Kang the Conqueror #1 Review
Let's see, a few months ago it was announced that Jonathan Majors would be playing the role of Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" movie but we actually got to see him way before that when he showed up as He Who Remains in the season finale of "Loki". I love good timing and for this book to drop right now, it's perfect for anyone who wants to know more about Kang (me)! Is this totally different from the MCU, yes..yes it is but those who are new to the character Kang are getting a nice little history lesson with the shows, movies and comics that are either at out fingertips now or will be in the near future! "Kang the Conqueror #1" is written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and art is done by Carlos Magno. Let's review!
Time can be a confusing thing. This is no secret and anyone who deal with it probably thinks that exact thought. Well, buckle yourself in because Kang is here and he is taking us all through time! We actually start out by meeting a young Nathaniel Richards who is from the 31st century. If that last name sounds familiar, that's because he is the father to the one and only Reed Richards...and he's a multitude of other things. Remember when I said that time can be confusing, yeah well try and imagine meeting your future self and going through time learning different lessons and skill by future you. It's confusing but to sum it up the way I see it and read it is this; Nathaniel Richards is Reed Richards father and he also becomes Kang the Conqueror, Rama-Tut, Immortus and even Iron Lad. One could say that Nathaniel is a busy man and has a busy life! Now that you know who Nathaniel is and who he becomes, let's talk about the book because to me it had my head spinning. We as the reader gets to travel with Kang and young Nathaniel through time and history as Kang tries to teach lessons and skills and the one big lesson that is taught is not to love. Young Nathaniel goes against this lesson and finds love at first site as he travels into the local city and meets a young girl named Adi. You can already guess what happens next...Kang hears about what happened and destroyed the city in which Adi lived in and this made Nathaniel beyond mad. As time passed, a plan was made that would get revenge on Kang for what he did and this plan went into motion as a giant meteor was heading to Earth to destroy everything. Nathaniel made drinks for Kang and on this night he made one that would make the Conqueror black out and while he was out, Nathaniel escaped wearing the outfit that Kang wore and ended up in the pyramids of Rama-Tut!
Phew, what a book. What you read was just a shortened version and I do apologize if you were confused at any point. This is honestly a good book and if you are at all interested in the character of Kang, I would pick this up! However, I needed to reread this again to fully understand the concept of what was going on. Time is confusing and when you are dealing with someone who can literally go anywhere in time, your head will spin. I do hope the rest of these issues are explained better and I don't get that confused. Overall, "Kang the Conqueror" #1 gets a 3.5/5!