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Incoming #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 25, 2019 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 40
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?
The closing chapter to MARVEL's 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the M more

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jan 1, 2020

    Incoming! #1 is the perfect starting point for anyone not up to date with the Marvel line. A sampling of art and writing provides a preview for readers to determine what storylines they wish to follow in 2020. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 24, 2019

    This book is an impressive piece of comic book craftmanship. The creative teams involved are all doing some of their best work and the sheer number of creators and chapters linked together is impressive. Tom Brevoort (with special thanks to Jordan D. White) should be commended for pulling this off so well. That said, it does suffer when you realize many of these chapters are linked into the narrative simply to act as a preview for what is to come. When it's obvious a chunk of story is there simply to refresh on what is going on, it's hard to care. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 26, 2019

    Incoming! is an enjoyable book that offers newcomers a taste of everything Marvel Comics will have to offer in the coming year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jan 4, 2020

    Some people won't like these comics because they don't focus for long on any one hero/group but I think they are an excellent way of giving people a quick taste of what many of the heroes of the Marvel Universe are like, a feel for the art style and the writing they can expect when they buy their own story arcs. It's not a bad story itself so even if you just want a bit of a murder mystery it's still a bit of fun. If you've been following the Marvel 80th stories I'd say grab this one to continue your collection, if you want a heads up as to what might be set to occur in 2020.. again, probably good to grab this. If you just like a bit of variety in your comics, this is a good choice. So basically I guess I'm saying, grab a copy :) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 27, 2019

    In addition to Empyre, Incoming #1 also plugs future storylines like Outlawed (seemingly a take on Civil War but with the MUs youngsters), Iron Man 2020, Atlantis Attacks (a crossover between Namor and the Agents of Atlas), Ewings Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch, and X-Men/Fantastic Four. Even for the most cynical of readers, its hard to not read Incoming #1 and not be at least a little bit curious of what Marvel has up their sleeves for the new decade. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Dec 27, 2019

    Incoming #1 is little more than a recap of the most recent storylines going on in The Marvel Universe. It's nice to see all the art on display, but there isn't much story here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 26, 2019

    If you are wondering where most of the Marvel books are heading in 2020, then this may be worth a look. However, if you are looking to dive into the murder mystery that C.B. Cebulski and Marvel have been hyping, you may be very disappointed. I was here for the later and while I loved the art througout, I left this issue very underwhelmed overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 27, 2019

    Overall, I have gotten through the big hype that is Incoming #1, and it sucked to close it feeling like it wasn't enough for me to pick up the second. I enjoyed the heroes who played a part in the first act, the artists involved, though that was about it really. They could have done so much better with this one, and the best takeaway from this shouldn't have been what it sets up for other books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 28, 2019

    Just a series of solid teasers with a slightly interesting thread to keep them all connected. Nothing really grabbed me as very interesting going forward, but that's on me. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 26, 2019

    This is a Free Comic Book Day giveaway with an outsized ego and should be promptly ignored before being read and, ideally, never purchased. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nathan.Payson Dec 26, 2019

    Comics like this help the universe feel together and help create a sense that there is a cohesive direction for the universe. Does it have problems? Yes. Are some stories just glorified previews? Yes. However, each of the stories does enough to help someone who hasn't been following "catch up." There's enough reveals to make the issue worthwhile, and for a bit of time, incoming is actually connects each mini story while teasing new directions. Solicits however have spoiled 95% of it. Only the actually What is Empyre? and X-Men tease weren't really spoilers.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Dec 26, 2019

    " It's a cave, Carol. "

  • 9.0
    MKW69 Dec 26, 2019

    Pretty good set up.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 30, 2020

    This was mostly pretty good.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 7, 2020

    Might be just me, but I really loved to see pretty much all current major players in the Marvel Universe in the same story. I'm really excited about the stuff coming out in 2020.

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Dec 26, 2019

    There's way too much here to go over everything. But this issue is mostly getting everyone up to speed and setting up what's coming so that readers can easily jump into all the stories Marvel is publishing. There's not much new here, though, besides what will become Outlawed and Empyre. And regarding both of those, we already knew what they were. I'm really interested in what the Masked Raider will be up to next. I thought that he'd have a bigger role here, but like the big anthologies earlier this year, he's brief. I'm glad Al Ewing is getting to finally do with Empyre what he set up in... I think it was the first arc of his New Avengers in 2015, but that's purely because I like Al Ewing as a writer, and not necessarily because I'm interes more

  • 8.0
    Wolf Warner Dec 24, 2019

    Good craftsmanship which catches none readers up to date with everything going on in Marvel. Since I am current it read as a recap for me. So wait...I really gotta wait until April for Empyre Saga?????

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 13, 2020

    Partly a continuation of Marvel Comics #1000-1001, partly a trailer reel, this wide-ranging story pulls the "chain storytelling" trick from Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle across a much wider stage. I enjoyed this more than I expected to, thanks to solid storytelling and good character work in most of the scenes.

    It helps that as a Marvel Unlimited reader, I can soak up all this foreshadowing and know that it'll all make its way to me -- eventually -- without requiring any additional financial outlay.

    (And it also helps that I've read plenty of bronze-age Avengers. I know that "killer trees did it" is not nearly as random as it sounds when your story involves Kree history.)

    I've knocked a point off my rating more

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Jan 8, 2020

    I'm on the fence on this one. Good setup overall and keeps flowing but I already know 90% of this stuff and I spent money already to read it so the 10% new material isn't worth $10. As someone mentioned this should have been the Marvel Comics 1001 and it would have been much better then but the price is an issue for me as it keeps me from picking up other books. This should have been proportionally priced below $5 to get people to pick it up but Marvel has to squeeze us for every dime. We'll see where this goes but as of now I'll check out the Road to Empyre and decide then.

  • 6.5
    allenquanobi Dec 27, 2019

    This should have been marvel comics #1001 instead of what they actually released. It was much more well paced and flowed a lot better than that book and feels more like a follow up of #1000

  • 6.5
    Ryan Dec 27, 2019

    This should have been free but here we are paying 10 dollars for Incoming 1. It basically just catches us up what’s happened in the Marvel Universe this year and what’s going to come next year, yet it’s all so boring. Ewing and his squad of writers failed to get me hooked with this detective story. The revelation that the Skrulls and Kree were the culprits was underwhelming, and although I think Hulkling is an interesting character with a ton of potential, that last page some how got me a little less excited for Empyre. I mean seriously, another Marvel event with the Kree and Skrulls? It’s getting to be an old trope. I still think Empyre can be a good event, as War of the Realms and Absolute Carnage were fantastic events, but so far more

  • 6.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 26, 2019

    Incoming aims to solve a murder mystery while showcasing the Marvel Universe going into 2020. Let's see how it goes.

    The Good:
    It was nice seeing how the entire Marvel Universe is going right now.

    The Bad:
    The detective story fell flat.

    It is boring at certain points which isn't helped by the length of the issue.

    If you want a catch up on the Marvel Universe, this works well. However, it is just set-up and falls flat in it's main selling point.

  • 5.5
    Ultimate Goblin Jan 17, 2023

    Um... First of all, this is SUPER big. And very badly connected. I mean, it started okay, was an interesting beginning for a detective story. But then comic forgets about it on maybe 60 pages and almost in the end it suddenly remembers... Also I read it only for the Hulk, so I really didn't get how Hulkling came from a casual Wiccan's loverboy to a freaking Kree/Skrull emperor in an actual hour or something... It seems, all this one-shot had was only to lead to the Empyre event...

    And yeah, some of the parts were good, many of these artists were cool and some of them are one of my favourites. And because of the type of this book, it's almost impossible to really rate the writing of so many people. This may also be soooo boring at more

  • 5.0

    I suppose if you are a fan of the current direction of Marvel comics, you will probably like this. It will do very little to win anyone else over. Also does anyone else realize the cliffhanger is just "Invasion!" which is a little suspicious since this one is called "Incoming!"?

  • 5.0
    Malitia Dec 26, 2019

    It's not bad...

    But these type of initiative starting one-shot advertisements should be FCBD giveaways or 1$ promotional issues at most... not 10$ overpriced/sized collectors bait.

  • 4.5
    Gizmo Jan 7, 2020

    So this is a way to get a quick primer on what is happening in most of the titles coming out from Marvel right now by reading a single comic. The idea seems to be to bring in a creative team from each title for about 4 pages then pass it off to the next creative team. A few liberties are taken, but that's the gist of it. Each segment is connected by an overarching mystery and it actually works decently well for the most part. Some of the creative teams even manage to squeeze in some witty dialogue and personality among all of the exposition. The book starts off transitioning between characters seamlessly but eventually stumbles in the middle as the mystery plot is set aside for much looser transitions that hinge on mentioning an upcoming ch more

  • 4.0
    Watchtower022 Jan 1, 2020

    I was expecting a murder mystery set in the Marvel Universe. What I got was a recap of the Marvel Universe with a tease for what’s to come in the Marvel Universe.

  • 2.0
    Nerdiest Thing Ever Dec 26, 2019

    A series of short stories loosely connected with a murder mystery framing device which itself only exists to pimp Empyre. The other stories all exist solely to hype upcoming storylines of various current and upcoming titles. This would have been great as a free comic giveaway, but to charge $10 for a glorified preview comic is shady even by Big Two standards.

    Nothing of consequence here. Save your money

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