Korvac Saga #1
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Korvac Saga #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Otto Schmidt Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

• Lord Michael Korvac governs the Forest Hills, but his domain is threatened by rival lords, chaotic threats from beyond the Wall, and, worst of all, a dark madness that is spreading through the population.
•  Led by the noble Major Victory, Korvac's loyal Guardians must find the source of the evil before it corrupts the world as they know it.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 25, 2015

    This book was a surprisingly good read, seeing as—if I’m being honest here—I’ve been getting a little sick of Secret Wars books. This book, however, has gotten me back into the Secret Wars label and Battleworld setting—and I’m pumped! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 1, 2015

    Really, everything I didn't like about this issue, can't be blamed on this issue. I just don't like the whole “oh, that was another universe” thing as much as a lot of people do. The actual story here is really good, and it feels like I'm going to get to see some sides of my favorite characters explored that maybe never were before. I like that quite a lot. I just have to remind myself that these aren't really my favorite characters any more, they just look a lot like them. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 26, 2015

    It's promising opening chapter, and I hope the creative team can deliver upon it. It may not be the most innovative issue in the world, but it is a satisfying read, and one of the better tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Jun 27, 2015

    Korvac Saga #1 is an interesting comic book. There is so much potential in these pages that isn't fully embraced. The series could be one of of the best Secret Wars tie-ins. It just doesn't live up to its potential here, especially in terms of character work and art. Even with that said, there is a great chance that it ends up being one of the more important tie-ins, because the bigger plot is very engaging. I want to know more about the central mystery. I want to see more large scale interaction of Battleworld domains that doesn't consist of them at war with one another. Hopefully Abnett and Schmidt can bring the problematic aspects of this issue to par with what works, because what works does so really well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jun 25, 2015

    "The Korvac Saga" is a classic story that has been adapted in various animated series, but in the context of Secret Wars it's mostly an excuse to throw the original Guardians of the Galaxy against a version of The Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 25, 2015

    "Korvac Saga" #1 serves up a wonderful array of fun characters and concepts, using the "Secret Wars" formula to take a familiar concept and cast a new spin on them. The story clearly has more to offer veteran readers who remember the original "Korvac Saga" tale but has plenty to hold most readers' interests. Schmidt's art is a bit rough for the story, but his characters are distinct and his storytelling mostly clear. Some bumps in this first issue might feel their way out before subsequent issues, and there is certainly enough potential in the plot and participants of "Korvac Saga" #1 to warrant a check-in with the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 25, 2015

    It's said that the worst reaction you can have to piece of art is none it all. Sorry, Korvac Saga, but that's the reaction I had to you. You are not good, and you are not bad. You are just fine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 27, 2015

    Interesting premise and balance of characters, but it doesn't feel like a fully satisfying chapter… Read Full Review

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