Marvels (2020)

Marvels Kurt Busiek Alex Ross Marvels Marvels is a giant leap forward in the evolution of illustrated literature Stan LeeWithin the Marvel Universe heroes such as Spider Man swing from rooftop to rooftop while the Avengers soar high in
  • Title: Marvels
  • Author: Kurt Busiek Alex Ross
  • ISBN: 9780785113881
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
Marvels Kurt Busiek Alex Ross Marvels is a giant leap forward in the evolution of illustrated literature Stan LeeWithin the Marvel Universe, heroes such as Spider Man swing from rooftop to rooftop, while the Avengers soar high in the skies These figures, blessed with fantastic superhuman abilities, stand ready to battle the villains who threaten their world Yet living in the shadow of these extrao Marvels is a giant leap forward in the evolution of illustrated literature Stan LeeWithin the Marvel Universe, heroes such as Spider Man swing from rooftop to rooftop, while the Avengers soar high in the skies These figures, blessed with fantastic superhuman abilities, stand ready to battle the villains who threaten their world Yet living in the shadow of these extraordinary icons are ordinary men and women, who view the Marvels with a mixture of fear, disbelief, envy and admiration Among them is Phil Sheldon, a New York City photojournalist who has dedicated his career to covering the exploits of the Marvels and their effect on humankind.A richly painted historical overview of the entire Marvel Universe, Marvels spans from the first appearance of the Human Torch in 1939 to the fearsome coming of the world devouring Galactus, culminating in the shocking death of Gwen Stacy, Spider Man s first love While these stories may be familiar to Marvel fans, never before have they been told in this manner not from the hero s perspective, but through the eyes of the ordinary man named Phil Sheldon.In 1993, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross s realistic portrayal of the Marvel Universe in Marvels quickly became one of the biggest comic book hits of the decade Garnering overwhelming praise from critics, fans and fellow professionals, the series won the industry s highest honors with three Eisner Awards in 1994 In this landmark 10th Anniversary Edition, Marvels is presented in a lavish new hardcover format, collecting all four issues of the series plus the Human Torch short story from Marvels 0, production notes, Ross s sketchbook, behind the scenes stories of the making of Marvels, and Ross and Busiek s original proposals, tracing the development of the series.
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  1. Alejandro

    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, they were still decades aw [...]

  2. Dan Schwent

    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 but di [...]

  3. Kemper

    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 threatened by super [...]

  4. David Schaafsma

    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, 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 love of comics [...]

  5. Jonathan Terrington

    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 my [...]

  6. Jesse A

    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. Nicolo Yu

    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 several ot [...]

  8. Artemy

    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 obvious how arbitrarily and illogically hate is distributed among the superheroes in the Marvel [...]

  9. Sesana

    I ve read Marvels 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. Kayıp Rıhtım

    S per kahramanlar n ger ek oldu u bir d nyada s radan bir insan olman n nas l olaca n hi d nd n z m Bahsetti im ey, mesela yar n, birdenbire ehrinizde s per kahramanlar belirseydi ne hissederdiniz T m o patlamalar, y k lan binalar sizin ya ad n z ehrin g be inde olsayd Marvels, yani Mucizeler i te s per kahramanlar d nyas na bu ekilde yakla yor Bir s per kahraman izgi roman olsa da, olay kahramanlar n g z nden de il, s radan bir haber foto raf s n n g z nden anlat yor Mucizeler , izgi roman m z [...]

  11. Donovan

    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, like [...]

  12. Logan

    A good read So we have witnessed the birth of The Marvel Cinematic universe, from iron man 1 to Ant man and still 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 after they [...]

  13. Gavin

    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 fianc e because of the arrival of Sub Mariner and Torch, only [...]

  14. Rory Wilding

    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 interacts with our favouri [...]

  15. Robert Jazo

    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 nostalgia for Marvel Comics than most.In ot [...]

  16. Sarah

    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 looks back [...]

  17. Jedi JC Daquis

    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 battl [...]

  18. Timothy Boyd

    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

  19. Ritinha

    mpar homenagem s golden, silver e bronze ages dos comics, escrita por gente com vasto conhecimento do c none Marvel, materializada na superior e bel ssima arte de Alex Ross.

  20. Matti Karjalainen

    En noin yleisesti ottaen perusta juurikaan supersankarisarjakuvista, mutta Kurt Busiekin k sikirjoittama ja Alex Rossin upeasti kuvittama Marvels Egmont, 2001 on yksi s nn n vahvistavista poikkeuksista Se ilmestyi alun perin nelinumeroisena minisarjana vuonna 1994 Kiinnostavaksi sarjakuvan tekee se, ett supersankareiden sijasta tapahtumia kuvataan newyorkilaisen valokuvaajan Phil Sheldonin n k kulmasta Sheldon on siell miss tapahtuu, osin ty ns vuoksi ja osin tahtomattaan Liekin ja Namorin ensim [...]

  21. Callie Rose Tyler

    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 looking fo [...]

  22. Mary Catelli

    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 their ingra [...]

  23. Jim

    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.

  24. Jedhua

    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 starsLike 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 story about Phil [...]

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