Secret Wars #6

Secret Wars #6

Event\Storyline: Secret Wars Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 32 User Reviews: 34
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Oct 7, 2015

    There isn't a single negative thing that can be said about the six issues of Secret Wars thus far. Marvel should never let this creative teamsplit up or leave – they do wonders for their characters and the worlds they inhabit. If the final three issues are on par and deliver a worthy finale, this crossover event could easily be one of Marvel's all-time best. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 8, 2015

    But for those who've been following along (or who have read the collections) know that it's a terrific accomplishment - that all-too-rare event that promises big things - and delivers! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 11, 2015

    This is one series that lives up to the hype. Marvel has delivered the goods. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 9, 2015

    While those far more invested in the Marvel Universe and all the Incursion events that have lead up to this may get a lot more out of it, I'm admittedly getting a more superficial view of everything. And I'm more than fine with it because this is just a treat to read and engage with with both the dialogue and the artwork. I have no idea what the real endgame here is because it doesn't seem like there is one beyond a complete relaunch with some changes. This issue gives us a look at some good character material involving a few more truths of how Battleworld came together, some of the tricks of it, and some of the tragedies. It's really intriguing and I love it – but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Ryan Utterback Oct 9, 2015

    This issue was a great read, even if the series has been plagued by delays to the point of many readers losing interest and shifting their focus to the launch of All-New, All-Different Marvel. Pieces are beginning to fall into place and we are beginning to get a real sense of the world that Hickman has painstakingly created. This issue is much more action-centric than the previous one, which is a welcome departure from the somewhat plodding pace of the series so far. Esad Ribic's art is fantastic as always, which one not would not only expect but demand given the length of time between issues. Overall, this is another solid issue in a series that has been consistently high in quality throughout. If you've become a bit disenchanted with Secret Wars because of the delays, I encourage you to give it another chance and pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Oct 14, 2015

    There were two other series, 1872 and Hail Hydra, that each release their second and third issues, but since Ive already typed way lots about all my other reads Ill save my thoughts on those two quality books for the next installment of Secret Wars Team-Up. See you then!. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 7, 2015

    Secret Wars #6 does not shed a lot of light on what is coming, but it puts many key pieces into motion for the grand finale of this huge story. Reality as many of these characters know it is faltering with a masterful writer bringing years of story to a head. Those who thought the Fantastic Four are no longer a relevant part of the Marvel picture had best grab this comic…hell, any Hickman fan had best grab this comic. The world is falling apart, mayhem is coming and I can't wait to see just what Hickman and Ribic throw at us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 10, 2015

    Secret Wars #6 is not just a big, dumb event comic, even though at times it feels like it is marketed exactly as one. Hickman and Ribic together fill the text and the visuals with symbolism, sub-text, allegories, and motifs it'd be impossible to hit all of them in the length of this essay/review. To this author, it is reminiscent of Final Crisis, in that it too is full of subtext and symbolism and metaphor, but both execute it in extremely smart ways. If only Secret Wars had a tighter release schedule. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Troy Powell Jan 24, 2016

    We get more insight into the mythos of Battleworld when Sue tells Franklin his bedtime story. Sue tells of a modified fantastic four origin, where the Human Torch was sacrificed to become the sun of Battleworld. And The thing was made into the massive shield that keeps the dead away from the rest of Battleworld. It is a very touching story highlighting the heroism of both characters featured, however it raises some interesting questions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Oct 8, 2015

    While waiting for SECRET WARS to be released has sucked quite a bit, the final product is worth it. Hopefully #7 will come out before the rest of All-New All-Different Marvel hits the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Chris Gozali Oct 13, 2015

    This is an exciting, packed issue that leaves readers eager for the final act. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Oct 10, 2015

    Entitled "We Raise Them Up" Just So We Can Pull Them Down", the sixth issue establishes the game board for the big finale but opens with the pieces in very interesting positions few could have guessed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2015

    As ever, Secret Wars is well worth the wait. This issue gives the series a kick in the pants as far as the plot is concerned. It provides a grim but compelling view of the declining state of Battleworld while also delivering a number of great character moments along the way. Thankfully, Marvel hasn't saddled the book with filler art, so this issue is every bit the visual showcase its predecessors are. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Oct 8, 2015

    All in all, SECRET WARS #6 is a marked improvement on what's gone before. The pacing issues are resolved, meaning that Hickman's writing finally matches up to the quality of Ribic's art. An excellent issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Oct 8, 2015

    Written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Esad Ribic, Secret Wars #6 proves to be worth the wait, which, honestly, is washed away by the final page of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Oct 27, 2015

    This story finally gets the action back to where it needs to be, and there are definitely a lot of cool reveals littered throughout this issue. Yet, I hop there isn't TOO much story, as the plot jumps from point to point rather freely, and might trip up over itself by the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Oct 9, 2015

    Secret Wars #6 is an engaging outing that may not be the strongest or best of the event but it more that keeps a positive flow going. So by all means go out and grab a copy before the universe ends… again! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jan 25, 2016

    Only a few more issues until we find out what kickstarts the new Marvel Universe, and this latest issue keeps the momentum going. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Oct 8, 2015

    Great issue with lots of twists and revelations; building nice momentum towards the finale. Sharp dialogue with a few laugh out loud moments. Facial expressions are sometimes comical, but the action panels are ace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Oct 14, 2015

    Nevertheless, Secret Wars #6 maintains and retains strongly in the narrative and illustrative compartments, shifting the higher gears towards the inevitable as some recent new Marvel titles may suggest. Some questions are answered and the plot thickens more as well. With the true war looming in the next chapter, I am already confident that this mega comic event will proceed as brilliantly as it should be! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Oct 12, 2015

    Luckily, it's a well-drawn, impressively structured event that still manages to hold onto its many, many threads. Despite some self-seriousness and a tendency toward the dour, "Secret Wars" is still a complex, readable and compelling event. That's no small accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 8, 2015

    We got our second exposition heavy issue in Secret Wars that carried some very cool and fascinating elements. Even with a lack of action, we learned a ton about the world that Doom has created and a little bit about how it might get destroyed. There seem to be several factions that might threaten Doom's stranglehold on Battleworld and any of them has a legit shot. Still, this is Hickman, so you know it won't be that straight a line. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 7, 2015

    Secret Wars #6 definitely has to pick up the pace going forward. Assume less of what we read and didn't read in the tie-ins and tell the story as if they don't exist. We have 3 more issues to go, so hopefully as well the gap in time between them isn't as large when you want to keep these moments fresh in our minds. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 9, 2015

    In the end, Secret Wars benefits from its continued focus on the internal lives of its characters, and their manipulative struggles, even as it loses some of the plot when introducing new developments. I think the resolution of Secret Wars could actually result in that rarest of birds; the emotionally satisfying event book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Oct 11, 2015

    Secret Wars #6 is another fantastic issue in Jonathan Hickman's story of a man playing god and the ones who won't be puppets. It's unfortunate that Marvel has steamrolled the ending of the event by launching 'All-New, All-Different Marvel' this week, but the final issues of Secret Wars will connect the dots between the Battleworld frontier and the new Marvel universe being born this very moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Oct 12, 2015

    Secret Wars #6 is a bit of a lull, confusing at moments due to story elements relying on tie-in titles too much, but the climax is a good one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Oct 12, 2015

    Granted, all of this is executed extremely well by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic and it's obvious that what's coming is going to be explosive but this issue is just a bit sedated. It's the story we've been waiting for "Secret Wars" to get to since July and Marvel's constant delays to this book have only made the lethargic pacing tougher to handle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Oct 8, 2015

    "When in doubt, set the story forward a few weeks" seems to be a common solution for Hickman. Comics already move pretty quickly, so I wish would could savor some important fight scenes and conflicts, and instead the characters are already moving into positions for the third and final act. We get some interaction between the players that we haven't seen for some time, and even some quick but poignant moments for Doom and Dad, but it's not enough to feel truly satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopOptiq - Andrew Doscas Oct 12, 2015

    Common knowledge would dictate that with the announcement that Secret Wars was being stretched out to include a ninth issue, it would give writer Jonathan Hickman much more space to expand the story. Such is not the case with this latest installment however as too much detail is left missing from the pages. Readers are told what has transpired instead of shown the actual events, and because of this are tasked with blindly accepting everything that has happened between issues five and six as casually as if they happened on panel. Secret Wars #6 is a letdown in this miniseries that has otherwise been a fun and justified event. Heres hoping for lucky number seven. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 7, 2015

    Almost but not quite. The series ties more to the Fantastic Four mythos than ever before, but it reads in a clunky outline sort of way where we get big story beats that aren't earned. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 7, 2015

    They say war is hell, and I'm sure writing an event comic book is no picnic, either. Secret Wars is not only in danger of losing its momentum due to its uneven publishing schedule, but Hickman's ultra-dense plotting isn't winning him any converts, either. For a book that's supposed to be about bringing together the best eras of Marvel's storied publishing line, there is so much focus on dour characters, robbing this series of its energy and its promise. One would hope that Hickman could score a victory with his final two issues, but with much of Marvel's publishing line already beginning their post-event relaunches, Secret Wars might turn into yesterday's news. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Oct 11, 2015

    With that in mind, why are you bothering to waste your time on Secret Wars anymore? Marvel themselves has told you all that it doesn't matter. It looks like this time, at least, we can take them at their word. Read Full Review

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