War of Kings #2

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 2, 2009

    I will concede that this issue has a slower, more methodical pace than the previous, but I think the step back taken for the big picture view of how the war affected people helped the event more than any amount of mindless action could have. Great effort from all those involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 30, 2009

    War of Kings is certainly exciting, but to define it as so is mostly shortsighted. Abnett and Lanning's epic is about building character and making touch decisions. The duo continue to prove that you can captivate an audience with intelligence and drama, and that explosions and violence aren't the end all and be all of epic storytelling. WOK is a complex web of conflicting viewpoints and interwoven politics, making for the best start to any event comic in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Mar 31, 2009

    Still a solid storyline, though I'm wondering where it's going now. The war seems on the upturn, Crystal has seemingly won over the Kree and Gladiator's turn is looking eminent. I'm hoping for the best, but knowing Marvel's recent storylines, I'm bracing for the worst. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 30, 2009

    This is some of Pelletier's best work, and Abnett and Lanning haven't written anything as sharp as this in years. It may be nothing more than another space battle featuring Marvel characters who can't support their own series, but when it's done well, that's enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Apr 6, 2009

    After two issues of a series that I originally had little interest in, I'm still on board. "War Of Kings" has the personal touch of drama mixed with the sheer excitement of a balls out war in space. Sci-Fi, superpowers, explosions and bitter rivals; fun stuff all around. Because of the fact that some events involving featured players of this book seemed to have happened in other titles, it gets a C+. If you're having a multi-title crossover then I realize that that's going to happen, but then again, that's one of the downsides to choosing that path. Read Full Review

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