Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Spanning more than 25 novels, more than 20 short stories, released over three decades and written by more than 40 authors, the Wild Cards series tells the story of an alternate history in which the Earth is home to super-powered individuals. When a human is infected with the alien "Wild Card" virus, the odds are that they will be killed...which is referred to as "drawing the black queen." Of those who survive, the bulk of them become "jokers," left with some strange mutated form. A lucky few are called "aces," those gifted with super-powers they can put to use toward hero more

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jul 27, 2022

    Wildcards: The Drawing Of The Cards #1 is a wonderfully faithful opening chapter that establishes the universe of the Wildcards with an adaption that sticks very close to the original source material brought to life by a absolutely stellar art team that is both accessible to new readers and readers familiar with the source material. It takes it's time and in doing so gets everything right in the process. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jul 31, 2022

    This adaptation makes a perfect comic book experience. It's witty, engaging, moving, and entertaining. The artwork and script blend together to provide an all round fantasy experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 27, 2022

    WILD CARDS: DRAW OF THE CARDS #1 is just enough to pique new readers' interests while providing older fans with just enough of a taste to see where Cornell plans to focus this first series. Even though issue one lacks character depth, I believe that it's assumed most fans are entering this comic with at least some background on the characters and world involved. Nevertheless, I highly recommend brand new fans to this world at least use their Google machine to provide a bit more of a snapshot of some of the characters involved first. It will definitely help provide a bit more excitement as the story quickly unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jul 27, 2022

    Wild Cards: The Drawing of Cards #1 does an excellent job taking us into the mind of George R.R. Martin to see his world of superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jul 27, 2022

    Wild Cards: Drawing of Cards #1 is little more than a prelude to the major events of the seriesalbeit a prelude with some gorgeous art. Fans will probably either pick up or stay with the book due to Martin's name being attached. However, I'd definitely recommend picking up the novels as wellnot only are they a breath of fresh air in the superhero genre, but they're very well written. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 27, 2022

    This is a real struggle of an adaptation and should be a hard pass for all parties. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Oct 31, 2022

    The art here is phenomenal by Hawthorne, Di Benedetto and Redmond but the story adaptation from Cornell itself is lacking many details and information as to who the characters are and what should I care about any of them. This needed a lot more setup up. I really don't care to continue reading. Too bad because Hawthorne killed it on art as always.

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