Infinity Countdown: Prime #1

Event\Storyline: Infinity Countdown Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 33
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Contains 30 pages of all-new story from Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato Jr, with additional bonus content! This brand-new story is the beginning of the saga fans won't want to miss.

The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart's desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet! Plus: The saga of the Inf more

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Feb 21, 2018

    INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 by Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin sets up a cosmic chessboard. The resulting game will determine the fate of the universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Do You Even Comic Book Feb 22, 2018

    Infinity Countdown Prime#1 should have kicked off theInfinity Countdownmini-series. It introduces all the major players and is an interesting story in its own right. It's made better by the decision not to try and shove Infinity Stones 101 into the story via awkward and clumsy dialogue but to tell it instead as prose. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 22, 2018

    The series is off to an explosive start, and holds lots of promise. And hey, Adam Warlock is back - it's worth buying just for that! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Feb 24, 2018

    As the pieces continue to fall into place, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 is another exciting installment in this new Marvel Comic event, and It has been obvious since All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 that Gerry Duggan aims to tell a cohesive and engaging story with compelling and interesting characters, with some great comedic moments and action-packed set pieces as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 22, 2018

    It's an interesting ride so far, but the art is what makes this issue feel complete. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze Feb 22, 2018

    All in all, Infinity Countdown Prime does a solid job of catching readers up on the various threads, setting up a number of players that will certainly lead to some surprising and fun interactions. While its not perfect, Duggan has really stepped up with this series, and this issue is a testament to that. Its just a shame that editorial couldnt manage to keep a more consistent tone with the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Feb 23, 2018

    The story itself packs enough surprises that make me wonder how Infinity Countdown proper will launch, and what readers might think of the changes enacted here, prior to the series opening. Those events keep the story moving quickly, while the widespread cast makes the action hop throughout the Marvel Universe. Im sure Infinity Countdown #1 will vary the cast of characters a bit, but the start of this saga is a unique assemblage that calls back to previous Marvel events, but juxtaposes them with a quest that is itself familiar, just from a different point of view. And that, my friends, is where Infinity Countdown Prime #1 distinguishes itself: its a familiar tale, with a familiar cast, but from a different point of view that isnt so familiar. Infinity Countdown has the potential to impress or to simply be a retread. After all, how many Infinity Events have we had? Im hopeful for the former, and this issue makes a very strong case for readers to look forward to whats next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Roger Palmer Feb 23, 2018

    This is a great introduction to the upcoming Infinity Countdown event, it sets the tone, places the characters and gives a history lesson on the stones. I really enjoyed this issue, though I'm not sure the extra charge for the history lesson at the end is warranted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 21, 2018

    A good primer to the upcoming series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 22, 2018

    This may be the “ninth incarnation of reality,” but those Infinity Stones will always be a problem. Luckily, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 shows that this will probably be more of a fun problem then an overlong and over-serious one. Armed with a droll sense of humor from Gerry Duggan and adaptive, engaging artwork from Mike Deodato, Jr. and Frank Martin, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 is an expansive, funny, and unpredictable opening salvo for the latest battle for infinite power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 21, 2018

    Infinity Countdown: Prime #1 is a humorous, yet bleak and epic entry that will defy all of your expectations for the upcoming Marvel event! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jrs1003 Feb 21, 2018

    This event is the culmination of a lot of effort on Marvel's part. This is to say nothing of the art. Deodato Jr. is on point as usual, and the vibrant colors, strong pencilwork, and expressive characters only serve to bolster the already strong premiere issue. Definitely pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 22, 2018

    I would recommend this issue to long-time and new readers alike. Duggan's writing is strong and this issue will certainly get readers excited for Infinity Countdown. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 21, 2018

    When it's over, Infinity Countdown Prime feels more like homework than entertainment, and that's never a good thing, especially for a superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Feb 23, 2018

    Either a really good primer for people who want to skip reading a lot of other comics, or a recap for those who might have forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Mar 1, 2018

    I'm not sure how necessary it is to have this issue: It seems more like a preview of what is to come. I liked the history of the gems, I had forgotten some of the events surrounding them. But I think we could start with Infinity War and not miss a step. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 22, 2018

    Infinity Countdown: Prime was a dire escapade. Marvel is banking on a timely story to accompany Infinity War, and this story is threatening to turn into a dud. With some awful dialogue, gratuitous violence, and mind-numbing exposition, this comic misfires on almost every level. Give this one a pass. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Feb 22, 2018

    This is a implementation issue. I truth with error that Loki's word we follow. But no, and that was surprising.
    A asked myself what Ultron do to all that and we have a answer at the end. And that's surprising too.
    I didn't understand the presence of a old Gamora in the soul gem when we saw her with Quill. Do he take ages or is that me ?
    We understand a little more Wolverine action. Even if I'm not fan of his return & Action (And poor Loki).
    I smiled to see a start of the costume of the DC captain Marvel (I still hope a agreement for using him in the title where she will encounter Mar-Vel & Monica/Captain Marvel. This will be a huge good surprise.

    Cover - The art can be dumb with only hand to show you will tell more

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Feb 22, 2018

    We open with this storyvwithvab intro into the whose who of the marvel universe. Who has which gems? Whose fighting to find them? Who are the big players?

    It looks like Wolverine has the Space Gem and appears Ultron is after it.
    But Loki is also there with some interest in the gem.

    Now, I am far from a marvel expert but I think the second gem is with Turk Barrett which I know nothing about. But I believe he has the mind Gem

    Captain Marvel located the reality stone in a different reality.. or at least I gather

    The power Gem is as big as an asteroid and looks like the Nova Corp/ GotG have it. Gamora however wants to continue to find the soul Gem since her soul is trapped inside.


  • 9.0
    SpiderKnight Feb 24, 2018

    I liked the first issue (Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock) but hated the art which ruined the book for me.

    This book....this is a whole new different story. This is almost a perfect set up for an event/crossover. It is very fast paced. I mean seriously there were very less dialogues. Wolverine is in the front page, and boy i missed him.

    The art on the characters look great as hell. But wish Mike Deodato put a little more hardwork on the background. The background was just plain at some panels. Not even a single tree was found. But thank god Adam Warlock looks wayy better in this than the issue before this. Magus too look menacing as hell.

    And loved the retelling of the Infinity Stones journey in the Marvel more

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Feb 21, 2018

    Nice primer issue with a classic Duggan flavor and solid Deodato/Martin art.

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Feb 27, 2018

    Although not much is really happening here, the point being to give us a heads up on the location of each of the stones, I enjoyed this issue. The opening scene with Wolverine was fun, and Mike Deodato's art looks great. The backup bit with a history of the stones led me to skim a bit, but it's accompanied by a great sampling of old Avengers art. For a prelude, I was pleasantly surprised.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Feb 21, 2018

    An interesting introduction to the upcoming story. The main players are all introduced here and it's shaping to be very exciting.

  • 7.5
    DarioV Feb 24, 2018

    The usual recap episode before a huge event like this one. Small pieces of dialogue, the best of which is undoubtedly the one between Loki and Logan, a few shocking moments and... more recap.

    I liked the final section where the whole story of the stones is explained. It's good to refresh these old stories and remind everyone that they are still inside the writers' minds.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 6, 2018

    A story that's primarily expository recap is livened up by a Wolverine fight with a twist and a surprise villain shift at the end. Those two scenes are outstanding, particularly in their writing.

    The visuals are a classic Deodato/Martin presentation. I know their work has tons of fans. Me? I usually can't get over how lazy the style is, and this issue is no exception. Pointless fractal panel-grids are slapped down to conceal that the average panel-per-page count is under 4. I take away the impression that many pages are just monotinted line drawings, even though that's really not the case. Frank Martin does some careful coloring work but then washes too much of it away in a misguided effort to build "bold" one and two-color them more

  • 5.5
    KFuqua Feb 27, 2018

    Did not this to be very interesting at all.

  • 3.0
    Gizmo Mar 3, 2018

    I'd suggest using your five dollars to pay a homeless person to shit on your lawn instead, at least then you'll get something memorable out of it. This isn't a story, this isn't plot, this is a dressed up Wiki summary. As for the artist, he's talented, but sabotages his own work with pointless caption borders scattered willy-nilly. Ignore this book, don't throw your money away.

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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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