Mighty Avengers #12
Writer: Brian Bendis
Artist: Alex Maleev
Wolverine only has a brief cameo lifted directly from the pages of ‘Secret Wars.’
But Bendis finally does reveal where Nick Fury has been all this time and the result is surprisingly good.
In fact, this issue is so well-written that it should have been the first chapter in the ‘Secret Invasion’ saga. It sets up the suspense and the conspiracy perfectly and would have made every other issue that much more believable.
That said, I should mention that Wolverine does NOT appear in ‘New Avengers’ #40, a thoroughly unappealing issue that tells, in excruciating detail, how the Skrulls prepared for the Secret Invasion. And aside from a HUGE reveal on the final page, it’s really not worth the read.
From Marvel (preview): “The Eisner-award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev reunite to answer the question that has been on every comic fan’s mind for years… WHERE THE HELL HAS NICK FURY BEEN?? Rewinding the clock to Fury’s time in SECRET WAR, follow Fury as he puts together the pieces of his life and starts finding clues to a Secret Invasion that makes him TARGET NUMBER ONE. A major Skrull reveal happens in these pages!” On sale April 23, 2008.