The Marvels #6

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Yildiray Cinar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 5
6.3Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Who is Lady Lotus? Crime lord, super villain, saboteur…but that’s just scratching the surface. Learn what makes her tick – her loves, her hates, her fears—and learn the startling secrets behind the Siancong War. Why it’s not what it seems, and what’s going on behind the scenes. A tour through a century of Marvel history, involving the Invaders, the Avengers, mayhem, monsters and the deepest mystery of all.

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 7, 2021

    This issue somehow both feels interesting and brings the ongoing story to a halt, making for one of Busiek's trademark deep dives into the supervillain psyche. It's worth it to see the expert continuity-knitting in action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Dec 1, 2021

    I hope you like backstory, because that's all that The Marvels has in store for you with issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Ryan Aug 8, 2022

    Love how deeply detailed this series, especially this issue, has been

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 14, 2022

    I admit, taking a whole issue to do backstory and villain intro is a daring move. This title already has focus and pace problems, and this digression doesn't help with those.

    But it's done so dang well! World-building conducted through a strong character POV might be Kurt Busiek's signature skill, and this is an excellent example. This really fleshes out Lotus and Siancong, two vital puzzle pieces needed to bring the story together in the future.

    Plus, this issue does a lot to make Siancong more than a cheap Vietnam analogue -- a job that's desperately needed doing since Marvel introduced the country.

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 23, 2022

    This one is a bit of a hiccup, I think. It's all backstory, and it's competent. But it's not very interesting.

  • 5.0
    Merlyn Dec 1, 2021

  • 4.0
    bw14916 Mar 16, 2022

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