SECRET WARS #1 REVIEW

Check out why Secret Wars Issue #1 isn't as good as it's predecessor and how if your just getting into comics this isn't the issue to start out on. You may be better off picking up DC's Convergence! Hit the jump to find out why!

Reviews Opinion

The much anticipated reboot or retcon, whatever you would like to call it, isn’t a story that an average reader could just dive into and enjoy. Secret Wars #1 has cover art that will make you drool, but the comic itself is mindless under drawn and the story feels as if you’re reading an issue that doesn’t have any plot to speak of. Other than the fact that 1610 Reed Richards tricks the only surviving members of his universe to try and collide theirs with the 616 for an unknown reason.

The action blows by so fast you barley even get a glimpse of any of your favorite heroes but they did make their point to include Guardians of the Galaxy, which felt like they held no purpose being on Earth. It feels like a tack on to include these characters who should be half way across the Galaxy doing other things starting more problems and instead their on Earth fighting against an alternate universe for a reason that isn’t explained in this particular issue.

Much of the arc plays out like every other one you didn’t enjoy from the Ultimates with pointless deaths and overelaborate images of destruction. Which brings me to artist Esad Ribic, although he did great work on The Fantastic Four, this series however, contains bleak and dreary designs that are filled with what looks like unfinished parts.

The writing of this comic was so all over the place as they just assumed that you knew every one of these characters without an introduction. Or that you could easily tell the 616 from their 1610 counterparts, which was not the case. Handing Jonathan Hickman the keys to the kingdom and letting him write such a terrible story and call it Secret Wars is a shame. Fans will go into this wanting something special and they’ll only get what feels like a cheap shot at FOX for creating Fantastic Four.

Now before anyone gets offended by this review, this review is judged based on it being an Issue 1 release and no one wants to read a comic book and be lost right from the beginning. I also wasn’t interested in going back and reading 5 years of Hickman's work that isn’t what the first issue of a series should do. But also taking a stab at FOX just for the sake of it isn’t right on any level but what I also find the lack of use for the Ultimate Spider-man to be a little bit of a letdown I believe he only had a few panels.

I went into this wanting to love it as much as the original event and was hoping we would get something that would trump Spider-Man getting his black costume but I closed that last page wondering why I wasted money on it. Secret Wars #1 is awful and serves as another attempt to reboot and re-imagine the Marvel Universe with some of the best the Ultimates have to offer, such as Miles Morales (Spider-man) but it also to serves as a crisis event that you just can’t wait to be over at least with DC’s Convergence you can jump in on Issue 1 and know what is going on without having to research centuries of comics and what Marvel doesn’t with two worlds DC is doing better with every generation of DC Comics you can think of.
HALLOWS' EVE Comic Book Series Will Take Us Behind The Mask Of New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Villain
Related:

HALLOWS' EVE Comic Book Series Will Take Us Behind The Mask Of New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Villain

HELLCAT: Patsy Walker Claws Her Way Through A Superhero Murder Mystery In New Marvel Comics Series
Recommended For You:

HELLCAT: Patsy Walker Claws Her Way Through A Superhero Murder Mystery In New Marvel Comics Series

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
HALLOWS' EVE Comic Book Series Will Take Us Behind The Mask Of New AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Villain
Marvel Comics has revealed the first details about next March's Hallows' Eve comic book series, promising that it will pick up with the aftermath of Dark Web for an in-depth exploration of Janine Godbe.
HELLCAT: Patsy Walker Claws Her Way Through A Superhero Murder Mystery In New Marvel Comics Series
After taking centre stage in Iron Man, Patsy Walker is getting her own solo comic book series, clawing her way through a superhero murder mystery in the pages of Hellcat! Find more details right here...
SINS OF SINISTER: Marvel Comics Reveals How A World Controlled By Mister Sinister Changes Your Favorite Heroes
What happens when the most twisted mastermind in the Marvel Universe finally achieves his greatest ambition? Well, we'll find out this January in Sins of Sinister with many heroes left unrecognisable...
STAR WARS: SANA STARROS Will See Han Solo's Wife Star In Her Own Comic Book Series
Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm have revealed that Sana Starros, the "ex-wife" of smuggler Han Solo, will take centre stage in her own comic book series next year. Check out a first look at that right here...
Wanda Maximoff Is The Magical Superhero The Marvel Universe Needs In New SCARLET WITCH #1 Comic Book Trailer
Marvel Comics has released a trailer for Scarlet Witch #1 ahead of its launch next January, and it includes the surprise comic book debut of Thor: Love and Thunder's Darcy Lewis! Check it out right here...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com