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The secret history of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine: How did Nick Fury’s significant other end up working for the hated HYDRA and what’s the even more sinister dark secret buried deep in her past? It’s part four of WAKE THE BEAST and a major turning point for several of our most loved, and hated, characters. Don’t miss it!

WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: Stefano Caselli
INKS: Tom Mullin
COLORED BY: Michael Lieberman
LETTERED BY: Allen Passalaqua
COVER BY: Jim Cheung

Price: $2.99
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  1. gettin’ better all the time

  2. So is this being cancelled and turned into something else along with the rest of the Avengers line?

  3. it’s solicited at least through May, so probably not.  and I wouldn’t really consider it part of the Avengers line.  and Hickman has said the book has a definitive ending planned after about 30-something issues.  I think that’s enough evidence that it isn’t going anywhere for the time being.

  4. @corpseed- No. this is a finite series and the midpoint is issue 16 to 19.

    "Secret Warriors" is a finite series, and once the "Wake the Beast" arc wraps, Hickman will be almost halfway through the tale he wants to tell. "I guess you could say the midpoint is between issues #16-19, but that’s a bit inaccurate because of how things really start to accelerate as we move forward. Consequences will come due for many characters and we answer all the questions like, ‘What’s Fury’s ultimate plan?" And, ‘What’s the deal with the Zodiac wheel?w" Hickman explained. "So, the book is only getting stronger, and I’m certainly more excited about how things are going than I was a couple of months ago. The book now feels like it’s got a lot more inertia."- From:

  5. Liked the first hardcover a lot.

    Second hardcover wasn’t as good. Also missed Caselli. Not sure if I’m going to pick up the next collection.

  6. Caselli is getting better and better and probably won’t miss too many other issues.  I’d stay on.

  7. I would like this better if the last two issues didn’t have really shitty production.


    Seriously, was the printing in anybody else’s last issue really muddy and crap? it happened to me twice now

  8. @edward: mine looked fine

  9. I just reread the whole run, this is good comics!

  10. Yup. Awesome comics. Like a intelligent action movie

  11. @edward 

    it reminds me of queen & country meets a die hard movie 

  12. that’s a pretty good comparison.


    maybe a Bourne movie in the marvel universe too

  13. @PeterParker18102  I feel that I need to do that too.  I’m always on the fence with this book, but I think it’d be really great when read all together.

  14. so what’s the deal with the box? did I miss something or have they not told us yet?

  15. Who is Orion? Can anyone provide any backstory? Or maybe a link?

  16. This is a great book and I always find myself re-reading the previous few issues before reading a new issue.  It’s a great story but it can be dense (or maybe I am dense) and I don’t want to miss anything.

  17. @AlanRob ..I feel like it’s all coming in the future… but if it’s not well at least we’re on the same boat.

     I love secret Warriors. This is the one comic I can follow and feel completely and utterly taken away by without entering with any expectations or preconceived notions. This is a comic that purely takes me away into its own world and I’m literally being pulled with every character as the story goes on. Can’t wait for it to keep going ^.^

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