Civil War II: The Fallen #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

As a giant falls, friends and enemies alike gather to mourn his passing. Amadeus Cho, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, the Warbound and more. Can they all keep a level head - or will some of them get ANGRY? Plus, what secrets lie in the Last Will and Testament of Bruce Banner?
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Aug 23, 2016

    Regardless of whether you're a Hulk fan or not, this issue is one that can't be passed up. The death of Bruce Banner is one of the biggest events in Marvel nowadays, and will not be forgotten any time soon. With that, I'll warn you to be ready for some intense emotions, relatable reactions, and a damn good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Aug 20, 2016

    It's well written all around as well. The emotion really manages to come out with this one, especially in the dialogue of Rick and Betty. It does as well as it can given the muck of a story that surrounds it, so it still manages to feel important given the big things going on around it. Both Carol Danvers and Tony Stark seemed to be at the event, which suggests that their opposing ideals at least didn't gt in the way of Banner's funeral. Skaar and Cho will be interesting to observe as the event goes forward, since neither will be too happy about this turn of events. I wouldn't say it's a great story and everyone should read it, but it's definitely a powerful story and is more deserving of a look than some of the more recent books in the event. The emotion, the characters, and the premise all lend to that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Aug 25, 2016

    But until they return, this sets up some promising storylines and it'll be interesting to see how they play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 22, 2016

    Cho's reaction, as well as the reaction of others like General Ross, are somewhat muted at times. There are some inconsistencies in the narrative and with certain characterizations, but the underlying sentiment is spot on. The tone in Civil War II: The Fallen #1 is solemn, but appropriate. Pak and Bagley craft a fitting, heartfelt sendoff to the Green Goliath. For once, anger takes a back seat to a Hulk story and it works, creating far less collateral damage in the process. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 22, 2016

    I won't say that this lovely celebration makes the Hulk's death worth it, but it goes a long way towards proving that Marvel really understands what they're doing when they kill off their big names in the massive company crossover messes. The quiet moments of friendship and family (the surviving founding Defenders come to pay their regards to their old compatriot, as does frequent sparring partner Hercules) are well-done and the final page leads me to think that there are more serious consequences coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Aug 18, 2016

    Mark Bagley handles art duties here, and he delivers some stand-out work with the quieter character moments, particularly Betty's visit with her father. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 22, 2016

    "The Fallen" doesn't look like the kind of book that's going to upend any status quo (the ending even reminds you that most of this is going to get settled in "Totally Awesome Hulk") but it's still a suitable send off for the Green Giant. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 18, 2016

    Checking in with those closest to Bruce Banner, Civil War II: The Fallen is a fairly hit-or-miss remembrance of the late Hulk, but thankfully, writer Greg Pak and artist Mark Bagley succeed where it counts most. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Aug 18, 2016

    Even the art leaves more to be desired for us. It too feels and seems rushed, and it doesn't suit the tone of the story too well. You'd expect solemn tones and a display of overwhelming emotion, but it's just not present. Unless you're after the completeCivil War II experience, you'd be fine to missThe Fallen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 17, 2016

    The comic as a whole is just flimsy in so many ways. Lacking much emotion. A series of scenes. Art that just doesn't work. All for $4.99. This one is an absolute pass unless you're a die-hard Hulk fan or obsessive completist. Read Full Review

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