War of the Realms #2

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 52
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith's endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide...is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of Earth overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange make a desperate gamble. Valhalla awaits...
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 17, 2019

    Russell Dauterman delivers some beautiful and powerful art throughout this issue and all of the details, including the bloody conclusion, look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Apr 17, 2019

    Malkeith has won the first battle of The War of the Realms. Our heroes have retreated and the rest of Earth's defense has been decimated. Our heroes need to regroup, and may need to fight this war on multiple fronts to defeat Malkeith and his forces. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 14, 2019

    Every hero and villain gets a moment, before the final two pages focus on the most important scene for a specific character. The story is epic, with heroes and villains clashing, while civilians run for shelter. The visuals would have received an A+ had there not been so much horrific computer blurring that only points how ineffective the technique is in comic books. I'd still recommend this book to any fan who wants to read a super hero saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Apr 19, 2019

    I thought it did a really good job of balancing action, a moderate amount of necessary exposition and about 4 pages of setup for the various spinoffs, tie ins and such. An argument could be made that this is an issue long fight that just served to launch more things to buy, which isn't incorrect, but I'm so very happy with the book I just read it's hard to care. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 19, 2019

    Other than that, the comic features terrific art and a nicely-building story. If you like big events, this is yourhuckleberry. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Apr 21, 2019

    Another awesome issue, but I am starting to feel like this issue wasn't so much to advance the story as it was to make us more intrigued in the tie-ins involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Apr 18, 2019

    War of the Realms #2 has beautiful art and colors, and the story doesn't let off the gas in terms of how big the story feels, living up to its event status. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Apr 17, 2019

    Simply put, WAR OF THE REALMS rules. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Apr 19, 2019

    One ties-in aside, I am really enjoying the War of the Realms early on. Jason Aaron is putting his pieces together but also did a great job of showing that Malekith is way more prepared to take down our heroes than they are to stop him. This already feels huge and were just getting started! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 22, 2019

    Bottom Line: Jason Aaron has managed to turn the end of his Thor tenure into a blockbuster film of a comic that casual readers and die hard fans of his years working on these characters can get into. Never let it be said that one of the best Thor writers ever didn't go out with a crack of thunder. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Apr 18, 2019

    While the issue feels like it's setting up the board, it gives you enough to taste to make you excited for what's about to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 17, 2019

    A good second issue that does the job as far as events go. You'll enjoy the action and gear up for tie-in adventures because this issue sets everything up so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Apr 19, 2019

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  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 19, 2019

    A great sophomore effort from an exceptionally ambitious event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 17, 2019

    The issue stumbles a bit at the end when the heroes regroup and transparently lay out the pitches for the many "War of the Realms" tie-in series being published alongside this main event, but it's a minor sin for such an epic tale ot commit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 20, 2019

    The titular War of the Realms progresses nicely into a bigger and more entertaining mess, but the comic overall is missing that extra something special to make it a truly great event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 22, 2019

    "War of the Realms" #2 carries a majestic art direction and script filled with the tension of Malekith's war. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2019

    War of the Realms #2 delivers more zany superhero fun even as it struggles to build deeper character drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 17, 2019

    The second issue is an improvement with a bit more focus on what the heroes of New York are doing instead of setting up the various players. Still, there's a lot of ground covered and with that a focus on the action and visuals over the characters themselves. The comic delivers those visuals, along with a good amount of humor, to create a second issue that sucks you in a bit more than the debut. It's hopefully a sign of momentum as the story really gets rolling and the fight to save Earth continues. Read Full Review

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