Secret Warriors (comic book)
|Publication date||First series|
2009 – 2011
2017 – 2018
|No. of issues||First series|
|Main character(s)||Several; |
Secret Warriors is a Marvel Comics title. The title has been used for two comic book series focusing on two separate teams of young superpowered characters.
The original team which was featured in the first Secret Warriors series was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev in Mighty Avengers #13, and debuted as a team in Secret Invasion #3, both published in 2008 and then featured in their own ongoing series. This series was co-plotted by Bendis with Jonathan Hickman writing. and was one of the titles launching as part of the Dark Reign storyline. The series was promoted by a series of passwords and clues given in solicitations for upcoming issues. A Marvel spokesman stated that further passwords would be released for the website later on.
In November 2016 Marvel announced that there would be a new incarnation of the series featuring a new young cast of heroes. The new team consists of Kamala Khan, Lunella Lafayette, Devil Dinosaur, Inferno, Karnak and Medusa. The first issue was released on May 10, 2017.
In December 2017 it was announced that the current run of Secret Warriors would be cancelled after its 12th issue. This outcome was foreshadowed in the comic itself, by the last panel on the final page of issue #12: as Karnak rides off into the night upon Devil Dinosaur, the issue closes with the inscription “The Secret Warriors will return… Someday. Maybe. I don’t know.”
The first series has been collected into individual volumes:
- Secret Warriors:
- Volume 1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing (collects Secret Warriors #1-6 and Dark Reign New Nation, 152 pages, hardcover, September 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3999-0, softcover, December 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3864-1)
- Volume 2: God of Fear, God of War (collects Secret Warriors #7-10 and Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors, 144 pages, hardcover, February 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4306-8, softcover, May 2010, ISBN 0-7851-3865-X)
- Volume 3: Wake the Beast (collects Secret Warriors #11-16, 144 pages, hardcover, August 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4757-8, softcover, January 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4758-6)
- Volume 4: Last Ride of the Howling Commandos (collects Secret Warriors #17-19 and Siege: Secret Warriors, hardcover, 112 pages, November 2010, ISBN 0-7851-4759-4, softcover, April 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4760-8)
- Volume 5: Night (collects Secret Warriors #20-24, hardcover, 144 pages, June 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4802-7)
- Volume 6: Wheels within Wheels (collects Secret Warriors #25-28, hardcover, 112 pages, September 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5814-6)
- Secret Warriors Omnibus (collects Mighty Avengers #13, 18; Secret Warriors #1-28; Dark Reign The List-Secret Warriors; Siege: Secret Warriors and Dark Reign: New Nation, 904 pages, hardcover, July 2012, ISBN 0-7851-6333-6)
- Secret Warriors: The Complete Collection Volume 1 (paperback) (collects Secret Warriors #1-16, Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors, material from Dark Reign: New Nation) ISBN 0-7851-9763-X
- Secret Warriors: The Complete Collection Volume 2 (paperback) (collects Secret Warriors #17-28, Siege: Secret Warriors) ISBN 0-7851-9764-8
- Marvel's New Secret Warriors Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine, IGN, June 28, 2008
- WW Chicago: Hickman & Bendis on "Secret Warriors", Comic Book Resources, June 29, 2008
- Brian Bendis: Secret Warriors and Paying it Forward, Newsarama, July 1, 2008
- Uncovering the Secret Warriors, IGN, December 2, 2008
- Marvel's "Dark Reign" Solicitations, Comic Book Resources, December 5, 2008
- Nick Fury Hides Clue in Marvel Solicitations, Comic Book Resources, December 16, 2008
- Richards, Dave (23 November 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: New Team of Secret Warriors Gathers as Part of Marvel's ResurrXion". CBR. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Secret Warriors #1 Reviews". ComicBookRoundup.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Marvel Officially Cancels 'Secret Warriors' Comic Books!". ComicBooksGalaxy.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018.