Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Secret Avengers #19

Captain America, Sharon Carter, Moon Knight, and Black Widow go undercover in the East European city of Symkaria to uncover the source of what they believe to be the black market sale of Super Soldier Serum to the Shadow Council. What they uncover, however, is far more interesting.

It turns out the mysterious weapon being sold isn't a drug at all, but magical properties of ancient creatures which can possess and enhance a person's abilities, strength, and skill.

Intriguing story by writer Warren Ellis, and I like the twist when the team finds something they weren't expecting. There's also a nice scene between Black Widow and Agent 13 about whether they can trust the word of a guy who believes he's empowered by an Egyptian god when he tells them the soldiers are possessed.

Warren Ellis is proving to be a good match for this book. I've only been disappointed with one of the issues since he took on the title, and I'm looking forward to see what else he might have in store for this team. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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