What If?: Fallen Son #1

Writer: Marc Sumerak Artist: Trevor Goring Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 10, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Every man, woman and child in the Marvel Universe remembers where they were the day that Captain America died. But what if the event that forever changed the heart of heroics had never actually happened? And what if the hero that helped define the post-Civil War era had fallen in Cap's place? Join us for a tale of death, mourning and rebirth as we ask the question on everyone's mind: "What if Iron Man had died instead of Captain America?"

  • 2.7
    IGN - Richard George Dec 10, 2008

    There are many brilliant books out there that will be outsold by this. Why? Because it's Captain America holding the dead body of Iron Man. Because readers and retailers expect a certain level of quality from a publisher that by some estimates holds 50% of the industry. Where is Marvel's quality control? Product like this is just inconceivable in my mind and, as both a reader and reviewer, I sincerely hope Marvel takes a good, hard look at the model it's adhering to for its What If line. I'm just thankful I don't read garbage like this every week. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 16, 2008

    Ultimately, we're left with amateurish writing, poor artwork and a story that barely fulfills its premise. Not everything has to be Shakespeare, but surely readers deserve better than this? Read Full Review

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