The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1

The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 5, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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THE THANOS IMPERATIVE is over…but who and what has survived? What happened to Thanos? What about Lord Mar-Vell and the Cancerverse? Who rules the Kree and the Shi’Ar? Is anyone left to guard the galaxy? And who will hold the shattered civilizations of the Marvel Universe together in this bleak new age? Find out from the creative team that delivered the cosmic event that hailed as “Unbelievably incredible & unimaginably entertaining.”

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 12, 2011

    The fact that Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have written yet another Must Read comic should surprise absolutely no one. The duo bring their usual magic, teaming up with artist Miguel Sepulveda to take Marvel's cosmic characters around the corner to the next movement in their saga. It looks like there are big things on the horizon and this is a great way to kick them off...even if it doesn't address the disappearance of Nova and StarLord at the end of the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 10, 2011

    You definitely get the sense that the creative team is "turning up the volume" on the cosmic corner, and judging by the surprise appearance on that final double-page spread (which got a hoot out of me), the fun is just beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jan 5, 2011

    But don't let the somewhat rough quality of presentation scare you away. As long as readers are willing to look at this issue less as a direct finale to The Thanos Imperative and more as the first chapter of The Annihilators, they should be plenty satisfied with what it offers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 10, 2011

    Thanos Imperative Devastation was a great cap off to one of Marvels best events as well as a great set-up for the next stages of DnAs cosmic opera. DnA did a wonderful job juggling a large cast of characters and showed that the Marvel cosmic universe is one that never stops. Big things continue to happen and our heroes will not get much time off as they must face more challenges that will be bigger. With the challenges getting bigger, DnA have assembled a team that arguably has the heaviest hitters in the Marvel Universe to form the Annihilators. With the hook ending of Iron the Spaceknights arrival it will be a lot of fun to read what DnA have in store for us next for what is the most fun series of comic books there is in Marvel Cosmic comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jan 7, 2011

    Overall, the issue does the job well of making the reader interested in the next phase of the cosmic story that Abnett/Lanning are telling, and seeing where it all might lead this time, and who might emerge as the next major new fan favourite, considering their success with the cosmic comics over the past few years at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 19, 2011

    The new series, The Annihilators, is also set to return two former Guardians in their own adventures – Rocket Raccoon and Groot. As to what will happen to the rest of the Guardians, we'll just have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 6, 2011

    If you're planning on picking up "The Annihilators" in March, "Devastation" seems utterly inessential unless you absolutely have to see Cosmo gather the team. It's not worth an entire issue and comes off as filler between the end of "The Thanos Imperative" and the beginning of "The Annihilators." It's excessive and indulgent and simply not worth it. Read Full Review

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