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Reckoning War: Trial of the Watcher #1

Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Javier Rodriguez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• In all of the Multiverse, there is only one "What If" world that Uatu has avoided watching - one "What If" that he never wished to see.
•  And now it will be revealed - The story that could damn him for all time... and a revelation that could change everything in this universe.
•  Guest starring the Fantastic Four, Galactus and the Silver Surfer.


  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Mar 20, 2022

    Dan Slott really shows his love of the Fantastic Four and its brilliant history with this very inventive tale. Every hit that the members of the FF take to save the world is a personal blow to those of us who love them, and the Watchers agony over his recreational viewing of other histories being used against him is well portrayed. This is a unique instance of a What If?, which is usually no more than a storytelling exercise with no consequences on regular story, actually making a dent in continuity. Very entertaining indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Mar 17, 2022

    This is an extraordinary issue with jaw dropping art. It sets up some key conflicts and revisits the spirit of the Fantastic Four in a unique way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 14, 2022

    Fantastic Four: Reckoning War " Trial of the Watcher is a great What If" story, and if you like alternate takes on tales you'll love this. It also has the heart and grit of the classic comics with a modern sensibility thanks to the art and color. The story itself even adds weight to Uatu, making the events matter in the main universe, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 14, 2022

    Reckoning War: Trial of the Watcher #1 is a fun story wrapped up in flawless art. Grab it even if you aren't readingFF... and if you aren't, shame on you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 14, 2022

    When all is said and done, Reckoning War: Trial of The Watcher #1 delivers an amazing what-if scenario while also setting the groundwork for the coming larger storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 16, 2022

    Trial of the Watcher works as well as it does because it uses the event tie-in as a framing device for what is, essentially, a tangential story that also informs what's happening in the main narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 21, 2022

    Uatu's nightmare reality is a dramatic kick in the teeth, while Rodriguez puts together some very good visuals, even channeling Kirby admirably.It's a solid comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 21, 2022

    Not sure how many fans of the Watcher there actually are, but if you are a fan of the Fantastic Four and would like to see an old-style story of theirs I would recommend this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Mar 21, 2022

    It's a fun campy story that feels like it loses its main point at times, but since it's a one-shot and contained, it still maintains the entertaining aspect of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Mar 16, 2022

    Reckoning War: Trial of The Watcher #1 delivers a solid story with good, vibrant art by Javier Rodriguez. It's too soon to tell if the story's revelation to Uatu will have long-lasting ramifications or not for Marvel Comics. Overall, this is a sound concept for an official "What If story, and it feels like it should've been its own comic book instead of as a tie-in to the Reckoning War so the idea could be explored in greater detail. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Mar 16, 2022

    This entire issue is essentially a What...If? tale that applies directly to the actions of the Watchers. Unfortunately, the result has little to say, as the Watchers still feel every bit as useful and frustrating as they did before the story began. Read Full Review

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