Marvel 1985 #1

Marvel 1985 #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 28, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 28, 2008

    Millar and Edwards managed to hook me line and sinker with this issue. I told myself I no longer cared about Marvel 1985, and I was proven dead wrong. I'm tempted to call it the best of Millar's work this year, but I suppose we'll just have to wait a couple more issues to make sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes May 27, 2008

    Marvel 1985 will be fun for just about any fan of Marvel Comics. It's an revisitation to a familiar time, when things weren't so gloomy. It's also a refreshing concept that goes beyond super heroes and villains. It's like Kurt Busiek's Marvels in a way, but it's based in the 80s and seen through more innocent eyes. This kid isn't witnessing any key events of the past like Busiek's protagonist – he's caught right in the middle of it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 31, 2008

    One of the reasons "Marvels" was such a success, besides the painted artwork of Alex Ross, was that it helped to re-establish the strangeness and wonder of the Marvel characters. When they're punching each other, hanging out at their headquarters, or chasing Skrulls around, it's difficult to remember how fascinating each of these characters can be. "1985" reminds us, just as it reminds us of our own lost childhoods. But it doesn't shovel these things at us, cynically. It celebrates these lost moments, these pieces that we've forgotten. And I want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas May 27, 2008

    At times, though, the images seem to evoke a time even earlier than 1985--partially due to the faded colors and partially due to Toby and his neighborhood friend living in A-frame houses with attic loft bedrooms. These are houses that look like they were built in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 29, 2008

    This was a Must Read for me and probably any child of the 80's. For newer readers, I'd suspect a much different take on the book to the point you could take it or leave it at a glance. I do believe it's a worthwhile book and has the makings of something special, provided we don't rely entirely on nostolgia, and, as such, I'm leaving it as Check It for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 31, 2008

    Marvel 1985 #1 was such a pleasant surprise. Now, this is definitely not a fast issue nor does it have any action to speak of. However, Marvel 1985 #1 is a great set-up issue that does its job of getting the reader sucked into this story. If you are the type of reader who prefers faster paced stories and plenty of action then I would not recommend getting Marvel 1985 #1. However, if you don't mind a story that is lacking in action then I would certainly recommend you giving Marvel 1985 #1 a try. Plus, we all know that at some point Millar is going to deliver the action in spades. Marvel 1985 #1 is a solid and entertaining issue that is worth the cover price. Read Full Review

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