War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Deep in the swamps of Svartalfheim stands the Black Bifrost, Malekith's corrupted Rainbow Bridge and the only reliable means of travel between the realms with the true Bifrost in pieces. If the gods are going to stop Malekith's invasion, the Black Bridge must fall. With her son missing and husband injured, Lady Freyja must take up the challenge herself. But she won't go alone. Hulk (Jen Walters), the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider follow the All-Mother of Asgard straight into Malekith's home territory!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 6, 2019

    Most tie-in books feel like grist for the mill, but War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1 winds up being a surprisingly potent showcase for both Hill and Yu, and makes me want to see them team up again sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan May 2, 2019

    This issue still wraps up very nicely but it sort of feels like maybe a page or two is missing. Still, the creative team does a fantastic job. It's so good I'm actually kind of annoyed with Marvel editorial. This has no business being just a one-shot, one-issue team-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 1, 2019

    Rounding out the team is Matt Hollingsworth, whose vibrant color palette keeps in line with Matthew Wilsons on the main War of the Realms title, making for some nice visual consistency, even though Yus style doesnt resemble Russell Dautermans in the slightest. Its easy to overlook the importance of coloring throughout a major crossover event like this, but this is a clear case of how much it can make a difference in helping disparate titles feel alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 5, 2019

    A skippable issue that is still really good and fun if you're looking for a little moreWar of the Realms. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 1, 2019

    If you like character studies with your action check this book out. Hill and Yu do a good job pushing each of the heroes and it should be fun to see how they work together as a team. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne May 5, 2019

    I would have thought that by now the tie-ins would start to feel redundant and unnecessary, but somehow the stories all seem to keep drawing me in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner May 2, 2019

    While not an essential read just yet, this was a fun setup of a team that I am already loving. The art is good and even if you arent reading every War of the Realm book, I suggest at least checking out this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey May 1, 2019

    It makes for a cool little character piece if you're interested in any of the five members, and there's some funny banter in there as well. But this isn't an absolute must-read for fans of the ongoing event. Read Full Review

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