ByBrad Dee, writer at

For the past 3 months, Marvel has been trapped inside of the "Black Vortex" cosmic event. Some parts have been good and some have been terrible,and the set successfully was able to create a combined 5 storylines inside of it that were somehow merging together. The question remained how would they finish this storyline in a satisfying manner that would please all the readers of the book. Well, they did conclude the story and it was satisfying. But, did it save the saga? No. the set by the end was unmemorable and dragged on in places. But, the ending was highly entertaining and still found a way to surprise a number of readers of the saga.

Now, the final issue was a quick read,which could be seen as either good or bad depending on the reader. The artwork was sensational though, which helped this story. During the course of the event, many characters had succumbed to the Black Vortex and been given huge cosmic powers. At first, it seemed that if you got these powers, you also got corrupted on the inside. But as the saga continued, we did learn that was not the case. Villains galore were present in the set, planets were destroyed, and heads almost exploded. We also had a side storyline about the end of the universe thanks to the super-cosmic Beast. But, not all of these stories were truly concluded. Some, we fully forgotten.The set as a whole followed a basic formula in early issues, and by the end was able to actually merge everything into one giant soup. The true exciting part about this issue was that a number of characters were forever changed as a result of this storyline(I will not include spoilers). Many sets have failed to achieve this, while this set actually did. Of course, with "secret wars"coming in less then a month, we don't know how long these changes will actually last, but for the present, its a nice addition to the Marvel cosmic universe. I give this issue a 8 out of 10, and the entire saga of the "Black Vortex" just a 6 out of 10.


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