Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 Review

Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 Review

A little over a year ago Fortnite and DC Comics partnered with the one written by Christos Gage Batman/Fortnite: Ground Zero. Now, Gage has joined forces with Marvel and Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard to co-write the multiversal battle of the century, Fortnite X Marvel: War Zero. Accompanied by the immensely talented artist Segio Dvila, the crossover event involves a lot of gameplay, familiar characters, and some truly epic battles.

If you have read Zero Point, it will be useful to remember some key players, as well as the general plot of Fortnite before entering this comic. have zero knowledge of Fortnite It probably won’t help, but luckily this first issue is littered with editors’ notes reminding us of the key players and how it all works. That element is helpful, but it can be detrimental to the flow of the story, as things are just getting started.


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That’s because there are too many explanations needed to hook readers. The creators obviously knew that the reader would know who Wolverine and Spider-Man are (when they open this issue), but just about everything, whether it’s the characters in Fortnite or why this happens, requires a ton of somewhat detailed explanation. The creative team does it well enough to bring us up to speed on how many of these factors, including how some of these characters appeared in the Fortnite universe a year or two ago, and how the power source works.

Unfortunately, the main villain is a mystery even to the bad guys, and that can make things feel a bit vague. It’s not too confusing once he puts this book down, but he’s probably not sure why we should care about this story. A familiar Marvel villain adds a bit more intrigue, making for a nice cliffhanger.

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Hey, I remember that pose! Courtesy of Marvel Comics.

However, it feels confusing why we should care. That’s partly because there are low stakes outside of “save all.” The motivations for the characters also seem limited at best. Spider-Man is in the fight because of his good heart and his desire to help those in need. Meanwhile, the appeal of Wolverine is having a good fight (at least that’s on the brand). This pales in comparison to the DC/Fortnite crossover, where Batman had more stakes in the game as he wanted to save Catwoman. That earlier story also delved into his incredible detective mind; here, however, our heroes seem to rush headlong into a battle just because.

Davíla’s art is good here, with solid costume design and easy-to-follow action in the visuals. Edgar Delgado backs it up with the colors, making Galactus look amazing as he performs a playful homage to the first Spider-Man cover in amazing fantasy. Still, the art has to deal with a lot of dialogue in most scenes, and the action feels like quick nuggets between all the sidenotes and tangents. A standout element in the art is featured in the last two pages involving a key villain: Davíla captures the interior of this character’s domain very well and litters it with little embellishments and details similar to how most artists play with the image. batman’s cave

Younger readers who love Fortnite will probably enjoy Fortnite X Marvel: War Zero #1 more than casual comic book fans, especially given the fact that each issue comes with codes to earn in-game loot. The story, however, is packed with a lot of exposition, which makes it feel less like an epic action comic and more like a weird instruction manual. And because of that, the story and entertainment value ultimately suffer.

'Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War' #1 has a lot to explain

‘Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War’ #1 has a lot to explain

Fortnite x Marvel: War Zero #1

Younger readers who love Fortnite are likely to enjoy Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War #1 more than casual comic book fans, helped by the fact that each issue comes with codes for in-game gifts. However, the story is packed with a lot of exposition, which makes it feel less like an epic action comic and more like an explanation of every little thing. Because of that, the story and entertainment value suffer.

The cliff is an intriguing development

In general, the art is good even though it faces a lot of speech bubbles.

About 80% of this book is exposition and explanation.

There is no in-game skin for any of these heroes.

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