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A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment #1

Event\Storyline: A.X.E. Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 30
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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FIRST SHOT FIRED - JUDGMENT IS COMING!
The Eternals know that the mutants have conquered death. But what are they going to do about it? The oldest immortals on Earth eye up the newest, and the doomsday clock starts to tick toward Judgment Day.
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  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 11, 2022

    Gillen has not only made me feel prepared for A.X.E. JUDGMENT DAY, but he has also made me curious enough to want to go back and read ETERNALS rather than feeling that I have to go back and read ETERNALS. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jul 12, 2022

    Its the opening salvo, and Gillen and Ferry are on top of their games here, giving us an info dump in the best way possible. Its a setup, and the team are setting up the major players. Gillens characterization is on point, while Ferry has shown up, and shown out. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 13, 2022

    Ferry delivers some interesting and visually engaging art throughout the issue. There are some great character moments that are enhanced by the imagery and look of the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 11, 2022

    For the fan who hasn't been keeping up with Eternals, A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment is necessary reading. It fully captures the complicated nature of their waring sides, establishes why the main villain wants to kill mutants and sets up the summer event with necessary details. If you're at all interested in Marvel's summer event, A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment is required reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 13, 2022

    It provides both a great starting point and satisfies the yearning readers must feel to see more of this very inventive group as their actions encompass much of Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 11, 2022

    A.X.E. - Eve of Judgement #1is a solid set-up for the events of Judgement Day, although it could have been made a bit more inclusive for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 13, 2022

    Avengers X-Men Eternals: Eve of Judgment #1 is an excellent charter-building prologue for the Judgement Day event. This issue is all talk and no action, but you get the key behind who wants the mutants dead and why. The art is excellent, and every dialog scene is well-written, but you may find this issue a struggle to get through if you're unfamiliar with the Eternals. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 13, 2022

    A.X.E.: Eve of Judgement #1 is an interesting opening. It leaves no room to debate who is right and who is wrong. It treats the action Druig takes so nonchalantly as to make it feel like it's not a big deal. It just kind of is. Maybe with what's to come in the first issue it'll flow a bit better but as presented, the comic doesn't get me excited for what's to come, it sets up what feels like a rather predictable narrative to fill our summer months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 21, 2022

    A.X.E.: Eve Of Judgment #1 has a huge problem. It should have been Eternals #13, but Marvels zeal for hyping events and using them to pump sales is a huge mistake. Gillens writing is on point, but the art by Ferry and White has some problems. All in all, this is a serviceable comic, but it could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 13, 2022

    With this preamble out of the way, we finally begin our journey in next weeks A.X.E.: Judgment Day #1. Until then! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 18, 2022

    Entertaining but a bit opaque, this beginning may be a bit hard to dive into directly. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jul 14, 2022

    The art throughout the issue is beautiful but dull. Pasqual Ferry does not do enough to differentiate the various worlds and characters. The colors by Dean White are interesting but everything still feels muted due to a lack of detail in the background. This book tries hard to help us understand the current landscape of the Eternals. Unfortunately this issue creates too much distance through its impersonal narrator and dull art. It sets up why the Eternals want to take down the X-Men but piles on too many other conflicts and priorities not clearly central to the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Jul 29, 2022

    The response to this issue was to be expected. It really is just another issue of Eternals, although the narrative tries to elevate it to be more. That's not a dig at the issue because Eternals was great.

    This issue does set up a lot of the moving pieces and motivations for the event that follows, and I can't help but feel that not nearly enough people picked this up. But that is a failure of Marvel's marketing, not Gillen's writing. He's killing it.

    The only issue I have with this book, genuinely, is the art. It feels a bit unpolished and unfinished, which is not how you want an event book - even a prelude - to look. Pasqual Ferry needs a good colorist to back his pencils, and I'm not sure that's what happened here. S more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Jul 13, 2022

    As usual, Gillian is on point writing the eternals. Hes at home.

    This event is going to be ridiculously loaded with tie ins, and I'm certainly not going to read all of them but I will be following the main story because it is intriguing. Like all good eternals stories it asks questions pertaining to philosophy and morality.

    The art here is decent. I think it could use a bit of a polish but I love the expressions and the figure work.

    Im looking forward to this.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Jul 19, 2022

    A bit repetitive but it might work better if you're not up to speed with Eternals or maybe it will be too much info. Still looking forward to A.X.E. but will skip almost all tie-ins except for what I'm pulling already. Pasqual Ferry is rough and simple on purpose. The excess and rough lines on the male figures vs the female figures is a nice touch but the style doesn't suit the tone of the story. Still, props to him for the eternals designs of sets and the antimatter bomb.

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Jul 17, 2022

    Gillen's writing is up to his usual standards, though he's certainly done better, but as glad as I am to see Pasqual Ferry's art around, his character-focused art doesn't really sell the epic scale of Gillen's Eternals and meshes poorly with Dean White's colors. Not bad, per se, but it didn't meet my expectations.

  • 7.0
    drackula Jul 18, 2022

    Continuation of the Eternals series and preparation for big summer event. Eternals series is essential for understanding of this issue. A lot of new questions and big expectations.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Jul 17, 2022

    If you read Eternals recently, it's a little redundant but, I can't say it was bad. I felt it laid a decent template for the start of the event.

  • 6.5
    Jawsh Jul 14, 2022

    If ya'll know me, you know Kieran Gillen is my all time favorite comic book writer. He's just so amazing and passionate and creative in what he does. And his strengths are what I love about stories: myth, archetype, pop, and larger than life emotion.

    But I ain't been a fan of his Eternals work.
    Frankly put: I find it quite boring.

    A.X.E.: EVE OF JUDGMENT #1 is no different. It is quite the dry book. Interesting stuff is happening on the page, and the art is pretty decent, but I just don't care about these characters, I don't care about the Eternals. And so far, Gillen hasn't been able to make me successfully care about them.

    (And I am someone who more or less enjoyed the movie but I realize that the CAS more

  • 5.0
    Sollywoods Jul 13, 2022

    This comic was so boring. So boring.

    There was nothing particularly wrong with it, I take no issues with characterization, the plot idea is kinda of fun, I enjoyed the free comic book day teaser leading into this. I could not keep my attention on the boring dialogue and almost no pacing, in that the story goes next to no where the entire issue. The Eternals, in my opinion, have always been so uninteresting. Neil Gaiman's run was okay, I've read other appearances in old Avengers, even their New Warriors appearance from 2012 (around there) and I just can't find a way to care about them. I picked this up because I like the Avengers (most of the time) and I read X-men and X-Force, so this is going through several series I follow and more

  • 10
    Logan X Aug 6, 2022

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    Hailey Jul 15, 2022

  • 10
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  • 10
    RJ Jul 13, 2022

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Jul 13, 2022

  • 10
    Pachecarlos Jul 13, 2022

  • 9.0
    ComicFan0703 Jul 15, 2022

  • 9.0
    RachelSummers84 Jul 13, 2022

  • 8.5
    AdventureGirl811 Jul 14, 2022

  • 8.5
    Swanktub Jul 14, 2022

  • 8.0
    Radar Aug 8, 2022

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 5, 2022

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Jul 27, 2022

  • 8.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jul 15, 2022

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jul 14, 2022

  • 7.0
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    ActionCity Jul 23, 2022

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    ed1138 Jul 14, 2022

  • 4.5
    Halodystroyer44 Jul 17, 2022

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