Friday, June 17, 2011
Flashback Friday AND Mini-Run Review--Secret Avengers #1-5
It's the first five issues of the comic that was written by Ed Brubaker before some other folk were announced as coming on to write it recently. Yeah, it isn't that old, but let's just roll with it.
This was some odd stuff. A black-ops team of Avengers that..goes to planet Mars and proceeds to fight an intergalactic threat. Okay, not what I have in mind when I think of a top-secret Avengers team, but this is fun enough that it actually kind of works, even if my beloved Moon Knight barely gets any "screen time" after the first two issues. Steve Rogers has the team fight these evil people who seem to have Nick Fury working for them (which is explained in my favorite issue of this bunch, the fifth, but more on that later), and the team chemistry is interesting with this odd mish-mash of individuals put together and told to function as a group whether they like it or not. I mean, War Machine, Ant Man, Beast, Moon Knight, some Thor-comic lady, and others? That's just an strange but fun combination. Kind of like chocolate and licorice.
3 out of 5 stars.