Randy Lander's Reviews > Annihilation: Conquest, Book One

Annihilation by Keith Giffen
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Jan 04, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels, swanky-hardcovers, marvel-superheroes

Picking up where Annihilation left off, this starts off with miniseries, just as Annihilation did. However, Conquest is in every way an improvement upon the original Annihilation, and these miniseries are no exception.

This book features the one-shot where the Phalanx (a surprisingly good foe, given that they're crap '90s X-Men villains) take over the Kree Empire, and some heroes rise to battle them. Those heroes include the new Quasar and her lover Moondragon, in a story that is a bit by-the-numbers and features unfortunately cheese-cakey art but is still very entertaining. They also include the "Dirty Dozen in space" of Starlord and his crew, which includes any number of obscure Marvel characters, from the Micronauts' Bug to Rocket Raccoon to Englehart creation Mantis. This book is the prologue and foundation of sorts to the Abnett/Lanning Guardians of the Galaxy book, and it's a really fun, action-packed book with beautiful art by Timothy Green and good character work from Giffen.
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