23 March 2013

Marvels

Marvels11. Marvels by Kurt Busiek

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


If you're a fan of the Marvel comic universe, you should read this book. You'll recognize most of the characters if you've seen The Fantastic Four, X-Men, The Avengers, and Spiderman movies.

The story is told from a photojournalist's perspective starting in the late 1930s and continuing a few decades. It conveys a feel of what it would be like if superheroes really existed, and even if we'd consider them such.

The painted art is beautiful and you can get a glimpse of how it was done at the back of the book.

Do not read the commentaries between issues if you want to remain spoiler-free. Stan Lee's foreword didn't spoil anything that I can recall. The commentaries are worth reading once you've completely finished the story.

I didn't regularly read comics growing up, but every now and again, I would get to pick one out. I fondly recall The Submariner so it was nice to see him again, gorgeous as ever. ;)


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