- 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 25.7 cm
- 商品重量: 431 g
- ASIN: 078514286X
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Marvels (英语) 平装 – 2010年1月6日
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.
Unless you've been living in a cave for the past 20 years (or you just don't read comics, which amounts to the same thing), you already know that Alex Ross is one of the best artists in the business, and Kurt Busiek is a pretty darn good writer as well.
"We are all living under the shadow of Dr. Manhattan." I read a theory that Geoff Johns has been spending his entire comic book career trying (and, in my opinion, failing) to "refute" Alan Moore's "Watchmen." Busiek, on the other hand, does it easily, over and over again, and "Marvels" is just one example of this. "Superheroes don't make any sense," Watchmen would tell us. "Marvels" disagrees. This is the tale of one reporter, Phil Sheldon, as he lives through the beginning of the era of Marvels in the 40's - with the original Human Torch, Namor, and Captain America, through the early 60's; where the golden era of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four mixes with the anti-mutant hatred against the X-men; all the way up to a tragic event in Spider-Man's life. You don't need to know much about Marvel comics to enjoy this, but you more you know, the more you'll get out of this.
At first the ending threw me for a loop, but after thinking about it for a bit, it made sense to me.
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.
What makes this book stand out is the jaw dropping art of Alex Ross.