Secret Warriors #17

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

THE LAST RIDE OF THE HOWLING COMMANDOS PART 1 Relive the glory days of WWII during the reunion of Steve Rogers, Nick Fury and the remaining members of the US’s most elite Special Unit from the Greatest Generation!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 28, 2010

    Considering the events in this issue, I'm anxiously waiting for the next issue to see the truth behind the title. Surely the Howlers aren't about to yell their last "Wah-hoo?" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Jun 23, 2010

    This is a fantastic issue for kicking off a new arc that seems to be moving the series past the initial set up phase. The characterization and dialogue are spot-on, and this issue makes two in a row where the final page reveal makes the wait for the next issue all the more interminably. If you haven't gotten into Secret Warriors yet, this would be the perfect place to start. Don't be scared by the complexity, there's a recap page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jun 24, 2010

    If this book were any other book, and were of lower pedigree and quality, I would really bust into its plot progression difficulties, but ultimately even when the plot barely inches forwards, the writing is still terrific, as Hickman really manages to make this book work not only despite its flaws but because of its flaws. Fury himself takes a step back here, and the focus is more on Sitwell and Dugan, as this series officially joins the Heroic Age. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 23, 2010

    I'm still not entirely sure what the direction of this title is, but I've been enjoying it solidly for three issues straight now. If you want a weightier read that's going to be a welcome departure from your typical superhero title, this will be right up your ally. It successfully bridges the more fantastical side of Marvel WWII-era heroics with a nice Tom Clancy-style realism. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 25, 2010

    While most of the regular cast (if there is such a thing) doesn't appear in this issue, this arc looks like it will focus on Fury and the Howling Commandos more than anything, and that's established clearly. It's not entirely clear what's happened, but Hickman and Vitti set up an intriguing situation, providing a good mix of lightness and dark, often shifting from one to the other to great effect. Despite the lack of knowing where things are headed, the execution is strong on a single issue level, balancing the needs of the larger story and the immediate serialization. Read Full Review

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