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Secret Avengers #24: Review

Mar 2012
Rick Remender, Gabriel Hardman

Story Name:

Core Beliefs [The Descendants Part 3]

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Secret Avengers #24 Review by (December 15, 2020)

Review: Detailed chapter in the arc traces all of our players, ready to be brought together for the denouement next issue. And next time will present an explanation of who the Descendants are, paving the way for the complications in the rest of this series. Again, okay writing and art. And that nice twist where the character whose death ended the last issue shows up looking fresh and clean. More to come.

Comments: Part three of four parts. First appearance of the Ant-Man/Eric O’Grady LMD, later (issue #32) known as Black Ant.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Secret Avengers #24 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain Britain has teleported into the Core with the other Secret Avengers and is attacked by Lady Deathstrike on the way down. They fall among a band of robots that resemble Vision that swarm him after he tosses Lady D for a loop. Human Torch arrives and roasts the closest Vision and the rest bow and worship him as “grandfather” which confuses him and Brian….

Father addresses the leaders of the various tribes of Descendants (Adaptoids, Doombots, Sentinels, Deathloks, Visions, Machine Men, Reavers, LMDs), ordering them to destroy the Avengers from within before they learn about the Descendants’ existence….

The Adaptoids are on the trail of the fugitive Parvez when they encounter Black Widow and Valkyrie who nab the boy and make off under a smokescreen….

Hawkeye and Beast are battling Deathlok Wasp and Deathlok Miss America; Beast is shot and Clint is distracted by D-Wasp until D-Miss-A overpowers him….

In the Lighthouse, Flash Thompson learns that all communications from the team are blocked, he decides to take action….

Val and Natasha discover Ant-Man’s tiny gear just as the Urn and the Swine arrive; there is a battle and the women escape…but not for long as Urn catches up to Val and starts draining her of her essence….

In a cage in Father’s lab, Hawkeye manages to stop Beast’s bleeding—and then the Irredeemable Ant-Man (really the guy soon to be known as Black Ant) arrives to rescue them….

Gabriel Hardman
Gabriel Hardman
Elizabeth Breitweiser
Arthur Adams (Cover Penciler)
Arthur Adams (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Hank McCoy)
Black Ant
Black Ant

(Eric O'Grady LMD)
Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)

(Clint Barton)
Human Torch
Human Torch

(Jim Hammond)


Plus: Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Descendants, Father (Descendants), Lady Deathstrike, Venom (Flash Thompson).

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