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Secret Avengers #33: Review

Oct 2012
Rick Remender, Andy Kuhn

Story Name:

Rise of the Descendants

Review & Comments

4 stars

Secret Avengers #33 Review by (December 7, 2021)

Review: And here I thought a massive multitude of characters would make the tale hard to follow. I was wrong. Well, Max Fury is removed from the scenario and that helps a little The bulk of this issue is pretty exciting with the introduction of the Avengers of the Undead and the cliffhanger ending are knockouts. And monster Cap is the Capwolf, of course.

Comments: Part one of five parts. Final appearance of Max Fury. First appearance of the Avengers of the Undead, first appearance of Earth-666.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Secret Avengers #33 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Max Fury throws a fit, imprisoned on Lighthouse Station, threatening the Secret Avengers with dire fates. Black Ant sneaks into his cell in miniature form and grows to full size; Fury begs to get out, trying to justify his seeking the power of the Abyss independent of Father’s wishes (issue #29-32). Black Ant hands him the papers to sign over ownership of Bagalia to Father; once Fury has signed, Black Ant blasts him apart and goes over to free the Human Torch (Jim Hammond) from cryo-sleep. He hustles the ailing Torch into the Pymporter and sends him down to the Descendants while teleporting in Emperor Doombot, Lady Deathstrike, Yalda, Origin, and Urn. Yalda begins the search for her son Parvez….

In Otherworld, Hawkeye is visiting Captain Britain to recover the Orb of Necromancy; Cap B takes him into Earth-666 where they meet the Avengers of the Undead, monstrous versions of Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Punisher, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Daredevil, led by Brother Voodoo. Cap B had given the Orb into the custody of Brother Voodoo, reasoning that the undead would have no use for it. Voodoo reluctantly agrees to lead them through Shuma-Gorath’s Ego Maze, warning them of the danger. He leads them into the presence of the Undead Celestial who holds the Orb, where they are attacked by the Undead Avengers who plan to carry out the Celestial’s program to spread undeath throughout reality….

Back at the Lighthouse, Hank Pym is studying a dead Ultravision when he is interrupted by Deathlok Wasp and she tries to persuade him to come with her; when that fails she just knocks him out. In a bedroom, Valkyrie and Flash Thompson are having sex when Lady Deathstrike, Yalda and Urn enter. Val snatches up her sword and chops up Lady D so Yalda breathes fire and blows a hole in the bulkhead. Yalda finds Parvez and the Descendants hurry to the teleporter where Origin has created mini Human Torches that set fire to the Station as the others teleport away. Flash and Val are sucked out into space….

Andy Kuhn
Andy Kuhn
Matthew Wilson
Arthur Adams (Cover Penciler)
Arthur Adams (Cover Inker)
Peter Steigerwald (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Ant
Black Ant

(Eric O'Grady LMD)

(Hank Pym)

(Clint Barton)
Human Torch
Human Torch

(Jim Hammond)


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

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