Hunger #1

Hunger #1

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The fallout from AGE OF ULTRON rips open a dangerous rift in the universe! Prepare for a hunger so strong, that no universe is safe. Is this the beginning of the end?

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Jul 26, 2013

    Who am I kidding? I want to see an all out war between alien races in the Ultimate Universe vs. the big purple man. I'd love to say that I have complaints with Galactus only being on 5 pages or this only being such a short mini-series, but it was such a great read that this one is getting a perfect score in my book! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jul 24, 2013

    Everything about this issue is enrapturing and is a decent jumping in point for any reader even if unfamiliar with Galactus or Marvel’s Ultimate Universe and will be sure to drag new readers into the Ultimate Universe and keep current readers excited about it. The Ultimate Universe is changing in a big way, and Hunger is the epic way to witness it firsthand as it happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2013

    This issue wouldn't have succeeded without an artist that can juggle both the comedic, down-to-earth elements and the cosmic spectacle. And though Leonard Kirk's previous Marvel work hasn't focused much on the cosmic end of the spectrum, he thrives in this issue. His space battles are highly detailed, often unfolding across two pages of explosions and warring robots. Another standout sequence involves various alternate versions of Rick Jones all being simultaneously rocked by the multiversal chaos. Hunger may be the closest Genis-Vell fans will come to seeing the under-appreciated hero back in action. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Scott Jul 31, 2013

    Out of the time break we watch as the real Galactus pulls himself in to Earth 1610 only to be met by the Gah Lak Tus swarm. This is it, Gah Lak Tus versus Galactus. Who wins this battle? I can't tell you all of the story, it's totally work picking up. Trust me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2013

    Again it delivers on the start of what could be the end. Not much hope when you have to face a combo of the greatest force to roam the galaxy. Fliakov didn't waste time and went straight into this story knowing it's part one of a four-part series, pacing and all was done well to introduce those involved. The art style as well really fit that cosmic setting. Most notable the use of light colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 24, 2013

    This series is primed to change the Ultimate Universe and Fialkov & Kirk do a great job of bringing an epic tone to the first issue of this mini. The final page is one that will have people talking, without a doubt, and has me hungry for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jul 28, 2013

    Hunger hits the mark on both story and art. This is a must-read for anyone who loves the Ultimate Universe or is a fan of Galactus in comics. This is also not a terrible place for newcomers either, especially since most people probably aren't familiar with Ultimate Rick. The comic satisfies my appetite, while leaving me room for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flip Geeks - Alvin Minon Jul 25, 2013

    It's just the first one so things are slow and not there yet. I thought Age of Ultron Aftermath will be a dragging arc about recovering and picking up the pieces left behind but I was wrong. It's one big event after another and those who missed Ultron, or even those who missed a lot of events, could jump right in. And you know that if it involves Galactus and the Watcher, big things are on the way and Hunger's a good starting point if you want to see how the Ultimate Universe would change. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jul 30, 2013

    As a pleasing addition, Leonard Kirk seems to have found a home in this title (or at least he should!) because his renderings of Earth, space, the Chitauri, space-war and (of course) Galactus and all else here is utterly awesome and definitely propels this book higher in my estimation. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jul 30, 2013

    Despite the lack of the word "Ultimate" in its title, "Hunger" marks a momentous occasion for the line, the second ever crossover between the Ultimate universe and the main Marvel Universe. What this means for future stories, and the fate of the line in general, remains to be seen, but "Hunger" #1 definitely adds a sense of urgency and perceived "importance" the line has lacked. We've still got three issues left, but the upcoming "Cataclysm" certainly looks a lot more intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jul 30, 2013

    And when Galactus arrives"oy vey. The always-able Leonard Kirk, one of the most consistent and criminally underrated artists in comics, brings the full Kirby as Galactus literally tears a hole between the two universes. The swarm attacks Galactus but instead of consuming him, they join together. Cataclysm begins here, in a breakneck-paced cosmic delight, and, my lord, what a freakin' cover by Adi Granov. This is certainly an exciting time for the Ultimate Universe, but the question remains if these will be the final moments for a universe that perhaps has grown a bit redundant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Chris Lear Jul 26, 2013

    Hunger #1 is a comic that does not forget that comics are meant to be awesome. If you are looking for a book about well-adjusted adults discussing the finer points of Plato's forms over a plate of finely-prepared prosciutto, you will be horrendously disappointed. There is punching and space and aliens and fast food and teenagers and starships and things that eat worlds. For everyone else, you life will have suddenly become a bit more awesome. :) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 24, 2013

    If you're a Galactus fan and were not too thrilled with the Gah Lak Tus version we saw before in the Ultimate Universe, this is the series for you. Fialkov has been warming up in ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES but he's about unleash some epic craziness upon the Ultimate Universe. This is just the beginning but you'll get chills when you see the way Fialkov writes Galactus' entrance. Leonard Kirk's art fits perfectly and you can't help but become even more excited for what's coming up. The Ultimate Universe better hold onto their hats because Galactus is coming and things won't be the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 25, 2013

    We get a strong feeling that by the time this and Infinityis through, the world devourers at Marvel editorial will have brought the Ultimate Universe to a close. From a marketing standpoint alone, the line has served its purpose, with the Marvel NOW! event and the films finally serving as the mass-market jumping-on points that the rich history of the Ultimate Universe no longer does. For now, the first chapter of Hunger gives us a reason to look forward to the rest of the series, especially as we know it is leading into Infinity and the reintroduction of Thanos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 24, 2013

    While there is a lot of setup and that there is some small problems with Rick Jones as a protagonist, the cosmic scale of the story and the stunning artwork from Leonard Kirk and Jesus Aburtov makes this issue quite worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jul 26, 2013

    Overall, this is the first issue of an “event.” Something big is likely to happen when it's all over, it's just a question of what. Fialkov had a few goals for this issue, get the ball rolling as far as the story and make it accessible for new readers while interesting for long time readers. He pulls all that off with a solid beginning. I can't quite call this a “buy” since it's just a sliver of the story, but it's a great “read” and I think when it's all over, the complete story will be a “buy.” Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 25, 2013

    This is the Marvel event to end all events. Galactus is nigh all over the multiverse. Or, at least that's what Hunger #1 hints at. Fialkov does a good job in using Rick Jones as the "everyman" to bring even the most casual of Ultimate Universe fan up to speed. Still, for a comic that's intended to end all the worlds, the pacing of Hunger #1 feels off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 25, 2013

    Overly earnest work sometimes falls painfully flat, so it's always with come hesitancy that I enter into something so grandiose as "Hunger" #1 appears to be, but Fialkov's down to earth approach (so to speak) really sells it. As a result, a concept I wasn't necessarily interested in becomes a story I'm intrigued enough about to keep reading. In the end, Fialkov's contrast of the intimate and the monumental is more than enough to warrant a return for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 24, 2013

    Leonard Kirk’s art is very uneven. Just looking through the book, you can tell Kirk is less interested in some panels than others. The entire beginning, set in a burger joint, is sloppy, even lazy – several panels where background characters have no faces, a lack of any detail work, etc. When the story shifts to outer space, Kirk comes alive. The pencils are crisp, the line work solid, and the action intense. If he’s going to draw this book from now on, Kirk needs to keep his A-game in all his panels. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 25, 2013

    All in all, Hunger #1 looks quite nice, and reads smoothly, lacking in hyperbole or over boiled plot madness, serving as a strong first issue and a decent read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 26, 2013

    Hunger hits just shy of the scale it should be operating at, but it's not completely out of reach. With a book featuring not one but two world-devourers, there's plenty of potential left. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 1, 2013

    The bright spot is Leonard Kirk's art. His rendition of both universe's Galactus' are great, and he's able to draw the big cosmic battles with a nice sense of scale. I'm also optimistic that this story has time to turn around as the character of Galactus himself is so interesting, hopefully we'll see more of him in the next three issues. Overall though, a really disappointing start to a series involving a character that deserves better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jul 29, 2013

    The promise of Hunger is definitely there, but the realization of that promise is lacking. Just throwing Rick Jones, the Chitauri, and Galactus into the story isn't enough in the same way that just tossing ice cream and milk in a blender doesn't make a good milkshake. It still needs to be effectively blended. And Hunger #1 failed to do that until the final third of the book. And for an Ultimate universe that has been lagging almost as badly as Lindsey Lohan's movie career, that's just not enough. Read Full Review

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