Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel Comics love their post conflict story arcs. Avengers vs X-Men had theirs, which is still ongoing, and off in the distant universe Age of Ultron is now getting one.
Hunger isn’t as hard hitting as both the stories listed above, but then again, post books rarely are. I saw it more as a lessons learned scenario. It’s not so much a story of Rick Jones (Not Rick James) the defender of dimensions or Galactus, but more of a don’t mess with the time space continuum because only bad things can happen. And they do. I also learned that Galactus is built from millions and millions of little hunger sprite things…so there’s that.
Readers who want to dive much deeper into the Age of Ultron lore will want to catch Hunger #1, people who didn’t care too much for the AoU story can probably skip this arc.
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