1602 #8

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 19, 2004

    Whats less interesting: Well, its clear that the time loop ending allows for both the restoration of the Marvel Universe and the continuation of this one, but, what the hey, if they can keep the world of Sandman going in Gaimans wake, why not 1602? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 18, 2004

    There were times when I thought that this series was a pointless bit of fluff. Certain issues in the middle of the run failed to move the story along, and it became hard to see this as anything more than a vanity project for Gaiman and Marvel, something theyd agreed to do, but didnt have much enthusiasm for. But in this final issue, Gaiman has pulled it all together in a splendid and satisfying way that has pleasantly surprised me. I think this is where I eat my hat, so pass the Lea and Perrins Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 27, 2004

    Neil Gaiman's first real kick at the can on the Marvel side of the fence doesn't quite measure up to the work he turned out for DC, but I will say it does stand up as a very entertaining new take on the Marvel Universe, and if nothing else it stands up as one of the best uses of Nick Fury in quite some time, and my fingers are crossed that the big secret project that he's working on involves Nick Fury. This final issue also manages to leave all the pieces in place for a possible return to Marvel 1602, and I hope that a return visit is in the cards, as the place makes for a very engaging environment and I'd love to see more Marvel characters make their debut in these new setting. The book also manages to do a fantastic job of playing with its toys, as the religious debate that stems from the claim that Thor is a god is put to good use, as is the sense of betrayal that arises in the scene where Peter closes in on Nick Fury with a knife. I also applaud the scene where our time traveler ba Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 20, 2004

    If the fun of a great mystery is in its creation, its telling, the game between the writer and the reader - then 1602 - as a whole - has succeeded. Despite lacking the subtleties of storytelling and post-modernism that were so satisfyingly evident last issue, the writing on display here is a cut above much that the comics world has to offer. If, however, you like your mysteries to end conclusively with all questions answered and the solution delivered to you on a plate - then you may feel disappointed with the final issue of this fun and inventive miniseries. Read Full Review

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