Saturday, May 14, 2011

Review: Secret Avengers #12.1

The last Point One issue from the original group is Secret Avengers #12.1. 

This post is SPOILER-FILLED so if you are allergic to spoilers,
go read another tasty article on [insertgeekhere].

A huge information leak (caused by Captain America, you bastard!) endangers every person who ever gave info to the government. The Secret Avengers can't protect all of the people at risk but they are going to try and save one. The scientist they are going to save gave information freely, which means that he has compassion and guilt about his evil ways. A small twist later shocks the Secret Avengers and brings a really strong moment to Steve Rogers.

My first thought about this issue is that I don't like the cover art at all. The faded orange background just looked like it had been sitting in the sun too long. Despite the cover, I thought that the art inside looked good. The characters seemed on point with how I had seen them in other books.

The story had a good flow and left room to continue as an ongoing arc. I thought that there was good connection to each character, especially since it was easy to figure out who was who. Steve Rogers was the focal point of this issue, and they really showed how he grew as a leader. His speech at the end is very touching and makes this story a great introduction.

I also loved the small insanities coming out of Moon Knight's mouth. There were only a few but with the new reboot of the character, it was really enjoyable and a good sell of the character to new readers. Because of the small taste I got here, I picked up Moon Knight #1.

It covered the bases for a Point One, which is good in my book. It even sold me on trying a series, albeit not Secret Avengers. This is still a good intro for new and lapsed readers.

My Point One Journey so far: 
* Review: The Avengers
* Review: Uncanny X-Men
* Review: Thor
* Review: Captain America
* Review: Uncanny X-Force
* Review: Hulk
* Review: Deadpool

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