WARHAMMER 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1
From his beginnings on Nova Thulium to the present time we get a canid look at the esteemed life of Marneus Calgar and his gruesome battles as climbs the ranks of the Ultramarines.
Kieron Gillen is no stranger to big bold stories or Warhammer for that matter. So it was an absolute no brainer that he should pen Marvel’s inaugural offering of a Warhammer 40,000 book. Having a Warhammer alumnus like Gillen at the helm is just one of the many ingredients that make this book that much better. Something as rich and dense as Warhammer cannot be taken lightly or written by anybody. Now I say that to not only give kudos to Gillen for writing a great book but to drive home that Warhammer needs a certain style and understanding from its author.
WARHAMMER 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1 does a great job at being a book that will no doubt be loved and adored by any level of Warhammer enthusiasts but also does a great job at being a good jumping on point and introduction for aspirants and neophytes alike. The overall story has a great pace and feel to it especially bouncing back and forth from the current story to a look at Marneus’ origin. Equally impressive as the story is the visuals laid down by Jacen Burrows (art) and Java Tartaglia (colors). From the armor, guns, blood, and solid facial features, the art doe a phenomenal job at bringing Gillen’s words to life. The battle scenes especially come across so beautifully and bloody the Emperor himself would be proud.
I’m ecstatic that Warhammer has come to Marvel. Warhammer has fantastic lore that is loved by millions the world over. This first issue in this mini-series is a fabulous start to what I hope is the start of many more series to come. Space Marines, Chaos Daemons, Nekrons, Orcs, there is so much more to get into that I really hope Marvel dives into the vast pool that is Warhammer.
WARHAMMER 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1: Show Me a Fortress and I’ll Show You a Ruin (SPOILER FREE REVIEW)
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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