Marvels (Marvels #1)
Witness the birth of this fantastic universe from the inside. See the world's great ...more
The on-going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent’s house and untouched for almost 20 years. Thanks to my father dumping them back on me, I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depths.
I would hate to be a New Yorker in the Marvel universe because it seems like the city is constantly being threatened by s ...more
When Marvels first hit scene, I was a wee lad of 17. The internet was in its infancy and comic shops were dying by the dozen. As it became easier to come by comics, or "graphic novels" if you're too cool to read comics, I always had a mind to read this bu ...more
In my view Marvels is one of, if not the greatest, comics released by Marvel Comics. I first encountered it as a twelve year old and have read it several times since. And each time I encounter again what it is that makes Marvels a stand out work in the Marvel universe of comics.
The artwork in Marvels is clearly a stand-out feature. Though Alex Ross is better known for his work in the also grand Kingdom Come I personally prefer his artwork here where he first worked his unique stylistic magic. In ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed Marvels especially the second half of this book. I loved the concept of seeing the birth of superheros, through the eyes of an everyday guy like you and me.
There are four main moments in Marvels Comics history Busiek makes reference to and bases the four chapters in this book on, and spans through different times, through the early 40s to the 70s like the first Human Torch, Namor, Captain America the birth of the Avengers and the Mutant hate against the X-Men and their "kin ...more
The story brought it acclaim and the theme explored in several ...more
I had no real preconceptions going into this, so this knocked me out of my chair and into the milky pools of Alex Ross's paint. Man that was good. One of the most unique and, what's the word, atypical superhero comics probably ever written, by one Kurt Busiek. It strikes me as Watchmenesque in its examination of heroes and villains and their moral ambiguity, particularly in relation to civilians. There's a lot of action considering it only happens if Phil Sheldon is there snapping photographs, l ...more
Over the years my tastes have shifted quite a bit. I actually collect very few Marvel comics nowadays. Still, because of my youthful obsession, I am have more nostalgia for Marvel Comics than ...more
At the end of the book, I was left with a pretty 'oh that's all?' feeling. The art of Alex Ross is always something to behold, but here, I think it took away from things. I wasn't able to connect to a lot, and the main character is actually kind of un-likable. He ditches his fiancée because of the arrival of Sub-Mariner and ...more
As amazing as Busiek's writing is here, the story probably wouldn't work without Alex Ross' art. The art is gorgeous. It's stun ...more
The events and timeline are well-researched and the grace with which they are stringed together is seamless. The result is an emotional story with genuine gravitas and impact. Then you add in Alex Ross' amazing artwork and the end product elevates the entire medium.
If you are looki ...more
بداية مبشرة وبعدين ملل لولا الرسم ولولا كام تفصيلة كانت هتبقي بشعة
تجميعة من زواية الصحفي لعالم مارفل جايب الخارقين كلهم بيطلعوا بالتدريج
مش بتركيز علي كل واحد فيهم قدر انهم متجمعين في مكان واحد
اكس مان وهلك وسبايدر وايرون مان وناس كتيره بتطلع كدا
يعني متقدرش تقول فيه خط درامي واضح ماشيين فيه
بداية كانت جيدة جدا وهي اللي تستحق النجمتين
Pero no hablemos apenas de Alex. Kurt Busiek también hizo un gran trabajo. Puedo decir sin sombra de dudas de que ella ahora es una de mis comix predilectas.
Rescata una visión de humanidad en los super héroes. Llegan hasta ser más humanos de los que los mismos humanos. Los "normales". Y ver esa idea, o hasta mismo realidad, por medio de u ...more
The detailed art reflects the story well. He weaves together stories over decades to show how the world felt to an ordinary human character, a news photographer. He saw the first, with the Submariner and the original Human Torch, and Captain America. Later, he sees the Fantastic Four and the Avengers -- and the X-men. And Galactus. And Spiderman. He spends a lot of time pondering humans' reactions to them. Once he berates some complainers for ...more
Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly coloured costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of Marvels.
Marvels is an epic narrative of the birth of the Marvel Universe through the camera lens of a Daily Buggle news re ...more
Marvels shows some of the biggest events in the Marvel Universe (view spoiler)[[starting with the birth of the Human Torch, Reed Richards and Sue Storm's Wedding, Galactus, and ending with the death of Gwen Stacy] (hide spoiler)] through the perspective of a common man, photographer Phil Sheldon.
Having the story narrated by Sheldon allows us as readers to experience the Marvel Universe as ...more
Hace dos semanas una amiga me recomendó este cómic y estoy muy contenta de que lo haya hecho, porque ahora es uno de mis favoritos. El arte es impresionante, rico en detalles y meticuloso en su ejecución. La historia es de la misma calidad; no sólo me sentí sumergida instantáneamente en este Universo, sino que también me permitió contemplar su realidad desde un lugar muy distinto: no ya desde el arco narrativo de los personajes que tanto quiero, sino de los seres humanos comunes, quienes sólo pu...more
Ci ho messo qualche giorno ad elaborare due righe su questo tema, il che è già indicativo, visto che Busiek è uno sceneggiatore che è riuscito a convincermi senza riserve con 3 pagine di storia in opere sia precedenti che successive a ques'ultima. Cosa mi ha turbato al punto da farmi riflettere diversi giorni su queste pagine invece di sputacchiare stelline appena ...more
I have pretty much always read manga, and I've always loved super-heroes; but for some reason I never thought to read comics.
It is a bit hard to know where to start in the big world of Marvel. I have to admit, one of the reasons I didn't start reading comics sooner may have been that I was intimidated by how much there was and having no clue where to begin.
I think that Marvels is a great starter comic book because ...more
Busiek did not read comics as a youngster, as his parents disapproved of them. He began to read them regularly around the age of 14, when he picked up a copy of Daredevil #120. This was the first part of a continuity-heavy four-part story arc; ...more