1602 #6

Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 14, 2004 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Cardstock cover by SCOTT MCKOWEN Doctor Strange goes to the moon, while our heroes take on Doom and his Vulture squadron!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 22, 2004

    Jean, Bobby, Angel, Cyclops, the Four, Thor, Quicksilver and Murdock all put on stunning displays of their powers and abilities in this issue, the most action-packed and best-paced one of the story thus far. And Scott McKowen turns in another classic cover, this time a war-torn Gothic nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Moser Jan 21, 2004

    Marvel 1602 isn't for everyone. It takes a certain degree of patience and love for the characters from which it draws its inspiration. The initial hype is that the limited series is supposed to have some impact upon continuity, but even if that's oversold it's still a story which stands on its own merits. For those that may have been reading it and dropped out, go back and pickup what you missed. For those not reading it, pickup the trade, after all it's a limited series and its long-term sales put it under no danger of cancellation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 19, 2004

    This issue pretty much lines up all the pieces for what looks like a fairly memorable finish, as the opening third of the issue pretty much lays out what has happened to the time line that has the Marvel Universe coming into existence 400 years in the past, and the final two thirds of the issue finishes assembling the cast of characters who will help correct this temporal disaster, with the Fantastic Four getting themselves on of the best introduction sequences of this entire miniseries, as we see the four make their escape from Doom's various prison cells. There's also some interesting mysteries that are set up, as we don't yet know which of these characters is responsible for this situation, and Neil Gaiman also sets up a couple of small discrepancies that could be very important, as Nick Fury seems surprised when he mixes up John Grey's gender, which suggests to me he's the one character in this book who has knowledge of this there's something wrong with this picture. However, there Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 18, 2004

    Even if some characters are wholly excluded from the action this time round (Peter Paraquha? Rohjaz? Virginia?) and their various plot strands not addressed, there is more than enough plot and action to lap up here before the climax of the final two issues in which everything will surely become clear. Despite this, I'm not looking forward to the time when I can't eagerly await it every month. Read Full Review

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