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    Reviews - Secret War - TPB

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To inconsistant - Thai
May contain Spoilers
The basic plot for Secret War could have been interesting, many villains who use hi tech equipment are given there technology by the Tinkerer who it seems has backing by the president of Latveria. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D has a hunch that this may be leading to an act of terrorism so recruits a few well known heroes to help him overthrow the government.

This is interesting in the fact that this is sort of a New Avengers Warm up as all the original members are here but unfortunately there is quite a number on inconsistencies within this trade that are to hard to ignore.
The most coverage in the series is a big battle between the battle suited up enemies and the characters involved in the secret war outside a hospital that somehow end ups being on the edge of a pier in the next issue with no explanation as to why the battlefield has changed so drasticly?!
There also wasnít much point involving the other heroís if Daisy Johnson so powerful that she could destroy the whole city pretty easily anyway.
The fact that the isnít really any reason for the attack on Latveria other then a hunch of Nick Furyís isnít good enough either and Iím sure Captain America and daredevil are certainly smart enough to work out what they were doing without substantial proof was treason as this was against the wishes of the president.
There are a few other plot holes that had me rolling my eyes, earthquake battle suits and a real life decoy spring to mind.

On the plus side the art is utterly fantastic, the detail just spills onto every page and the colours are both vibrant and when needed can take a darker tone.
The only real shame is the sense that he would never be able to duplicate this style in an ongoing series due to time restrictions but this a small price to pay for art like this.
There is one problem though and thatís Gabriele Dell'Otto's reliance on photo referencing, Is was very hard taking Daisy Johnson seriously when sheís a carbon cut out of Angelina Jolie.

The book also contains Nick Furyís secret files which list the main players in the Marvel universe and Furyís view on them which I find to a degree more interesting then the book itself although I did find the power levelís a bit jumbled.

On the whole this has some strong art but to many inconsistencies to fully recommend.
By all means read it but donít expect to be blown away.

Passable
6.3 Out of Ten





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