The Infinity Gauntlet #1
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The Infinity Gauntlet #1

Writer: Dustin Weaver, Gerry Duggan Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 24
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Think your life is hard? Anwen Bakian's family lives in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, scrounging for food and avoiding giant bugs intent on eating them. Mom left years ago to join the Nova force and never came back. So it's just Anwen, her dad, her sister and her grandpa against the huge insects. That is, until she finds a mysterious stone that may or may not hold incredible cosmic power. Don't miss this incredible new series by DEADPOOL writer Gerry Duggan and EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE writer/artist Dustin Weaver that will set the cosmic table for the Marvel Universe for years to come!

  • 10
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Jun 5, 2015

    The Infinity Gauntlet surprises you with a fantastic first issue dealing with a girl and her family trying to survive being over run by bugs and having little hope. They are fighting to live and, in some cases, keep that hope alive. This domain is pretty messed up for humanity from the looks of it, but Duggan and Weaver give us plenty of surprises to keep us on our toes while telling us a compelling story that feels very authentic, relateable and gripping. This is one of the better books to come out of Secret Wars so far, cause it has an independent feel while still being Marvel. There feels like there isn't anything else like this in the Marvel line. And that makes the book all the better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 28, 2015

    "The Infinity Gauntlet" #1 flies under the "Secret Wars" banner, and Duggan and Weaver avoid locking the setting to any one spot within the Marvel Universe or Multiverse, which frees them up to take the concepts at play here, boil them down to names and notions and build everything up brand new. Yes, "The Infinity Gauntlet" #1 is much more impactful and a deeper, richer experience for seasoned comic book readers, but -- given the general population's exposure to Thanos and the Nova Corps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- Marvel would be smart to consider handing this comic out to readers exiting showings of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." This is a near-perfect gateway with smart, friendly characters, life-or-death stakes and a shadowy menace waiting to strike. There's a lot to like in "The Infinity Gauntlet" #1, and a lot more to look forward to in future issues. Weaver, Duggan and Deschesne are a formidable creative crew and they're ready to build a universe for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 1, 2015

    Anunexpected hard invasion story that doesn't go Marvel until its final pages. When it does tie in to that vast universe it does so in the most heroic of ways. I will be looking forward to what the upcoming issues do. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We The Nerdy - Jose' Rodriguez May 27, 2015

    As you've probably noticed, there's very little talk of Thanos in this review and that's because he was a background presence for this issue. It's obvious that the upcoming issues are going to involve him a great deal, but for now the Bakian's are the main focus. (It also should be noted that this book is barely tied into the overall “Secret Wars” event.) In the end, you can almost completely forgive this issue for the lack of Thanos because what there is is strong. Most importantly though, this is now my most anticipated series out of all the tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde May 29, 2015

    Infinity Gauntlet #1 by Gerry Duggan and Dustin Weaver is not the comic you would expect from the title and the cover. I thought I was going into a Nova comic and while the Nova Corps is certainly involved in some way, this was a powerful post-apocalyptic family drama. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 27, 2015

    The Infinity Gauntlet #1 is a great comic and a very solid Secret Wars tie-in. Weaver and Duggan take readers deeper into a ravaged realm of Battleworld and I can tell you right now I want to know more about this place, this family, what happened and what is going to come next. The creative team had me emotionally invested from the outset and I can't wait to see where they take The Infinity Gauntlet as Secret Wars continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt May 27, 2015

    Don't believe that cover. This isn't the story of the Nova Corps and Star-Lord taking on Thanos in cosmic battle. At least, it isn't yet. What it is now is the story of a broken family, desperately trying to survive the destruction of their world. You might not even know this is a Marvel Universe story if not for the periodic references to the Nova Corps and that last page reveal. And that works tremendously to this book's credit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jun 2, 2015

    For a story focusing on characters I have no connection to and with only a limited, at least at this point, attachment to the story its hearkening back to, I had a lot more fun reading this issue than I ever would have expected. With, as I said, things looking to get bigger, in one issue Ive gone from no expectations for this series to high hopes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois May 29, 2015

    While Ive never been a fan of the Nova redesign, under Weavers hands the design looks more akin to the Richard Rider version and looks sleek, along with the giant bugs and sci-fi monstrosities that appear in the story, the issue is a feast. While the story is not related to Jim Starlins Infinity Gauntlet, its frankly better that way. A retread of that story serves no one, and using it as a launching pad works quite well here given where the Infinity Gauntlet fits in. If youre looking for a new set of characters and situations from the Marvel Universe, this is a great entrance to start with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 30, 2015

    "The Infinity Gauntlet" is a very good first issue and a great starter issue for a curious fan. The book is free of continuity, knowledge of Secret Wars or of the past stories that deal with the subject matter. The comic introduces a cast of solid characters and then puts them in a situation where they might not all survive. The book has action, drama and mystery. The comic looks great artistically as the book has the feel of a big budget movie. Overall, this was an entertaining read and one that will surely bring the reader back for a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed May 28, 2015

    Gerry Duggan and Dustin Weaver have made a very entertaining and engaging comic. Anwen Bakian is a great new face to Marvel's pantheon of characters, and Weaver's artwork really sells the broken nature of this Battleworld domain. That said, thebook is titledInfinity Gauntlet, and it would have been nice to see more of Thanos in the first issue.Infinity Gauntlet#1 is a book well worth your attention, and is a great example of what theSecret Warstie-ins can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft May 28, 2015

    Pencils, inks, and colors are all handled by Dustin Weaver. This series is quite hands on for him as he goes credited as part storyteller. He captures the junk-pile wastes of New York City exceptionally well. However his big highlight is capturing Anwen's expression and character. His monsters are imaginative and he creates a kinetic and exciting action scene, even if it does go on for a bit too long. His colors are a bit washed out but it fits the setting well enough. For some reason, his panels with missing background tend to jut out which is a bit unfortunate but overall does a more than satisfying job. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 27, 2015

    I guess the problem with The Infinity Gauntlet #1 is that it is completely unfulfilling and totally unsatisfying. There are no stakes. There is no fun to be had. This comic doesn't actually say anything or help us understand its larger role in Secret Wars. I'm not saying that this comic needed to be a meditation on mortality like the original. I'm not saying that it needed to give us a detailed explanation of how it ties in to everything else. But on a base level, a decent comic should be one that makes you think, "Hey, cool. Glad I read that." Unfortunately, this issue can't even achieve that. Read Full Review

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