MarvelsMarvels by Kurt Busiek

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Marvels takes a look at the genesis of the Marvel Universe, from the Golden Age to "The Night Gwen Stacy Died," through the eyes of photojournalist Phil Sheldon.

The art is stunning. This is the stuff that put Alex Ross on the map. Many of these painted pages are so good, you could spend hours looking at them. However, they're not just pretty, they're emotionally evocative and powerful.

Kurt Busiek writing is equal to the task. Through Phil Sheldon's eye, we see the reaction of the ordinary person to the beginning of an agent of giants, both the fear and doubts, and the bouts of wonder and awe. Phil goes on a great and totally believable journey.

Busiek and Ross do a good job of taking a well-worn and well-known story and giving us a new angle that's an absolute classic.



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Published on September 06, 2018 17:09 • 64 views • Tags: alex-ross, kurt-busiek

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