The GeeksverseSecret Avengers #12.1

Secret Avengers #12.1
Published on Saturday, April 30, 2011 by

Written by: Nick Spencer
Penciled by by: Scot Eaton
Inked by: Jaime Mendoza
Colors: Frank D'Armata
Letters: Dave Lanphear
Cover Art: Mike Deodator & Rain Beredo
Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Nick Spencer wrote this? It doesn’t seem to have his normal style. It’s a straightforward comic story. There’s even some twists that make sense.

The idea that Scientists working for AIM would be decoys for when the heroes attack, that makes perfect sense. Why hasn’t that ever been done before?

This is a solid story, straightforward with an interesting idea, which hopefully gets expanded on, but there are some holes. Who was this new Captain and how did he discover this secret stash of names? And is it really a surprise that the Government would strike deals with terrorists? This happens in real life, movies and books all the time.

And to use it to try to show that being Commander Rogers has corrupted Steve Rogers is pretty thin. Spencer even pokes holes in his own stories premise. Rogers talks about the AIM agents help saving thousands from an AIM plot. Thats reasons enough to work with the terrorist.

And I think the rest of the Secret Avengers team, and the world, would agree.

Like Rogers says, the job is shades of gray. But it’s not like Rogers was a total boy scout prior to taking over the job. He’s made hard choices before.

But the story is nice within the context of this issue. The decoy idea is a good twist.

Eaton has come a long ways. His work starting improving when he started at Crossgen and now it’s really nice.

As much as I dislike the new War Machine armor, I’m glad to see it in this issue. It means someone was paying attention to storylines that involve the characters.

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