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In 'Warlock: Rebirth' #1, Adam meets a rival he cannot defeat
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In ‘Warlock: Rebirth’ #1, Adam meets a rival he cannot defeat

This debut sets the stage for a new cosmic character even more powerful than Adam Warlock.

Ron Marz and Ron Lim are embarking on a new Rebirth series exploring a classic “lost” tale similar to their Silver Surfer miniseries, and now it’s Adam Warlock’s turn. One of the last great characters to die and never return, this new series aims to reveal a new character named Eve Warlock, who has a beef with Adam.

Described as a perfect human specimen, Warlock: Rebirth may be making a point as to whether a female version of the character could surpass that lofty description. Before we get to that, though, Warlock: Rebirth opens on Monster Isle, where Genis-Vell is looking for Adam. This opening allows Lim to draw some massive monsters which look great and are a formidable force against Genis-Vell.

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Sure, this opening is a bit of a delay before we get to the point of things, but it’s a fun and well-paced fight scene with monsters. No notes! Lim is backed up by inker Don Ho with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. that add a classic look and feel. The jungles of Monster Isle look great, with good variance in the colors of the forest behind the characters.

'Warlock: Rebirth' #1 review

A nice montage catching you up on Adam Warlock.
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Once Genis-Vell picks himself up, he’s joined by Gamora and Pip, who knows where Adam Warlock resides. After a primer on Warlock’s whole deal–again, a well-montaged scene by Lim–we’re thrust into Warlock’s current worrisome problem. A cacoon has appeared, and he doesn’t know who put it there or why. I’ll say no more to avoid spoilers, but it appears Warlock may have met his match.

It’s a slower plot progression, to be sure, but if you’re reading this comic, you’re likely wanting a ton of nostalgia, which Warlock: Rebirth delivers big time. It does read like they’re padding out the first issue to allow for the full five-issue run to have surprises and action in each issue, though. That said, if you’re reading this book, you’re likely here for everything it has to entertain you, from Gamora kicking butt and big monster action.

From the classic Lim pencils to the classic look and feel of each character, this has what you need to scratch the Adam Warlock itch. Time will tell how impactful this story is on the grander Marvel cosmic tales, but as it stands, it’s a fun, nostalgic, and enjoyable return for Adam Warlock.

In 'Warlock: Rebirth' #1, Adam meets a rival he cannot defeat
In ‘Warlock: Rebirth’ #1, Adam meets a rival he cannot defeat
Warlock: Rebirth #1
A slower plot progression, to be sure, but if you're reading this comic, you're likely wanting a ton of nostalgia, which Warlock: Rebirth delivers big time. From the classic Lim pencils to the classic look and feel of each of the characters, this has what you need to scratch the Adam Warlock itch. Time will tell how impactful this story is on the grander Marvel cosmic tales, but as it stands, it's a fun, nostalgic, and enjoyable return for Adam Warlock.
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Enjoyable monster fighting at the start
The look of the characters and how they speak is on par with what has come before
The plot doesn't progress too much here as the story takes its time to get going
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