Tuesday, April 3, 2012
ALL STAR LEGENDS Presents SECRET WARRIORS VOLUME 1
As we roll into April we have a new LEGEND to introduce you too, the super spy espionage thriller SECRET WARRIORS volume 1 from Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli.
This series started off in the aftermath of Marvel's Secret Invasion event but its relationship mainstream House Of Ideas Universe stops there. All you need know is that Nick Fury is back with a group of misfit agents in training as the last line of defense against the covert uprising of one of the world's most dangerous terrorist groups, HYDRA.
Hickman takes Nick Fury and an assorted mix of little known and completely new characters taking the reader with them as they wade in the deep end of Marvel's hardly used world of clandestine double, triple and quadruple crosses. The amount of information Hickman crams in and the depths which this saga reaches can feel somewhat disorientating but thankfully his strong characterisations of the main cast quickly draw you in leaving you begging to find out how exactly this mega mystery plot will play out.
No punches are pulled, which gives the book the hard edge the subject matter demands. This is the world of high espionage after all and from mission to mission there is no guarantee everybody will make it back.
Caselli's art is super slick, yet gritty and visceral when the story calls for it. His character design and range of emotions he has the cast deliver increases the impact of the story from page to page. No doubt we will be seeing his outstanding work headlining some major event for one of the big two.
This Legend was brought to you by the release of Hickman's creator owned title Secret, out from Image later this month. Coupled that with the success of another sold out creator owned title from Hickman released last month, The Manhatten Projects.
If you happen to enjoy this LEGEND, you might want to also check out these other titles from the creators:
-Fantastic Four: Jonathan Hickman Collection Volume 1 (Marvel)
-Nightly News (Image)
-Pax Romana (Image)
-Red Wing (Image)
-Red Mass For Mars (Image)
-Avengers Initiative Volume 1 (Marvel)
As always, the ALL STAR LEGEND will be available for 30 days (or until stock sells out) at the discounted price. As this will be a limited stock promotion there is strictly "no holds" on the legend, first in, best read! No further discount applies to the book as it's a pretty good chance it will already be cheaper than the US cover price! The discount also only applies to the volume listed, not the entire series of trades.
If you have any questions, you know where to ask them. You can start to buy the Legend from this Thursday the 5th of April.
All Star Legends. The legendary titles of the highest recommendation.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 9:34 AM