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Review: Chaos War #3

None are immune to Chaos King's cruelty.

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Herc's god squad crumbles before the Chaos King's terrible might during the evil overlord's blazing campaign through the heavens.
 

The Good

My favorite scene in this was definitely when the Chaos King was summarily executing the kingdoms of all the pantheons in quick succession. Not only was it poetic in its brutality, but I appreciated seeing mythologies other than the Greeks' and Norse's getting significant face time. That being said, Herc's dramatic scene with Zeus (I won't spoil it) was some powerhouse, and truly touching, drama.

The Bad

I suppose it's not a criticism of the story per se, but it feels like we've gotten awfully far into this storyline without seeing the repercussions its incurring on the rest of the Marvel universe. Surely, that'll all be taken care of in all the tie-in specials coming out this month, but it still does feel a little odd that we're more than halfway through this series and we still haven't seen a lot of the effects yet.

The Verdict - 4/5

Fans of both real world and superheroic mythologies are going to find a lot to like in this series, because I've definitely been having a ball.  Even though we're getting another story of an abstract big bad threatening the multiverse, the path Chaos War is going on feels decidedly unconventional. To flip my criticism on its head... if you dig crossovers, but grow fatigued with them getting too spread out, then you're going to appreciate the insular nature of this.

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ckal

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I've liked the first two issues so far and I'm looking forward to this one (as well as a couple tie ins). I think it has been fun as well. I like all this god/cosmic stuff so Chaos War is easy for me to like and get into.

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I LOVE IT DUDE it will effect the hulks and avengers
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I'm enjoying this series.  Can't wait to pick this one up and the Thor tie-in.

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 I am still mixed on this series.  Hercules to me is coming across a bit too stupid and I didn't like how Galactus is once again used as a punching bag to establish a big threat.

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The art is awesome but the tale has been meh. 
 
And now that the wait for the next issue will be a month long, this is going to get tiresome if things have not ramped up in this issue.

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Is this Thor's answer to World War Hulks..?