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Steve Rogers guest stars in the shocking conclusion to “The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos”! Never forgotten. Never defeated. No longer.


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  1. This has been the best arc of this book so far. 

  2. More than any other book I read. This book HAS to be read in trade. In fact, I dislike reading just about any Hickman monthly because his books have sooo much going on (and that’s a compliment btw)

  3. @Scruffy…I absolutely agree.

  4. I just picked up the first trade and loved it. Definitely going to follow with vol. 2 and 3.

  5. Just. Just great. Hickman is my… I dunno, Jack Kirby? He just redefines what I thougth was good about comics. sort of wish I had trade waited on this tho. I am happy reading in issues, but I they aren’t gonna sit on my shelf very well!

  6. I’m buying in issues and loving it. That said, I can’t wait to go back and read the whole series in one sitting.

  7. @OttoBott- did the first trade include the back matter from those issues? 

  8. @Rebis02 – Well, having not read the single issues, that’s hard for me to say. I think the answer is "yes" though as there is quite a bit of graphs, journal entries etc. after each chapter. I also feel really bad for dismissing Caselli’s art on previews and shop-read throughs alone, as I’m digging him immensely now that I’m actually reading the series. He’s just tremendous!

    How’s the art holding up with Vitti on pencils?

  9. Hm, 40 pages?

    I’m glad this arc is over. It’s really dragged for me. Maybe I just don’t care so much about Fury’s old buddies and wish the focus would go back to the series’ original protagonists and villains.

    Or it could just be that I only started reading this series in issues with this arc. When I was catching up via trades and recent back issues, I really dug the series. Hickman’s other Marvel series really engage me monthly (or bi-monthly for SHIELD), so I think it’s just a matter of me not giving a f— about a spotlight Dum Dum Dugan & co.

  10. @OttoBott Vitti is good, but he ain’t no Caselli.  Also, bear with the book through the Dark Reign arc.  Hickman admits in interviews that he wishes he didn’t tie in so tightly with Dark Avengers and Thunderbolts during Dark Reign.  That arc doesn’t really feel like Secret Warriors, and is lacking because of that, but as soon as your past that arc its back to what you know and love.

    And i agree with ya froggulper.  I’m still loving this book, but its better to me when it focuses on the tri-war between Leviathan, Hydra and Fury and all their movements against each other, rather than the Dugan/Howling Commandos spotlight. 

  11. @OttoBott: I agree with @diebenny Vitti is a fine artist but I really miss Caselli.

    The last arc wasn’t really to my taste but this one has been good. Can’t wait to see how it ends.

  12. I’m also missing Caselli on this book.  I didn’t like Vitti’s work at all at first, but it’s starting to grow on me.  I still have some gripes with it, though.  I hope Caselli stays on the title even though he’s going to be one of 3 artists teaming up with Slott on the new Spider-man bi-weekly.

     This issue was great.  I enjoy keepin up month to month, but am hoping to pick the series up in a nice collected hardcover later on.

  13. One of the guys at my LCS and I have an ongoing debate about what is the best superhero book being published right now. He always says Fantastic Four and I say Secret Warriors. After reading them back to back this week it definitely has to be Secret Warriors. Everyone always says Hickman is a master of the ‘big idea’, and he is, but I think this arc of Secret Warriors has also shown he is a master of character. The last 4 pages between Fury and Rogers were masterful.

  14. @USPUNX:  I agree.  That last silent page with Nick was great.  You really get a sense of where his head is at.

    I’m looking forward to the focus switching back to the team.  I’m really enjoying Daisy’s story.  She’s one of my favourtie characters and judging by the cover teases I’ve seen for the next arc, it looks like she’s a primary player.

  15. @thehorseman: agreed. I liked this arc a lot but I did miss the team. considering this book is going into its last 7 issues I’m guessing the team will be front and center for the rest of the way.

  16. I think this book has always needed a Q&C who’s who cuz I had no idea who half these people were.

  17. I loved this arc. It has felt so much more focused than the rest of the series so far. Looking forward to getting back to Daisy and the team now though.

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