Marvel NOW! Point One #1

Marvel NOW! Point One #1

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The future of Marvel is NOW! A Point One issue introducing the movers and shakers of the Marvel Universe to come!

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Mikael Francisco Oct 22, 2012

    This is easily the best Point One I've read so far, and is light years ahead of Marvel's last attempt at a Point One in terms of quality. The higher price point may be a bit of a turn-off, but you'd definitely get your money's worth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Oct 17, 2012

    The ending of the book is the low point. It's a cliffhanger that'll confuse you, rather than leave you on the edge of your seat. The $5.99 price tag might be a few people wary as well, but it's well worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 17, 2012

    It's difficult to review a prologue anthology simply by it's definition. These stories and their format are unique. Unlike back-up stories of similar length, these aren't multi-part or even one-shot tales. Each of these small stories is like a "Zero Issue" of sorts. While DC made a whole month of it in September, Marvel NOW! Point One could be considered 'ground zero' for all six featured series. It's a fun issue - simple as that. Knowing that all six series are starting soon gives more weight to these six prologues, and that's part of the charm. If this were just another short story anthology, it would be a bit lacking. But it's not. And we know it. Get ready, because if the level of quality seen in NOW! Point One continues through the next five months of new launches and into the future, Marvel might just have the upper hand on DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 18, 2012

    If youre any interested in Marvel NOW,Point Oneis the place to begin. Every story in here is designed to be for a new audience, and is done by some of the top talent in the industry. Sure, the price may look steep ($5.99) but the content on the inside is easily worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 22, 2012

    Along with a perfectly readable, if not particularly memorable, framing sequence with SHIELD agents Nick Fury, Maria Hill and Phil Coulson, and you've got yourself a really strong launchpad for a number of new series from across the Marvel Universe. But that's maybe the big downside to Marvel NOW! Point One " if you wanted to really establish a no-risk environment, it would have been better to issue this book for free, rather than selling this 48-pager for a whopping $6. With that price point, many readers may simply just buy what piques their interests off the stands. And that's a shame, as this book otherwise does a great job in showing what's new in the Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 17, 2012

    There's a lot of new titles coming under the Marvel NOW! banner. This oversized issue gives us a taste of six upcoming titles. It's a cool look at what we can expect but there is also the $5.99 price tag to consider. It is worth it if you break it down but it might be a little much for some readers to spend on stories where they're not quite sure what they'll get. Some of the characters might not be appealing to everyone. If you do plan on reading any of these series, you would definitely benefit to seeing what goes down here. They may not be absolutely crucial to the enjoyment of those series but it will enhance your reading experience. As the story focuses on taking a look at the future, this does feel like we are doing just that, peeking into what's coming up. This is a great sized comic and will give you a good chunk of material to let you spend some time kicking back and reading. If you're curious what is coming up in Marvel NOW!, you'll want to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steve Morris Oct 17, 2012

    A few duds, one thump, but on the whole -- a rather promising teaser for Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 18, 2012

    Honestly, I'm kind of interested in all of the comics mentioned here, even the one I was sure I wouldn't want(FF)!  Nothing mind blowing here, this wasn't a necessary read in any way, it was an okay comic about a few upcoming comics.  If you're curious about Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, Secret Avengers, Young Avengers, Cable and X-Force or FF, this may be worth a pick up.  Nothing more to say here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Oct 18, 2012

    Think about it like this: this is a book for undecided voters. Giving the title a chance is like getting to pre-cast your vote in order to find out if who you wanted to vote for would make a good President a month in advance of the election. That's a pretty sweet opportunity, all in all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 17, 2012

    The other stories featuring Nova, Star-Lord, and Forge do set up the tone of their respective series', but fail to make an impression like the others. Despite that, you have to give Marvel credit for not smashing together a bunch of A-list Avenger and X-Men titles into this preview issue. Instead, they gave the spotlight to several titles that -- while they may involve Avengers and X-Men -- would otherwise arrive under the radar. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 19, 2012

    Conclusion: save your money for Young Avengers and FF for sure; Agent of SHIELD and Guardians of the Galaxy maybe. If the upcoming series that the Forge story previews were a solo book, I'd be more inclined to pick it up. And nothing save a change of writer would get me to drop coin on this version of Nova. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 17, 2012

    Overall, it functions as pretty much an issue of Previews rather than anything that really needed to exist. New people jumping onto this might be just as confused as ever with all the random jumps to various other characters. It's really nothing more than a meh as a whole, with some bits of intriguing work popping up here and there. I will be checking into all of these books, but this issue is mostly shrug-worthy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 19, 2012

    Unfortunately, this book just doesn't quite mesh. The individual stories are fun, and some of them border on compelling, but they are just too widely scattered in focus, character and setting for "Marvel NOW! Point One" #1 to be anything other than an anthology of pieces. Some of those pieces bring lots of promise; others need a bit more oomph. This much is true though; there are some fun ideas and stories coming up in this Marvel NOW! initiative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Oct 19, 2012

    The work on display from the likes of Gillen, Fraction, the Allreds et al is more than enough to prove that Marvel still have the chops to keep entertaining and surprising us, but the awkward steps taken to reconcile their Graphic and Cinematic properties really hamper this book's progress. There's still a fair amount of bang for your six bucks here, but, as with any anthology title, there's a noticeable amount of stuff that should have remained on the cutting room floor. Read Full Review

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