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Marvel Tales by Alan Davis

(ClanDestine)

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New ClanDestine adventures from legendary comics creator Alan Davis! What dark secrets haunt Marvel's most secretive family? As the Thing and the Human Torch investigate a mysterious magical space-time paradox with Dr. Strange, the return of a menace from the past sets Daredevil and the ClanDestine on a collision course! And a debt owed to a dead man causes Wolverine to se ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 7th 2012 by Marvel
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Steven
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable collection of Alan Davis written/drawn sequels/addenda to his CLANDESTINE work(s). All characters spot-on, fun, and not just plot-puppets. Highly recommended if you like Davis' own Clan Destine characters and concepts that tie this collection together.
Craig
Feb 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Alan Davis raises the question here of contemporary comics: is it ever okay for a hero to kill? And is that hero really a hero if s/he kills? That question was buried in the original ClanDestine series back in 1994/95, when every character had a leather jacket and was Blood-something or Kill-that. It's an even more important question now, as it's like a right of passage for heroes to kill in contemporary comics. I'm not terribly comfortable with that, and I imagine that Davis isn't, either, sinc ...more
***Dave Hill
Dec 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: illustrated
I've always had an uneasy feeling about Alan Davis' Clan Destine family of mystic mutants. It's always come across as a bit over-indulgent and fan-ficky. ("Ooooh, I have my special characters that have been around in the Marvel Universe for centuries, involved in all sorts of stuff, but only I get to play with them").

It helps, though, that they're an interesting bunch, and that the basic morality play of how their internal differences, and their desire to stay secret, and the next generation co
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Geoffery Crescent
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
It says Marvel Tales on the title but really it's just three stories, Daredevil, Fantastic Four and Wolverine, with glorified cameos from various members of ClanDestine. And a Thor story thrown in just for the fun of it. There's nothing wrong with the stories individually, but if you're not a fan of ClanDestine you won't have any clue what's going on, nor will you care for this random bunch of Brits suddenly tussling with some of Marvel's finest. If you are a fan of ClanDestine the whole thing i ...more
Shannon
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-book
Drawing or writing, I have always liked Alan Davis' work. I was disappointed that the Clandestine never really caught on. They are great and different characters that could provide a little bit of uniqueness in a Marvel Universe that keeps rebooting to try and be different by doing the same thing.
Marc Pastor
M'agrada molt el dibuix de Davis, però les històries de Clandestine són confuses i avorrides. Però és que la de Lobezno és encara pitjor. Només m'ha fet gràcia la tonteria de Hulka.
Philip
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
A collection of four annuals written and drawn by Davis, three of which are interrelated and involve Davis's ClanDestine characters. Gorgeous art, as always from Davis.
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Alan Davis is an English writer and artist of comic books, known for his work on titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, ClanDestine, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail and JLA: Another Nail and others.

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