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Armies are mounting against the Avengers on every side, and even the Gods have turned their backs on Earth. With humanity facing it's gravest threat yet, Steve Rogers and his Secret Avengers will make some hard choices about what's just in times of war. And even as they do, a new danger of a different kind emerges-- one that confronts them not in the name of evil or fear, but freedom and liberty.

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CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverAdi Gravnov1
VarX-Men Art Variant CoverLee Weeks2

Plot Summary

In the midst of a full blown assault on Washington DC by marauding Nazi robots, Avengers Beast, War Machine and Ant-Man are on the scene.

Beast is shortly called away to meet with army personnel because he has been asked for specifically by the sole member of the House of Representatives who has refused to evacuate the building. The man is representative Leonard Gary, a civil rights champion and old friend of Beast's.

Beast meets with Rep. Gary to try to talk sense into him and get him to flee to safety. Gary refuses; showing Beast that when the evacuation came up, the House was still in session and he had the floor; pushing a bill he'd been working on for 8 years. The session was never officially called, so Gary's health care bill was still officially on the table, so for that, and to inspire hope in any Americans who might still be watching, Gary insisted upon staying.

Gary then shows Beast that Washington DC can take care of itself, as, immediately after Gary says it can, the Lincoln Monument comes to life to fight off the robots; and is quickly joined by dinosaurs from the museum and many other historical statues from around Washington. Beast assumes this is Gary's doing and that Gary is in fact a very powerful mutant, but Gary never confirms it.

In the end, Beast leaves Gary behind to make his speech while he hacks into local news cameras to make sure the speech is given broad media coverage. Late in the speech, the building is badly damaged and Gary is thought to be killed.



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The Lincoln Monument is Pretty Angry 0

The Lincoln Monument stands up and punches a mech driven by a Nazi. Much more than this happened in issue 13 of Secret Avengers, but that's all that I can think about right now.The GoodFirst thing's first. In this issue, there was a scene, which is totally my favorite of the year so far, where the statue of Abraham Lincoln gets out of his seat and punches a mech driven by a Nazi. In context, it's just as awesome. I'm not going to tell you why or how this happens, but trust me, it's the coolest s...

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.


This is in fact, not only the best fear itself itself tie-ins and the best and most awesome issue of this series!!! (screw the main team!! even if bendis is the one responsible for that) The armies of the new red skull are invading Washington and to help on the defense, members of the secret avengers: beast, war machine (aka iron man 2.0) and ant-man are sent to support as we see a great battle that seems hopeless as it goes, three heroes as awesome as they are can't alone defeat these enemies....

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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Some say that this series thus far has been focusing too much on Steve Rogers and not enough on the other characters.  This can however go both ways as here where the emphasis shifts to Beast the story is at times kind of dissolute and not very well conceived.  A group of armoured soldiers are attacking Washington DC but Beast is drawn into the house of congress to meet with an old friend.  In so doing there is a bit of a retelling of his friends background, but there is also a heavy use of othe...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
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