Marvels (Marvels Complete #0-4)
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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
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
The story brought it acclaim and the theme explored in several ...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
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
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
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
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
Uno de los aportes más interesantes de la adaptación cinematográfica de Watchmen (Zack Snyder, 2009) es la introducción, con la música de Bob Dylan, donde se cuenta cómo los vigilantes enmascarados cambiaron el universo. Muchos siempre ...more
So this was amazing. The fully painted art style took some getting used to, but quickly began seeping into my reception of the story after the initial "wait this doesn't look like a comic" reaction. The premise is brilliant: if you've ever watched a superhe ...more
No me malentiendan. La idea de la novela grafica es maravillosa
"Hacer una suerte de paneo cronológico del universo clásico de Marvel de Kirby y Lee desde el punto de vista de un periodista y la gente común. El guión se escribe solo"
Bueno, no es tan sencillo. El trabajo de Busiek en lo que refiere al terreno de la investigación de esos años es de apla ...more
I have neve ...more
As time progresses, he finds himself not only living vicariously through the superheroes, but also finding his own adventures in tracking them, all while atte ...more
You probably read from the description that this series was acclaimed by Stan Lee, it won numerous awards, and it transformed the art of comic book storytelling by changing the narration from instead of being about the hero, but being about the average person's perspective on the heroes, distilled in the ordinary phot ...more
Marvels is an out-of-the-ordinary idea, perfectly thought through and planned and brilliantly executed with a wonderful storyline and Alex Ross' exquisite, hyper-realistic artwork.
The gist of the story is that it is told not from the perspective of the superheroes, but from that of a spectator, an ordinary human being/photographer named Phil Sheldon who witnesses the birth of the first superheroes - from the Human Torch and Namor the subma ...more
"Marvels" tells the tale of the history of the Marvel comic book universe from 1939, when Namor and the original automaton Human Torch first appeared, to the death of Gw ...more
It charts Marvel Comics' most iconic moments from the 1930s onwards (such as the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four, the widespread fear of the X-Men and mutant kind prompting the development of the Sentinels and the tragic death of Gwen Stacy. H ...more
Marvels follows the life of a New York photojournalist as he documents the appearance and rise to prominence of superheroes over the course of his career. Spanning a number of decades, the story is set against numerous key moments that have occurred throughout the Marvel timeline rather than follow ...more
The 10th anniversary edition is par ...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