Annihilation - Scourge: Alpha #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Juanan Ramirez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 24
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Something is stirring in the Negative Zone...something that the Marvel Universe isn't ready for! Will Nova be able to assemble a team powerful enough to tackle this burgeoning threat, or is it already too late to stop its descent upon the galaxy? For the Cosmos's greatest heroes, ANNIHILATION is only the beginning...
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Kyle Matz Nov 19, 2019

    Aside from a few personal issues with characterization, this Alpha issue is incredibly well made. It's fun for old cosmic fans and new readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Nov 22, 2019

    A great super hero story that is well planned, well written, and well drawn. The only reason the score isnt higher is because it can be a little difficult to follow at times. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Nov 27, 2019

    All in all an entertaining first outing, a solid reminder of the glory days of Annihilation Wave, Guardians of the Galaxy and Annihilators that will hopefully add more quality works to the cosmic landscape of Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Nov 20, 2019

    A good set-up promising a series worthy of the Annihilation name, a great threat and excellent line up of heroes promise to make this an event that fans of Marvels Cosmic side won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 20, 2019

    Equal parts survival war story and explosive space-faring sci-fi tale, Annihilation Scourge: Alpha is an incredible nod to the Annihilation stories that came before it. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 20, 2019

    Rosenbergs story definitely left this reviewer excited for Decembers launch of titles related to the ANNIHILATION SCOURGE event. There were many moments Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Dec 5, 2019

    I love Annihilus and Blastaar and I want them to become best friends forever.

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Nov 24, 2019

    Wow! It's about to get real.

  • 9.0
    drackula Nov 28, 2019

    Negative zone is in a problems and i like it. It has good drive and so much action. Annihilus is a dick, but he is great for this kind of story. Very kind suprise.

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Nov 20, 2019

    Richard Rider is back and Im riding wit em.

  • 8.5
    Psycamorean Nov 24, 2019

    This was a really exciting start to this event. I hope the one-shots are as good, if not better.

  • 8.0
    Ryan Nov 26, 2019

    What I was expecting to be a rushed attempt by Marvel for sales by resurrecting a decade old classic story turned out to by a pretty decent comic, and yes, Matthew Rosenberg wrote it. The art is great and the story was a pretty funny and action packed romp through the Negative Zone. My main problem is that Annihilus is severely underpowered. Excited for those one-shots

  • 7.5
    RustonLF Nov 21, 2019

    There are a lot of things to like about this continuation of the Annihilation premise. Rosenberg uses this introductory issue to show just how much of a threat the villain of the series will be. There is a lot of action and the story moves along at a pace that helps build tension. The issue opens with the aftermath of a devastating attack. Rosenberg starts us out trying to catch up to what is going on. Next, we join a battle in progress and see the villain force the main antagonist to run. Finally, the battle comes to us and we see the villains invade in a complete inversion of the opening. The art is done in a traditional Marvel house style. Although the book is not stylized and will not stand out, I found that I loved it. Blastaar is a ch more

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Dec 1, 2019

    Quite a good start, with lots of throwbacks to the good old days of Marvel Cosmic. Loving some of the bits and pieces here, though I wish that the execution would be a bit better. Still, it's only an introductory issue, which gives me good hopes for the event itself.

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Nov 26, 2019

    It was OK. Did not grip me at all and the reveal at the end fell flat for me. Pass.

  • 6.0
    Deadlybeavis Nov 20, 2019

    It was okay? At this point marvel just wants to regurgitate old ideas and play on fans nostiga. The first Annihilation was amazing, I think it's one of the best marvel stories ever. This one, not so much.

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 7, 2020

    The "Blastaar & Annihilus play battlefield Odd Couple" prologue went on far too long for me.

  • 10
    Above Ground Pools Nov 20, 2019

  • 10
    DetroitSkyline Nov 20, 2019

  • 10
    Lock Dec 4, 2019

  • 10
    Phil Heart Dec 14, 2019

  • 10
    EdNothIng Oct 23, 2020

  • 9.5
    Radar Nov 26, 2019

  • 9.0
    Jon Comics Jan 26, 2020

  • 8.5
    hanry1998 Dec 3, 2019

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 27, 2019

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 27, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Nov 20, 2019

  • 7.0
    Jorge Mendes Nov 25, 2019

  • 6.0
    Marvelll Aug 9, 2020

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