Weirdworld #1

Weirdworld #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Del Mundo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 18
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• Welcome to the wildest, most dangerous new corner of the Marvel Universe. Welcome to Weirdworld.
•  A world of swords and sorcery and strange, perverted science. A world where one barbarian walks alone, on a dark and savage quest though all things weird and fantastic from throughout Marvel history.
•  His name is Arkon. A lost man in a lost world. Follow him if you dare.

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 14, 2015

    Besides an amazing adventure with art that will amaze you, Weirdworld will also prove that it doesn't have to have one of Marvel's flagship characters on a book to make it a successful tie-in to a line-wide event. This is a superstar creative team dusting off some old ideas and concepts and giving them a beautiful fresh coat of paint. I know Weirdworld is a spinoff from Secret Wars, but I'm hoping that somehow Arkon and this world can live past the event. This is by far my favorite book coming out of Secret Wars so far and I can't recommend this enough. Read. This. Book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 9, 2015

    For a book that seemed a little out there compared to everything else in SECRET WARS, WEIRDWORLD ends up being one of the more entertaining pieces that the event has to offer. It stands far apart from everything else and gives readers a fun and exciting adventure that is reminiscent of Conan and many other fantasy properties. Del Mundo does some stellar work on the art in this issue, and by far, it's some of the best art we've seen come out of the event. This wasn't a book I could say I was looking forward to, prior to this review, but this easily became something I cannot wait to continue reading. I highly recommend picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 15, 2015

    If this review imparts anything onto you it should be this: do not sleep on Weirdworld #1. In this column, me and my fellow reviewers have told you about countless forgettable tie-ins and weak-sauce spin-off books more times than we care to remember. Weirdworld #1 isn't anything like that. Written by a writer on an unprecedented hot streak and rendered by a duo of artists who consistently deliver dynamite interiors, Weirdworld #1 is unlike anything you have read from Marvel in a long while. If this sounds like hyperbole, I implore you to experience it for yourself because that's exactly what this comic is - an experience, and one that has to be seen to be truly believed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Jun 10, 2015

    Weirdworld is unabashedly spectacular in every conceivable way. The writing and art are in perfect synergy with each other crafting something wondrously weird. I can see this book being glossed over by many but if its given the chance it deserves itll shine brighter than anything else. Get the word out, push Weirdworld on everyone you know and make this book a hit! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Jun 15, 2015

    WeirdWorld is a unique title coming from Marvel. Jason Aaron does a great job on this first issue introducing us to this strange land and the characters in it. Michael Del Mundos artwork looks incredible as always. His art shines in this title and makes it unique. The action is fast and brutal. Michael Del Mundo and Marco D'Alfonso on colors further enhance the titles appeal. I hope more people pick up this title before it wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jun 13, 2015

    Aaron and company have really kicked open a treasure-trove of unexpected hidden wonders. Even better, they succeed in keeping it fresh and new-reader friendly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chris White Jun 9, 2015

    I dont want to spoil the story for you, but the reveal of a familiar villain at the end made me happy and fearful at the same time. It gives #2 a lot of promise and Arkon a difficult mountain to climb. I for one will be buying a copy when it hits the stands and so should you. Give Weirdworld #1 a chance and you wont regret it. I have no idea where the comic is heading and thats always a good feeling to have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 9, 2015

    Aaron and Del Mundo conspire to make this issue nothing less than a fantasy lover's dream, with its clearing house of creatures, concepts and clashes that's rife with the rich kind of adventure that fans demand. "Weirdworld" #1 is one of the most fertile and opulent "Secret Wars" tie-ins thus far and a stand out among an already strong line of related miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 13, 2015

    Even though it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the original version, Weirdworld is an entertaining trip so far. I'll hang around for this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 11, 2015

    Consider this one more Secret Wars tie-in to add to the reading pile. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 9, 2015

    Weirdworld #1 is unlike anything else you're going to find in shops this week, and I mean that in a good way. This comic is wild in all the right ways, with crazy concepts and insane visuals to drool over. Some risks are being taken with these Secret Wars books, and this is one that pays off with Aaron & Del Mundo telling an entertaining tale set in a visually astounding world. I truly have no clue what is coming next based on the madness found in this first issue, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 13, 2015

    If you are enjoying Jason Aaron's take on Thor then you will enjoy this comic. In fact, this could easily be a Thor story or a forgotten story arc, which may be part of the problem with this getting a perfect score because Aaron writes Arkon much like he writes one of his Thor characters. The comic is a very good introduction to the strange world and the lead character. There isn't much of a plot for the larger arc, but the lead villain is revealed at the end. The comic is backed up with powerfully, but different, artwork by Del Mundo. Overall, this was a well-written, beautifully drawn, fun comic book. If you like Conan then you will enjoy this. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 13, 2015

    A very pleasant surprise in my reading stack this week. The main character really is the titular "Weirdworld," as the setting provides something that feels fresh and modern while being classic and retro at the same time. The actual characters are pretty thinly portrayed, however, and perhaps aren't as distinguished as the setting itself. Maybe if a more recognized hero were in Arkon's place, there would be more to offer. Or, you know, maybe you could just read Image Comics' Kaptara instead. Or in addition to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jun 11, 2015

    Marvel has a long, long history and almost certainly there were things in here that were eluded to that newer fans, who might not have read everything they could since the 70's, might miss.Weirdworlds scope feels large, the art is on a level all its own and all comparisons aside theres something really great about Arkon. Sword and sorcery is a great genre and one that feels underutilized in todays Marvel, at least in the more classic sense, soWeirdworld, though certainly weird, felt refreshing and had an interesting hook at the end. If youre looking for something different from this greatSecret Warsevent, definitely give this book a shot. Read Full Review

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