Infinity Wars #1 Review

The Infinity War event has finally begun properly, after months of build up with “Prime” issues, now the 6 piece mini series gets underway, that sees all the holders of each of the Infinity Stones head to Earth for a “Infinity Watch” meeting, only to be met with a mysterious figure, who wants to use the power of the Infinity Stones.

My biggest issue with Infinity Wars, is I just don’t think Marvel is doing a great job in using the “Infinity War” hype from the movie to bring casual fans into the series.  It’s very confusing and seems a little too long winded with too many “Prime” issues to build up to this, when it might have been simpler to have had one longer series, like the big “No Surrender” event in the Avengers main series, rather than jumping around into other issues, which isn’t friendly to new readers.  Plus bringing in different realities and parallel universes, just seems so unfriendly and unnecessary.

This issue just seems a little dull and hardly a great way to kick off the big Marvel event, with all the Heroes and Villains coming together to discuss what to do with the stones to keep them safe, just felt completely silly, why would they bring them all together?  And everyone knows who has the other stones and just seems an insane thing to do.

I was surprised with the big reveal, though I would have preferred it to be a brand new villain, but it’ll be interesting to see where it’ll go.   Especially with having a huge roster of characters involved, to see how they react and where the story can go from here.

The art style isn’t amazing, its a bit grainy and seems to have too many frames per page, but it does have some great scenes too, but the artwork isn’t as good as I was expecting from a big event.

OVERALL:  Infinity Wars #1 felt like it burst out of the gate and stumbled, but I’m willing to give the next issue a go, since I think the story could be very interesting with a different direction for the “villain” but its a shame it didn’t live up to the hype.

REVIEW SCORE: 7 out of 10

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