Indie Comics Review: Seven Secrets #9

by Carl Bryan
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Review: Seven Secrets #9

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Publisher: Boom Studios

Writer: Tom Taylor

Artists:  Daniele Di Nicuolo

Letterer: Ed Dukeshire

Colors: Walter Baiamonte with Katia Ranalli


Reviewed by: Carl Bryan


“The storm drain will fill up.  You will drown.  We’ve had a bad day and we’re not going to reel any remorse”- Eva, Caspar’s Mom interrogating a Seeker.

For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm, but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face their greatest fear-an enemy who knows too much and is willing to kill to get what he wants.

With the first secret revealed and the world now watching, how much longer will the Order’s members be able to remain hidden?

Caspar and the surviving Keepers and Holders retreat once more to a remote safe house, even as Amon and the Seekers close in on them. Can the Order survive with a mole in their midst?



Tom Taylor’s writing is super clever.  As you read Seven Secrets, you have to realize as a reader that you are working with actual history timelines, so Taylor slips in a verbal jab here and there.  Thus the banter between the Keepers and the Holders….”Ching and I once fought a French King here.” “France doesn’t have kings!” “Damn straight and you’re welcome!”

Again…funny stuff and chock full of “oh…this is what these guys do to ensure order”.  But the Seekers are not into order.  They love chaos, and that is the brilliant part of the conflict as he trickles the story out to us having revealed a secret in Issue #8.

This issue reveals a bit more about General Amon…quite the “hero” among the Seekers, but as always, a General has people he has to report to as well.

By the way, the guards guarding the Council Chamber….artistic costuming at its best.  But we will get to the art in a second!  The action scenes are phenomenal, and the power that the Seekers have…just read this book!  It’s amazing the intrigue and the political back stabbing!  How do you simply erase Switzerland?  What did they do wrong?



Positives 2.0

Daniele Di Nicuolo illustrates Taylor’s Universe perfectly.  Colors dance in the way they should contributing to the dialogue…never detracting.  Sometimes you get a great story, but the art doesn’t compliment all the author is trying to do.  And vice versa as well (See any Neal Adams work).  However, this book is like a science fiction treasure.  All cylinders are firing for a winning combination!



None.  Skip to the next section!  This book is awesome!



Tom Taylor, just being named the major author for an upcoming Superman series, continues to draw us into this ensemble cast.  While I would love to reveal some more of the plotline, the cliff hanger came out of nowhere as Caspar’s Mom has to be the bearer of all secrets.  Everyone loves a good secret!  You should buy issues #1-9!


5outof5 DC Comics News

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