War of Kings #1
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War of Kings #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 25, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 28, 2009

    For a lifelong Marvel Comic book fanatic, who grew up reading about the Shi'ar in Uncanny X-Men and the Kree in Avengers this was euphoric experience. After reading this issue, I can confidently state that War of Kings is going to finally give us a Marvel event that lives up to expectations. One last thing before I cut out, the cover price for this comic is a rather daunting $3.99. Although the cover price is a bit high, this comic was WELL worth it! Any comic book fan owes it to themselves to at least give this comic a shot... It really was that frigging great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 4, 2009

    Action, drama and the promise of more cosmic goodness from this event int he future what more could you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 24, 2009

    A veritable dream for science fiction/fantasy fans, War of Kings is event comics done right. Abnett and Lanning might be flying a bit under the radar, but there is no question that what they've been doing at Marvel is special. The duo have taken a cast of C-listers and thrust them into prominence, providing ample proof that good writing can transform even the meekest of pawns into noteworthy icons. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane Mar 3, 2009

    Aside from a few issues here and there, I've been out of the Marvel loop. Besides catching up on some brilliant work from other publishers lately, I've been waiting for a good Marvel storyline to keep me busy for a while, and I think War of Kings is just what I needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 6, 2009

    War of Kings #1 was an incredibly entertaining issue. Do not be scared to give this issue a try just because you missed out on Annihilation Conquest, Secret Invasion Inhumans or Brubaker's Uncanny X-Men story arc dealing with Vulcan. It is not necessary to have read those comics in order to enjoy War of Kings #1. DnA do their best to make sure to give the reader enough all the information in this issue that they need to know in order to properly enjoy War of Kings. War of Kings is definitely new reader friendly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Mar 3, 2009

    This issue might not have the scale of other Marvel events just yet, but both the writing and the art are unassuming in their appeal, but never lacking in it. It is a classically and colorfully fun book, and with the dire machinations of Dark Reign taking over one little corner of the Universe, it's lovely to see the other 99.976% having a blast. Read Full Review

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