I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Marvel Comics #1000 by Al Ewing, et al.

Book 3/75


Marvel Comics #1000
by Al Ewing, et al.
Published by Marvel Comics
March 17, 2020
144 pages • Hardcover
ISBN 978-1302921378 • $29.99


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Book description:
Eighty years! An army of legendary creators! One story! All in one sensational hardcover! In celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary, we have gathered the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between two covers! Names from the past, the present and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comics luminaries! A mystery threads throughout the Marvel Universe -- one that began in MARVEL COMICS #1 and unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask? And who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? As secrets are peeled away, answers await the entirety of the Marvel Universe! The landmark event is collected together with an awesome assortment of bonus features!

Written by: AL EWING, AUDREY LOEB, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, DECLAN SHALVEY, VITA AYALA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, KAARE ANDREWS, FRANK TIERI, AMY REEDER, NICK SPENCER, ROGER STERN, SCOTT AUKERMAN, BRIAN POSEHN, BILL MORRISON & MORE!

Art by: AMANDA CONNER, DECLAN SHALVEY, HOWARD CHAYKIN, KAARE ANDREWS, HUMBERT ORAMOS, NATACHA BUSTOS, JERRY ORDWAY, DARIO BRIZUELA, DAN PANOSIAN, BILL MORRISON & MORE!

Collecting:
MARVEL COMICS #1000-1001, PLUS EXTRAS!


A mixed bag of one page stories by a variety of writers and artists, with each page highlighting 1 thing that happened in each year of Marvel's 80 year history. Like most of these anthology issues with so many writers and artists, some of the bits are better than others. The idea that there has been a common thread running thru the Marvel Universe since the first issue and is now coming to light is a cool idea, but does feel a little forced, as the idea of the Eternity Mask seems shoehorned into some aspects of the story, but I do think it's a clever idea and I'm interested to see how this will all play out in the grand scheme of things in the Marvel comic universe.

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