Hail Hydra #1
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Hail Hydra #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Roland Boschi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• Peace Through Strength! Honor Through Obedience! Continuance Through Conformity!
•  Hail Hydra! Immortal Hydra! We shall never be destroyed!
•  Cut off one limb, and two shall take its place!
•  We serve none but the Master-as the world shall soon serve us!
•  It is a beautiful Utopia that Hydra has created.
•  But when a lone figure from outside the Regime appears, could his very presence be enough to bring this perfect society to its ruin?
Rated T

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Jul 17, 2015

    If you are fan of Remender's run on Captain America, then this issue is a must buy. It connects to the normal Marvel universe more than any other Secret Wars tie-in and serves as sort of a direct sequel to All-New Captain America. Remender's character work here is solid and the art works more than it doesn't. I just wished we saw more of what sets Hydra controlled New York apart from any other dystopia and that Boschi's facial work was a little tighter. This is still a really solid issue and definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 21, 2015

    Overall, this book is good, definitely well-written, but could be better. The artwork is really the only thing that doesn’t live up to Remender’s excellent writing. It is, however, an awesome addition to the Secret Wars line of books. If you’re a fan of Secret Wars, I definitely recommend this book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 19, 2015

    If you weren't following Remender's work on Captain America, then this first issue may not be for you as it spends a lot of time referencing the previous run and deals with a character that has only been seen in that title. Not only that, but the ending may lose it's impact since it requires you to know Nomad's history and origin. For me, I enjoyed this book quite a bit as it picks up where the previous series ended, while of course tying into the larger Secret Wars event. Nomad presents us with a rare perspective of Secret Wars since he's born of an alternate dimension, has lived within and escaped from the destruction of the 616, and now finds himself in a domain of Battleworld. I'm excited to see just how that perspective shapes the remainder of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 16, 2015

    Overall though, it's a fun story that fits right in Remender's wheelhouse if you want to say goodbye to his Marvel work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 16, 2015

    All in all, Hail Hydra #1 is a fun but ultimately unimpressive jaunt into another grim little nook of Battleworld. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Anderson Jul 21, 2015

    Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force; Uncanny Avengers) crafts a frightening fascist dystopia where, like many parts of Battleworld, the heroes seem to have already lost. Its bleak and macabre, but familiar within the genre of the alternate history, with nothing particularly shocking. It could get more interesting, but it all felt a little perfunctory. What saves the book somewhat is the gritty art of Roland Boschi(Winter Soldier; Ghost Rider) that raises the book from mediocre to good; with thick lines and angular framing reminiscent of Carlos Ezquerra but with certain panels that almost evoke John Romita Jrs square-jawed style. The real shame of this is that Arnim Zola is in charge, and hes not all that interesting. Diabolical, sure but imagine if Impossible Man ran Hydra. Thats all Im saying. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 17, 2015

    "Hail Hydra" #1 is a story for fans of the Ian Rogers/Leopold Zola Nomad character. The dystopian world that serves as the backdrop for this adventure is not unlike Dimension Z, and "Hydra" could easily be slotted out with any other organization. Given the current popularity of Hydra, however, the title serves notice for more pedestrian fans and this issue does a fine job of introducing readers to Nomad without the trappings inherent in a Captain America adventure. This isn't a must-have for all haves, nor will it be the most memorable "Secret Wars" spinoff title, but Remender, Boschi, Chuckry and Cowles present solid work with reliable characters in a tense, fast-moving story where truly anything can happen, especially in the shadow of "Secret Wars." Read Full Review

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