What did everyone else think of Secret Wars #6? I really dug it personally.
I thought that despite it more or less being a set-up issue, that it was still a lot of fun. The Infinity Gauntlet scene with Black Panther was awesome. It’s funny, the Infinity Gauntlet appearing I did NOT see coming, despite the fact that it seems almost obvious in retrospect. There were also a ton of good team-ups. Miles and Spider-Man was really funny. Namor and Black Panther was interesting if nothing else. I kind of want to see them go at it some more since they have so much beef, but we’ve already seen plenty of that and their interactions here show just how much they’ve been through. Up until the very end of their world they tried to best the other. But now that everything’s lost, what does any of it matter?
Of course, we also got one of the most hyped team-ups since before the event even started. 616 Reed Richards and Ultimate Reed Richards, AKA: “The Maker” and the guy who casually wiped out Asgard/Washington/most of Europe. Not gonna lie, this one disappointed me juuuust a little, but I’ve been quietly hyping this meeting in my brain for a long time now, so that’s probably on me. The scene itself was good. We get to see how they’re both very similar (they are the same person after all) but with completely different moral cores. I would really, really like it if 1610 Reed ends up a bigger player in the finale. For those who don’t know about him, villainous Ultimate Reed may just be one of the best new villains of the last decade.
Esad Ribic’s art was fantastic as always. No surprises there. Hickman has also been toeing the line quite a bit. There are times I think he might have gotten too ambitious, but then he shows he’s had things under control, or that he appears too at least. I guess we won’t really know if he truly does until December. At the moment though, he is still crushing it.
Final statement, this is still one of the best events Marvel has done in a long time. Definitely worth the hype and subsequent delays, especially since the All New All Different relaunch is not being affected by it.