Secret Warriors #5

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The battle between H.A.M.M.E.R., HYDRA, rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, and the Howling Commandos begins! This is the first shot in a war that will result in the establishment of a new global power structure and Nick Fury is caught in the middle!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 26, 2009

    Wall to wall action and the chaos and pandimonium of this raid on the HAMMER facility is brought to life beautifully by Caselli. If you've been trade waiting this series, I think you're going to be in for one hell of a treat when it gets released because even as a monthly, this flows perfectly from one issue to the next. My only complaint is physically waiting for a new issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 29, 2009

    Lots of fun, and lots of promise for future issues. I like! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 25, 2009

    What's Not So Good: So… That glaring issue I mentioned early in the review? It's that the Secret Warriors are given exactly one page in the latest issue of their series. While it's great to see Fury, Dugan, and the heads of Hydra duke it out, I still feel as though the titular Secret Warriors have been woefully underdeveloped. The first arc of their series ends with the next issue and I barely have their names straight, let alone their team dynamic or final roster. While Jonathan Hickman's storytelling/character decisions are far from crippling, they are still somewhat annoying considering that, five issue in, his cast of unknowns remains a cast of unknowns.: Lack of Secret Warriors aside, the latest issue of Secret Warriors delivers the goods. I highly recommend it! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 24, 2009

    All in all, this issue was quite the wild ride. All the same, there are certain things I wish this series would deliver. Chief among those are stronger character development and a real focus on the team whose name appears on the cover. I want to be fully invested in the core cast of heroes if I'm going to stick around with this series for the next 60 issues. So far, I simply haven't been able to connect with the Secret Warriors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jun 23, 2009

    Regardless, this is another impressive issue rebuilding a part of the Marvel Universe that has been sorely lacking over the last few years. That's Marvel's spy/espionage wing, in case you were wondering. Captain America cannot do all the heavy lifting in this genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 24, 2009

    While this issue does lack a certain depth that the previous four have delivered with some great character work by Hickman, this one also delivers a confrontation that's been building for the entire series. If anything, "Secret Warriors" #5 again proves that this is a book that is unafraid to move the plot forward quickly and to change the status quo issue to issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jun 26, 2009

    But overall, I’ve been very impressed with this first storyarc and if Hickman can keep it up, I’ll be in for the long haul. I’m giving the issue a C+ due to the whole “2 minute read” thing. It was still fun, and doesn’t deserve a failing grade, but it did not live up to expectations and didn’t feel like it was worth $2.99. I’ve read worse; I’ve read better. Read Full Review

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