- 出版社: Marvel (2010年1月6日)
- 丛书名: Graphic Novel Pb
- 平装: 248页
- 读者对象: 8 - 12 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 078514286X
- 条形码: 9780785142867
- 商品尺寸: 16.8 x 1 x 26 cm
- 商品重量: 431 g
- ASIN: 078514286X
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Marvels (英语) 平装 – 2010年1月6日
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Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily.
This isn't an Alan Moore-style deconstruction of the genre nor a Kingdom Come-style epic, but an alternative (and exciting) way to recast superhero stories in a more realistic and approachable way than most comic books currently do and in a family-friendly way without being childish. "Marvels" doesn't currently boast the reputation that other books illustrated by Alex Ross do, but I think it's actually a finer work and I strongly encourage you to seek it out. Marvel superheroes seem to be everywhere on television and movies today, but they never seem more real than they do in this book.
The highlights of this series are obvious. Alex Ross delivers gorgeous artwork that are alone enough to make the book worth buying. This combined with some of Marvel comics biggest events make for an amazing spectacle. Kurt Busiek, the writer captures the wonder and lingering fear of the people well. This makes the story as good as the Marvel Universe is likely capable of producing.
Unfortunately, the flaw in this book is the Marvel Universe itself. Specifically, the stories main theme is just how ungrateful and fearful almost everyone in this universe seems to be toward there heroes. The public is quick to forget all the heroes good deeds and complain about them not doing enough in public. Busiek makes some attempts to explain why people behave this way, and it works well in the early issues where the focus is on the paralells between the X-men and civil rights movements. But as it goes on and more abuse is heaped on everyone, it becomes hard not despise this world.
So, decent story with a significant flaw.
It pains me to say this, but Marvels by far outranks Kingdom Come! The story in Marvels is essentially a history of Marvel Comics, told through the eyes of a civilian who follows the evolution of the Marvel superheroes. It is freaking fantastic!!
So, if you are into comic books like me, I highly recommend buying this book. You won't be disappointed at all...regardless of which company you enjoy reading more.