Fortnite x Marvel – Nexus War: Thor #1 Review

Donny Cates, writer. Greg Land, penciler. Jay Leisten, inker. Frank D’Armata, color artist. Richard Starkings with Comicraft’s Tyler Smith, letterer. From Marvel Comics.

Whole lot going on in that title.

For season 4 of Fortnite, Marvel characters showed up in the world. As the season progressed the main objective became to stop Galactus from destroying the Fortnite world. Fortnite is about the only major online game that my kid isn’t into. He’s not into comics either, but hopefully we get there.

This issue is up for free on Comixology and my curiosity got the best of me. I’ve been enjoying King in Black and I’m debating on reading Donny Cates run on Thor as well. To my surprise this issue which should just be fluff to promote the game is also written by Cates. Even further to my surprise, it’s set up in continuity with his first issue of Thor. Thor and Galactus have teamed up as part of a much larger story and in their search for certain planets they encounter a rift in space. This rift launches them into the Fortnite dimension and susceptible to the rules of that world as well.

Greg Land has always been a great artist and gets some of the more ridiculous Fortnite characters to look like threats and not jokes. I cannot get into another thing, and Fortnite let alone video games would consume more time and money than I have room for right now. That said, this quick little comic has me debating it. I’ve been saying for years there should be a Pokemon Go type game for Marvel heroes. Walk around, have battles, collect heroes and villains. Battle other teams. An open world comic book game. Which it’s sounding like this Fortnite game is, and now with the bonus of those same Marvel heroes. This comic that some may have seen as a throw away is now really close to getting some money out of me. Closer than any other bit of Fortnite news, merchandise, or anything else has ever gotten.

If you’re curious about the game, give this comic a read for free and see if you have the same debate I am currently going through.

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