Secret Warriors #18

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 4, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

THE LAST RIDE OF THE HOWLING COMMANDOS PART 2 The reunion dinner between Nick Fury and his World War II brothers in arms continues against the backdrop of a suicide mission deep within enemy territory.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 4, 2010

    The book is entertaining on several levels. The reunion scenes, filled with razor sharp dialogue and old stories of Captain America and the Commandoes in World War II, are captivating enough to warrant their own miniseries. Same goes for the battle sequences. Even Dum Dum's testimony makes for riveting theatre, as Hickman does wonders playing Dugan as the self-righteous, grizzled old veteran. The way Hickman and artist Alessandro Vitti weave these three threads together makes them all considerably stronger and more powerful, resulting in another top-notch outing for Marvel's top title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Aug 6, 2010

    At times I feel like I'm getting comic-reading-whiplash with this comic, because one month it'll be slow and plodding, and the next it'll be fast-paced and exciting like this issue. But even the lows for this book are higher than some books' above average issues, and issues like this make it all worth it overall. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 9, 2010

    Great read with few complaints. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Aug 4, 2010

    An extremely well done comic, one I've never read until today. This issue, and I'm going to assume the rest of the series just from what I've heard from many other readers, is incredibly intriguing and flat-out a lot of fun. There's a lot of classic characters in here that will make any fan of the silver age of Marvel very happy. I'd recommend this book to almost anyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Aug 6, 2010

    If I had to guess, Id say that the current arc of Secret Warriors will have significant ramifications for the series larger plans when all is said and done, even if it takes its time getting there. Im certainly not opposed to decompressed storytelling in comics, but this is one awfully slow burn. Pacing issues aside, every detail feels purposeful and carefully crafted, a main reason why this title remains one of the most consistently satisfying books on the market. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 5, 2010

    At the end of the day, "Secret Warriors" is going through an interesting diversion, and one that still advances the main plot. That said, I kept looking at the cover of this issue to make sure it said "Secret Warriors" and not "S.H.I.E.L.D." this month; the irony that Hickman writes both titles isn't lost on me. I'm ready to see the characters that I've grown to love come back and take over this title again. Read Full Review

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