Marvels Annotated #1
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Marvels Annotated #1

Writer: Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek Artist: Alex Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 4
9.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch - little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel's Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s - from the terror caused by the Human Torch's epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don't want to more

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 13, 2019

    If you buy this book you're holding a piece of comic book history, that's without question. The annotated version only strengthens that statement making it a must-read for those who are interested in the craft, but also its importance in history. Read Full Review

  • 10
    YourGreenMuse Feb 15, 2019

    Basically everyone's already read this book. I'm re-reading this annotated version because I think it's worth it. This is a genuinely masterful series. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Marvel history, through the eyes of a journalist. It's incredible!

  • 10
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 30, 2019

    Marvels is without a doubt my favorite series of all time. It's what all comic books should aspire to be and expresses the magic of Marvel Comics and the medium in general. 

    Kurt Busiek was God-Tier throughout the series and Alex Ross was in his prime delivering some of the best art of his career. To this day I'm amazed at just home much ground was covered in these four issues. The passion, knowledge, and respect these men had for these characters is part of the reason I'm so down on modern Marvel in 2019. Something clearly has been lost in translation. 

    I also love that the series touches on the political climate of the eras of the time periods covered in each issue. It's not heavy-handed or divisive. The politics more

  • 10
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 2, 2019

    The classic story of a humble photographer witnessing the birth of the Marvel universe has lost none of its power. It's gorgeously painted, and beautifully written, too. The supplementary materials are a nice bonus, adding considerable insight to the package.

    EDIT: I originally went with a 9/10 when I was rating #1 on its own. But CBRU doesn't want to index each issue, so this rating has to cover the whole series. And for that, nothing less than a 10/10 will do.

    Marvels is a great series by the end of #1. But by the end of #2, it's something else entirely. I had chills, teary eyes, and goosebumps after reading it - and that wasn't even my first time through. There's undeniable magic at work; this series is historically more

  • 10
    Soul Assassin May 30, 2019

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