Infinity: The Hunt #1

Infinity: The Hunt #1

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Steve Sanders Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
5.2Critic Rating
3.5User Rating

Hank Pym, Wolverine, and She-Hulk bring the students of the Marvel Universe together to announce a new CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!This CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS pits the super students of schools all over the Marvel U (including some you've never seen before) against each other.However, the Contest is interrupted when Thanos' forces descend on Earth. What do they have to do with the young heroes?

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 12, 2013

    As a tie in to Infinity this one is still odd, yet holds some value. We see how Wakanda is affected, Atlantis, and even the place where everyone is meeting. No one is safe which is something this event has proven in every book so far. We just have to see how Matt Kindt handles this cast because aside from Avengers Arena we haven't had this many young heroes sharing the same book before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 16, 2013

    Overall, the issue is pretty fun, with a dark swerve at the end that will likely shift the tone drastically. Still, some of us were worried that the Avengers Academy characters wouldn't resurface again without a claustrophobic trauma forcing them to kill each other for quite some time. At least this time, if they get killed, it will be by bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Ben Silverio Sep 14, 2013

    Anyway, this was a strong start for a new series. While there are so many unknown characters, the book is anchored by fan favorites such as Quentin Quire, the Evolved Moloids, Striker, and Finesse, not to mention teachers like She-Hulk, Hank Pym, and Black Panther. And even if the audience doesn't really know who a lot of these kids are, I like that they sort of address it when they introduce the Braddock Academy competitors, Loch and Box. I definitely side with Quentin when he says that they sound like an 80s detective show from the bottom of the barrel. Hopefully the story will be good enough to have us caring about all these people within the next few issues though because there's definitely some potential here. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 13, 2013

    It's difficult to figure out what Marvel and Matt Kindt were going for with this one. Truthfully, it's not a terrible comic – just a kind of inexplicable one. “The Hunt” #1 does two things, rendered in a playful art style: Marvel youth character summary pages and kids goofing off. If you are looking for anything other than those two things, you're not getting it here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 11, 2013

    In the final analysis, I found myself wishing that Marvel was letting Kindt and Sanders do a legitimate "Contest of Champions" book. That's a book I would certainly commit to buying at least a few issues. But based on the first issue there's nothing new or special in "Infinity: The Hunt" #1, and the quality isn't high enough overall to make it a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 12, 2013

    Infinity Hunt is a fine concept that does not get out of the gate on the right foot. A tournament involving the top youth heroes (outside of Avengers Arena) has a ton of potential, it just needs a huge shot of energy in the arm to pick up the pace. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 13, 2013

    Yet this is ultimately an uninspiring and disposable first issue to a mini-series that seems unlikely to be essential to the bigger events of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Sep 16, 2013

    Unfortunately, the process of introducing each character one by one (with commentary from Kid Omega, of course) coupled with the rather forced "invasion" of Thanos's forces makes the book a bit hard to swallow as a whole. I wouldn't call it a must-have, per se. If you like Wolverine, Hank Pym, or any of the Marvel young heroes, you might want to consider picking this up. Otherwise, stick to the main Infinity title and other tie-ins if you're just following the event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 16, 2013

    Overall, a disappointing first issue that you can stay from and not feel like you're missing an integral piece of the Infinity story. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 11, 2013

    Artist Steve Sanders isn't given much to do in this issue, aside from a well-crafted title page that offers a diagram view of the new Avengers Academy. Aside from that spread, this issue offers little more than various heroes standing against blue, amorphous backgrounds. Hopefully that, at least, will change as the characters are called upon to join the defense of Earth. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 11, 2013

    The idea of the younger heroes in the Marvel Universe competing against each other in a friendly fashion had some promise. There is the possibility of some interesting confrontations and clashes with some of the characters present. Unfortunately as a first issue, this does not quite sell the idea of this miniseries. The fact that this is meant to be an INFINITY tie in is pretty much not clear in this first issue. That means the direction from what is set up will be drastically changing, again making it peculiar what we're supposed to get out of this issue. I may still pick up the next issue out of curiosity to see where this might go but I'm not quite sold on this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Sep 12, 2013

    Infinity: the Hunt is to be a four issue miniseries. Spending one quarter of this series just introducing the characters is a giant misstep. Though there looks to be a giant cast of characters in varying degrees of familiarity, Kindt wastes the first issue with this information. A confident writer with a well written story can communicate this information to the audience through the story. Looking at an example like Dennis Hopeless' Avengers Arena, readers were presented with a large cast, but never needed an entire issue listing out their origins and skill sets. It will be hard to convince the audience to return for the remaining issues. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 13, 2013

    Writer Matt Kindt's story lacks excitement and originality, as if it's taken right out of the pages of The Hunger Games. Read Full Review

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