Four Colour Thoughts – Secret Warriors #1

The Creators – Matthew Rosenberg – Writer, Javier Garron – Artist, Israel Silva – Colours, VC’s Clayton Cowles – Letters

The Players – Quake (Daisy Johnson), Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Inferno, Karnak

The Story – Things seemed fine until Quake and her team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were sent into a trap by Steve Rogers and it was at that moment she knew something was wrong. Daisy was not mistaken as everything was soon turned upside down, New York was cut off from the world, the world was cut off from the rest of the universe and the heroes of the MCU were split up and cut-off from each other. So all that is left is to either fight back or Hail Hydra!

The Take – Secret Warriors is a book that not only spins out of Secret Empire, but the ashes of the previous Inhumans family of books and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. title and takes some of those characters in a new direction. Led by Daisy Johnson who definitely has a score to settle, she has assembled those she can which only amounts to Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. It is a small team, but an effective one when they work together and they are going to need that as they hijack a convoy with the ultimate goal of breaking into a prison camp and rescuing the one person Quake believes can help turn the tide. Matthew Rosenberg spins a good yarn, one that new readers might find a little confusing at first due to the setting and the circumstances, but things are soon explained and it makes for a fairly exciting time, full of action and little character moments that make it a lot of fun. With the other Inhumans books, namely Black Bolt and Royals, readers pretty much knew what to expect with this title being something of a mystery. That mystery is finally solved and turns out to be a pleasant surprise as Rosenberg weaves together the various characters into something of a team. It is definitely an interesting assemblage of characters, and all of them Inhuman despite a brief appearance by Phil Coulson. There is one nagging question that hits the reader by the end of the issue and it is whether this book will even have a reason for sticking around once Secret Empire is over. It ties into the event quite heavily, with its whole reason for existing that latest Marvel crossover and once it is done, one has to wonder what its missions statement will be at that point. They may be Secret Warriors now, but if the world is put right, is there really a reason for them to be a covert/secretive team at that point? That aside, the story is good, the artwork by Javier Garron is excellent and so far, there is enough here to warrant picking it up for the foreseeable future.

Worth It? – Yes

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