Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1

Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1

Event\Storyline: WMD Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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THE WEAPON X PROGRAM IS BACK!
For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, until they mysteriously vanished. Now, the Weapon X program is back, and it's deadlier than ever, and it isn't to use mutants for their lethal ends. Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, Weapon X has a new mission - ERADICATE ALL MUTANTS! And they're starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth - Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and...the Hulk?!
But with an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, this may just be the beginning...
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  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 21, 2017

    A fun issue that has some detective work and a great setup of the villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Brendan Allen Jul 7, 2017

    For my money, this is the Marvel crossover of the summer. This one feels more natural than Civil War II did for me. The conflict is personal, hitting way too close to home for many of the principals. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 21, 2017

    Weapon X has been one of Marvel's more disappointing debuts this year, but things are looking up for the series as it begins its crossover with Totally Awesome Hulk. Greg Pak is able to use the latter to provide the former with a much-needed jolt of humor and a stronger sense of visual style. Meanwhile, the Weapon X team dynamic is much stronger off thanks to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Jun 22, 2017

    Overall, I really enjoyed the start of this crossover. These characters are being shown exactly how I would expect them to after being put into a group situation and the threat is very real for all involved, and mutants worldwide. I know, some may think 'oh yeah, another worldwide disaster for mutants' but this one isn't some green poison cloud or a fiery cosmic bird; this is something more close to home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Jul 6, 2017

    After suffering through several issues of Weapon X Pak and Co. finally have gotten it right. Weapon X comes off like a legitimate menace and the team is primed and ready to fight. I am definitely interested in what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 21, 2017

    Overall, Weapons of Mutant Destruction is a solid opening for this crossover. The premise is simple. The stakes are high. The pacing is a little bit slow, but that allows for some really good character work. Asrar and Woodard are a really in sync art team that is delivering a story that doesn’t quite play to the conventions of the genre. Pak’s script is full of humor, but Asrar and Woodard are exploring the overall tone and rendering it much darker than one might expect. The result is a book that might just catch you by surprise and a crossover that might end up being much more than just the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 26, 2017

    Much like in Weapon X, this series' villains are the organizers of the Weapon X program, rather than the creations themselves. Ultimately I hope Greg Pak can create a compelling villain who stands out from the Weapon X organization that can stick around after this crossover event wraps up. I enjoyed this first part and will be back for the rest of this series. I know this will be a tough sell for Marvel if you're not reading either Totally Awesome Hulk or Weapon X, but this may be the story that can change that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Robert Struble Jun 26, 2017

    Don't think of this as the start of the arc. If you haven't already, start at Weapon X #1 and read them in order. Because then this book definitely fits in well. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jun 22, 2017

    There's something to be said about a story that's so familiar that nothing short of clowns and Cosmic Cubes can make it feel novel. The concept of living weapons in the Marvel Universe will make anyone who has ever had to clean up blood stains roll their eyes. It can still make for a fun story though. Like a cold beer for Wolverine, it's a familiar and comforting experience. There will always be a place for stories like that in Marvel. Read Full Review

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