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Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C. #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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THE SECRET ORIGIN OF THOR - REVEALED!
They are the defenders of the dawn of time. Marvel's first and mightiest legacy heroes. But their greatest secrets have never been revealed. Until now. Witness the dark events that shatter their ranks. See how their lives come to shape the entire future of the Marvel Universe. And be there for the monumental event that reunites them one last time: the true story of Thor's birth.
ONE-SHOT/RATED T+

  • 9.6
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 28, 2022

    Overall, Avengers 1,000,000 BC #1 is an exciting exercise in world building, one which shows Aaron's storytelling skills. The story by Walker and Aaron is impressive. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, our favorite heroes, in a way the world has never seen them before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 17, 2022

    Sure the answer of Thor's origin is revealed, but the journey there is as important if not more than the destination, and it turns out this story was one worth waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Isaac Hernandez Aug 17, 2022

    Avengers 1,000,000 BC provides some of the interpersonal drama and conflict that the current Avengers ongoing has been desperately needing, but does not devote enough time to expanding upon character relationships in any meaningful way. And it certainly does not succeed in making Thor's birth feel like a monumental event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Aug 17, 2022

    Avengers 1,000,000 BC provides some of the interpersonal drama and conflict that the current Avengers ongoing has been desperately needing, but does not devote enough time to expanding upon character relationships in any meaningful way. And it certainly does not succeed in making Thor's birth feel like a monumental event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 19, 2022

    An odd coda still works decently well in this one-shot conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Aug 20, 2022

    I want sharper art..sharper lines, but I am a McFarlane Marvel fan and want to see intricate lighting and artistic webbing no matter the book. This was a great seed planted, and I am a sucker for a #1 issue under any heading, no matter the publisher! Plus, I want to see Red Hulk Star Brand take on Bruce Banners great-great-great-great-great grandfather. Hey, it could happen! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 18, 2022

    The untold story of Thor's birth and his mothers, which also represents the end of Earth's Mightiest Heroes of the era, leading to the all-important query: Why not tell this story in the pages of Avengers? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 24, 2022

    In another era, Marvel might have tried a whole line of comics set in the world of the Upper Paleolithic. Given the right angle, it could have turned into a very primal look at the heart of the conflicts that have come to define the heroes on pages, panels, and screens of various sizes over the past eighty years or so. A single issue telling the story of Thors birth just seems kind of...weird. Theres so much more they could do with the era. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Aug 20, 2022

    Avengers: 1,000,0000 B.C. #1 is where Jason Aaron's provides the “answers” about Thor's true parentage. Unfortunately, the comic fails to make the reveal (and the retcon) of Thor's origins worth the wait and hassle. Not to mention, the rest of the Avengers B.C. team fall to the wayside as backups to the bitter melodrama between Odin and the Phoenix host. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Aug 20, 2022

    I was really looking forward to this one and it delivered. I love the heart and emotion of this story. I really wish this was at least a miniseries though as I'd love to learn more about them

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 20, 2022

    As much as it feels like Aaron didn't really know what to do with these characters and mysteries he set up, I do think this one-shot works well on its own, divorced from the run. Kev Walker is a nice reprieve from Garron, in my opinion. I don't really know if this will matter or not, but who cares, Aaron wrote something that I unambiguously liked for the first time in months.

  • 8.0
    AndrewAnson Aug 28, 2022

    loved the artwork

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Aug 19, 2022

    This story was not satisfactory for the build up it had. We could have solved this way back and didn't drag it like this. Why not do this early on over an arc? Oh no we gotta have Thor be mad with the Phoenix for a while just for the heck of it to stretch this nonsense. The Avengers series is really a jumbled mess over 4 years with a few very good singles thrown in to keep idiots like me coming back. Jason Aaron didn't do a good job here at all. Plus his stories are way too much of a therapy session for his own internal monologue. I hope he figures it out for his own sake. Walker's art is good but Dean White's colors experiment in some pages didn't work for me. I know he tried to give it a certain old look but maybe next time. Dean White is more

  • 5.0
    Kreniigh Aug 19, 2022

    Maybe I just need to let the "One Million BC" thing go. Maybe if it had been simply "Prehistoric Avengers" instead, it wouldn't bug me so much. But I just can't get past the idea that Odin and Laufey are over a million years old. Or that Thor is old enough that he was born during the lifetime of human characters (the Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, and Black Panther stand-ins) who were around in one million BC.

    But even beyond that, I don't even recognize this "I love everyone so much and I need to protect them" Phoenix. Or the "every character is in every era" succession of Phoenix hosts throughout history over in the main title. I think they're all Doombots and if I ever get to make a retcon to the MU, it's going to be that. Doom more

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Aug 22, 2022

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 17, 2022

  • 1.0
    Bruno Mael Aug 20, 2022

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