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Ruins (Ruins #1-2)

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  144 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Marvel's favorite pessimist looks through his darkest glass yet into a world where 'marvel' is just another word for 'horror.' Nuclear warfare, internment camps, government oppression, drug addiction, degradation, suicide...and those are just the ones we have words for. Have the men and women we know as heroes made the situation better or worse? Here's a hint: In the Ruins ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published by Marvel Comics (first published 1995)
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Dec 11, 2011 Ashish rated it really liked it
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An awesome interpretation of the bright, shiny happy world of superheroes and how it would react with reality... the dark, deranged cousin of Miracleman, this is not for the faint of heart and for those who love their icons too much. Read it prepared to receive a rude reality slap in the face.
It's kind of like watching a massive, elaborate, beautiful sandcastle get washed away by the sea - beauty in destruction.
Knigel Holmes
Jun 09, 2012 Knigel Holmes rated it it was amazing
I really wish this comic were longer. It was great and has so much potential.
Oliver Bateman
Dec 29, 2016 Oliver Bateman rated it liked it
a fun little script from a pre-stardom ellis, but my god, the art, though attractive, is incomprehensible. it is what it is--a nice "what if" to pair with alex ross' "marvels."
Dec 20, 2014 Andrew rated it did not like it
A really poorly executed look at what the Marvel universe would look like if 'everything went wrong'. We follow a photographer who goes around interviewing superheros and affiliates. This is Ellis's pestimistic alternative world version of Busiek's Marvels which came out the previous year; even the art is a muddy, awful parody of Alex Ross's.

We see how heroes went wrong. For example Hulk, instead of turning into the beast we know him as, has his limbs explode and is incredible pain but still ali
Aug 30, 2015 Kevin rated it really liked it
A fun, dark little romp through a version of the marvel universe that follows murphy's law: Anything that can go wrong will. Avengers nuked out of the sky, Professor X the controller of america, Punisher shot on his first mission, Matt Murdock killed by the car, Peter Parker dying of radioactive spider bite. This is the kind of stuff that happens in this world. Certainly not for those that love their heroes too much, this comic is best looked at as a dark parody of Marvels. It's good if you're i ...more
Joseph Azzurro
May 02, 2013 Joseph Azzurro rated it it was amazing
Breve, ma veramente intenso. Un viaggio nel disagio, nella desolazione e nella morte. Disilluso, catastrofico e drammatico, Ruins è un "anti-Marvels". Laddove Busiek e Ross ci mostravano un mondo pieno di speranza, come dei bambini eccitati la notte prima di Natale, Ellis, Nielsen e Moeller devastano il lettore, catapultandolo in una realtà dove tutto è andato male, dove non è la speranza a farla da padrona, quanto la legge di Murphy. Le tavole, cupe e pregne di disagio, sono ottime, sporche e a ...more
Ondra Král
Dec 01, 2014 Ondra Král rated it it was ok
Nápad otočit Zázraky o 180 stupňů je fajn, ale provedení příliš nezaujalo. Celé je to jen přehlídka všech výrazných hrdinů v co situacích, kdy jsou buď mrtví nebo zmrzačení (u hrdinů je to většinou originem, u mutantů špatně fungujícíma schopnosti). Až mě to někdy přišlo jako výsledek nějaké debaty v hospodě "Jak by hrdina X mohl dopadnout co nejhůr." Novinář tu pak jen funguje pojítko mezi všemi hrdiny.
Kresba je hnusná.
Aug 17, 2012 Darren rated it did not like it
How did this even get made? The whole thing is a fuck you to Marvels, and to superhero fiction in its entirety. Which is totally fine and not all that unique, I'm just shocked that Marvel actually got behind it.
Aug 31, 2013 Steven rated it liked it
Strange, alternative, post-apocalyptic tale of a superhero world where everything has gone to hell...
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May 31, 2011
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May 01, 2016 Berslon Pank rated it it was ok
Some of this was fun, but not enough of it for me to like it a whole lot.
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Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry ...more
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