hide his own obvious quirks. I'm not familiar with Gugliotta's past work, but I couldn't shake the feeling his art would have shined more if he let his own style, clearly influenced by manga, run wild. The one sequence where he seems to do precisely that, the big Leviathan vs. HYDRA showdown, is the issue's best in terms of dynamics and storytelling. All in all, though, the artist does a commendable job on the interiors, and combined with Hickman is able to make it another success for this consistently great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman May 26, 2010

    This issue's in the thick of a bigger storyline. I'd still recommend it on it's own, but I'd almost go out to recommend recent trade collections over this, even though I haven't read the previous issues. If the title's been as good as this issue and the previous one have been, then I'm confident that the quality extended throughout the rest of the arc. And definitely keep your eyes peeled for Gugliotta - - he's got a unique style that's definitely going to turn some heads. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser May 28, 2010

    Though Wake the Beast has arguably been the best Secret Warriors story, its conclusion this week may comprise the series weakest effort to date. A twist revealed on the final page does hold promise for upcoming issues, but the biggest reason to keep this book on your pull list is the spectacular work Hickman has been doing on the whole. One below average outing is bound to happen when the bar has been set so high. Read Full Review

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