CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1
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.
I am genuinely concerned about British Punisher’s cat … but I’m out.
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