Contest of Champions #1


Capsule Review

As the comic book adaptation of the free-to-play reboot of the original Marvel mini-series, this book was everything I dreamed it would be! Actually, it’s better than it needed to be — writer Al Ewing and artist Paco Medina do a solid, workmanlike job here, avoiding the Barton Fink error of trying to make a wrestling story be anything more than a wrestling story. Plus, it has dinosaurs … but those dinosaurs really take it in the shorts in this story, like every other animal. Gamora stabs a T-Rex in head, and they shoot poor Hydra Monkey in cold blood. And who is going to feed British Punisher’s cat?

Approachability For New Readers

Great. You can’t help but understand the premise.

Read #2?

I am genuinely concerned about British Punisher’s cat … but I’m out.

Sales Rank

#19 October

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Contest of Champions #1



About Paul O'Connor

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Posted on December 1, 2015, in Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. An epic review. I buy comics/graphic novels maybe once every few months but this has me sold. I like your wording. Thank you!


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