Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Ales Kot
Art: Michael Walsh
Colors: Matthew Wilson
Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Covers: Tradd Moore & Matthew Wilson, Mike Deodato & Frank Martin w/Katie Cook
Review by Scott Keys
All-New Marvel NOW! has brought us another relaunch, this time with the Secret Avengers. Personally, the last run was good, but needed something… more. After reading this #1 issue, I think that more has been met, and then some! With the talented Ales Kot on script and Michael Walsh on art, Secret Avengers #1 already seemed more fresh and entertaining than the previous incarnation.
I know that a lot of people will be drawing comparisons to Hawkguy, and I think they are both warranted and accurate. The zany tone of the book (just look upon MODOK and despair!) is a shift that I felt was needed to help this title stick out from the rest of the Avengers crowd. There is plenty of action to be had, even a fight scene with Avengers in towels, AIM agents chasing Hawkguy, and Coulson & Fury fighting The Fury.
This inagural issue was all beautifully illustrated by Mr. Walsh & Mr. Wilson. I thought that the artistic choice was perfect for the tone and style that Marvel is going for with this book. Again, the comparisons to Hawkguy should be flattering, and I rather enjoyed the art – from the layouts to the pacing to the color choices. Brilliant job all around!
Secret Avengers #1 by Kot, Walsh, & Wilson have brought me back on board the Secret Avengers bandwagon, and as long as they give me more Hawkguy, gun battles, and most importantly, poetry time with MODOK, I’ll be sticking around for quite awhile!
Art: 4.5 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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