Secret Warriors #2
Brian Michael Bendis & Jonathan Hickman
(a) Stefano Caselli
FC, 32 pgs w/ ads $2.99 US
I really don’t need another title to pick up. Seriously. But dammit, this series seems pretty intriguing. And I don’t even like Nick Fury’s new Secret Warriors.
There isn’t much of the team in this issue–they just sit around stuffing their faces while Baron Strucker is back and rebuilding Hydra. And it’s starting to look like a pretty bad ass terrorist organization this time. After last issue’s reveal – major spoilers for those who might be waiting for the trade -Hydra has apparently been running S.H.I.E.L.D. the entire time, along with several other spy agencies. Naturally, when Nick Fury finds this out he’s extremely pissed. I’m not sure I’m digging the art though. Caselli seems better suited on an Avengers title than this spy title, but I can let it slide for now. The writing on the other hand is making me keep an eye on this title for. Bastards. (Shane Hnetka)