Secret Wars Journal #1

Secret Wars Journal #1

Writer: Prudence Shen, Michael Rosenberg Artist: Ramon Bachs, Luca Pizzari Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 10
5.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• Is LADY KATE of 1602 the nefarious HAWKEYE BANDIT who robs from the rich and gives to the poor?
• Can an enslaved band of MUTANTS in EGYPTIA overthrow their overlord, KHONSHU?
• Can YOU afford not to read the coolest, hippest, most continuity-important book in all of SECRET WARS??? Because this is TOTALLY THAT BOOK. But don't tell anyone. It'll be our little Secret...Wars Journal.

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen May 30, 2015

    While Secret Wars Journal highlights a variety of talented creators and takes the characters to imaginative new heights, the book suffers from being to tied too much to the other Secret Wars books. The Kate Bishop story in particular comes across more as a preview for Siege than a story that stands on its own, and as much as I enjoyed "The Arrowhead" I could feel myself being pulled quicksand-like into yet another part of this sprawling metastory. Ultimately, how much you get out of Secret Wars Journal depends on how invested you are in Secret Wars, but if you want a sense of the variety of stories Battleworld has to offer, then this issue is worth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford May 29, 2015

    Secret Wars Journal #1 despite it's fault was actually a good comic. Hopefully the issues to follow will have interesting plots for both half of the comics rather than one being superior to the other. Other than this small snafu the first issue of Secret Wars Journal #1 is one of the better comics of Secret Wars so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards May 29, 2015

    The one thing I cant help but notice is the way that the stories seem at odds with each other. With the exception of the fact that they are set within Battleworld there is nothing to tie them together and as such the book feels disjointed. While this does not doom the book, it does nothing to help. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 28, 2015

    Overall a disappointing first issue that fails to tell us why it's worth reading. The action scenes are nice, but it all feels unnecessary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 29, 2015

    As so often happens with anthology tales spiraling out from a big crossover event, "Secret Wars Journal" #1 is a solid concept but falters in execution. With two seemingly unrelated stories shoehorned into the same title, this feels like leftovers or excess. These are tales that were deemed worthy of being told, but they just never congeal enough to be effective or purposeful. Read Full Review

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