Doomwar #1

Doomwar #1

Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Scott Eaton Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Wakanda has been conquered, its Vibranium reserves plundered. Storm faces execution in the next 48 hours. And Dr. Doom stands triumphant. It will take the combined forces of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the two Black Panthers to stand against him. A war has begun that will pit the world's most relentless super-villain against a collection of the world's most powerful super heroes -- one that will span the globe, offering twists and turns and surprise players (hello, Deadpool!) that neither side will see coming. Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Feb 19, 2010

    I highly recommend giving this limited series a look. It definitely feels like the old school Marvel style when limited series where used as a tool to tell a story that covers a great deal of characters in a self contained book instead of spreading it out into ten or so other titles that would all be affected otherwise. If issue 1 is any indication Doomwar is going to be a lot of fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 28, 2010

    Eaton is used to working on the Black Panther so his work seems natural here. It is a bit busy with too much going on in the page to really make the layout work. Thus its not very engaging even if the characters designs are strong. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Feb 16, 2010

    So, if you're a fan of the Black Panther, this is probably monumentally important and exciting, but for everyone else, it's business as usual for a Marvel comic. By all means, try to read some sort of political message into it, because other than finding out that Wakanda is surprisingly easy to attack, that will probably be the most you'll be able to get out of it. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 18, 2010

    Like I said, I haven't been reading Maberry's Black Panther work, and his writing in DoomWar #1 has me glad I haven't. Whenever a writer can make an idea as promising as a war between Wakandan revolutionaries, Dr. Doom, the X-Men and the Black Panthers boring, it's probably best to avoid his work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Feb 21, 2010

    With the art and writing both possessed of good and not-so-good qualities, this is a comic that has to rely on its content alone to compel the reader. Certainly, there's no reason that can't be enough, but in this case things are a little too complicated to fully engage a newcomer. If you've been following "Black Panther" already, it may well feel like an explosive start to a major event in Black Panther's continuity, but casual readers attracted by the title or issue number will probably come away from it disinterested. Despite all that goes on, an appreciation of the Black Panther is necessary for the story to work, and I suspect that like many who will find themselves reading this issue, my own appreciation of the character simply isn't big enough to sustain me into the next chapter of the story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 15, 2010

    If you follow the Black Panther series, then I'd guess this is a must read, if not, then I'd recommend skipping it entirely, which is exactly what I'll be doing. Read Full Review

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