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Infinity Wars Soldier Supreme #1 (of 2) Review

by Olivier Roth on September 19, 2018

Writer: Gerry Duggan

Artist: Adam Kubert

Color Artist: Matthew Wilson

Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles

Published by: Marvel

 

Infinity Wars at Marvel seems to have been going on for a long time already, and with its oversized price tag and monthly schedule, I’ve been almost reluctant to buy the issues month-to-month.

 

To borrow fellow reviewer Charles Martin’s rating system, I’ll give the Infinity Wars tie-ins either a Buy It or Skip It rating, since there aren’t that many, but there are enough.

 

Soldier Supreme is the first of the tie-ins of the “warps” as they have been dubbed by the creators to come out. What are “warps”? Well, it’s basically Marvel’s seemingly favorite past time for the past number of years of mixing two established characters into a new, completely different character (see: Spider-Gwen, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Gwenpool for recent examples). However this time, in super-sized event format!

 

Soldier Supreme, as many can easily guess from the cover and the name itself, is the amalgamation of Captain America and Dr. Strange. This comic? It’s his origin… or more precisely, it’s Steve Rogers’ origin (now named Stephen, get it?) intermixed with magic instead of a super-soldier serum.

 

It’s, well, kinda dull if you ask me. I had hopes that this issue would at least be fun, seeing as how I’ve enjoyed Duggan’s work in the past and Adam Kubert has always put in stellar work, but this is almost a paint-by-numbers story that any Marvel fan has seen multiple times. There is barely anything new, and that’s the real disappointment.

 

So is it worth it to pick this up? Not really. This is the worst kind of tie-in an event can have: a straight-up money grab for completionists.


Skip it.  

Our Score:

5/10

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