cosmic_sentinel's Marvels #1 - A Time of Marvels review

In the beginning.

Legendary artist, Alex Ross, teams with writer, Kurt Bursiek, to deliver the history of the Marvel Universe from the perspective of one of it's more normal inhabitants. Issue 1 deals with Marvel's "Golden Age", from inventor Phineas Horton's creation, The Human Torch (not Johnny Storm) to Captain America and the superhuman intervention in World War 2. There are numerous references to events in a number of comics that many readers won't be aware off as they were first printed in the late 30s and early 40s. This is a first step in the authors' efforts to chronicle the events of the Marvel Universe and is a spectacular start. Alex Ross's art is amazing and this was one of the comics that helped to make his name within the comic book community. The art is of a standard whereby this book could just be looked at to be enjoyed. The story is well written and helps to immerse the reader in the early days of the Marvel Universe at street, rather than rooftop, level. Bursiek also provides an amusing early look at J. Jonah Jameson, before he is editor of the Daily Bugle.


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