Review: 1985 #1

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Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

While Wolverine’s claws are the closest thing to a cameo inside the issue that’s not to say this isn’t worth your time.

Mark Millar (and I am not generally a fan of his work) weaves together an intriguingly off-beat account of being a comic book fan in 1985. One that seemingly crosses over with the real Marvel Universe.

If you were reading comic books in the ’80s, it’s definitely worth a read.

From Marvel (preview): “Before SECRET INVASION…before WORLD WAR HULK…before CIVIL WAR… The most powerful super-villains in the Marvel Universe gather their might to wreak havoc on the one place they’ve never before set foot—YOUR WORLD! As mankind’s enemies cut a swath of destruction with unprecedented ferocity and ruthlessness, the fate of the planet rests in the hands of one person: Toby, a 13-year-old boy who holds the key to uniting his comic-book idols, the Marvel Heroes!” On sale May 29, 2008.

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  1. Yeah, I liked this also. I kind of like Mark Millar, but I can understand why you would not.
    Did you know that he is doing a Wolverine story set in the future in Wolvies main book. I do not know if I will like it but I will deifnately give it a try.

  2. Yup… looking forward to Old Man Logan.

    I like Millar when he takes his writing seriously and speaks with a quieter voice.

    His over-the-top stuff, the superheroes as rock stars, Wolverine kills millions of ninjas just doesn’t work for me.

    Y’know… it’s funny. Michael turned me onto Naruto (the manga — highly recommended) and now I have him reading Cerebus. And he likes it!

    As for Dante — I have hooked on Calvin & Hobbes (he wants to play Calvin ball) and just started him on the Tick.

    And, this is the best, we just got the Get Smart DVDs. So between Red vs. Blue (hysterical) and Don Adams… I think we have our summer set.

    You have any time to indulge your creative side?

  3. That was around the time I got into Cerebus. Has he gotten to Church and State yet? I like Cerebus, but with C&S it gets a little more indepth and mature. I had to read those again later to really appreciate them when I was older.

    I am current unpacking in our new house in Rockville, but yes when things wind down I would love to indulge a little creativity or at least get togehter watch POV, talk and have a few beers.

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