Infinity: The Hunt #1

2.29
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September 11, 2013
Goddamnit, INFINITY. You were doing so well. Okay, sure, you may be confusing and scattered at times, but you’ve been able to stay a relatively consistent story. The tie-ins have been well executed, the process of events make sense, and they have actually impacted the story in subtle ways. MIGHTY AVENGERS is even a solid point in the week’s comic purchases. But then THE HUNT came out, and just couldn’t connect on any level.
3.5 out of 5
As it stands, I appreciated the time spent to set things up and explain everything because if there is one thing I hate it’s not being able to follow a story with characters I don’t know for a tie-in book I shouldn’t have been reading in the first place.
2 out of 5 stars
Infinity: the Hunt is to be a four issue miniseries. Spending one quarter of this series just introducing the characters is a giant misstep. Though there looks to be a giant cast of characters in varying degrees of familiarity, Kindt wastes the first issue with this information. A confident writer with a well written story can communicate this information to the audience through the story. Looking at an example like Dennis Hopeless’ Avengers Arena, readers were presented with a large cast, but never needed an entire issue listing out their origins and skill sets. It will be hard to convince the audience to return for the remaining issues.
5.5 out of 10
It’s difficult to figure out what Marvel and Matt Kindt were going for with this one. Truthfully, it’s not a terrible comic – just a kind of inexplicable one. “The Hunt” #1 does two things, rendered in a playful art style: Marvel youth character summary pages and kids goofing off. If you are looking for anything other than those two things, you’re not getting it here.
2 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately as a first issue, this does not quite sell the idea of this miniseries. The fact that this is meant to be an INFINITY tie in is pretty much not clear in this first issue.
4.4 out of 10 (Bad)
Infinity: The Hunt #1 wastes a decent premise in favor of offering readers another formulaic Infinity tie-in.
2.5 out of 5 stars
In the final analysis, I found myself wishing that Marvel was letting Kindt and Sanders do a legitimate "Contest of Champions" book. That's a book I would certainly commit to buying at least a few issues. But based on the first issue there's nothing new or special in "Infinity: The Hunt" #1, and the quality isn't high enough overall to make it a must-read.