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  1.  (10193.1)
    Given that the first Ellis issue of SECRET AVENGERS has sold out, there must be at least a few Whitechapelers here besides me who picked up a copy.

    I haven't read my copy yet, but I'm interested to hear what others think. Should Ellis and Mc Kelvie be nominated for sainthood or better? Or should they be burned in effigy for futzing around with "sacred characters?"
    • CommentAuthorchenryhen
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2011
    The internet reviewers seem to be pretty favorable towards it. I haven't read it either, sadly. I'm hoping it comes out for Comixology soon as I'm starting to move some of my purchases in that direction.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2011 edited
    awesome, single issue story. lately i give a lot more leeway when a comic can actually be read as a story with an ending. its pretty much MARVEL U GLOBAL FREQUENCY for those that like a concise label for things.

    my only complaint? i wanted the mckelvie cover to be the regular one instead of the $$ variant. favorite part? theres a 'flashback' panel in the first quarter of the book that for some reason makes me giggle a lot
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
    @ all. As i may have said elsewhere i've been out of the loop with current comics..which i like as i prefer to read huge chunks at a time..that's just me. Saying that it
    's good to know there is new Uncle Warren stuff coming out. I picked up a few oldies other day..he can most definitely turn Marvel shit to gold..still reeling from what he did with Thunderbolts..
  2.  (10193.5)
    Now that I've read this first issue, I was utterly impressed by Jamie Mc Kelvie's art...and wondered if the typical Warren Ellis artist contract had an escape clause where the artist would not hold Ellis liable for going blind trying to illustrate the exotic effects described in the script.

    Also, loved the bits of insult humor directed towards Moon Knight.

    Finally, I silently thanked my stars that Ellis is a humble scribe of fantastic fictions rather than an idea man for a secret terrorist organization. If he was the latter, then the world would be seriously fucked.
  3.  (10193.6)
    Mixed thoughts on this one, really. While I liked both story and art, it felt better suited to a project like Global Frequency or Planetary. The characters all felt like stand-ins to me. The leader, the action guy, super tough but still sexy woman and brilliant science guy. At no point in the story did I really feel like this was a comic about Steve Rogers and crew. And when I buy Secret Avengers, I'm looking for a book about the Secret Avengers. So, yeah, mixed feelings.