Thursday, December 23, 2010

Secret Avengers #8

We're at the halfway point in this story that brings back Shang-Chi and his father Fu Manchu (he whose name cannot be spoken in the actual comic for legal reasons), and the plans of the bad guys are starting to become clear (although we're still not sure why anyone would want to bring Fu Manchu back to life).

The action centers around two big battles - one a violent attack on the ground in Hong Kong, and the other a battle high in the sky.

Writer Ed Brubaker continues to weave an interesting mystery here, and he introduces a little-known hero from World War II who makes a formidable opponent for Steve Rogers - and a potent ally for the "other" Nick Fury.

I'd pick up this comic just to see Shang-Chi in action again, but it's also a darned good adventure, with the good guys finding themselves facing a serious challenge.

There's not much more to say about Mike Deodato's fantastic art that I haven't raved about before - but he continues to turn in Hall of Fame work here.

I'm really enjoying this book, and the storyline is much more in line with what I would expect from a "Secret" team - covert operations, working behind the scenes to protect the world, lots of hoo-hah action - you get all that and more in this series.

Good stuff!

Grade: A-


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