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All-New Marvel Now! Point One #1 Review


Get a look at what's coming up in several new titles in the Marvel Universe.

The Good

Have you ever gone to a restaurante and ordered a big sampler appetizer? That's how you can think about this issue. With the All-New Marvel Now! wave of titles, there are a lot of new titles and relaunched titles coming out way. This is a great way to get a taste of what's to come. Written and drawn by the upcoming creative teams, this is a nice way to decide on some titles if you've been on the fence with them. There's almost something for everyone.

It's easy to cringe at the $5.99 price tag and scoff at the idea of picking this up. What you need to consider is you get fifty pages of actual content by some great creators. In between the separate stories, there is a Loki tale by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett setting up the stage for LOKI, AGENT OF ASGARD. Then there's a ten page SILVER SURFER story by Dan Slott and Mike Allred. next is eight pages of what we can expect in ALL-NEW INVADERS by James Robinson and Steve Pugh. We already reviewed BLACK WIDOW #1 but you get another eight pages with a mini-mission by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto. If you're wondering about the new Ms. Marvel, there's an eight-page story by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. The last main story is an eight-page Avengers story by Nick Spencer and Rags Morales that tweaks the direction of the team a little.

As you can see, it's a smorgasbord of comic content.

The Bad

Obviously there's going to be a wide mix of stories. The Loki pages in between the other stories helps to bring a little unification to the overall book. With all the different creators as well, the different stories can be hit or miss. Some really work as a great representation in this bite-size formats. Some will leave you scratching your head a little. For example, I've stated my excitement over Dan Slott and Mike Allred's SILVER SURFER. The story here is not an introductory one. You'll have no idea why Silver Surfer is hanging out a female Earthling. You can pretty much say the same for some of the other stories, like the BLACK WIDOW one. These two stories are great but they'll just throw you right in. Which isn't too bad of a thing.

A couple of the other stories actually put me more on the fence than before.

The Verdict

If you're looking for a lot of comic for your money, this is a title you'll want to check out. With the many All-New Marvel Now! titles coming out, this will give you a good idea what you can expect with some. The $5.99 is more than you might be used to paying for a single comic but we are talking fifty pages of fresh new content. With so many different stories by a lot of creators, there's bound to be plenty for you to enjoy. Get on board now to find some of your new favorite comics coming out soon.

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Posted By ShadowPro

silver surfer has agirlfriend now? when did she appear?

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Edited By consafo80

Overall I really liked it but loved Silver Surfer and also Ms. Marvel the most.

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Edited By andreww154

I actually enjoyed all the titles in the book. Weirdly, they seemed to fix together quite well. I'm especially looking forward to the Silver Surfer and Ms. Marvel titles. Plus Avengers World seems to be continuing Nick Spencer's good work on Secret Avengers and Avengers (with a great call back to the Avenger's casino issue).

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Posted By jloneblackheart

I was worried about Slott on the Silver Surfer and reading this confirmed my fears. Awful, out of character dialogue. The book might as well be called The Silver Surfer Comedy Variety Hour. I'll still give it a little while to see where it goes, but this turned my stomach.

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Posted By WaveMotionCannon

I liked the book , it definitely piqued my interest in all these books coming out. I'm a huge Surfer fan and can't wait for his book. It was almost with it just to was Cannonball and Sunspot ( Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum) take the temporary Hulk serum and Hulk out on the AIM troops.

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Posted By kilomac29

I picked this up just for the Silver Surfer story, but was really intrigued by a few of the others. SS was great, and I can't wait for the series (added it to the pull list today) The Ms. Marvel story was interesting, seemed like it might be a fun book, I'll definitely give it a few issues. That Loki story running throughout the book sold me on that book though, I wasn't planning on picking it up, but the story was amusing and intriguing with great art to boot, I'll definitely be picking it up.

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Posted By sparty-dbq

Are they not going to use Surfer's silver speech bubbles in his book? I just notice they didn't have them in the preview pages, and I thought those were kinda his thing, like the yellow bubbles for Deadpool, black for Venom, etc.

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Posted By monsterduc

@g_man: I know. It's really hard to justify that. I guess I just miss the 2.99 days :(

Just think of it as 2 25 page $3 comics mashed together to make one book.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@war_killer: I'm curious about the character. The story here was fine. Didn't blow me away but I think it captured some of the essence of what we could expect. I'll definitely check it out.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@dark_guyver: It's looking like those days are gone. I think pretty much all the All-New Marvel Now comics are $3.99 and come with the digital code. DC is moving towards $3.99 as well with the slicker cover and 2 extra pages. Both publishers still have some at $2.99, for now at least.

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Posted By xblah_blahx

@g_man: I know. It's really hard to justify that. I guess I just miss the 2.99 days :(

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@g_man: What did you think of the Ms. Marvel story and the new Ms. Marvel overall?

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@dark_guyver: 6 bucks for fifty pages. The other books are $4 for twenty pages.

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Posted By xblah_blahx

6 bucks!! I'll pass on this one. But I can't wait for SS to come out in March!