Civil War II: Gods of War #1

Civil War II: Gods of War #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
5.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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The world is on the brink of chaos, with heroes on all sides of the war... but when only the best are called into action, where will the world's first super hero land? Join us for an all-new epic Civil War II series that takes Hercules right to the front lines! As a God, is he responsible for a larger roll in the potential destruction of the Marvel Universe? Or does he have the power to alter fate?!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - markbouchard Jun 19, 2016

    I have a sinking feeling that Hercules might be on his way out of the Marvel Universe. However, for the minimal levels of importance his character has had over the last few years, he's being given quite the send-off. If you inany way enjoyed the story that had been unfolding in HERCULES, you'll love GODS OF WAR #1. Abnett's dialogue has yet to falter, and we're finally given some intense character development, which is sadly still a rare occurrence in superhero books. In terms of art, Laiso is able to capture both the frantic motion of giant brawls spanning entire city blocks as well as the stillness seen in Herc's realization that he had been left out by Iron Man and Captain Marvel, when the rest of the super-powered world had been called in to help. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 9, 2016

    This story is such a jumble, as it seems intent on bringing in new readers who didn't already read that previous Dan Abnett Hercules story but it also overly relies on your prior knowledge of the cast of that book. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 19, 2016

    In summary, this comic feels pointless and it's a bit silly to give it the Civil War II title. It's nice to look at, but the story doesn't give you anything to sink your teeth into. You'll come out of the first issue feeling underwhelmed and somewhat cheated. We're hoping the other mini-series, which include Ulysses Infinite and the Amazing Spider-Man, have more purpose and add something to the event. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 9, 2016

    Ultimately, "Civil War II: Gods of War" #1 is a bit of bait-and-switch. There's no real reason for this comic to have such a prominent "Civil War II" title, and it's also not such an amazing comic to deserve the extra boost. This is ultimately a comic that looks nice but has a script that feels a little clunky and just below average thanks to the sheer amount of exposition. Hopefully, other "Civil War II" miniseries will have a stronger reason to be bundled into the event. This issue is for serious "Hercules" fans only. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 9, 2016

    There's some narrative meat in Herc's struggle to clean up his act, but unless you're a fan of Abnett's Hercules series, Gods of War is a fairly skill able affair. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jun 13, 2016

    All that being said, Abnett writing Hercules is never a bad thing and even though this book is a mess, I hope the sales injection will allow me more Abnett-crafted Hercules adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AlphaNerdsProductions Jun 21, 2016

    Not too much happens in this chapter of Hercules, but it gets big marks for fixing the sins of Hercules #6. It again focuses on the growing troubles of Hercules, along with his new companions. As interesting as the supporting cast is they continue to be underserved. The new gods thankfully are reading less like an old man shaking his fist at teenagers now, and that annoying back to square one moment from Hercules 6 is smartly undone by a good piece of characterization. It should not be marketed as a Cvil War book though, as anyone not reading Hercules will be lost.

  • 7.0
    Batfan Jun 9, 2016

  • 7.0
    FT Metler Jun 13, 2016

  • 6.5
    StanielK Jun 10, 2016

  • 6.5
    DXO Aug 17, 2016

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