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Secret Avengers #11: Review

Nov 2013
Ed Brisson, Luke Ross

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

4 stars

Secret Avengers #11 Review by (March 12, 2024)

Review: See issue #10 for full review.

Comments: “Infinity tie-in.” Falls between INFINITY #5 and 6. Part two of two parts. Sarah Garza’s only subsequent appearance as of 2023 is a cameo in INHUMANS PRIME #1. Final appearance to date of the Junkman of Brooklyn.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Secret Avengers #11 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Aboard the Helicarrier, SHIELD acting-Director Maria Hill finds all communications are down, preventing her from seeing what was happening to the team of agents in the Brooklyn battle. A tech is able to route a camera through one of the Iron Patriot drones…

…and they see the SHIELD team (Nick Fury Jr., Phil Coulson, Iron Patriot, and Inhuman newcomer Sarah Garza) at the mercy of a cadaverous bald man in a hospital gown surrounded by floating junk accusing them of bringing the chaos to their neighborhood and assuring them they will pay. They try to talk sense to him but the man is angry about regular people always being harmed by the actions of the heroic types. A backup team arrives in a flying car and the telekinetic hurls the car through a building, killing the agents. Then the Junkman stops talking and falls from the sky. The SHIELD team seizes the opportunity to retreat, seeking refuge in a relatively intact house. Fury contacts Hill who has info on their assailant: Gavrel Achter, city sanitation worker, also transformed by the Terrigen Bomb. Hill tells them to bring him in alive but to kill him if they have to. Fury makes plans to draw him out as Coulson waits upstairs in order to shoot him if the talk goes badly. Sarah and Rhodey will wait with Coulson….

Fury offers the Junkman help but it is refused, the man showing contempt for self-appointed heroes. He hurls a cloud of junk at Fury so Coulson opens fire but the bullets bounce off a mental shield and the Junkman hurls wreckage at Coulson. A car hits Sarah as the upper floor collapses and she is suddenly glowing brightly and unharmed. Sarah seizes the Junkman, telling him she never asked for his protection and suddenly…Nick Fury shoots the Junkman in the head, killing him. Sarah is shocked and appalled but Fury tells her they couldn’t take any chances….

Back aboard the Helicarrier, Maria Hill talks to Sarah, offering her more training and a chance to master her power. But Sarah declines, she doesn’t want to be a weapon, she knows killing the Junkman was necessary but she doesn’t want to be the one making the decision. Hill understands and promises to try to get her back in the tech department but until then, Sarah will be confined to a cell….

Luke Ross
Luke Ross
Matthew Wilson
Nic Klein (Cover Penciler)
Nic Klein (Cover Inker)
Nic Klein (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Clayton Cowles.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Nick Fury Jr.
Nick Fury Jr.

(Marcus Johnson)
Phil Coulson
Phil Coulson


Plus: Iron Patriot (James Rhodes).

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