War of Kings: Ascension #1
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War of Kings: Ascension #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Wellinton Alves Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A WAR OF KING tie-in! Who is Talon? What does he want with the young Earthman that ‘90s comic junkies know as Chris Powell? What is the shocking truth that connects the hero called Darkhawk not only to the Shi’Ar, but to the larger cosmos? And how does it all lead to a confrontation with Annihilus’ forces in the Negative Zone? It’s secret-revealing sci-fi action from the creative team that AintItCoolNews.com said has made NOVA “a great, fun book that brings back memories of fun superhero comics I read as a kid”! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.6
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Apr 8, 2009

    When WOK: Dawkhawk/Ascension was first announced, I wasn't really expected much, but I have been proven wrong once again. Sooner or later I'll learn just to trust Abnett/Lanning until they prove me wrong, which hopefully won't be for awhile. If you didn't read any of WOK: Darkhawk, it's still not too late to start on this storyline. There's nothing you missed that can't be cured by 5 minutes on Wikipedia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Hodum Apr 7, 2009

    I am stunned (and grateful) that Marvel and DnA can continuously surprise me with the quality of stories in the cosmic Marvel Universe. You HAVE to pick this up to find out what happens to Darkhawk! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 9, 2009

    I wasn't blown away by it, but I'm willing to give Abnett and Lanning the benefit of the doubt here. Talon revealed as a bad guy was fairly predictable, but I'm curious enough about the Darkhawk / Razer dichotomy to stick with this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 13, 2009

    Wellinton Alves and Scott Hanna do a nice enough job on the art. It's perfectly average, solid art; they do a good job of keeping the two Raptor armor characters looking distinctly separate, and Alves' designs for the different armor configurations that show up work well. It's a shame Alves didn't get to draw more Negative Zone craziness, but hopefully that will come with time. In the end, "War of Kings: Ascension" straddles the middle of the road. Next issue if Abnett and Lanning give us more cues on how we're supposed to feel about Christopher Powell, that could change. But it seems to be playing it a little safe in that regard, at least for now. Still, we can always hope. Maybe next issue even worse things will happen. Read Full Review

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