Giant Man #1

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

At the behest of All-Mother Freyja, four men must rise to monstrous heights and infiltrate the most savage territory of New Jotunheim: Florida!
Rated T

  • 8.2
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura May 15, 2019

    I think the art of Giant-Man, headed by Marco Castiello and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, is very good, which is reliant on two factors: big boys and a frosty palette. You do get a sense of scale despite the constrictive layouts throughout the issue youd expect at least one double-page splash spread given the premise here, but nada. And while Rosenberg does sell the chilliness of Florida (again, you read that right) setting, she also makes an effort to contrast the snowy ice with pops of warmth, like an orange sky that contrasts with the deep blues of their Frost Giant disguises. Letterer VCs Joe Sabino does his reliably good work, though Im mildly disappointed there isnt even bigger text on display here. It's Giant-Man! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 15, 2019

    Armed with a neat adventure hook and fan-favorite Ant-Men in starring roles, Giant-Man #1 is a worthy tie-in title. While a little top-heavy with the opening scene, Leah Williams again impresses in a larger sandbox, bringing her sense of wit and action to the life of Scott Lang and finding it a great match. Marco Castiello and Rachelle Rosenberg are also in on the joke, delivering (literally) towering action and personable artwork. As the War of the Realms rages, Giant-Man #1 delivers big side-story fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 18, 2019

    Leah Williams takes the neat concept and runs with it, writing a really fun and entertaining tie-in issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 15, 2019

    The comic is a solid issue and one that you don't need to read the main event to enjoy. This issue stands out from the pack as far as War of the Realms tie-ins. Giant-Man #1 isn't anything groundbreaking but it is a fun and entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne May 20, 2019

    For being a story that I didn't think necessarily needed to be told, I am glad it happened. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan May 17, 2019

    A quite exciting, if not a little half-baked, start to the "Giant-Man" miniseries that brings some welcome humor to the ever-expanding War of the Realms. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 21, 2019

    There's a lot of friction here (and a lot of repurposed Hank Pym aliases, as well), with some interesting art and clever story bits making for a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 15, 2019

    From my vantage point this is everything you could ask for in a tie-in crossover. There is solid writing and art and a hokey premise tailored to an event like War of the Realms. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 18, 2019

    Definitely a skippable tie in, unless they manage to actually succeed, which would make this 3 issue series pivotal in Thor canon, I doubt that will happen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely May 15, 2019

    Scott Lang and his companions each provide interesting insight to their adventure, and they make it worth the read. The story itself, not so much. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner May 16, 2019

    This issue was a giant disappointment for me. I didnt care much for the characters by the end and the story itself was forced and silly and not in a good way. There is obviously still time to turn things around, but this was not the start I was hoping for. Read Full Review

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