Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jacen Burrows Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war...
The saga of WARHAMMER 40,000 comes to Marvel Comics!
MARNEUS CALGAR, the legendary Chapter Master of the Ultramarines, leads his elite Space Marines against humanity's greatest threats in a galaxy engulfed in endless war.
Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, The Wicked + The Divine) spearheads the initiative with this introductory miniseries, illustrated by Jacen Burrows (PUNISHER: SOVIET, MOON KNIGHT, Crossed)--and we're just getting started!
Now, witness Marneus Calgar's never-before-told origin story, from his beginnings on Nova Thulium, to his campa more

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 14, 2020

    Comic books thrive on multiple interrelated storylines. With the right finesse, theres no reason to think that this might not be the first of many.  Warhammer 40K has great potential for an entire sub-universe of comics, the size of which could well rival the rest of Marvels line. Space Marines are but a small component of a universe also inhabited by the forces of chaos, Space Orks, Necrons, Eldars, and more. The quality of the first issue of Calgars series makes a strong case for Marvel venturing into further titles with Games Workshop in the future.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Oct 16, 2020

    The world of Warhammer 40,000 thrives in comic form, with excellent worldbuilding, character work, and art. For Warhammer fans, passing up on this comic is nothing short of heresy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Oct 12, 2020

    Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #1 is a vibrant introduction, simultaneously beginning two tales surrounding Marneus Calgar, and the legend he has become. Accompanied by bold artwork, it makes for a memorable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 12, 2020

    This is an interesting entry point for new readers curious about the famous and decades-old universe based on the miniature war game. If you like sci-fi or fantasy, you'll be fascinated with 'Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar' for its complicated world. At its core, this is a story about Marneus Calgar and how a hopeful teenager became a chiseled war veteran. The creative team has done well to capture the vast world at our fingertips in all its dark and twisted sci-fi violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 12, 2020

    As a long time player who has gone deep into game rulebooks and elsewhere I was quite happy with Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1. The comic had more than enough new to me and feels like it'd be a solid introduction for those new to the world. There's a lot packed in and done so in a way that's not overwhelming and natural. This is one that's solid sci-fi military action with a bit more depth and thought than we've seen from previous volumes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Oct 14, 2020

    Im ecstatic that Warhammer has come to Marvel. Warhammer has fantastic lore that is loved by millions the world over. This first issue in this mini-series is a fabulous start to what I hope is the start of many more series to come. Space Marines, Chaos Daemons, Nekrons, Orcs, there is so much more to get into that I really hope Marvel dives into the vast pool that is Warhammer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 14, 2020

    Whether Burrows and Gillen can craft this world into a meaningful statement remains an open question, but they successfully introduce it here and make enough sense of its unique horrors to encourage readers to continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 14, 2020

    With hints of a growing danger coming at the end, Warhammer 40K: Marneus Calgar #1leaves its story on a place that should have readers looking forward to next issue. If Gillen and company can keep up the level of work they have begun, fans new and old have a lot to look forward to. Read Full Review

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