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Essential Captain Marvel, Vol. 2 (Marvel Essentials) Paperback – March 6, 2013

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 520 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (March 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785145362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785145363
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael H. Lickteig on November 3, 2013
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Captain Marvel hits his stride with brilliant storytelling by Jim Starlin in this recent edition to the "Essential Marvel" line. This collection includes the introduction of Thanos and Drax the Destroyer; their confrontation with Captain Marvel and the Avengers is an integral part of Marvel Comics history. Along the way, Kree warrior Mar-Vell gains cosmic awareness, transcending not only his alien origins but his status as a second-rate Marvel character. The other stories in this compilation are good, but Jim Starlin's epic tale of Thanos' plot to gain the Cosmic Cube and become God is what makes this collection special. The black and white reprinting on cheap paper is a negative, but these inexpensive volumes are an excellent way to check out the early history of the Marvel Universe.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Def - W. F. on September 17, 2014
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It looks like Mar-Vell, warrior of the Kree Empire, has gone through the emotions ever since he was assigned to infiltrate Earth. The love for the medic Una. The jealousy-filled betrayal by Colonel Yon-Rogg. The suspicion of his cover identity from the humans he interacts with. Confrontations with super heroes and villains. The manipulations of the Kree Supreme Intelligence. And the union with Rick Jones through the "Nega-Bands". Thus, Captain Mar-Vell was reborn, renounced his Kree heritage and fully accepted his role as a hero. However, in CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 2, things get more complicated for Mar-Vell, Rick and even the universe, which will have future repercussions in both a cosmic ... and personal scale.

This volume collects tales from CAPTAIN MARVEL (Vol. 1) # 22-46, IRON MAN (Vol. 1) # 55 and MARVEL FEATURE (Vol. 1) # 12. As Mar-Vell and Rick fight offbeat foes and sometimes each other dealing with the inter-dimensional body-switches (one stays on Earth while the other's in the Negative Zone), sinister events from space are about to land. The mastermind behind it all: the power-mad god named Thanos! His sole obsession: destroying the entire universe for his true love --- Death! His forces include the Controller, the Super-Skrull, the Blood Brothers and the all-powerful Cosmic Cube. It's up to Mar-Vell's "cosmic awareness", the Thing, Iron Man and his fellow Avengers, Drax the Destroyer and Moondragon, with help from Mentor and Eros (renamed Starfox) of Titan, to halt the holocaust. Afterwards, the battles arch-foes the Living Laser, Nitro and the Lunatic Legion, not to mention the trial of Uatu the Watcher. Mar-Vell and Rick finally, and literally, separate to deal with their own personal matters, but later reunite for a journey in space.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Buck60 on June 12, 2014
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The first part of this collection of the old stories, the middle part is Written and drawn by Jim Stalin and starts the Thanos Saga. this still inflenuces the Marvel Universe. The last part is mostly written By Steve Englehart, Just as good.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 1, 2014
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I enjoyed this but volume 1 was better. It seems as you get closer to the 1980s some story lines just don't hold up well. The 1970s were really a time for great writing.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Palmer on July 13, 2013
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I was a comic fiend as a child, but I never got to buy actual comics. I could buy bargain packs - stripped comics in 2-for-a-quarter plastic bags. I liked Captain Marvel, but could never find him in these packs. (Duh - the more popular a title was, the less chance of them being remaindered.)

I love that Marvel is putting out actual books with some of their old time comics. These are in black and white, but they tell the story. Okay, it's *not* as good without the white and gold photon trail which looked *so cool* in color. But it let me patch a lot of holes in my childhood memories.

(Ob-troll) "But why don't we ever get to see him say SHAZAM! anymore?" (/Ob-Troll)
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