This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew dives into Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.

Marvel Comics brings back Busiek and Ross’s fully painted retelling of key moments in the birth of the Marvel Universe, as seen through the eyes of an innocent bystander.

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  1. So glad you guys are doing a podcast i can relate to lol. Ah, Marvels, this series of comics was actually my very first owned as a kid. I loved the covers, I remember they were made of laminated paper of some kind. I really cant remember what the story was about because as a kid i didnt pay much attention to it, but the art was awesome

  2. Marvels was a series that blew me away amidst the 90’s kill ’em all,/ look at my overly juiced muscles attitude. The fact that a normal human was the main character was relatively unheard of at the time, even in one-shots.
    This was also my introduction to the art of Alex Ross, and the vision to paint these Gods and Monsters as people. The realism was more surreal than any Neil Gaiman Tome or Image Comics cover.

  3. I would like to suggest a review of Batman the Cult from the 80’s. This mini-series set outside of continuity (As far as I know) broke the Batman down more than Hush, Knightfall and anything else they threw at him inbetween.
    Robin & Batman using guns? Bats brokn and brainwashed ? WTF? That was not the 30 minutes to prepare Batman we love and hate today.

  4. Glad to see you review it. It was a very mellow comic, but I still liked it. But it wasn’t that epic and because of that probably isn’t that famous (like, say, Kingdom Come).

    If I’m not mistaken, it is also one of the few limited series graphic novels by Marvel. DC beats them in that category.

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