Marvel Comics highly anticipated (and maligned) spring event series, The War of the Realms, launched this week. Writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers) has been setting up this massive conflict between realms for years. The art team of Russel Dauterman (Thor, The Mighty Thor) and renowned colorist Matthew Wilson (The Mighty Thor, Swamp Thing) set the tone for the event. Marvel Comics received backlash on The War of the Realms event due to numerous tie-in issues, adjacent mini-series, variant over and incentive ordering programs.
Do Dauterman and Wilson create the epic feel the War for Midgard needs? Can Jason Aaron successfully incorporate 28 main characters into one series? Will the cast of heroes survive The War of the Realms? Does issue one warrant the $5.99 cover price? Should you buy all of the extra tine-ins and miniseries? Wes breaks it all down in his latest review found below.