Annihilators #1
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Annihilators #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Tan Eng Huat Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 2, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Because you -- yes,you! -- demanded it: Marvel’s all-star cosmic team – and cult faves Rocket Raccoon & Groot – in one massive mini! The Silver Surfer! Beta-Ray Bill! Gladiator! Quasar! Ronan! When the Dire Wraiths strike, Cosmic Masters DnA (THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, THOR/IRON MAN) and Tan Eng Huat (SILVER SURFER, THOR: FIRST THUNDER) assemble the heaviest hitters in all the universe to save the day! And there’s more! Plus: the demented duo of Rocket Raccoon and Groot return for their own, new-reader-friendly adventure! What do you do after you’ve saved the galaxy? DnA and the fabulous Timothy Green II (STAR-LORD) answer that with mad more

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 9, 2011

    This issue just barely sneaks onto the Buy It plateau. At $4.99, it is a tad pricier than most comics, but you get two extended stories. The first really didn't do much for me this week, but I've got a lot of faith in the writing team and I know they can bring it back around. That alone is probably a Check It level story, but it is balanced out by the Must Read brilliance of the Rocket Raccoon and Groot second story. So, although I do say Buy It, I want to forewarn you that the lead is a bit of a letdown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Mar 6, 2011

    This is one of the best values you can get for your money these days. Two great comics for just an extra dollar over most of Marvels line. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 3, 2011

    I'm not sure if this series is quite worth the hefty $4.99 price tag, though you get a lot of pages for that price. The potential is there for another excellent cosmic event, but we'll have to wait until next issue to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 10, 2011

    *Which, you know, is fine and not really a criticism. I mean you don't go to Beta Ray Bill and Gladiator if you want Chekov. Although that would be amazing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mar 2, 2011

    I hate to say it, but I'm starting to wish Marvel had broken these two stories up into separate books like originally planned. The Rocket Raccoon & Groot segment captures everything that makes Abnett and Lanning's cosmic epics so entertaining. Meanwhile, the Annihilators portion is surprisingly dull and unfocused. Hopefully we're simply looking at early growing pains for this new team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 8, 2011

    Even if I find Doctor Dredd to be infused with way too much power for such a ridiculous character, there's still much worth reading. The choice of Quasar as the main story's narrator is an interesting one, although I am surprised (given his quantum bands) how insecure he feels towards the rest of his teammates. The real fun here, however, is the Raccoon story which alone is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 3, 2011

    Although this is a must-buy for Spaceknight fans or Marvel Cosmic fans, it isn't without it's problems. This issue exists mostly on the promise of what is to come in the future issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 3, 2011

    "Annihilators" is a book I should have loved unreservedly. Instead, it feels like no one involved has their heart in it, save for Green's funky, jagged art style for the back-up feature. This should be a bundle of energy, but right now it feels like no one knew it was show time. Read Full Review

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