Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Matteo Lolli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 20
7.5Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

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Spinning out of the events of INFINITY WARS comes an epic space opera from DEADPOOL veterans Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli!
Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie - and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father's mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials - its wielder unknown. The events of INFINITY WARS set NEBULA off on a quest to rule the galaxy - wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear - and more

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Sep 7, 2018

    A fun, space-swashbuckling adventure with a great cast of gods and godlings. Solid character work, good pacing, and artwork that's both fitting and frequently beautiful. It's just what you'd want out of a book with its title. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Sep 4, 2018

    ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 is as if Cullen Bunn himself has two M16s and is defending the Gjallerbru bridge next Skurge The Executioner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 7, 2018

    Asgardians of The Galaxy #1 is a fun book; it finds that nice balance between being serious and a little goofy at the same time. Bunn does a great job of pacing this first issue while getting his team together and laying out the drivingforce of the story. The art looks great as well, with some great character work from Lolli and some dynamic colors by Federico Blee. I was not too excited about this series when it was first announced but now I cannot wait until issue #2 comes out! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 5, 2018

    Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 was a delightful surprise. Overall a strong debut for a Marvel book, which is a big accomplishment. As I said above, this was a motley crew thrown together, and the fun comes from the fact that Asgardians know the battle in front of them and nothing else. Throw in an enemy who challenges them in new and interesting ways and you are in for one heck of a war for the fate of the galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Sep 5, 2018

    Bunn gives us exactly what we might expect from an Asgardian team of superheroes: tons of action. A long, cosmic battle takes up most of this issue, leaving little time for character development. I hope future issues give characters like Valkyrie and Angela a little more in-depth panel-time -- beyond just throwing axes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Sep 5, 2018

    Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 delivers all the elements of a successful launch. A great cast, lovely art, and a compelling reason to team-up in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 3, 2018

    This has a fun fantasy vibe with sci-fi sensibilities that should get action adventure fans excited. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Sep 5, 2018

    The Asgardians of the Galaxy debut in a splashy, fast, action-packed A-Team adventure. The plot and art are great high-octane stuff, but the characters are, so far, a bit flat. There's more than enough potential here to satisfy and to justify signing on for the full story arc. This team and its mission are both fascinating; I hope their story gets even more engaging in future chapters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Sep 5, 2018

    Bunn's the type of writer that doesn't put everything up front in the first issue of his story, and Asgardians of the Galaxy is no exception. The time hop in the middle takes a second or seven to process, but it summarizes the setup for the reader quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 5, 2018

    The comic is a fun one where the real entertaining conflict is the characters themselves. The big bad and plan that they need to stop feels a bit extraneous if anything. This team could put together IKEA furniture and it'd be entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Rich Johnston Sep 3, 2018

    It's a title that clearly, once Cullen Bunn has thought it up, had to happen, by dint of the god of wordplay. And hey, if Marvel does need a radical departure for the third movie given the current dissatisfaction of the cast, this really might be a way to go, merging two franchises into one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 8, 2018

    Everything about Asgardians of the Galaxy is fine for a first issue. The most impressive part is the pun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Sep 5, 2018

    There are many individuals pieces of this book that work well, but there's just that one piece that keeps it from being a buy. Maybe future installments will change my mind, but I feel that readers who are looking for mythological/fantasy stew will find something decent in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 11, 2018

    The comic is tied into Marvel's larger event (Infinity Wars) but because so much of the writing is cribbed from other sources its pretty easy to follow. Issue #1 is really memorable only for the unusual makeup of the team (involving villains and magical frogs) who may be able to save the day if they can stop themselves from destroying the universe. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 3, 2018

    Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 is a bit of fun, but its depressingly shallow. The interplay between characters doesnt hook the reader, the story is pushed out with little explanation, and the art is the only strong aspect of the comic. I cant say to not buy this one, but I cant strongly recommend it either. If you just want to see a bunch of Asgardians come together and kick ass, then youll likely get some enjoyment out of this one. It you want anything more substantial, then I cant suggest this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 5, 2018

    Competent pacing and action aside, it's not hard to find a lot of books that can hit that marker these days " while there is plenty of potential to be found Asgardians of the Galaxy, but this team will need to stretch themselves more if they ever hope to reach it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 11, 2018

    Out of 5 stars I give it a 2.5 I like the premise of the comic, but several times it seemed to struggle to establish what kind of book it was. Is it a comedy, or is a bash em action or is it an archaeological thriller? I don't mind it in a title or even in one issue but all in one action sequence was a bit much. This could definitely find interest from fans outside of normal comic readers, and I could see myself plopping myself down to watch as a cartoon (but more Throg please) . The Asgardians Of The Galaxy story is has the capacity to be complex and has plenty of room for a lot of sub storylines. Read Full Review

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