REVIEW: Summon DEFENDERS #1 Today
In Defenders #1 by Al Ewing, Javier Rodríguez, Álvaro López, and Joe Caramagna, with a design by Cory Petit, and with Jay Bowen, Stephen Strange (literally) summons a new team of Defenders. And this is one summoning you won’t want to miss!
Eighth Cosmos: The Magician
If you are heading to your local comic shop (LCS), there’s an easy test for whether or not you should pick up Defenders #1: just open the book to the first page and take a look at the impressive splash that opens this issue. If you aren’t impressed, maybe consider a different comic, but frankly, I think you’ll be won over just like I was, Marvel Blog True Believers!
The majority of the issue takes the form of Strange summoning the new Defenders team, and throughout the issue, it maintains the incredible style and amazing aesthetic of the first page. And while some stories that are full of setup can be a drag, the incredible visuals in Defenders #1 will keep you engaged for every page of this inaugural issue.
Finally, I am very excited that this series is including Cloud among its ranks! This character is actually a sentient galaxy who came to Earth and bonded their consciousness with a pair of human teenagers. An interesting and strange alum of the Defenders, I am glad they are returning and curious to see what adventures they will get into during this run!
Galactus’ Mom Has Got It Going On
If the setup isn’t enough to hook you for the second issue of Defenders, then surely the title, “Galactus’ Mom Has Got It Going On,” a homage to Fountains of Wayne, will!
Have you had a chance to pick up Defenders #1 from your LCS, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of this aesthetically arresting first issue? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section!