That is right fans, this week I did decide to jump into Marvels Secret Wars, which is an eight comic planned run. Written by Jonathan Hickman (East of West, The Nightly News, etc), and illustrated by Esad Ribic (Loki, Silver Surfer : Requiem, etc) which means there is a lot of Superhero fire power going on.
I have followed both of these amazing creators in past works, and was excited to see them working together. I went into this series with amazingly high hopes, and did they manage to meet them? Why don’t we jump in and find out what I thought about this first issue.
WRITING – A+
Hickman is an amazing writer. He does such an amazing job of making you feel for each and every character. Either good or bad, you feel what they do, and that is not an easy thing for a writer to do. The way he explains each persons views, gives them each a breath of life, and makes them feel like relatives. I mean that you feel like you have known them for years, you care what happens. Even though you know that things will not end well.
I am very excited to see where Hickman goes with this storyline, and I am expecting huge surprises to come!
ART – A
Ribic has an amazing style, and his art is a perfect mixture of old school with the new stylings. He gives life to characters we have seen a million times, and makes us truly see some of them for the first time. I was especially a fan of his Cyclops outfits and colourings, but this is just one piece of his thousand layer puzzle. Each character felt real, looked better, and the overall art was just super clean.
He does a great job of making the most of the space on each panel as well, which makes me love the full looking pages. I am also looking forward to what he will bring to the table in future issues.
OVERALL THOUGHTS – INCOMING SPOILERS – PLEASE STOP READING IF YOU ARE GOING TO READ THE BOOK
Honestly, it was very refreshing to see what was coming from this power house team. The story itself is amazing, but also very deadly. I am not expecting too many people to survive, which worries me, but also has me wondering what is coming. The battles are shaping up to be some of the biggest and best in the Marvel universe, at least in the top ten. Seeing all of the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and multiple other mutants working together is an amazing sight, but seeing almost 80% of them dying within thirty pages is so crazy that I had to read it twice to see who survived.
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