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Marvels: Epilogue #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross Artist: Alex Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
9.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

An all-new standalone epilogue to the classic MARVELS graphic novel written by Kurt Busiek and fully-painted by Alex Ross! A "Marvels" look at the "all-new, all-different" X-Men of the 1970s. In this 16-page story, Alex and Kurt bring Marvel's world to brilliant, realistic life one last time, as the now-retired Phil Sheldon and his daughters, in Manhattan to see the Christmas lights, find themselves in the middle of a clash between the outsider heroes and the deadly Sentinels, giving them a close-up perspective on the mutant experience. Also featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this special story, and other bonus features.
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 24, 2019

    Rather than reducing itself to didacticism or platitudes, Ross and Busiek provide readers with the experience of the joy, hope, and sometimes fear that comes with change, ultimately encouraging superhero readers everywhere to embrace a better future, rather than wage war for the status quo. All of that accomplished in only 16 pages? That's truly marvelous. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 24, 2019

    The worst part of the Marvels Epilogue is that it left me wanting more. The story, while entertaining is too short. The reader gets a treat and teased by a fleeting moment of excellence. Thankfully we can return to it as many times as we want to enjoy over and over. This was a defining series and this epilogue, while a long time coming, reminds us why. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Jul 25, 2019

    The only criticism I can give of this issue is that I wish it was longer. It's a wonderful throw back to the classic Marvels series and provides a well rounded finish to a classic story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Aug 4, 2019

    A touching if all too brief return to the eyewitness viewpoint in the world we all know and love, with fresh insight and another nostalgic look back at the varied history of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jul 23, 2019

    You can't go wrong with Marvels and the original creative lineup. The extra story and beautiful art by Busiek and Ross help to bring this "DVD extras" comic to life. Marvels fans will return to a classic time in the Marvel Universe while giving tribute to Dave Cockrum in a whole new view. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - andynickelsen Jul 24, 2019

    All in all this is an awesome issue celebrating Marvel's 80th anniversary. My only very minor gripe is that the actual story isn't a little longer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 24, 2019

    Marvels Epilogue is rightly named and eminently worthy, a fitting capstone to an all-time great series. It might not quite be a satisfying standalone story, but in its proper context, it is magnificent. It's beautiful and confident and resoundingly positive - exactly what the final chapter in a story that celebrates Marvel's boundless potential should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Jul 29, 2019

    Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek struck gold with "Marvels" 25 years ago and with "Marvels Epilogue" they put a worthy cap on Phil Sheldon's story and the Marvel Universe through his eyes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2019

    Marvels Epilogue delivers a heartwarming followup to a classic story, but it doesn't offer bang for the buck. Read Full Review

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