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Hunger #1 Review

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Looks like Galactus is coming for dinner. What's on the menu? EVERYTHING! This is going to be nuts so you won't want to miss this.

The Good

A comic featuring Galactus. That's really all you need to know to want this. Oh yeah, Joshua Hale Fialkov is writing the story so you know we're going to get some edge-of-your-seat action.

Besides Galactus being hungry, what is this comic about?

Set in the Ultimate Universe, some readers may still recall the version of Galactus that exists there. Gah Lak Tus wasn't well received by many. Thankfully we will now have the proper Galactus appear there to cause havoc.

How did this happen?

If you read AGE OF ULTRON or at least heard about the ending, you know things are a little fuzzy between universes now. That's what we're going to see Fialkov deal with when the big guy (Galactus) shows up. Before we get to the heart of the action, we see the return of Rick Jones, Protector of the Universe. Throw in the Ultimate version of the Watcher along with a couple of warring alien races, there's a lot of craziness going on.

As if Galactus and Fialkov weren't enough, wait until you see Leonard Kirk's art. It's some really nice stuff.

It's not a spoiler but it's a very epic moment when Galactus first shows up.

The Bad

Let's be honest, there's not as much Galactus here as I would have hoped. Granted it's the first issue. Things need to be set up and established. No offense to Rick Jones but I'm ready for the Galactus action.

It's not clear exactly when this story will take place since time in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN has jump ahead of the other books a bit. There's no sign of any other characters despite the massively powerful Rick Jones arriving on Earth momentarily. Perhaps he wasn't there long enough for anyone to detect or confront him.

The Verdict

If you're a Galactus fan and were not too thrilled with the Gah Lak Tus version we saw before in the Ultimate Universe, this is the series for you. Fialkov has been warming up in ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES but he's about unleash some epic craziness upon the Ultimate Universe. This is just the beginning but you'll get chills when you see the way Fialkov writes Galactus' entrance. Leonard Kirk's art fits perfectly and you can't help but become even more excited for what's coming up. The Ultimate Universe better hold onto their hats because Galactus is coming and things won't be the same.

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Posted by ImagineMan16

I might have to pick this up. I'm interested in how it will play out, and Fialkov is a favorite of mine.

Posted by Kerrigan

This would have been vastly better if Rick Jones weren't written as such a whiney little moron. Still, can't get enough Galactus.

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Edited by Al_capOWN

Wheres the larfleeze review, oh and also where justice league dark review?

oh and batman/superman 2 and lazarus 2, thank you. Ill keep checking every 30 mins or so to check your review on this weeks 4 best titles.

Edited by inferiorego

Wheres the larfleeze review, oh and also where justice league dark review?

oh and batman/superman 2 and lazarus 2, thank you. Ill keep checking every 30 mins or so to check your review on this weeks 4 best titles.

JLD is coming.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

@Al_capOWN Patience young-one.

Posted by Mezmero

Hmm I might not pick up the first issue. I'm hoping for a lot of Galactus -effing up some Ultimate aliens and them not knowing how to deal with something so powerful. To hear that he's not in it that much makes me want to wait for the next issue. I get the premise just fine so I don't really need a set up issue as bizarre as that may sound. I just want to see this force of nature in a purple suit consuming planets to sustain his life.

Posted by inferiorego
@mezmero said:

Hmm I might not pick up the first issue. I'm hoping for a lot of Galactus -effing up some Ultimate aliens and them not knowing how to deal with something so powerful. To hear that he's not in it that much makes me want to wait for the next issue. I get the premise just fine so I don't really need a set up issue as bizarre as that may sound. I just want to see this force of nature in a purple suit consuming planets to sustain his life.

Galactus is in the last 5 pages. I really enjoyed it, but I'm a HUGE fan of the Ultimate universe. I, too, would give it a solid 4/5

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@mezmero said:

Hmm I might not pick up the first issue. I'm hoping for a lot of Galactus -effing up some Ultimate aliens and them not knowing how to deal with something so powerful. To hear that he's not in it that much makes me want to wait for the next issue. I get the premise just fine so I don't really need a set up issue as bizarre as that may sound. I just want to see this force of nature in a purple suit consuming planets to sustain his life.

Galactus is in the last 5 pages. I really enjoyed it, but I'm a HUGE fan of the Ultimate universe. I, too, would give it a solid 4/5

Hopefully the UU comes out of this intact

Posted by Sifighter

Galactus had some awesome moments for the few pages that he actually showed up. Rick Jones also had some pretty cool scenes and its awesome to see him again after disappearing for a while. Can't wait for next issue.

Edited by fables87

NOM NOM NOM!

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Posted by mattwing87

I hope he doesn't "eat up" the Ultimate Universe. My local store says Marvel might cancel the Ultimate books :(

Posted by kriminal

ill get this in trade

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ill get this in trade

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ill get this in trade

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ill get this in trade

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

So why are they not calling Rick jones Nova and what have they done to the Chitari?

Posted by saoakden

I totally forgot this book was coming out this month. I am curious to see what Galactus does in Hunger. Speaking of which I'm hungry, I'm going to get something to eat.

Posted by captain_oblivious

I thought being a cosmic being Galactus would be capable of traversing universes. I always thought he was a unique character in the same way there's one Living Tribunal and possibly Celestials.I would be kind of surprised he couldn't get back to the 616 universe on his own.

Posted by Killemall

I dislike this issue though.

One, what are we doing , creating a Ultimate Galactus now? What was the whole merging and change of suit even about?

And whats wrong with the Watcher all of a sudden?

I think they tried to over-play how big a threat Galactus is, but it was just plain weird.

Dont change anything, you dont see a new dress or what looked like an armour for you to have a cool Galactus invading Ultimate Universe story... story molding character un-necessarily =(

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Posted by KingStandup

This issue is all kinds of awesome! If you have even the slightest interest in Galactus, you will appreciate this issue. It's unfortunate that this is only going to be a 4-part series though. I hope it leads to Galactus appearing in a regular storyline, which I am sure is the case, otherwise Marvel wouldn't have went ahead with this series. On another note, the artwork is incredible! The cover alone looks amazing - typical Galactus pose, but it works so well!

Posted by flazam

I spect a huge plot twist

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

I hoped it was good but was not sure it would be.

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this issue sucked. nothing happened, no miles yawn! hoping next issue will be better

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