Secret Wars: Battleworld #1

Secret Wars: Battleworld #1

Event\Storyline: Secret Wars Writer: Ed Brisson, Joshua Williamson Artist: Mike Henderson, Scott Hepburn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 15
7.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• When the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe collide, there is only...Battleworld!
•  Featuring the fights, battles and blow-ups that are just TOO BIG for Secret Wars!
•  When a Dr. Strange-possessed Punisher goes on the run, only Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and Ghost Rider can track him down!
•  Question: What happens when M.O.D.O.K. recruits every single M.O.D.O.K. ever for his evil schemes? Answer: M.O.D.O.K. M.A.D.N.E.S.S.!

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 29, 2015

    I think it’s refreshing to have a story that’s not so serious, but one that is just put together for the pure enjoyment of a good story. If you’re in the mood for some Secret Wars, but don’t want something overwhelming with seriousness, this is the book for you. It is brilliant storytelling with even better artwork, and altogether a good, fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 23, 2015

    Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 takes readers deeper into the Battleworld and Secret Wars and for anyone who is loving the wild world that Doom has built, this is a nice read. These writers and artists nail these first stories and Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 is good, solid fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2015

    Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 is a solid start and shows a lot of potential for what Battleworld has in store for us going forward. This will be a true test of creativity and if anything like this first issue then these upcoming stories should not disappoint with the right creative teams behind them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 21, 2015

    Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 far exceeded my expectations. Normally, support titles like Battleworld tend to be weak or simply cheap cash grabs by the publisher. Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 actually provided me with some quality entertainment and gave me further insight into the setting of Secret Wars and what some of the more minor characters are up to during this big event. I really could not ask for much more than what I got with this issue. I also loved the nice contrast in this issue between the heavy and dark first story with the much lighter and humorous second story. This approach gave this issue nice variety in themes. There really was something for everyone in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 20, 2015

    An unnecessary tie-in, but the first half is exciting and badass and the second half is fun and silly. Punisher 2099 steals the show and makes this one worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos May 20, 2015

    I will not say that i liked the ending of this story ( for obvious, reasons) but definetely ended like it should have and to me, the objective of this comic was fulfilled. It was really entertaining and enjoyable. Great work of this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2015

    Every Marvel event has at least one anthology comic that tells smaller stories set during the new status quo, and that's basically what this series is. The two stories in this issue don't add much to the larger Secret Wars conflict, but they're both reasonably entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 23, 2015

    Anthology titles within larger events are sometimes a tough sell. They're never really required reading, but instead try to tell one-and-done stories that will hopefully provide the reader enough entertainment to justify the cost. The strength of this first issue of Battleworld lies in the creative teams though. There's some great talents within these pages and although the first story feels too short, it was still a fun read. Combined with the humorous take on M.O.D.O.K. in the second story, I feel as though this anthology was worth the cost and I'll be back to see what characters pop up next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gary Brooks May 26, 2015

    While this Cardinal isnt sure how all this came to be, it was nonetheless just getting good good just as it finishes at an abrupt 11-pages; though Im definitely on board of this hellacious ride. Thankfully M.O.D.O.K.s on deck, and hes got plans to overthrow Victor and take his place as Ruler of Battleworld. Oh, only by popping out multiple versions of his hideous self to carry out his plans. While Ed (The Mantle) Brissons tale sounds like a silly concept and it is! it ends up twice as hilarious as each version of M.O.D.O.K. resembles a familiar hero or villain. As you can imagine, chaos ensues when these turds take this battle into Bickerworld. I wonder whats next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 21, 2015

    It's a likely presumption that any creative effort with the word "Battleworld" in the title isn't meant to be high art. "Secret Wars: Battleworld" #1 doesn't try to present itself as anything other than what it is: a fanboy jamboree that's meant to be fun, not logical. Read Full Review

  • 3.1
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 24, 2015

    Disappointing fragments that don't really hold together, with inconsistencies in art and story. Read Full Review

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