Survive #1

Survive #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds descended upon the Ultimate Universe with an insatiable hunger. Though he was defeated by the bravery of a small band of heroes - the cost was devastatingly high. New York City lays a smoldering ruin, and not everyone made it back alive. Many of the Ultimates are dead - and the remaining heroes are all beaten, broken, and emotionally drained.
Witness the birth of a new team of Ultimates! Who survived the fury of Galactus? Who didn't make it out alive? What will become of S.H.I.E.L.D? The future of the Ultimate Universe is happening now!

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 26, 2014

    Survive! is the transition that the Ultimate Universe deserves and a great set-up up to the new titles we can expect to see soon. Especially from the All-New Ultimates that will possibly define what it is that the Ultimate Universe stands for. You could easily pass off this issue as something that you could skip and go straight into the new books. But you always want to know what led them to making those choices, what was going through their heads mentally and emotionally as they decided what was best for the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Ty Apr 1, 2014

    Survive #1 is a great catch-up issue that works as a strong introduction of the status quo of the Ultimate Universe post Galactus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 27, 2014

    "Survive" #1 delivers a fitting conclusion to the calamity brought about by Galactus. The characters of the Ultimate Universe are left to rebuild their lives and Bendis sets them up to do just that. Some characters leave "Survive" #1 with a purpose to fight for, a call to answer or renewed vigor. As with all endings, though, some new beginnings are not quite as clear as they could be, but that really just steers readers towards the budding new universe set to realize a trio of fresh starts. This isn't the most dynamic offering the Ultimate brand has dished up, but it gets the work done, closing the chapter on the aftermath of Galactus and setting up what's to come. It's not critical reading for either experience, but it does offer a nice reprise/prologue for readers who tend to be completionists. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 26, 2014

    SURVIVE does a great job at setting up one aspect of the new Ultimate universe, but falters with almost everything else. Cataclysm went out with a whimper and while this is a step in the right direction, it's only a small step. Monica Chang's story is the standout in the issue, but the problem is that there's a bit too much going on here for a one-shot, and while this book is supposed to set-up the new Ultimate series, it feels like SURVIVE would do better as a fully realized bridge between CATACLYSM and the new series rather than a doorway. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2014

    Joe Quinones' art is necessarily helpful either. Quinones has a very expressive style, but it's also too cartoony and exaggerated to create a somber tone. His line-work also fails to mesh with Rain Beredo's colors, giving the characters and faces an unusually jumbled feel. All that said, the art is fairly successful in the scene involving Sue Storm and Reed Richards, suggesting that a heavier, more shadowed approach through the issue could have helped a great deal. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Mar 28, 2014

    Maybe Im mad at Marvels solicitation but I cant recommend Survive #1 at all, even to those who read Ultimate Cataclysm. Anger aside, this issue is awful for new readers, giving them little information to previous events. If youre completely unfamiliar with the Ultimate Universe youll be even more lost. Maybe fans of Cataclysm will enjoy it, but I find that hard to believe as the issue is pretty boring. Plus, the idea of Young Ultimates seems a bit silly. Shame on me for not doing my research I guess, but live and learn. Read Full Review

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