Comic Review – “Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha #1” Is A Classic Debut For A Big New Crossover Event
It’s a very busy time in the world of wonder Comic books. Generally, we can consider ourselves lucky to have just one big crossover event, but right now there are several that all deserve our attention. From “Devil’s Reign” to “Avengers Forever,” we have plenty of exciting stories to read, and now we have one more.
“Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha #1” is the start of an exciting new crossover event that will take on the combined might of all our favorite heroes and more. Universe down to its core.
Previous events lead to Nick Fury becoming a cosmic being known as the Invisible and working with the Watcher. Together they learned that an old force has returned and threatens to destroy the universe as they know it. Before they can get the word out, the attack begins.
Of course, it doesn’t take long for our favorite heroes to spring into action. The Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the X-Men are immediately at work. But what happens when that job is far more important than any of them? Or even bigger than all of them put together?
Marvel’s First Family sets out to find answers, and with a little help from Nick Fury, they find some. The only problem now is that these answers are not what they wanted to hear. Plus, just getting those answers can come at a cost.
This is a classic start for a big Marvel Comics crossover event. It follows a familiar formula. A major cosmic threat makes itself known to the reader, a cataclysmic event occurs on Earth, the heroes leap into action, and then they learn of the impending threat. There’s nothing revolutionary here, and yet it’s still very exciting.
Part of the reason this first issue is so fun and exciting is the scope. Something big is happening right off the bat, and the Observer is sure to let us know that this is no ordinary threat. The involvement of some of the other characters we see in this issue also promises that this is very much a bridge type event and those are always exciting.
The other fun thing about this event is that it didn’t just happen out of nowhere. The seeds of the War of Judgment have been planted for a very long time and now they are finally here. This event is inspired by a lot of Marvel history, which is great for those who have read it and fun for those who now know exactly what they can read next on Marvel Unlimited.
That being said, this is a very action-packed comic. The event only really begins a few pages into this first issue, so there’s not much time for context. If you like explosions and alien fights in your comics, you’ll love this one. If you want something a bit slower, maybe try something else. I would expect the rest of this event to allow more time for exposition and character development, but for now we have the start of a war.
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