The Marvels Project #1
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The Marvels Project #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 12, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The centerpiece of Marvel's 70th Anniversary celebration! Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe — and signal the rise of the superhumans? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the origin of the Marvel Universe, revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! It’s a world on the brink of war, and the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier! Witness the first days of the Human Torch, more

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 14, 2009

    Ive said it so many times I probably just sound like a broken record at this point: Me likey the old-timey. I love the thrilling tales of the glory days even if they were my grandparents glory days and not mine. No matter how many times you re-tell the stories of the Golden Age of Comics, Ill always be there. As long as its done well, of course. And of course its done well! Its Brubaker and Epting. If you dig the same kind of stuff, this book (or the eventual trade) will probably be worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 17, 2009

    It's not always easy to make history fun, but so far, this series is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 7, 2009

    So I recommend people pick this one up. If you like Brubaker's Captain America, you'll love this. Why I didn't automatically put this on my pull list I don't know. I'm just happy I read the preview or would have missed out on this one. I'm happy I didn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 21, 2009

    The Marvels Project #1 was a captivating read that immediately hooked my attention. Now, admittedly, I am a fan of both Brubaker and Epting. I also am a fan of Golden Age stories. However, I do feel that readers who enjoy complex and well crafted stories will enjoy The Marvels Project #1. This story is intelligent and does a good job engaging the reader's mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Aug 12, 2009

    In any case, there is no doubt that there's a lot more story to be told as this is issue one of eight. I trust Brubaker to not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 12, 2009

    When viewed as an outlet for stunning revelations and new answers, The Marvels Project will probably disappoint. At times it feels as Brubaker is treading material readers have become all-too familiar with. But in its better moments, it becomes clear that Brubaker really does have something new to say about Marvel's Golden Age heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 11, 2009

    While only an introduction to the players of this story, "The Marvels Project" #1 already demonstrates that the hype on this project may also be the reality. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy/Matthew J. Brady Aug 11, 2009

    And that's what provides the real spark of interest here; while Marvels was all about the wonder that came from seeing superheroes through the eyes of the man on the street, this series looks to explore the back room decisions that shaped everything, the way the real power is held by men in suits in smoke-filled rooms. I often question the necessity of these trips to the past to explore yet another facet of fictional history, but maybe Ed Brubaker can breathe some life into the idea. Or maybe it will all turn out to be another starry-eyed paean to the awesomeness of superheroes, which might work for some, but is enough to put me to sleep. We'll see how it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 14, 2009

    I was also quite taken with his depiction of the Human Torch. There's an interesting dichotomy to the visual. In a way, he boasts something of an angelic, wondrous look, but his tortured, panicked side is abundantly clear through the flames as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 13, 2009

    While not a perfect issue, I quite enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone. It's a tad slow and dense, but never completely overwhelming and will reward future reads, especially when the series is complete. Trade wait it might be a better recommendation, but I think it will read well in singles, too. Read Full Review

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