Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 23
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone...and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than...Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones...
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  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 7, 2018

    If the art doesn't win you over the clean and easy to follow story will. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Feb 8, 2018

    Although I was disappointed that the Guardians of the Galaxy was coming to an end, Infinity Countdown #1: Adam Warlock managed to fill my appetite for Marvel's cosmic side, as Duggan brings all the charm, wit, and gravitas to the story that he has brought to Guardians and all other books he has written. Add to that the sense of wonder and nostalgia that Michael Allred's art brings to the book with splash pages that will take your breath away, this is absolutely a book that you can't miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jrs1003 Feb 8, 2018

    This single issue successfully begins setup for what will eventually be a cosmic-level event comic that encompasses almost all of the Marvel universe. In thirty pages, this is no easy feat, but the sharp and concise writing on Duggan's part nails it. The art by Mike Allred is always a pleasure, and when used on the many settings and characters visited in this issue, it is especially pleasing. Marvel's first metaphorical toe in the water of the upcomingInfinityevent hits every point it needs to for a setup issue, but also offers a story that is much deeper and will leave readers chomping at the bit for more. If the rest of this event is half as well-done as this issue, Marvel has struck gold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 8, 2018

    Hopefully this story wraps up with the announcement that he's getting his own comic (and I'm all for backing up a truckload of money to Jim Starlin's door and seeing what new stories he has for one of his greatest creations). Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Feb 12, 2018

    A personal and respectful story focused on one of Marvel's great cosmic heroes prepares the canvas for a high-stakes event, while wrapped in some truly mesmerizing art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Feb 9, 2018

    Infinity Countdown is shaping up to be a gigantic part of every Marvel fan's summer reading. We appear to be in more than capable hands and heading for some magnificent cosmic fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 11, 2018

    Takes two of the most complicated histories in the Marvel U, in Warlock and Kang, and delivers a prequel that serves as a textbook to help simplify their twisted histories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Roger Palmer Feb 11, 2018

    As a one shot to introduce new readers to who Adam Warlock is and set up that a big threat is coming soon, which is so serious, Kang can't fix it, no matter how many times he tries, so needs help. I really enjoyed it, I'm interested to see where this story arc is going and I'd recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Feb 16, 2018

    Seeing Marvel coming out with yet another title with the Infinity tag does appear like a cheap ploy to mooch off the anticipation of the cinematic universe. Past attempts like Civil War II have certainly left a bad taste in many readers mouths. Despite that, there is reason to believe in what Gerry Duggan is doing. This issue shows he is a solid writer with a grasp of what makes these characters work. The best way to get people excited for future comics is to make good comics and that is exactly what he has been doing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 7, 2018

    While the larger Infinity Countdown story will likely only bear a passing resemblance to the upcoming Avengers films, if the creative team can keep up this level of quality, that's okay. So far, this event feels a bit more sequestered to cosmic reaches of the Marvel U (despite Wolverine walking around with an Infinity Stone), but that might be a good thing " it seems that Marvel has learned from the recent past, limiting the main throes of this story to a mere six issues with only a few tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Rollin Bishop Feb 7, 2018

    Warlock is a complicated character, and this issue tries (and mostly succeeds) to encapsulate his scattershot history into a single, compressed series of images. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze Feb 11, 2018

    Gerry Duggan has done everything he can to breathe life back into the cosmic side of Marvel, even as hes had to battle against an audience embittered by years of Bendis and his disregarding of both characterization and history. While this relaunch is a little gimmicky, hopefully it will give Duggan the momentum to continue carrying his story forward. It would have been a travesty if he couldnt, and heres hoping this new life will bring in plenty of new readers to sustain it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 9, 2018

    Chock full of curios and items from Marvel history and emboldened with the kind of pop art energy that only the Allreds can provide, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1 is a breezy and fun look at Warlock's past, present, and possible future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 8, 2018

    This was a huge winner on so many levels and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone even somewhat interested in the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Feb 8, 2018

    As with his Silver Surfer run, Allred brings a real imagination and sense of wonder to the page that really suits Marvel's cosmic landscape. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 7, 2018

    While the story for the issue doesn't excite, it does an excellent job of setting things up and taking us through Warlock's history. The art though is what stands out and is utterly amazing. There's something so unique about it all and out of everything this is the draw, no pun intended. A visual treat that is a solid way to catch up and see where things are going. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 7, 2018

    Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1 is a solid if not especially informative opening chapter to the latest Marvel cosmic crossover. It is promising in some ways, and it is a bit of fun seeing Adam and Kang square off. In any case, this one does get a recommendation for its character work and solid art. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Feb 7, 2018

    I was a bit cautious about not understanding what's going on, as I haven't read the last GOTG series, especially considering that this was supposed to be an issue 151 of the series. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that not only the book did not require any background knowledge, a few pages were used to tell Warlock's backstory. I loved Allred's art here, and Duggan's writing was very good. I am really interested about what's coming next.

  • 5.0
    skellylaugh Feb 7, 2018

    As a major Adam Warlock fan, this issue didn't excite. The art is okay but feels very off. Still hate Adam's new design.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Feb 7, 2018

    Adam warlock's journey is presented by a different Kang (maybe) at least he had me fooled. Combine it with the exquisite art of the Allreds and it's a must buy. Yes the story is lacking more details while trying to establish the mystery but this a very good appetizer and it made me very happy. Also if Kang is that scared then i really wanna know why?

  • 5.0
    KesheR Feb 10, 2018

    Oh boy, do I hate time travel.

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  • 10
    axdn Feb 9, 2018

    Awesome! Duggan and The Allreds really nailed it.

  • 7.0
    SpiderKnight Feb 22, 2018

    The cover looks great!

    The book is good. Just lacked anything exciting. It did what a prequel to a series should do and it did it pretty well.

    The art is what dragged me away from this book but i still kept reading it. Its so horrible! Feels and looks like an early 90's superhero cartoon. Really terrible art! Worst i have ever seen.

    The Adam Warlock's design isnt that good either. He looked like a hobo version of Shazam.

    Gerry Duggan did a fine job.

    Mike Allred horribly didnt.

  • 5.5
    RustonLF Feb 7, 2018

    Within the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy Duggan set up the fact that the elders of the universe were aware that something was wrong after the events of Secret Wars restarted the universe. They hinted that the gathering of the Infinity Gems was part of that disturbance. This created an interesting setup with the Gardner and the return of Adam Warlock, as well as many people gathering items of power. I was excited to see it continue in this issue. After having read the connection to the elders in Avengers this week I was very disappointed by this issue. The dialog seemed clumsy and the voices did not feel right for the characters. The premise of Adam being prepared for the future with the help of Kang is interesting enough, but they tie it into a time that we have seen used many times in the Marvel Universe. It made it feel cliched. It also was not enough to fill a higher priced issue. The plot could have easily been a side plot within the Guardians books. Allred is an artist that seems fitting for Warlock after his run on Silver Surfer, but it felt very restrained in this issue. There is very little here for anyone that is not dying to see more of Adam Warlock. Save your money for the actual event.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Feb 8, 2018

    Well that was weird. That give us pretty nothing. Another big warning on a futur the heroes will succeed to change.
    The fact to send it far away in the past to put him in the tomb make it a little funny. But in the same time use a idea of the John's JSA run. For those who really don't know who is warlock that may have some interest.

    Cover - Nice but not really giving something of the plot. Kang isn't even on the cover. 1/2
    Writing - Yawn ! 1/3
    Arts - At least Allred is a little more good on using human character than the usual. 2/3
    Feeling - That didn't give me the need to take Infinity countdown. But Warlock is very interesting by Allred 1/2

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    darkfire369 Feb 7, 2018

  • 9.0
    MKW69 Feb 12, 2018

  • 9.0
    Herushalaim Feb 17, 2018

  • 9.0
    Grifter Feb 18, 2018

  • 8.5
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 7, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 15, 2018

  • 8.5
    jmprados Feb 20, 2018

  • 8.5
    Tior Feb 22, 2018

  • 8.0
    Kakashi506 Feb 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    mufla Feb 7, 2018

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Feb 22, 2018

  • 7.5
    Haand Feb 8, 2018

  • 5.0
    golemgac Feb 9, 2018

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