King In Black: Wiccan and Hulkling #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Luciano Vecchio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Wiccan and Hulkling are freshly off the marriage altar and overdue for a proper celebration. So when the Shi'ar invite them for an all-expenses paid vacation at their glitziest beach resort, you know Wiccan's already got their bags packed. But they'll have to hold the champagne - because Knull and his symbiote army are expanding across the galaxy! Tini Howard and Luciano Vecchio give everyone's favorite Young Avengers a honeymoon to die for!
Rated T+

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson" Mar 3, 2021

    King in Black: Wiccan and Hulkling # 1 is so much fun and so well-executed, it's almost making me better appreciate the larger event that it's part of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 22, 2021

    As King in Black rockets towards its conclusion, it seems that just about everyone in the Marvel Universe has gotten in on the action. It's refreshing to see a take like this one that shows there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Love will persevere even if it has to fight through a bunch of gooey aliens to do so. As a longtime fan of these characters, I'm so glad to see them get a honeymoon, even if it is disturbed by the symbiotes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 7, 2021

    This title gives us a glimpse on how Wiccan and Hulkling's love is blossoming after their wedding. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Mar 3, 2021

    KING IN BLACK: WICCAN AND HULKLING #1 is all at once action-packed, heart-warming, and frightening. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Mar 1, 2021

    While not at all important for the greater event, this is a very fun little romance story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 3, 2021

    Luciano Vecchios art is just as crucial to selling the story here as Howards script. As mentioned above, this issue has the trappings of a big crisis crossover event but with an intimate relationship at its core. Vecchio can do all of the expected superhero action that an army of symbiotes in outer space calls for, but what impresses me the most about his work here is the quieter moments between Billy and Teddy. After all, this is meant to be their honeymoon, not an Avengers swap meet. Theres one Sixteen Candles-esque scene in the middle of the issue that really, really works, in big part thanks to how Vecchio renders the scene. While the overarching story of King in Black doesnt do much for me personally, its moments like these thatll stick with me as a reader largely invested in this one relationship (additional credit goes to Espen Grundetjern for coloring the issue as vibrant as one could in a comic otherwise drowning in a sea of black symbiotes). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 1, 2021

    While not essential reading for the larger King in Black event it's a fun love story focusing on one of Marvels biggest couples at the moment. Fans of the couple, along with Empyre and cosmic, will lap this story up, and completionists won't feel like this is a waste of money. As if an entertaining story isn't reason enough to pick this up, the art and colours are fantastic too. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 2, 2021

    King in Black: Wiccan and Hulkling #1 is a fantastic and loving tie-in. The tone, action and dialogue make the comic incredibly fun to read. There are important plot pieces clarified and wrapped up whilst also being a terrific character-defining story. The art is absolutely perfect for the positivity that radiates from the issue. For those that have read Billy and Teddys story from when they first appeared in Young Avengers, just before Civil War came out, this feels like a brilliant ending to a large chapter of their lives. This is hugely rewarding for those readers. It isnt a conclusion by any means, as we do not want to see the last of Wiccan and Hulkling. Read Full Review

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