Infinity Countdown #1

Event\Storyline: Infinity Countdown Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 33
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins!
As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost... all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a building. Watch as the path to Infinity opens before your eyes and the END lies near...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Mar 11, 2018

    Duggan's inspired writing bleeds through this whole issue and is the cherry on top, moving the story forward and providing some truly great character dynamics throughout. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Mar 7, 2018

    INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 by Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder, and Jordie Bellaire starts a major crossover for the Marvel Universe. Plenty of action and surprises will keep the reader hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Mar 7, 2018

    With all the hype leading to the return of both the Infinity Stones and Logan, everyone has high expectations for this series. If Duggan and Kuder keep up the good work, I think most people will be pleased. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze Mar 8, 2018

    Infinity Countdown #1, in the end, just feels like a really big issue of Duggans Guardians, which wouldnt be a bad thing, except too much of the page count is tied to setting up the conclusion to plot thread thats 19 issues in the making and only ancillary to the story that was teased in the Prime special. Luckily, its still a great Guardians issue, with a really satisfying character development and some really excellent action storytelling that should keep all but the most jaded reader engaged, even if the issue doesnt really deliver what what advertised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 7, 2018

    Infinity Countdown is a weird little book in that it’s the set-up for an event, but also includes some big changes on its own. It’s hard to know what those status quo shifts mean for the future, but Duggan and Kuder are at least trying to get readers’ attention. The end of the book leads right into the next piece of the Infinity Stone diagram as we see where the Space Stone is and who is now in possession of it. That’s a great framing device for this miniseries, as it helps contextualize the flow of the book. By the end, we should be primed for what’s next and if we’re not, that’s a failure of the mini - pretty straightforward there - but marrying the issues to the diagram allows Duggan to check off the boxes pretty easily. I like Infinity Countdown so far. It feels like a more organic set-up for an event than we’ve seen in a while, and that’s a very welcome change from the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 10, 2018

    This is a must read for anyone who is a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 7, 2018

    All the elements in the story are unwieldy, huge, bombastic and amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 8, 2018

    This is a decent enough way to kick off an event, but it is going to be a bit more well received by fans of Duggans (and Kuders) work on The All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, for completions sake, if nothing else. With such a tight focus, it does feel less like an event, but the prologue and epilogue expand the concept just enough to offer a glimpse of potential beyond the Guardians. And there a few more stones still out there somewhere. . . Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Mar 11, 2018

    This series promises to give a big impact to the Marvel universe and this issue kicks off in perfect style, lots of fun and action. It does feel more like a Guardians of the Galaxy comic than a major event, but I really enjoyed reading this issue and can't wait to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 8, 2018

    I'm a sucker for Infinity Stones stories, so I'll hang around - but hopefully future issues will include more story and less volume. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    Infinity Countdown #1 is not a revelation, except that it reminds us as readers how enjoyable these sorts of series can be when well told. Creators and readers alike ought to look at it as a standard and not an exception for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jrs1003 Mar 7, 2018

    Overall, this issue made a lot of smart decisions. Bouncing around the universe to check in on each Infinity Stone worked well for the purposes of Infinity Countdown Prime, but continuing that trend would have spread the story very thin. Having a tight focus on the Guardians and on one Infinity Stone was a wise decision, and keeping the tone of the issue lighthearted instead of jumping to a grimdark plot device immediately also served it well. I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 7, 2018

    Infinity Countdown #1 was a genuinely fun read. The opening page foreshadows some potentially interesting developments. The main conflict is entertaining, even if it would be confusing to those who haven't been keeping up with Guardians. Even then, it's far from the first crossover to start en medias res. The Kuder and Bellaire art is good. On the whole, I can recommend it. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Mitch Nissen Mar 14, 2018

    Marvel's Infinity Countdown officially begins with the creative team that set the whole story in motion: Gerry Duggan and Aaron Kruder. Fast paced. Loaded with action. Infinity Countdown #1 sets the stage for major events down the road and characters won't be the same. A stellar chapter in Marvel's cosmic saga. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Mar 7, 2018

    As the next chapter in Duggan and Kuder's Guardians of the Galaxy, this is a strong issue. As the beginning of an event, however, it's less successful. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Mar 9, 2018

    Regrettably, that's a lesson which Infinity Countdown didn't heed. Which is too bad! Avengers: Infinity War is certain to draw in massive ticket sales when it hits in less than two months. Sadly, Infinity Countdown just isn't interested in courting that same kind of mass-audience appeal. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 7, 2018

    Will I check out more? Of course, because I have such nostalgia for the previous storylines and Marvel's cosmic side of things. Will I expect a lot of it? Nope, this first issue takes the wind out of the sails of a series which had a lot of build up and hype surrounding it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Busterhasviews Mar 8, 2018

    Jam-packed with fun loose ends being tied up! I thoroughly enjoyed this...that Groot tho!...looking forward to the next issue I hope Duggan keeps the fun whimsical pace up. Definity worth a read for anyone not quite sure.

  • 9.0
    SpiderKnight Mar 10, 2018

    First of all any of u new guys that want to jump into this event, please do read Gerry Duggan's Guardians of the Galaxy Legacy series (#146-#150) before getting into this series.

    I would give it a 9.5 if it wasnt relying on readers to catch up with the Guardians of the Galaxy legacy series that just ended. Duggan should have ended his Guardians of the Galaxy series with an extra issue or two so that they could wrap up that story and tell a new one that not only features the Guardians of the Galaxy but other Marvel Heroes across the universe.

    Comparing this book with all the books in the Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) series, this is by far the BEST book! I mean seriously, this is god damn good as a GOTG book. I would h more

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Mar 13, 2018

    Duggan and Kuder continue their GOTG shenanigans and i love it. Throw in some more mysteries and we have a nice start to a mini-event that has my attention!

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Mar 15, 2018

    One week after all of you I finally have my Variant Connecting cover.
    And I was happy & surprised to see deodato in the start of the story.
    But their is so much I didn't know (I don't follow guardian of the galaxy & even with the Infinity countdown Prime information didn't suffise to help me. It's also true that I'm not a fan of this GoG (For me the 90's team with Hollywood is the real deal ; Plus I will never forgive them the death of Deathcry).
    That's said that wasn't a bad reading, with some serious surprise (Groot Talk & a certain spy).

    Cover - Really nice. I am eager to see how that connect. 2/2
    Writing - That was good. Yeah that was good. 2/3
    Arts - I'm not found of all Kuder panel. But that was nic more

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Mar 8, 2018

    This issue feels like it was more a continuation of the All New GOTG series than a piece of the Infinity Story. It deals mostly with the team and the clash they had with the Gardner. What ties it in is the other Guardians side plot about the rogue team of Nova's and Drax protecting the power stone. I enjoyed the issue because it felt and even looked like a Guardians issue. It made me wonder if it works as its own Infinity Story though. Prime did try to connect readers but it did what felt like a poor job. I think if you are a Guardians fan this is a great issue to continue the story, if not this may be interesting enough for you but you will probably be a bit lost.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Mar 10, 2018

    Though this read as an issue of GOTG (which I haven't read), it was still easy to follow without any background knowledge. This was a good start of the story, and had some great twists with Groot and those two last pages. I wasn't too excited about reading an event regarding the Infinity Gems (or stonesm as they are called now...) just because there is a movie coming out, but I don't mind it now, considering the good quality story we've been getting so far.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Apr 3, 2018

    Not sure what to make of this series, but I liked the prequel issues, and, whattaya know, it was pretty fun! Kuder's art is great, and it's a fun little reunion with he and the Guardians, coming after a pretty fine run on the belated "All-New Guardians of the Galaxy." These things can be a slog of too many characters, so I like that Duggan chose to focus on a relatively small cast. I'll be back for more next month!

  • 8.0
    DarioV Apr 17, 2018

    It was a bit confusing for me since I haven't been following the Guardians series lately, but overall engaging and with a couple of awesome twists.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 6, 2018

    Four very incidental event pages are wrapped around a double helping of Guardians of the Galaxy. That's mostly but not entirely a good thing. The characterization done in the dialogue isn't so hot - Drax and especially Rocket sound like idiots. The two big battles burn a lot of pages, too - it feels like each one gets twice as much attention as it really needs. The visuals start strong and hit a truly high note by the end; even the colors get magically deeper as the Gardener fight bends towards its climax.

  • 7.5
    RaisingBlack Mar 8, 2018

    This is a solid book. I feel like I would give it at least an 8 if it didn't feel like I was already behind before I started it. The book kept feeling like I should have read the Guardians of the Galaxy run and there were clearly things in it that I would likely enjoy more if I was a guardians fan, but if you are jumping on this book as an event comic (Which it is) it feels like you came in in the middle of guardians arc. The book is bright and fun and it feels like an old-school superhero comic. No spoilers but this is an interesting book for Groot and the end credits scene with Black Widow.

    I was on the fence before with these marvel end credits wolverine snippets but I am in the pro camp and would like them to continue. I thi more

  • 6.0
    Odin06 May 4, 2018

    Compared to Jim Starlin's previews Infinity series, this one doesn't bring anything new or really exciting in my opinion. And although I am happy to see Adam Warlock finally getting some attention, his new costume is terrible.

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  • 10
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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