1602 #1
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1602 #1

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 13, 2003 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The start of a whole new Marvel Universe begins here! It's the Marvel Universe in the year 1602.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 18, 2003

    I'm very pleased at Mr. Gaiman's ability to distribute such a grand story in the utmost detail. And what more, it's 32 pages of story for $3.50, unlike Born and Thor: Vikings, which are only 22 for that same price. Definitely worth picking up, but you'll probably have trouble finding it by now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Aug 25, 2003

    Overall, this issue marks a solid opening chapter to what should be a good series. Neil Gaiman knows how to write comics (lets not talk about his novels), and the proof is in these ages. Overlook the hype and youll enjoy this book; listen to all of it and youll be sorely disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 19, 2003

    This opening issue essentially sets up the premise that will drive this series, and presumably the dozen or so Marvel characters that have been introduced will all play an active role in the impending adventure. Now the hype surrounding this miniseries pretty much guaranteed that I would enter this series with a basic understanding of the plot, as the Marvel Universe has formed 400 years before its time, and since it's been stated numerous times that this is not an Elseworlds-style adventure, one has to assume that it's more along the lines of the "Age of Apocalypse" in that some event in the past has altered the present, and the main plot will have these characters working to bring back the regular Marvel Universe. What makes this premise so interesting though is that there doesn't appear to be a character running around with a memory of what it was like before, or even that their world has been changed, so Neil Gaiman has really given his cast an uphill battle, as they're not even aw Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi May 29, 2020

    "1602" is a great example of alternate universe done right, with an interesting backstory being beautifully realised on its pages. Read Full Review

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