War of Kings #6

War of Kings #6

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 5, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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This is it – the big fight for all the cosmic marbles! Shi'Ar vs. Inhuman! Black Bolt vs. Vulcan! Who will rule? The fate of two intergalactic civilizations teeters on the brink, and the outcome of this conflict will send shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe! Don’t miss the climactic chapter in what IGN.com calls: "Action-packed but intimate and character driven…this could very well be the textbook definition of how to execute major superhero storylines." Rated T …$3.99

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 6, 2009

    I can't remember the last time there wasn't any letdown whatsoever in the conclusion of an event. There is really nothing to dislike about this issue and, by proxy, this event. Kudos to all involved with War of Kings, just one more sign why the best facet of the superhero genre is Marvel's cosmic line. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Aug 11, 2009

    Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Aug 5, 2009

    So let's recap – Abnett and Lanning have created an event that logically flows from and references the plot/story of previous cosmic titles. The characterization is top notch and even transforms previously marginal characters into ones I want to see more of. Consequently, the main story and even the tie-ins don't get bogged down into pointless punch-fests. To top it off, the conclusion was not only fun and satisfying; it also opened a lot of possibilities for Abnett and Lanning's ongoing narrative as they continue to build the cosmic universe. I typically give out a qualified recommendation for even some of my favorite books. While I say you should read it, there's usually an "if you're --- or ---" included. That's not going to be the case here. The only reason you should not be reading the cosmic titles at this point is if you're homeless and have to choose between shelter or comics. No other excuse will be accepted… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 4, 2009

    Which is to say, this series has been a lot of fun, and despite the dramatic costs, plenty of ways to undo things and move in new directions remain for the inevitable sequels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 6, 2009

    Call me biased if you will, but any perceived faults with this issue are just washed away by how much I enjoyed everything. I do wish the aftermath was touched on more in this issue, but the epilogue has been scheduled for a while and I'm not going to complain any more about it until I read that, as I assume that will answer any lingering questions and transition us into the next year or two worth of cosmic goodness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 18, 2009

    Although this issue didn't dazzle me like the previous two issues did, overall I'd have no problem recommending this mini-series to a Marvel Comics space connoisseur like myself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 4, 2009

    Still, it's a fun issue, and Paul Pelletier's pencils are their consistent, energetic norm. If Marvel ever publishes another "Inhumans" series down the line I'd love to see him draw it, because there's something about the way he draws characters like Crystal and Medusa that just feels right. Hopefully next month's epilogue one-shot will finish wrapping this story up. There are still a lot of unanswered questions and situations, but Abnett and Lanning have done a good job up until now of dealing with them. Read Full Review

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