Marvel Comics Presents #1

Writer: Charles Soule, Ann Nocenti, Greg Pak Artist: Paulo Siqueira, Tomm Coker, more Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 13
7.1Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First - an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jan 17, 2019

    If I have any criticism at all it relates to the actual cover of the book. The cover art by Art Adams is awesome but the spacing of the text and informational trade dressing feels cluttered. That being said, it's a minor gripe and I thoroughly enjoyed this first issue. If the rest of the issues are as strong as this one readers are in for a treat! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 15, 2019

    A good collection of stories that should scratch your Cap, Namor, and Wolverine itch. Soule delivers a first part Wolverine story you'll want to come back for, and the format is compelling since you get a grab bag of superhero storytelling. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jan 16, 2019

    All around, this is a fantastic issue to pick up if you're curious about Marvel's unique brand of storytelling. There's no prior continuity to really have a grasp of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jan 16, 2019

    In a new anthology series from Marvel, Marvel Comics Presents is set to debut a fresh new set of tales each month featuring a wide variety of creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Vasil Duka Jan 19, 2019

    Slightly shaky start but a promising one. This one has a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 1, 2019

    In a short story collection, I expect some installments to be better than others, but all of these were just average. The visuals were also just average. Nothing in this really stood out as outstanding. I'll skim the next issue when it comes out to decide if I'll purchase it. If it reads or looks like this premiere, I'm one and done with the new Marvel Comics Presents. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 17, 2019

    For the 80th anniversary of the company, Marvel has once again revived the anthology series that bears the company's name. It's a mixed bag, with two of the three stories focusing on the Second World War. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jan 17, 2019

    All in all, this debut issue of Marvel Comics Presents was a little mediocre. The art was fantastic in the first two stories but it wasn’t enough to get me too excited for future issues unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 15, 2019

    There are flashes of genius in this book - Pak and Coker's Sub-Mariner story proves that definitively - but this anthology will never get to that point without more risk. Read Full Review

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