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Discover The Secret History of The Sentry!
It seems a lot of people just want to put down or bash Sentry. I think he suffers from the Superman syndrome. He gets the abuse too. People are very vocal in their dislike but I don't often see a valid reason for the hatred. Everyone's entitled to their opinion but there's rarely an explanation.
Sentry is a very powerful character (like Superman). I do think he's suffered a little in the character development. There's also the fact that he's a little screwy in the head. That's what makes him a little more unique. Who wants a hero that can wipe out all the villains on a whim? While it was cool what Sentry did to Carnage, it was over so quickly.
I also like the look of this series. It has that golden age feel to it. Before you decide to not give it a second thought, I'm curious if you've read the old books. Are they cheesey? Most often, yes. But a lot of them were simple and fun. Fun being the important factor. I like to be entertained and enjoy a good comic story. Who wants to walk away feeling bummed out? I'm looking forward to this book.
Get ready, True Believers, as the Sentry soars onto shelves this September in an all-new limited series, The Age of the Sentry #1 (of 6)! Join red-hot writers, Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin, along with rising-star artists Nick Dragotta and Ramon Rosanas, as they unveil the secret history of the man with the “power of a million exploding suns!” When the Golden Guardian is severely injured, it is up to Scout, Lindy Lee, and Watchdog to save the day. In order to do so, though, they’ll have to travel back in time and learn how Rob Reynolds became the Sentry! PLUS: a startling new story featuring the Tinkerer and the Mad Thinker as they team up to build the ultimate device to steal the Sentry’s powers, the parasitic beam! The Sentry is the only thing standing between them and world domination...
Editor Mark Paniccia told Marvel.com, “Jeff and Paul have an amazing respect and understanding of the magic of the Silver Age, and the approach of entertaining and inspiring readers by pushing the limits of the imagination… And Nick Dragotta's got the [Silver Age] style down pat!"
What will happen if the Sentry’s alter-ego is exposed? Will the Tinkerer and Mad Thinker’s evil scheme destroy the Golden Guardian? Read on, True Believers, and don’t miss these breathtaking new tales in The Age of the Sentry #1 (of 6)!
THE AGE OF THE SENTRY #1 (of 6) (JUL082344)
THE AGE OF THE SENTRY #1 BULLOCK VARIANT (of 6) (MAY088348)
Written by JEFF PARKER & PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA & RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK & MICHAEL CHO
Rated A …$2.99
FOC - 8/28/08, On-Sale - 9/17/08