Where Monsters Dwell #1
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Where Monsters Dwell #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russell Braun Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

GARTH ENNIS returns to Marvel Comics proper and he's bringing his The Boys collaborator Russ Braun along with him! Fighter planes and dinosaurs collide in this raucous tale that starts with the classic Marvel character Phantom Eagle and digs much deeper!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I May 28, 2015

    I tend to get excited about the books I read, but this is a real gem. If you skip every book in Secret Wars, this one is an absolute cant miss. This isnt a lover of comics specific thing, this is all fiction. Come see some masters at work here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed May 28, 2015

    Where Monsters Dwell instantly solidifies itself as one of the better tie-ins toSecret Wars. Its off-color humor may not be to everyone's liking, but this is a book that knows exactly what it is and never looks back. Garth Ennis and Russell Braun have a fantastic title on their hands, and readers should make sure not to pass this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde May 28, 2015

    Where Monsters Dwell really distinguishes itself from all of other Secret Wars tie-ins in its first issue. Really, this should not have been billed as a tie-in because it never even mentions Battleworld. However, this really works for the comic because it wouldn’t fit very well into Battleworld. This is a fun adventure with planes and dinosaurs told through two great protagonists and awesome art. Garth Ennis never fails to disappoint and this comic proves its worth with one issue. This is a series to look out for. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 28, 2015

    Where Monsters Dwell #1 has little connection to Secret Wars, but plenty of fun, adventure and dinosaurs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch May 31, 2015

    This is as pure fun of a comic as I've read from Garth Ennis, and one that a lot of people will find joy in. I can't wait to see what's in store for Karl and Clemmie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 2, 2015

    If nothing else, this book is just a load of fun with good dialogue, and really awesome pictures to look at. Even though it has not been tied in with Battleworld or Secret Wars at all, it is still an entertaining comic book, with a nice little throwback to 2008 Phantom Eagle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 6, 2015

    I love that Marvel is using the old Where Monsters Dwell title, and although we're limited to the amount of monsters we see in this first issue, I expect to see a lot more with future issues. Ennis is combining some of Marvel's more obscure history with this title as well as the Phantom Eagle, but so far it's working. Secret Wars continues to push creativity without the weight of continuity and Where Monsters Dwell is a perfect example of this. If you're looking for an adventure book that combines the action with humor, you'll definitely find it here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 30, 2015

    A good beginning with a few missteps, but I'll be back for the next issue. There can never be enough dinosaurs in comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 30, 2015

    Where Monsters Dwell may not be on your list this week. It's not one of the marquee comics, but does come with some heavy hitter creators. The comic is a very good one that stays away from Secret Wars as much as possible but links it to those events enough so that it can fit in with the event. Ennis delivers a character-driven story that has plenty of personality, while Braun delivers details and lively artwork that captures the emotions perfectly. This is a comic book that is worth checking out for those curious about what it's all about. Those looking to complete the read for Secret Wars then this comic doesn't appear to be essential reading. I recommend the book regardless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 29, 2015

    "Where Monsters Dwell" #1 doesn't seem to have any direct connection to the rest of Battleworld, but the next issue tease does identify where Clemmie and Karl began their voyage and where they're left at the end of this installment. That's a tenuous connection, to be sure, but it doesn't make this story any less entertaining. With so many creators showing an affinity towards prehistoric beasts, Marvel is doing something wrong if a Savage Land series doesn't spin out of "Secret Wars." For now, however, things are as right as rain in letting Ennis and Braun have fun with the Phantom Eagle and some dinosaurs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 2, 2015

    With too many one-note characters in stock situations, the comic presents a nice little pulp adventure, but that's pretty much about it. Thankfully, the art and colors are amazing to look at. But even with awesome art, the story can't really distinguish itself beyond familiar beats with an unlikeable hero. Read Full Review

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