A satisfying conclusion to Rick Remender’s first arc of Secret Avengers, and one that sets up a lot of interesting stuff for the future. The team thinks that they have defeated the Descendants and that the threat is over, but it’s not, and dun dun dun! Ant-Man is actually working for Father! I wonder what kind of robot he is? A Deathlok? An Adaptoid? Or maybe he’s just being mind-controlled? But I’m guessing the real Eric is dead. And Eric O’Grady isn’t the only dead Secret Avenger either! Human Torch was ‘killed’ and although it looks like he’ll live on as a disembodied intelligence, it’s not quite the same is it? It was good that we did get an explanation as to the back-story of Father and everything in this issue, and how it ties in with Uncanny X-Force, although I’m surprised Captain Britain didn’t mention that he recently came across the Orb Of Necromancy. On top of that, this issue managed to give each character something to do, and I’m glad to see that the flirting between Venom and Valkyrie was carried over from Venom’s own title. It’ll be interesting to see how those two books interact and reflect eachother. Gabriel Hardman’s art was strong as usual, he’s become one of my favourite artists. Next up is an AvX tie-in, but I’m looking forward to what comes next with these pesky robots.