The Last Annihilation: Wiccan & Hulkling #1

Writer: Anthony Oliveira Artist: Jan Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The Last Annihilation has hit the Kree/Skrull Alliance. Wiccan and Hulkling must split up to simultaneously defend two planets against the Mindless Army! But will the individual newlyweds be enough to fight off the forces of Dormammu? Or will they become the next casualties in this senseless war?

Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 30, 2021

    The Last Annihilation: Wiccan and Hulkling #1 brings a story that both continues to deliver the tension that the crossover event has built itself on while also delivering a tender look at one of the brightest shining love stories in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Lia Kolb Aug 30, 2021

    Last Annihilation: Wiccan & Hulklingisn't just a good Billy and Teddy comic, it's another exciting installment in the cosmic Marvel landscape that's been heating up in recent months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 3, 2021

    The Last Annihilation: Wiccan and Hulkling #1 shows us why these two characters are a strong power couple in the face of adversity despite leading different teams against the Mindless Army. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Sasha Kaplan Aug 30, 2021

    Although the art is not the best, the story and dialogue more than compensates by crafting an emotional character-driven tale that reminds us that Wiccan and Hulkling are a force to be reckoned with, whether they're fighting together, worlds apart, or right beside each other. Oliveira delivers a well-written and characterized one-shot set amid not just The Last Annihilation, but also continuing the threads that may be carried further into Trial of Magneto. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 1, 2021

    This issues triumph isnt just in the script but Jan Bazalduas art as well. She contrasts the normal mundanity of their teen years with the sci-fi bombast of the present day sections, which makes their overall arc feel appropriately epic. It takes a certain deftness to have a couples first kiss come across as eventful and big as two cosmic entities wreaking havoc on our heroes; Bazaldua manages it. Marvel keeps teasing us with the idea of a Hulkling/Wiccan series in these event tie-ins, and this is yet another creative team permutation that I wouldnt mind seeing being given a greenlight towards. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Sep 1, 2021

    At the heart of the story is a plot about characters remaining true to themselves no matter what, and Anthony Oliveira manages to capture that exceptionally well with his script. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Sep 5, 2021

    If this were a story on its own, this would have been a winner. However, given how little effect this story has on what's going on with the Last Annihilation crossover, all these savvy choices get lost in the mix. It might be nice to see Oliveira on a book like Guardians of the Galaxy, but that's a quest for another day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Sep 1, 2021

    The Last Annihilation: Wiccan and Hulkling #1 shows how even when they're worlds apart the two heroes are inseparable. Most of the story is divided between the present story and flashbacks to the lead characters' shared past. Some of it is fine and the rest feels by-the-numbers. Nothing terrible but it risks being seen as a little clich, so mileage will vary on that. The action and art are fine but nothing in the story really moves the crossover event forward that much aside from one encounter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Sep 1, 2021

    Another good chapter in The Last Annihilation, the overall storyline progresses nicely even if the resolution feels a little quick, and plenty of time is given to the titular couple and their relationship which is the key to this entire issue. The stakes feel suitably epic and never higher. Read Full Review

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