Infinity Wars #1 Review

Posted August 2, 2018 by Jacqueline Juretus in Comic Books

Writer: Gerry Duggan

Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.

Color Artist: Frank Martin

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Infinity Wars #1 is a lot of set up with just enough action to keep things interesting.  It is probably better to read Prime first instead of skipping right to #1 as some backstory may be hard to infer for newcomers.  A LOT is going on and it does help that there is a little summary and cast list at the beginning of the book.

This book is well worth the price as it is a meaty story.  There is not much action until later, but situation and well done character interactions keep things moving along until a tantalizing finale.  Also, a good balance of popular characters and lesser known characters are used.  The premise is very well done and looks like it will shape up to be an interesting big event/crossover series.  Characters all seem to have their own conflicts in addition to the major one, so that adds a nice touch.

In general, the artwork is beautiful to look at, though in some places gets too busy for its own good. Sometimes the more painterly, textured art clashes with the very clean, digital lettering.  However, it is helpful that each character has unique speech bubbles.  Panel layouts are very cinematic which works well with the dramatic pacing.

Overall, while not a complete must-buy, it is worth a look, especially for future issues.

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Jacqueline Juretus