Annihilators #2

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Tan Eng Huat Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

They're back: The Spaceknights and the Dire Wraiths! As the Wraith's deadly Black Sun ascends and their foul magicks return, the home world of the SpaceKnights looks as if it will be the first planet to fall to their might! Only the awesome Annihilators, the newest and most powerful Marvel team of all, stand between the Wraiths and total galactic conquest! Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon races to Planet X to rescue his old buddy Groot. But what is the secret from Rocket's past that is coming back to haunt him? All this, plus a variant cover by B.P.R.D.'s Guy Davis!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Apr 10, 2011

    Annihilators #2 receives and astronomical 5 Stars, out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 13, 2011

    Both stories get equal time this time around and both provide great moments. The cosmic level of the Annihilators matched with the craziness of Rocket and Groot is a great combination. The level of adorableness Timothy Green II infuses the art the B-story with (particularly the look of Rocket Raccoon) is just wonderful. If you only bought one comic this week I hope it was this one. It's rare I'm happy paying $5 for a single issue, but this time I think I got my money's worth. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Apr 8, 2011

    Does this mean equating a fresh voice to the Cosmic U for the first time in years? Though in DnA I trust, how about someone like Jonathan Hickman? With Secret Warriors almost done, and both FF and S.H.I.E.L.D. often referring to those in the higher limits, his intergalactic touch couldnt be a bad thing. Regardless, the great news for our current authors, and purchasing buyers, is that Raccoon & Groots tale is worth the $4.99. Thus, whether the slightly- improved title story appeals to you or not, Marvel has packed in plenty of length in Annihilators #2. No doubt, Im looking forward to whats on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Apr 6, 2011

    I sincerely hope some of the fun and manic energy of the second story leaks back into the first before this mini-series wraps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 9, 2011

    This book is loaded with great characters and has lots of potential - but it hasn't quite arrived yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Apr 7, 2011

    Now this is a fun comic book, even if it's not perfect.Ever since I was little and used to read all of my older brothers comics, Ihave loved the cosmic side of Marvel Comics. There was so much variety and somany characters that there just had to be someone in there for everyone tolove. Because of this, I grew up a fan on series such as Infinity Gauntlet, Warlockand the Infinity Watch, and more. Unfortunately, Marvel went through anextended period where it produced little cosmic material, but they looked toremedy this with their Annihilation miniseriesfrom 2006. Ever since Annihilation,there has been some sort of Cosmic Marvel book on the stands, usually helmed byDan Abnett and Andy Lanning. As much as Ive enjoyed these series, none of themquite captured the same magic the cosmic stories of old that I loved. Luckilyfor me, Annihilators seems to beremedying that. Annihilators #2 kicks off where the lastissue left off, with the mega-powerful team of the Annihilato Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 11, 2011

    "Annihilators" continues to be a great value with two full-length stories for $4.99, and the second issue is an improvement over the first. Still, the Rocket Raccoon and Groot feature holds the comic back as it flails about for direction and finds none. The Annihilators' story definitely picks up and, hopefully, the direction that both stories get in this issue will mean that next issue will be another improvement. Read Full Review

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