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Book Title: Secret Avengers: Run the Mission, Don't Get Seen, Save the World|
Date of issue: April 11th 2012
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The author of the book: Warren Ellis
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The size of the: 780 KB
Read full description of the books Secret Avengers: Run the Mission, Don't Get Seen, Save the World:This is a collection of one-issue missions the Secret Avengers go on, essentially superhero short stories. The line-up changes with each mission but it’s usually Captain America, Black Widow, Moon Knight, Beast, and War Machine. All second string characters (except for Cap) but I thought the brilliant Warren Ellis would bring them to life in new and interesting ways to make them more than the sum of their parts – unfortunately he doesn’t.
The book is made up of missions that feel like leftover ideas from “Planetary” and his best Marvel book “Ultimate Galactus”. In one story, there’s some kind of underground city outfitted by Doctor Doom to somehow teleport an entire area above it into space; in another, an Escher-like environment holds tantalising secrets; and in another, below the surface of an ex-Soviet country lie slumbering failed experiments with alien/human DNA.
Despite this being “Secret Avengers” implying stealth, it always ends in a gun/fist fight making each story – while different in storyline – predictable and boring in the brief second/third acts. It is amazing how much Ellis is able to cram into a single issue before moving on to the next, I’m not faulting the imagination behind these stories, but the execution – because of its brevity – lacks finesse and everything feels rushed and hurried. As such, while the stories have some potential for a more involving storyline if they were developed further, individually they are quite weak and ineffective in creating much tension or excitement.
The art varies from issue to issue with a different artist taking the reins but it’s mostly an average standard compared to other superhero comics. The exception is the creative team behind issue #19 “Breakdowns” who did a phenomenal job painting a gothic looking wintery Eastern European city looking gloriously dangerous and decadent.
“Secret Avengers” is Ellis on autopilot, throwing in B-plots from better books, saving the A-material for his creator owned stuff and giving Marvel instead a serviceable selection of stories that discerning readers will find unsatisfying and dull.
Read information about the authorWarren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry Bruckheimer TV for the Fox network, and his GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He’s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon that will appear some time before we both die.. He is serialising a new graphic novel, TREES, with artist Jason Howard, through Image Comics. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella NORMAL, also from FSG.
A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.
Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He is a Patron of the British Humanist Association, an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies, and the literary editor of EDICT magazine.
Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.
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