Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1
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Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Kev Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A REALM OF KINGS series! Gladiator is emperor of the Shi'Ar! His squadron, the Imperial Guard, is the ultimate law! But what is it like to live and work in this infamous legion as they attempt to keep their empire from disintegrating into the chaos of civil war. One hazardous mission may be the solution that everyone is praying for, but are the opinionated and fractured Guard tough enough – and united enough – to accomplish it? You saw them at the death of Phoenix…you’ve seen them battle the Inhumans…now it’s time for Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (WAR OF KINGS) and Kev Walker (MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 & 4) to take you inside this fearsome fo more

  • 7.3
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Nov 11, 2009

    DnA make a smart decision in sticking to what works in issue one. While more in-depth character moments need to happen sooner or later, they're sacrificed at present until introductions were out of the way and the cast became more manageable. Combine that with the reveal of a couple more recognizable/well-rounded characters being added to the mix, and you have a solid start to a tie-in title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 14, 2009

    Sadly, the future for this series seems to be more of the same with a decided focus on the rest of the Imperial Guard and Gladiator as a bit player. This intro issue didn't really impress me enough to recommend this a great deal, but I'm giving it a Check It for the upcoming Fault expedition, our first indepth look at just what it is and entails, and the possibility for more Talon and Gladiator offerings. Fans of Nova and Guardians will enjoy this, but those on a budget can feel safe avoiding it and won't miss anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Ryan Aug 18, 2019

    I actually liked Imperial Guard 1 more than I thought I would. Kev Walker’s art fit the cosmic tone perfectly. Although we didn’t get any character moments between the Imperial Guard themselves, it looks like we’ll get some of that next issue as the Imperial guard are joined by the Starjammers to venture into the Fault

  • 7.0
    iPodwithnomusic Feb 23, 2018

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