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Secret Avengers #12: Review

Apr 2011
Ed Brubaker, Will Conrad

Story Name:

The Trouble with John Steele Part 2 of 2

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Secret Avengers #12 Review by (August 3, 2014)
Comments: The saga of John Steele concludes in SECRET AVENGERS #29.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Secret Avengers #12 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Confronting the angry John Steele who is holding a technician hostage, Steve Rogers convinces him that the techs are all Life Model Decoys. Steve then holds off the former super-soldier until John Aman (Prince of Orphans) materializes and overpowers him. The two men are then returned to the memory reading machine and put back to Steele’s final mission during World War 2….

John Steele and Captain America split up to explore the Nazi castle. Cap is approached by the Prince of Orphans who warns him of danger. A giant centipede-like creature rampages through the castle and Cap, instead of escaping, lures the monster outside to kill it. Meanwhile, Steele reaches the point where his memory grows dim: He discovers the Shadow Council enacting an occult ceremony. Knowing who they are summoning from the dead, Steele rushes in, gun blazing. In his recklessness he is easily overcome by the villain. Director Aloysius Thorndrake reveals that Steele was lured there, having once been a part of their cult. The Council completes their ritual and reality rips open and Steele sees the abyss…. When Cap and the Price of Orphans return, the castle is in ruins, with no one to be found.

Back in the present, John Steele is in his right mind once again. He warns Steve about the Shadow Council which is intent on world domination. Steve asks him to be a part of the team trying to take them down….

Will Conrad
Will Conrad
Rain Beredo
Mike Deodato Jr. (Cover Penciler)
Mike Deodato Jr. (Cover Inker)
Rain Beredo (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Aloysius Thorndrake, John Steele, Shadow Council.

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