Infinity Wars #1

Event\Storyline: Infinity Wars Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 39
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone's lips since "Infinity Wars Prime": WHO IS REQUIEM? Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY COUNTDOWN) and Mike Deodato Jr. (ORIGINAL SIN, OLD MAN LOGAN) look into the Infinite and bring the truth to light!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Aug 1, 2018

    As a long time fan of anything dealing with the Infinity Stones, I had been skeptical of this event. I didn't want another reimaging of the past likeSecret Wars,or evenSecret Empire.Duggan and Deodato Jr. put all my fears to rest in this issue and have made sure I'm going to read every issue until the saga ends in December. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Tanveer Kalo Aug 1, 2018

    Infinity Wars #1 is a must read for its strong main character stories, jaw-dropping moments, and intense action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Duncan Aug 13, 2018

    Infinity Wars #1 provides excitement, romance, good vs evil, and death. Duggan, Deodato, and Martin delivered a brilliant opening to the next extension to the Infinity Wars saga. Readers are lead to a whole other level of understanding and encourage anticipation of unanswered questions. We are witnessing Marvels next epic storyline! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 2, 2018

    The art is tremendous - Mike Deodato, Jr., is one of the most talented craftsmen in the business - but the story is off to a very messy start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 1, 2018

    Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato, and Frank Martin have delivered a brilliant opening salvo for a series that seems to be truly aiming for the stars. The issue is engrossing and leaves readers wanting more. With Infinity Wars #1, the next true Marvel epic has arrived. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Aug 8, 2018

    We've set up a villain scenario and some fights but no real theme that connects the varying parts of the story yet. This ultimately is the big flaw of the book, but leaves it as a decent starting point at least if the ensuing books build up our theme and characters. If you aren't tired of Marvel events yet, give it a look and see what you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Christian Kern Aug 1, 2018

    For a starting series it quasi-lends itself well. I've been following all this Infinity Stone build up since the Marvel Legacy One-Shot a year ago, so it's been fairly easy to understand what's happening. But aside from Gamora's backstory and just how everyone ended up with an Infinity Stone"Turk? Again, really? You may want to go back into the back issue bins before picking this book up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 1, 2018

    Infinity Wars #1 is a promising official start to this miniseries. The stakes are high, the mystery is interesting, and the character assortment is strange yet kinda cool. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Aug 2, 2018

    Overall, while not a complete must-buy, it is worth a look, especially for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Aug 6, 2018

    With beautiful art and an exciting storyline not bogged down by past issues, "Infinity Wars" should bring everyone back" especially after that last page. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 1, 2018

    While the issue feels like the group catching up to the events of "Prime," the interaction of everyone is beyond entertaining. It drives the issue and turns around an event that hasn't quite hit the beat. It's a righting of the ship in many ways and takes me from ho-hum to excited to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 1, 2018

    Despite some murky artwork, Infinity Wars #1 serves as a memorable start to Marvel's latest cosmic epic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Aug 4, 2018

    Is this event worth the entry fee? That's going to be an individual answer based on your collecting. For those who want to get into comics and enjoyed the movies then I'd say, go for it. The story and the art is looking like they will make a great event, and with luck, people buying in will find characters they gravitate to and then hopefully they will start collecting the ongoing series that those characters are in. For the current collectors that already have a maxed out pull list to money ratio, I'd say that it isn't a necessity if you have a Marvel Unlimited subscription to read it later and certainly not worth dropping books you are already enjoying to follow along.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'techaeris_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1'])); Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 3, 2018

    Infinity Wars #1 isn't exactly the cosmic explosion some of us were looking for, but it's still a pretty great issue. Gerry Duggan has proven time and again that he's got the goods, nothing he does is by accident. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Roger Palmer Aug 3, 2018

    Infinity Wars #1 felt like it burst out of the gate and stumbled, but I'm willing to give the next issue a go, since I think the story could be very interesting with a different direction for the “villain” but its a shame it didn't live up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Aug 2, 2018

    For now I'll give a begrudging thumbs up and a half-hearted "wait and see". Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 9, 2018

    What did you think of Infinity Wars #1? Let us know on Twitter @HeroesDirect! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 2, 2018

    Infinity Wars #1 is an exposition heavy start to Marvel's latest event. All of that exposition does gets in the way from Infinity Wars starting out of the gate running. Luckily the story is save by Gerry Duggan's strong work on Loki and Gamora's plotline in this first issue. These storylines along withMike Deodato Jr.'s great artwork build enough excitement to give Infinity Wars #2 a chance to deliver on the potential Duggan has established. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 6, 2018

    Though it treads familiar turf, it does so in fun ways and the art has a lot going for it, but the total package falls a bit short. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 5, 2018

    Though it's not without its problems, Infinity Wars #1 has good art, and a story full of potential and is a good start to Marvel's latest comic book event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Aug 1, 2018

    It is more of a guilty pleasure for me at this point though. It is a giant stew of everything I love. If Duggan does not narrow his focus in the coming installments and really start to give out a motivation and story structure, even I may not be able to hang on much longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 1, 2018

    Duggan and Deodato are well-intentioned creators, but their story lacks vision, and so far only dilutes the "Infinity" brand. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 6, 2018

    I have some complaints about this first issue, mainly that this series feels like it will be heavily dependent on upcoming tie-in books, based on the Loki act of the story, and the rest of the surprises came off either flat or telegraphed. If you're in the mood for a tie-in heavy, cosmic summer comic event series, this might be up your ally, but it really feels very much like a cash in event book Marvel doesn't want to admit to at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 1, 2018

    The final few pages are what I wanted out of this issue, but the rest is filler and genuinely boring. The art doesn’t help either, as it’s muddy and not exciting to look at. If I were buying this I would have stopped right after that Prime issue, but the ending might interest some readers. Read Full Review

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