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Marvel #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Steve Darnall, Alex Ross, Sajan Saini Artist: Frank Espinosa, Alex Ross, Steve Rude Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they'd never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS - but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for the very first time. Over this showcase series you'll see work by such artists as Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dan Brereton and more, linked together by an overarching story by Alex and Steve Darnall.
This inaugural issue kicks it all off with superstar artists Frank Espinosa (Rocketo, Looney T more

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 6, 2020

    Overall, it's a bit of a mixed bag, but well worth sampling. It's a rare comic that captures a love of the industry and passes it along to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Mar 4, 2020

    Not gonna lie, I like the fact we have a new Crypt Keeper like narrator for the new generation. I used to love those horror comics with the gimicky narrator (remember Creepy comics with Uncle Creepy?). Glad to see Marvel continuing the tradition! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Mar 5, 2020

    A great anthology title that shows off renowned creators having a blast on the superheroes they know and love. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 3, 2020

    This is a nice collection that looks great and brings you back to the wonderment and heroics of the Golden Age of comics. Alex Ross reminds us once again he's a master at mood and atmosphere, and for his art alone this book is worth picking up. This creative impulse will lead you to joy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Mar 4, 2020

    Whether you've been a Marvel fan for years or just started reading recently, this one is worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 3, 2020

    Like any framed narrative, Ross and Darnell offer readers a little taste of what’s to come with the small reveal from Nightmare as to the catalyst for his increased control over the world of dreams. Ultimately, however, this isn’t what will bring readers back – though some might argue the promise of more Alex Ross is sufficient. Instead, Marvel offers readers an opportunity to enjoy some “no strings attached” stories about the heroes they love, and given the strength of this first issue, it is likely the follow up will be well-worth reading, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Mar 4, 2020

    Although I prefer one of the stories and art styles far more than the other, I overall had an enjoyable experience. I appreciate the scope and expanse of how Nightmare may be interwoven throughout this whole series. Any Alex Ross art is always a plus too, even if the cover doesn't have anything to do with this current series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Mar 6, 2020

    This issue is a splendid homage to the silver age of comics that I grew up with. Theses stories are simply told about a time that was much simpler then today, at least it was for me, the only thing I had to worry about was where to get the $1.25 that I needed per month to collect the five comics I collected on a regular basis! After these two tales are wrapped up nice and neat the Nightmare has his own comeuppance…to be continued *** (8.2 rating) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Mar 5, 2020

    Marvel's Marvel #1 from Marvels creators Ross and Busiek isn't quite the marvel it was hyped up to be. Read Full Review

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