• Title: Marvels
  • Author: Kurt Busiek
  • ISBN: 9781904159148
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marvels Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross fully painted re telling of key moments in the Marvel Universe as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander is presented in this collected edition
    Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross fully painted re telling of key moments in the Marvel Universe as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander is presented in this collected edition.

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    1. Marvelous reading!!!This TPB edition collects “Marvels” #0-4, plus commentary section by the involved people even an introduction by Stan Lee, also an artwork section.Creative Team:Writer: Kurt BusiekIllustrator: Alex RossA TIME(LY) WHEN MARVEL YET TO PROPERLY BORNMaybe you have seen material mentioning the 75 years of Marvel, and technically that’s true, but it’s a fact that the company was called “Timely Comics”, and while it’s the same company, it’s obvious that in the 40’s, [...]

    2. Photographer Phil Sheldon experiences what it's like to live in a world of super heroes, from the rise of the Human Torch in the late thirties all the way to the dawn of the mutants, the first appearance of Galactus, and the death of Gwen Stacy.When Marvels first hit scene, I was a wee lad of 17. The internet was in its infancy and comic shops were dying by the dozen. As it became easier to come by comics, or "graphic novels" if you're too cool to read comics, I always had a mind to read this bu [...]

    3. Treasure of the Rubbermaids 17: Marvel At Marvel’s Marvelous ‘Marvels’!The on-going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent’s house and untouched for almost 20 years. Thanks to my father dumping them back on me, I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depths.I would hate to be a New Yorker in the Marvel universe because it seems like the city is constantly being threate [...]

    4. I just read Ed Brubaker's Marvels Project and liked that a bit better, but it may just be a matter of taste. I like Brubaker's and Steve Epting's earthier noir approach versus the glossier, more dramatic work of Busier and Ross. But I gave both 4 stars. They both take a kind of unique wide angle, meta and historical approach to the history and purpose of comics; both are approaches to the inception of the Golden Age of superheroes in the late thirties, as WWII loomed (for the US). We see the lov [...]

    5. In my view Marvels is one of, if not the greatest, comics released by Marvel Comics. I first encountered it as a twelve year old and have read it several times since. And each time I encounter again what it is that makes Marvels a stand out work in the Marvel universe of comics.The artwork in Marvels is clearly a stand-out feature. Though Alex Ross is better known for his work in the also grand Kingdom Come I personally prefer his artwork here where he first worked his unique stylistic magic. In [...]

    6. It took me a bit to warm up to this one but by the end I had come around. Obviously great art and a very good story. I know they shared the artist but I felt like this had a Marvel's version of Kingdom Come feel (though I know this came first so maybe Kingdom Come was DC's version of this).

    7. Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels is their love letter to the superheroes of the Golden Age and Silver Age of Marvel Comics. Theirs is a tale that examines the Marvel universe through the eye of an everyman character, Phil Sheldon. Like his fellow unpowered denizens, he and his family have to live through every invasion, super-villain attack and the coming of Galactus fearing that each crisis would bring about the end of their world.The story brought it acclaim and the theme explored in sever [...]

    8. A very bland book story-wise that is only saved by Alex Ross and his beautiful painted artwork. It's basically a condensed history of the Marvel universe shown from the perspective of the regular people. As a result, we don't really see any of the superheroes doing anything heroic, and the regular folks' perspective doesn't bring anything interesting to the table by itself. If anything, it makes it even more obvious how arbitrarily and illogically hate is distributed among the superheroes in the [...]

    9. I've read Marvels more times than I can possibly count. Thousands of other people have written glowing reviews so much better than I ever could. Let me just say that I love this book, I always have. The experience of reading it is always magical for me, completely enthralling. And the art, that makes it all feel so real while I'm reading it This goes very high on my list of all-time favorite comics.

    10. Süper kahramanların gerçek olduğu bir dünyada sıradan bir insan olmanın nasıl olacağını hiç düşündünüz mü? Bahsettiğim şey, mesela yarın, birdenbire şehrinizde süper kahramanlar belirseydi ne hissederdiniz? Tüm o patlamalar, yıkılan binalar sizin yaşadığınız şehrin göbeğinde olsaydı?Marvels, yani Mucizeler işte süper kahramanlar dünyasına bu şekilde yaklaşıyor. Bir süper kahraman çizgi romanı olsa da, olayı kahramanların gözünden değil, sıradan [...]

    11. I had no real preconceptions going into this, so this knocked me out of my chair and into the milky pools of Alex Ross's paint. Man that was good. One of the most unique and, what's the word, atypical superhero comics probably ever written, by one Kurt Busiek. It strikes me as Watchmenesque in its examination of heroes and villains and their moral ambiguity, particularly in relation to civilians. There's a lot of action considering it only happens if Phil Sheldon is there snapping photographs, l [...]

    12. A good read! So we have witnessed the birth of The Marvel Cinematic universe, from iron man 1 to Ant-man and still more to come, but what if these weren't movies, what if they were real, what if we really had super heroes protecting us? That what this book is, the birth of the marvel universe from the perspective of ordinary citizens! The concept was pretty interesting, as it realistically looks at how the world would react to heroes, in the 40s and 50s, they would be seen as icons, but soon aft [...]

    13. I'm torn on this oneI really wanted to love it. I do admire all the research that went into this one, the referencing of classic Marvel stories and moments, the art, butAt the end of the book, I was left with a pretty 'oh that's all?' feeling. The art of Alex Ross is always something to behold, but here, I think it took away from things. I wasn't able to connect to a lot, and the main character is actually kind of un-likable. He ditches his fiancée because of the arrival of Sub-Mariner and Torc [...]

    14. Το τσίμπησα χθες με λιγότερα από 9 ευρώ και δεν κρατήθηκα στιγμή, το ξεκίνησα αμέσως. Και πριν λίγο το τελείωσα και δηλώνω ενθουσιασμένος. Η αλήθεια είναι ότι έχω διαβάσει ελάχιστα έως καθόλου κόμικς της Μάρβελ και ό,τι ξέρω για το σύμπαν της είναι από τις διάφορες ταινίες. Κ [...]

    15. Ever since Alan Moore’s 1982 dark, post-modern deconstructionist series of Miracleman – formerly known as Marvelman – he introduced the concept of how superheroes could exist and behave in “the real world”. However, being Alan Moore, his approach to superheroes has mostly been dark and cynical, though brilliant nonetheless. In the case of the four-issue comic Marvels from Astro City writer Kurt Busiek and legendary painter Alex Ross, this is an optimistic view of how our world interact [...]

    16. When I was a kid, I was a complete Marvel Zombie (i.e a person who only bought Marvel Comic books and nothing else). I even remember picking up The Killing Joke off of a spinner rack, flipping through it, and putting it back because I just couldn't bring myself to buy a DC book, even though it looked good.Over the years my tastes have shifted quite a bit. I actually collect very few Marvel comics nowadays. Still, because of my youthful obsession, I am have more nostalgia for Marvel Comics than m [...]

    17. I love, love, love the combination of Busiek and Ross. I had never bothered with this book before because I'm not usually a Marvel girl, and because I thought that it sounded like it covered the same territory as the excellent Astro City Vol. 1: Life in the Big City, just with known characters. Wrong. It looks at the Marvel characters and the Marvel universe through the lens of one photographer/observer, whose opinions change very realistically over time. The other clever conceit is that it look [...]

    18. Marvels is by far the best Marvel work I have ever read. It tells the birth of an amazing universe through the eyes of a normal person, a cameraman journalist named Phil Sheldon.You'd be surprised on how realistic and grounded the story is under a world where superhumans and mutants exist. Kurt Busiek has done a mesmerizing job on carefully placing human emotions - awe, fear, ignorance and hatred effectively across the progression of the story. This is a graphic novel where great feats and epic [...]

    19. A very different view of the world of supers. Marvel takes the common man's view of what the world looks like and how it changes with the arrival of superheroes. Great storyline and exceptional art. Very recommended

    20. [2017]Por el momento sólo diré que las ilustraciones y la época son demasiado perfect0s en este cómic.

    21. Ímpar homenagem às golden, silver e bronze ages dos comics, escrita por gente com vasto conhecimento do cânone Marvel, materializada na superior e belíssima arte de Alex Ross.

    22. En noin yleisesti ottaen perusta juurikaan supersankarisarjakuvista, mutta Kurt Busiekin käsikirjoittama ja Alex Rossin upeasti kuvittama "Marvels" (Egmont, 2001) on yksi säännön vahvistavista poikkeuksista. Se ilmestyi alun perin nelinumeroisena minisarjana vuonna 1994. Kiinnostavaksi sarjakuvan tekee se, että supersankareiden sijasta tapahtumia kuvataan newyorkilaisen valokuvaajan Phil Sheldonin näkökulmasta. Sheldon on siellä missä tapahtuu, osin työnsä vuoksi ja osin tahtomattaan. [...]

    23. I concede, all the hype surrounding this book is well deserved. These stories are re-tellings of historic Marvel events told through the eyes of the average person, specifically a free-lance photographer Phil Sheldon.The events and timeline are well-researched and the grace with which they are stringed together is seamless. The result is an emotional story with genuine gravitas and impact. Then you add in Alex Ross' amazing artwork and the end product elevates the entire medium. If you are looki [...]

    24. Busiek takes a look at the superhero world of Marvel.The detailed art reflects the story well. He weaves together stories over decades to show how the world felt to an ordinary human character, a news photographer. He saw the first, with the Submariner and the original Human Torch, and Captain America. Later, he sees the Fantastic Four and the Avengers -- and the X-men. And Galactus. And Spiderman. He spends a lot of time pondering humans' reactions to them. Once he berates some complainers for [...]

    25. بداية مبشرة وبعدين ملل لولا الرسم ولولا كام تفصيلة كانت هتبقي بشعةتجميعة من زواية الصحفي لعالم مارفل جايب الخارقين كلهم بيطلعوا بالتدريجمش بتركيز علي كل واحد فيهم قدر انهم متجمعين في مكان واحداكس مان وهلك وسبايدر وايرون مان وناس كتيره بتطلع كدا يعني متقدرش تقول فيه خط درام [...]

    26. Superheroes - Marvels - as forces of nature. You expect a storm to pay for the damage it caused? Who are they? From our perspective?What would we do if we were suddenly overrun by gods?A classic.

    27. Book Info: This collection contains Marvels issues #1-5.Other Useful Reviews: Gavin's reviewABSOLUTE RATING: 2.5/5 stars (Rounded Up)STANDARDIZED RATING: <2/5 stars>Like Busiek's Astro City, Marvels is a superhero tale told from a civilian perspective. Narrated by ace photographer Phil Sheldon, the story chronicles the initial rise of costumed heroes and tracks the swaying attitudes of the general public in response to their heroics, scandals, and blunders. But beyond that, it's mainly a [...]

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