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Secret Avengers #13: Review

May 2011
Nick Spencer, Scot Eaton

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

Rating:
4.5 stars

Secret Avengers #13 Review by (February 26, 2020)

Review: An offbeat tie-in to a Marvel event does not advance the storyline or give a more detailed version of a brief incident from the main series. Instead it fills a thematic hole with a concerned legislator seeking to reassure and inspire the nation during a national disaster so while Captain America is dueling with a hammer-wielding Sin, Lenny Gary is reciting the Gettysburg Address, already looking toward a new birth of freedom. Some very nice texture to one of Marvel’s best events.

Comments: FEAR ITSELF tie-in, falls between issues #2 and 3 of the main series, early in the invasion of Washington. Sole appearance of Leonard Gary. Steve Rogers and Black Widow are on the cover but do not appear in the comic. Jaime Mendoza and Rick Ketcham share inking duties.

 



Review: An offbeat tie-in to a Marvel event does not advance the storyline or give a more detailed version of a brief incident from the main series. Instead it fills a thematic hole with a concerned legislator seeking to reassure and inspire the nation during a national disaster so while Captain America is dueling with a hammer-wielding Sin, Lenny Gary is reciting the Gettysburg Address, already looking toward a new birth of freedom. Some very nice texture to one of Marvel’s best events.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Secret Avengers #13 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The forces of the Serpent invade Washington D.C. with battle droids devastating the city. The Avengers have been called out and Beast, War Machine, and Ant-Man (Eric O’Grady) are the first to arrive, doing what they can to rescue people from the onslaught. Hank is told that an officer wants to see him immediately so he meets with Major Stephenson; the Major tells him that a Congress member is barricaded in the Capitol and is asking for Hank. Beast heads to the House chamber to find his old friend Rep. Leonard Gary and asks his pal to leave with him. Lenny points out that he finally has the floor as the place was evacuated without adjourning and so he has the chance to introduce his bill helping West Virginia coal miners with their health care. They reminisce about Lenny’s involvement in the civil rights movement and Hank warns him that the enemy is getting closer. Lenny says that “Washington D.C. can take care of itself!” Then we see the Lincoln statue at his memorial come to life and fight the battle droids, then the dinosaurs from the Museum and Natural History, followed by a tribe of native Americans, and George Washington himself leading his troops….

Lenny explains that the people need to see that they are not afraid, that he needs to broadcast a message to the country. Hank realizes that Lenny is a mutant, hiding it all these years and now animating the statues defending the city. Beast returns to the Quincarrier where he and Sharon Carter patch Lenny through to the entire world. Lenny abandons his prepared speech and with tears in his eyes recites the Gettysburg Address as his mother taught him as a child…and then the Capitol is destroyed….



Scot Eaton
Frank D'Armata
Adi Granov (Cover Penciler)
Adi Granov (Cover Inker)
Adi Granov (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Beast
Beast

(Hank McCoy)
War Machine
War Machine

(James Rhodes)

Plus: Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady).

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