inferiorego's Secret Avengers #12 - The Trouble With John Steele - Part 2 of 2 review

Avatar image for inferiorego
  • Score:
  • inferiorego wrote this review on .
  • 8 out of 8 Comic Vine users found it helpful.
  • inferiorego has written a total of 318 reviews. The last one was for
  • This review received 3 comments

Review: Sectret Avengers 12

Steve Rogers delves into the mind of John Steele to discover secrets about the Shadow Council.

The Good

I've loving the backtracking of Captain America (Steve Rogers) and John Steele's histories from World War II. It's incredibly interesting stuff, and once again, Ed Brubaker has a winner on his hand. While this book's stories have been a bit flat, this last two parter has been an amazing amount of fun. I really didn't like the Shadow Council stuff at first, but it's grown on me, a little too much. This book is teetering into the world of crazy conspiracy theories that all happen to be true, and I love it.

I've really been enjoying the art of Will Conrad and Mike Deodato in this series. I'm usually a big fan of more stylized artwork, but if all artwork looked like this, I'd be happier than a pig in something pigs like to hang out it. It's incredibly detailed and it just feels right.

The Bad

I felt like I had read this issue before. It felt a little too familiar to me. I'm not sure if that's really a bad thing, but it did bug me quite a bit.

The Verdict

A really solid issue that's a lot of fun, has great artwork, and leads into a new story arc that has a 99.9% chance of being incredibly awesome. Brubaker's writing really stands out in this issue, but it never overshadows the art work. For me, this is where Steve Rogers needs to be, the leader of a secret ops team. I've been enjoying the John Steele character, and I'd love to see him join this team eventually. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this book.

Other reviews for Secret Avengers #12 - The Trouble With John Steele - Part 2 of 2

    The abyss gazed into me once again 0

    After introducing the concept the previous issue, the story here goes right back into the same world within a world concept.  After subduing John (with some clever thinking on Hank's part) the heroes figure out pretty much what has happened, and mostly by taking a different approach.  It is kind of a fun story, if not very inspiring - a Nazi castle with mythological creatures and a secret cult inside.  The part of the story with Steve and the Prince is a bit distracting as the main action, but e...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    Improving WWII. 0

    Issue #12 of Secret Avengers.   The Story: Steve,Beast and Prince of Orphans (PoO,don't laugh) take out John and put him back into the machine to see what he happened in WWII.   The Good: I like to imagine that each writer has there playground and for Brubaker it's Marvel WWII because he's adding the Shadow Council to it.They are kinda helping the Nazis with some magic.Ive been digging John Steele here on Secret Avengers,he has an interesting backstory and what the Shadow Council wants to do wit...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.