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Maximum Security #1: Review

Dec 2000
Kurt Busiek, Jerry Ordway

Story Name:

Illegal Aliens

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Maximum Security #1 Review by (August 30, 2013)
Review: An epic event from the days when they weren’t obligated to be dark and nasty and change the Marvel Universe as we know it three times a year. Instead we get a fun and exciting tales marked by Jerry Ordway’s art—a throwback to the 80s with its clean lines and bright colors. And we’re not trying to guess which major character’s turn it is to die!

Comments: Background to this miniseries is found in MAXIMUM SECURITY DANGEROUS PLANET #1. Cameos by Human Torch, X-Man, Punisher, Sunfire, Daredevil, New Warriors, Winter Guard, Spider-Man.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Maximum Security #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Working for the Commission on Superhuman Activities, USAgent tracks down and subdues the fugitive Piledriver. After the fight, he discovers that on onlooker was an alien in disguise. Reports come in from all over the country—and the world—of alien criminals causing disturbances, necessitating superhero intervention. USAgent reports this to Valerie Cooper who calls in the Avengers. Hank Pym detects a massive cloaks spaceship in orbit and the heroes (with USAgent, who insists he’s in charge) head out to investigate in the Quinjet. Their ship is destroyed and the Avengers are taken aboard the alien craft. There they meet Ronan the Accuser who informs them that, in view of the planet’s heroes’ ongoing interference in the affairs of other worlds, the Intergalactic Council has decided to quarantine Earth by making it a prison for the worst of the galaxy’s criminals—and Ronan is the warden. He then teleports them back to Earth. As they debate a course of action, word comes in that one of the prisoners is the contained form of Ego the Living Planet, but it has burst its bonds and is expanding—in a week Ego will have absorbed the Earth….

Preview Pages
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Jerry Ordway
Chris Ivy
Jason Wright
Jerry Ordway (Cover Penciler)
? (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Edwin Jarvis)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
U.S. Agent
U.S. Agent

(John Walker)

(Janet Van Dyne)

Plus: Commission on Superhuman Affairs, Duane Freeman, Goliath (Hank Pym), Reptyl, Ronan (Ronan the Accuser), Triathlon (Delroy Garrett Jr.), Valerie Cooper, Warbird (Carol Danvers).

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