Red Skull: Incarnate #1
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Red Skull: Incarnate #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Mirko Colak Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

As Berlin descends into chaos and ruin, sinister forces are on the rise, and the men who will form the Nazi Party ascend to power. It is at this time that Johann Schmidt comes of age. Johann has nothing...and how far he would go for power will change the world...

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jul 6, 2011

    Red Skull: Incarnate #1 is a comic that everyone should be picking up, whether you're a Marvel fan or not. As much as it's a story of an innocent boy turned evil, it's also a fantastic companion piece to Magneto: Testament, which serves as an educational history lesson for some of our world's darkest hours. Grek Pak gave himself the impossible task of making us, as readers, feel and sympathize with the Red Skull. I'm sure it wasn't easy to pull off, but Pak has succeeded. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 8, 2011

    I bought this book mostly out of the fact that I had some spare cash and needed to peg another review. I didn't realize that this was going to be one of those books that make a lasting impression on me for months and years to come. This first issue has me anxiously awaiting more of this harsh, compelling tale of the forging of the Red Skull. I don't feel right typing that, but I can only surmise that that means Greg Pak truly has done his job here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 9, 2011

    I liked how Pak set the scene up. Schmidt refuses to kill an innocent puppy when tasked to it by the dogcatcher, but when the other dogs in the yard attack and kill the puppy, Schmidt snaps and beats them to death. It's a nice juxtaposition of the Red Skull's violent rage and this side of him we don't know that defends those who are small and weak. I'm interested to see how Pak deepens the already established history of Johann Schmidt, how he elaborates on the myth and brings humanity to the story. The art for Red Skull Incarnate is put together in a really unique manner. Mirko Colak creates every panel as almost a Norman Rockwell snapshot. While this sacrifices motion, it makes the story epic, almost tragically beautiful. Most of the time this kind of fine art falls flat for me, but here it elevates the story. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Book Bin - Beth Davies-Stofka Jul 10, 2011

    It would seem that Pak has done something shockingly immoral " exploiting animals for cruelty and killing " while claiming the moral high ground. This kind of behavior needs to be called out, named, and condemned. This is a case where we must protect ourselves from those who claim to be protecting us. We must reject this comic for its brutality and stupidity. Marvel has an honorable history of emotional and spiritual sensitivity to immigrants, refugees, and survivors. This is its day of shame. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Ryan Sep 1, 2019

    While Red Skull: Incarnate 1 isn’t as engaging as Magneto Testament was, this series still has potential to be another haunting World War 2 origin tale from Greg Pak. Decent art from Mirko Colak but nothing special

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