Point One #1
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Point One #1

5.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Here are seven all-new stories that set the stage for everything coming your way in 2012 from the biggest names in the comics industry.

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 10, 2011

    Lots of good teasers here. While it's clear where to follow the Scarlet Spider, Ultron, Age of Apocalypse and Defenders stories, I'm not sure where the others will be. So, that's kinda a miss. And I guess there isn't anything in this issue that isn't anything you couldn't learn online, so this issue is very skippable. But, it does a nice job of teasing upcoming action and features some great art. If you're a Marvel fan and have room in your budget for the $5.99 price, it's probably worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 9, 2011

    There might be a steep cover price but there is so much in terms of content. Big things are coming Marvel's way in 2012 and this is the perfect sampler to get a taste. You get 64 pages of comic (a little less if you subtract the ads) and there is an incredible line up of creators and characters (I should mentioned how super-excited I am over Chris Yost's Scarlet Spider). It might be hard to part with six dollars for a single comic but this is a great way to get a sense of what is coming and a chance to form a decision on whether or not you'll pick up the coming series. I didn't absolutely love every story here but there are indeed some elements that will make you look forward to 2012. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 10, 2011

    I really can't recommend this issue - there are some high points (Bryan Hitch's art on the Avengers segment, Matt Fraction's writing on Dr. Strange, Ed McGuinness' art on Nova), but not enough here to make it worth the inflated price and page count. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Nov 13, 2011

    Overall, I think that Marvel's marketing department oversold this issue as something it most definitely wasn't. It's a launching pad for new ongoing books hitting in 2012 (although sadly a further set-up to the highly anticipated Winter Soldier ongoing wasn't included), but not quite a launching pad for the stories that will shape the Marvel Universe of 2012, save for the Phoenix-related story that helped start off this anthology. I'm hoping the storyline with the Watcher gets further developed, as it could be a really cool concept, especially if Brubaker takes the ball and runs with it (or passes it over to Warren Ellis, who could really do wonders with it if given the opportunity). Is this book worth your money? Overall, I think you get a hell of a lot of content, but I think this one is best answered based on how much you like these particular characters, and want to see the set-ups for their new books coming out soon. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 9, 2011

    The whole point of this Marvel Point One issue is to get readers pumped for the upcoming year of Marvel Comics. Unfortunately, it failed to do that for me, outside a few stories, which, if I'm being completely honest, I was already pumped for. And at $6, this issue comes hard to recommend to anyone other than the Marvel True Believers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 9, 2011

    In the end, "Point One" is more tease than please. Perhaps it set out to do this. If so, it was a failure at conception and not in execution. Either way, the result is an expensive comic that doesn't satisfy completely with any of the tales. The best aspect is the framing sequence. The credits aren't placed with any of the stories and this is good because you judge the pages on their own merits, instead of relying on preconceptions. Though, you will be able to place most of the names to the stories with success based on tics and tricks. This book could have been a real hoot for free, and would have been a lure for so many more than the Merry Marvel Marching Elite, and instead it's just a bunch of teases and tales that won't live beyond this week. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 11, 2011

    Despite the issues I had with the material in this comic book, I have to admit I did come away with something valuable: a lesson learned. Namely, I learned to avoid Marvel's teaser comics and to heed those gut feelings I mentioned earlier. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 10, 2011

    Point One #1 is overpriced and underfocused, and the parts that don't work drag the whole down. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Nov 10, 2011

    The bottom line is this: Point One is not only a six-dollar collection of fluff that keeps you wanting for some sort of payoff, but it's also a reproachable display of comic book industry advertising at its most exploitative. Publishers across the board need to be focusing in on cultivating brilliant new creators and developing intriguing new stories, not milking existing franchises and writers/artists for every possible dollar. That marketing strategy is getting extremely dull. This collection has actually turned me off to books, like Scarlet Spider and The Defenders, that I otherwise was interested in reading. Now I'm not sure I'll be adding any of the titles here that weren't already on my pull list, and I'm sure to shy away from anything with Jeph Loeb's name on it for the foreseeable future (sorry X-Sanction). This was, in my opinion, a debacle. Read Full Review

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