Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1
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Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Brad Walker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 27, 2010

    You can't tell me that you were actually expecting anything less from this series, could you? I mean, you've got all of the heavy hitters from Marvel's cosmic line, the return of one of Marvel's coolest villains, and a simply superb creative team. There is no way this comic wasn't going to rock incredibly hard. Now you just need to do your part and not miss it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - G-Man May 26, 2010

    Boom! I'm still getting over that ending. I've been trying to avoid the cosmic books lately but this has pulled me back in. Thanos, Nova, Magus, a mystery surprise person, it's all crazy and it's all good. If you haven't been reading Guardians of the Galaxy or the War Of Kings books, you can still pick this up and follow along. This is what "event" books should be like. You get a feeling that something big will happen and we'll see some lasting results. Siege was a nice story but this one issue felt like it could have a bigger impact than all the Siege books combined. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 31, 2010

    If they were looking to build hype and add a level of "OH $%!&!!!" to this event, mission accomplished. Starts off a little slow as they catch people up to speed on the current status of the cosmic universe, but quickly ramps up and ends with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Victor Kutsenok Jun 17, 2010

    Overall, I would rate this book a 9 out of 10. It has all the elements of a great old school Jim Starlin space saga with lots of oh so cool moments to look forward to. Plus it introduces some new characters, ties up some hanging story lines, and makes you want to pick up the next issue to see what happens. (Trust me people, you will want to see. Thanos to the rescue baby.) That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 26, 2010

    As only a casual follower of the cosmic books, my immediate concern coming into Ignition is that I'd be totally lost. There's a definite cause-and-effect relationship to the cosmic storylines - each one is directly dependent on developments from the one(s) preceding it, so straying from the titles for as little as six months can leave you out in the cold. Fortunately, it's not a challenge to pick Ignition right up and follow along easily. I felt as though I completely understood every development and, truthfully, the one shot has reinvigorated my interest in the line. First class stuff from an already strong section of comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson May 31, 2010 May 31, 2010

    My only complaint is the lack of attention to the titular character. My man crush on Thanos demands satisfaction and I left feeling teased. Add a great story to the effort by penciller Brad Walker who does a decent job keeping up with the story, especially considering the massive cast and this is a great intro to an event I don’t feel at all fatigued to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 1, 2010

    "The Thanos Imperative: Ignition" is a good introduction to the six-issue mini-series that starts in June, and for now it's a nice substitute for the other cosmic titles that it's displaced. (It's actually a little nice to only have one book to worry about in order to get the entire story.) Hopefully it'll end up bringing in new readers that can help support an eventual return of the other books; if not, well, a series of mini-series as fun as this will work just fine, too. Read Full Review

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