The GeeksverseSecret Warriors #24

Secret Warriors #24
Published on Saturday, February 12, 2011 by

Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: David Marquez & Alessandro Vitti
Colors: IFS
Letters: Artmonkey's Dave Lanphear
Cover Art: Paul Renaud
Assistant Editor: Rachel Pinnelas
Editor: Bill Rosemann & Lauren Sankovitch

Why oh why did this series have to be cut from it’s original planned 60 issues to less then 30? It’s now suffering from compression.

The groundwork is laid out and can see how much Hickman had planned and the epic scale the entire story was going to be. But now because of the compression we’re stuck with shortened stories that skip around filling in the important parts that Hickman wants to hit. But overall it doesn’t make for a good story flow.

Individually the stories are good but there’s just enough that we know just how good the larger story would have been.

I’m extremely disappointed in the decision to shorten this story. The sheer epicness is gone.

It’s still good but not as epic as it could have been.

This issue does a couple of things, it shows the beginning and the end of Mikel Fury’s team of Catepillars. We meet some of them and we see part of the mission that ends in their deaths. This issue also ties into Hickman’s S.H.I.E.L.D. stories.

There are some really potentially interesting characters in Mikel’s team. It’s a shame that we won’t learn as much about them as we could have possibly.

There’s alot of excellant stories that are being lost here.

I’ve been a fan of Marquez’s art since I first saw it in Archaia’s Syndrome. It’s good stuff. I hope to see more Marvel work from him. He’s got a strong sense of storytelling and his figures are well done.

The few pages that Vitti does are well done. He does a great job of establishing the mood and the close-up shot of Fury really shows the sadness and agony.

Secret Warriors #24 receives
4 out of 5

A good issue that teases us with how good the larger story would have been.

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