The GeeksverseSecret Warriors #28

Secret Warriors #28
Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by

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

This has been one of my favorite series and I’m sad to see it come to an end. Hickman proved himself a master of the spy game, adding layers to the genre that set the story squarely in a super hero universe. He was able to fit the pieces he created and revealed around existing history in a way that made sense. The story faltered a couple of times when it was obvious that he had skipped alot of stuff because of taking what was originally a 60 issue epic and making it 28 issues.

The last issue wraps up some loose ends and really highlights Hickman’s status as one of the best writers in comics today. The wrap-up is appropiately ambigious. Hickman realized that because of events in the greater Marvel Universe being so fluid, we still haven’t seen the end of Fear Itself and the fall out of Rogers becoming Captain America again, that it would have been hard to place the end of this series. But he does it in such a way that it can fit into whatever happens or it can just be forgotten about and exist on it’s own.

Daisy can become the head of the new SHIELD or she can become the head of a new unit. Both results can happen from what was shown in this issue. Nick Fury can become a solo operator or he can, once again, become the head of SHIELD. This allows for the greatest use of the characters in the future. It sets up a possible new book, couple of them with Nick Fury in a solo title or a title focusing on Daisy’s new team.

This shows Hickman’s strength as a writer. It’s hard enough to end a series in a shared universe like the MU, where something else can quickly come along and make what you created obsolete or invalid. But Hickman does a great job of giving an ending to Secret Warriors that will allow it to fit in easily with whatever the results of Fear Itself are.

I wish we had been able to see the full 60 issues of this series.

Vitti’s art is getting better each issue. The characters are looking less and less blocky. I hope it’s not long before Marvel gives him another assignment.

Secret Warriors #28 receives
4.5 out of 5

A good ending to the series. It’ll be interesting to see where the team goes next.

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