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Secret Avengers #15: Review

Feb 2014
?, Luke Ross

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How to MA.I.M. a Mockingbird Part Four of Five

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4 stars

Secret Avengers #15 Review by (April 24, 2024)

Review: Skipping that first page which makes no sense, the issue is a cool one with some impressive battle scenes, a cool fake-out with the Shang-Chi Adaptoid (though swiped from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK), some dark humor with Clint and Bobbi, some weird humor with Maria Hill and MODOK, and that final trick played on us. And there’s one more issue to go to wrap things up completely.  

Comments: Yelena Belova is dead; she will be resurrected in TALES OF SUSPENSE #103-104 without the Super-Adaptoid powers. Final appearances of Graviton, Superia, and Jude the Entropic Man in this series. Nick Spencer and Ales Kot are credited as writers.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Secret Avengers #15 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The A.I.M. High Council (Graviton, Superia, Jude the Entropic Man) are at the beach on A.I.M. Island when they detect the coming of entropy….

Aboard the SHIELD Helicarrier Iliad, Director Maria Hill is arguing with MODOK over whether the intel he revealed was enough to justify granting him immunity; he demands a lab so he can start making science for SHIELD….

On A.I.M. Island, the Secret Avengers (Black Widow, Nick Fury Jr., Hawkeye) are now free and fighting their way through an army of A.I.M. Agents. The Scientist Supreme (Andrew Forson) is notified of these developments and rushes to the control room, leaving Mockingbird alone in the lab. Hawkeye finds her and she confesses to killing Taskmaster. Hawkeye contacts Fury with the news but the plan goes forward. Hawkeye helps the injured Mockingbird to safety though her memory is so bad that she doesn’t know who he is. Widow and Fury face the Shang-Chi Adaptoid. It challenges them to a martial arts duel. They draw their guns and shoot it to pieces. Its remote controller starts to activate its self-destruct mode but Mentallo hits him over the head. The Secret Avengers assemble at the A.I.M. sub which is an experimental model which one person can operate—and Black Widow is that person. Yelena Belova, the Super-Adaptoid, steps out of the shadows and stops Mockingbird at gunpoint; Bobbi attacks her and they roll out of sight of Forson and his gunmen. Hawkeye is shot in the shoulder, Widow and Fury fire on the A.I.M. soldiers. Forson tells his sniper to shoot Mockingbird when she comes back into view; she stands and the sniper shoots her down. The sniper turns his gun on the others and Fury kills him with a shot. The Avengers board the sub and take off. Clint cradles Bobbi’s body in his arms and then suddenly the Camotech device shuts down, revealing that the dead woman is Yelena Belova….

Luke Ross
Luke Ross
Matthew Wilson
Butch Guice (Cover Penciler)
Butch Guice (Cover Inker)
Matthew Wilson (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Clayton Cowles.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)

(Franklin Hall)

(Clint Barton)
Nick Fury Jr.
Nick Fury Jr.

(Marcus Johnson)

Plus: Jude the Entropic Man (Yazgan), Mentallo (Marvin Flumm), Scientist Supreme (Andrew Forson), Super-Adaptoid (Yelena Belova), Superia (Deidre Wentworth).

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