Age of Ultron has had far-reaching consequences on the Marvel Universe. If you read the series from start to finish, you understand what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, I believe that the panel below could sum it up for you:
The events of Age of Ultron, primarily Wolverine and Sue Storm’s multiple travels through time, has caused time and space to shutter. The multiple realities that make up the Marvel Universe are now overlapped. And, Galactus, the one with the infinite hunger, is now able to bridge the gap between the universes to feed his appetite.
Galactus. Comes. Hungry.
This week, Marvel has released part one of their four part mini-series titled Hunger, marking the beginning of Galactus’ quest to feed on the now open Marvel universes. Written by Echoes creator Joshua Fialkov, this story follows Rick Jones, the herald of the Watchers of the Ultimate Universe, as he struggles with his role as the “champion of all creation.” But, just as he decides to grab a hamburger instead of patrolling the universe like he’s supposed to (who doesn’t need a burger every now and then?), the Watchers intervene and take him to the far reaches of the universe to show him the beginning of the end; the age of Galactus and the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it.
Although there were some things in the story that I wasn’t familiar with (a throwback to the Kree-Skrull War, perhaps?), it was still a good story nonetheless, and one that I will be on until it finishes. I think it will be interesting to see how Rick Jones will come to understand his role as the champion of all creation, and how he will (if he can) defeat the mighty Galactus before it’s too late. With only four issues, this is one mini-series that you don’t want to miss. Although the series will be short, the consequences will not, and you don’t want to miss out on that, do you?