Marvel Comics #1000
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Marvel Comics #1000

Writer: Various Artist: Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 37
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!
There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe - one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy more

  • 10
    GWW - Dusty Good Aug 28, 2019

    To every fan that has ever journeyed through the Marvelous Universe, I raise my glass to you. To those that will find these words in the distant future may you always have Stan and Jack in your hearts and may you always say "Make Mine Marvel"!Excelsior! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Aug 29, 2019

    "Marvel Comics #1000" puts the passion of every creator and contributor on full display, with short stories that get to the core of what we love about the characters and artwork perfectly suited to each moment. The history is encompassed in an ongoing story that weaves itself throughout the narratives, heralding a new stage in Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 27, 2019

    I recommend you bask in Marvel history for an extra-sized extravaganza and pick this up. Remarkably enjoyable, even delightful, Marvel Comics #1000 chronicles the dark mystery and the endearing characters offering a chance to acquire a deeper appreciation for Marvel history. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 29, 2019

    Marvel Comics #1000 has a story for every type of Marvel fan " it doesn't only celebrate the past, but gives us a nice glimpse for what's to come in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 29, 2019

    Ienjoyed this mix of styles and approaches much more than I would have expected. The issue rises above its concept and delivers a fun package that honors Marvel's history and sets up somefuture challenges as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 6, 2019

    There's something for everyone here, especially long-time fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 27, 2019

    MARVEL COMICS #1000 is a marvelous celebration of 80 years that chronicles this achievement in near perfection. Kudos to every creator who worked on this mammoth of an issue, and those of the past years that made this possible! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 4, 2019

    Marvel Comics (2019-) #1000 is a comic packed full of writers and artists each telling their own one page story of Marvel history. On top of that Al Ewing and even more art teams weave a tale throughout that sets up future events to come. A great celebration of Marvel Comics and the characters and history that make it great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 28, 2019

    Even with so many heady considerations, Marvel Comics #1000 is a tremendously fun read"a testament to the longevity and influence of superhero comics. Excelsior! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Sep 5, 2019

    Marvel Comics #1000 will get its share of buzz and headlines thanks to the creative line up but it stumbles with the gimmick. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 1, 2019

    Not only do we get a (mostly) successful year-by-year celebration of Marvel Comics, but we get a mystery that ties together some unexpected bits of history, with a hook for more to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Sep 3, 2019

    Quibbles about the structure of the issue aside, more often than not, Marvel Comics #1000 serves as a fun romp through history with a few surprises from its creative teams, both new and old, along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 27, 2019

    The creators are ultimately the main draw for Marvel Comics #1000, but this book is far more retrospective than concrete story, which means for many readers, your mileage will vary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Aug 28, 2019

    This 1000th issue looked amazing and the more you know and love about Marvel, the more you will enjoy it. I am a newcomer so I felt like I was crashing the party a bit, but I still enjoyed a lot of what we got here. I wasnt overwhelmed or underwhelmed reading thisI guess you can consider me whelmed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Aug 28, 2019

    This is probably the most difficult comic I’ve ever had to write about. Its structure makes it hard to analyze in a traditional way compared to what a normal issue would be like. Marvel Comics #1000 does what it sets out to do on each page very well, but some are definitely more interesting than others. I’m giving this a positive score because of the generally upheld quality throughout, but at $9.99, this is still something I can only recommend to die-hard Marvel historians. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2019

    Marvel Comics #1000 crams in a lot of content, but the lack of a consistent theme hinders this anniversary special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Aug 28, 2019

    While I do think the good material in this book outweighs the bad, at the end of the day this is a decent-sized commitment both financially and in terms of time just to read the thing. Mileage will definitely vary for people whether it's worth it or not. That said, if you're a diehard Marvelite, I think you're going to love this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Anotherfan Aug 28, 2019

    Very nice issue. Ewing really is good with continuity and there were some pretty good pages inside. I think it is worth its price and i'll be glad to read it later. So what was your favourite story ?

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  • 8.5
    allenquanobi Aug 28, 2019

    Definitely a cash grab, but it's well constructed enough and has a lot of good small tales in it. I liked every spidey story in it, Brad meltzers the most. There are some that were pretty bad like the Iron Man one, which at first I thought was an ad. Funny to also see Kareem Abdul Jabbar writing a Jessica Jones story. Also, Al Ewing is awesome, as if anyone needed that reminder. The art is great, with many A listers coming back to draw. Idk if I need to read 1001, but a good solid recommendation from me

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 5, 2019

    Some of these were really good, though there were a good chunk of misses. And some of the things that were chosen to commemorate were a bit weird...

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  • 6.5
    thecomiccookebook Aug 28, 2019

    It's what I expected, nothing outright bad but not worth the price. There is some top notch art in here from both veterans and new talent I haven't seen before. Most writers, however, don't get the space needed to explore their piece. The structure of this book is neat and the the Al Ewing story throughout is interesting but not enough for me to read #1001.

  • 10
    MKW69 Aug 29, 2019

    It's kinda sad, that the best 1000 issue, was made up as a stunt. It finally has a substance. Main story from Ewing, was really good, and most of the one shots were good. Really the only that I didn't liked were Hercules and Apocalypse. Rest of them were at least competent.

  • 10

    love everything about it

  • 8.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Aug 28, 2019

    I dunno that it will sell a million copies as Cebulski insinuated on social media, but I'm glad I'm getting a hard copy of this one. A lot of thought and care went into curating this book.

    In essence, it's a series of one-page vignettes loosely tied to the 80-year history of Marvel Comics. Some are poignant, some are powerful...and some are goofy (I'm talking to you, Deadpool!). Old characters are given their moment to shine next to the modern heroes.

    By and large, creative minds going as far back as the Grim Reaper allows contributed. It was great to see Simonson, Claremont, Frenz and others of the 70's and 80's in the book, as well as what could be some of George Perez's final work seeing as he's largely retired. more

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Aug 28, 2019

    The way Ewing restructures continuity is pretty great. There's too many things here to comment on. I will say there were more hits than misses, and some of these stories were actually rather poignant. The anthological storytelling is what drags some of this down.

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  • 8.0
    Another Nerd Aug 29, 2019

    Cool concept for this anthology. This is a comic you leave on your coffee table and consume at a leisurely pace. Some of the one pagers that caught my eye on first glance- Zdarsky's Iron Man was whip smart, Alex Ross's Hulk made me chuckle and Mr. Slott channels Peter Parker. Saving the Allred page for the next browse!

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Aug 30, 2019

    It's a good compilation of many great one page stories like The Farmer, Till you die, Professor cold call, The tender flakey taste of Weltschmerz along with Ewing's continuity tale as I named it. Strong ones with some meh and goofy ones but more good than bad. Worth reading but also completely skippable. weird book I tell ya.

  • 8.0
    M1sf1r3 Sep 2, 2019

    The impossible book to review. Does it hold up?

    The Good:
    Even though I'm not knowledgeable in Marvel History, I found the story interesting throughout, especially Ewing's. It was for that story that most of my praise comes from.

    Though that's not to say that the rest were bad, mostly mediocre but there were some really great issues.

    The Bad:
    For me, this screams cash grab. After DC's success with Action Comics #1000 and Detective Comics #1000 (which were earned), Marvel has tried to justify their own #1000 with none of the impact.

    A lot of these issues just felt like padding. Yes, it's a celebratory issue, but so many of these stories didn't land for me.

    Conclus more

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 26, 2020

    This is a Brobdingnagian riot of one-page vignettes. Some are exquisite, some are pointless, some are infuriating. Al Ewing threads a centuries-long plot through them all to create groundwork for a continuity-heavy story to come: The saga of the Eternity Mask. It's not something to read straight through repeatedly, but it has some jewels and the foreshadowing succeeded in hooking my interest.

  • 7.5
    Dennis G. Morales Aug 31, 2019

    A good issue celebrating Marvel's 80 Years of publishing but, sadly, not enough to reel me into the next issue.

  • 7.0
    Ryan Aug 29, 2019

    For Marvel Comics 1000, I hoped for the best but expected the worst. In reality, this 80th anniversary celebration issue fell somewhere in between. I really liked Ewing’s main story, and I hope their is an announcement of his planned follow-up soon. Some of the one page stories gave me a good laugh but others were just plain unnecessary

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 29, 2019

    This book is weird. Some parts are great some are a chore. The mask stories were cool but its just so random throughout that it didnt really sell me on the book. There were some cool pages. I like the concept but im not sure it came through.

  • 5.0
    Super-Adaptoid Aug 28, 2019

    Did ya ever shell out ten bucks for a comic and then realize you got nothing of any real substance? Welcome to this book. It may have some future meaning but it’s a chore to get there and not worth the work.

  • 5.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Sep 6, 2019

    Meh. It kind of comes off as annoyingly incoherent.

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