The X-men, Avengers, Champions and Inhumans are all needed as monsters begin to appear on ever corner of the globe, threatening to destroy the world. But where are they coming from? This is just one of the questions requiring an answer as Marvel’s next epic event begins.
Monsters Unleashed is a self-explanatory title for this new Marvel Comics series. Basically, it’s a ‘Royal Rumble’ between all of our favorite superheroes and giant leviathans who are mysteriously popping up in major cities around the world.
To be clear, if you’re not a fan of superheroes beating up their enemies, this book isn’t for you. However, Cullen Bunn does a great job at making this book more than just a rock ’em, sock ’em type. There is serious mystery and intrigue within the pages and just when you have any thoughts about what is taking a place, a wrench is quickly thrown right into the fray to change any idea you might have formulated.
With different monsters of all sorts pretty much everywhere, it’s interesting to see how the teams attack their enemies. This was one of my favorite elements of the book and Bunn easily captures the different personalities of each and every team with ease.
The melee that ensues is fun to watch and beautifully drawn by Steve McNiven. It’s a great back-and-forth between the monsters and the superheroes, all the while getting revealed hints that lead to knew realizations every step of the way.
As I don’t want to reveal too much and provide any spoilers for those who haven’t had the chance to read Monsters Unleashed yet, I will just say that this first issue was fun, action-packed, intriguing and had great banter between from the teams.
Coupled with pristine artwork by McNiven that makes every page come to life, this book was one of the most fun event-series I’ve read in a while.
I am really looking forward to what book #2 has in store. But for now, pick up Monsters Unleashed #1. It’s definitely deserving of a read!
Britany Murphy is a Toronto-based photographer, artist, and writer with a love of all things nerdy. In her spare time, she can be found working on her art pieces, reading everything from comic books to non-fiction, listening to music or watching too many TV shows and movies to keep track of.
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