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Marvel Boy Hardcover – October 8, 2008


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (October 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785134409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785134404
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,367,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great art, great story and excellent plot build up.
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From this point on the story is a blur of great ideas and shiny visuals, and the climax to the whole thing is wonderfully absurd.
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I read it all in one sitting and was totally engrossed the entire time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Grant Morrison has always managed to weave stories that have been just plain weird at first glance, yet also provide innovative storytelling that leaves a lasting impression. He's done it with his runs on Animal Man, JLA, New X-Men, The Filth, and countless others besides; and Marvel Boy is no different. Crafted during his all too-brief tenure at Marvel when he was re-vitalizing the X-Men, Morrison's Marvel Boy tells the story of Kree warrior Noh-Varr, whose ship has crash landed in New Jersey of all places. It isn't long before Noh-Varr is captured by an insane man named Midas who seeks to use Noh-Varr and his Kree technology to his own advantage, even if it means manipulating his own daughter to get what he wants. It does take some time to fully get all of what Morrison is throwing at you with Marvel Boy, but once you do, you'll find some strikingly mature themes and sharp surprises that will keep you interested. Not to mention that the artwork from Morrison's current Final Crisis partner and Wanted artist J.G. Jones is simply gorgeous stuff. The only downside of Marvel Boy is that it isn't necessarily something that everyone can get into. For Morrison regulars, this isn't something new in the least, but the tone of Marvel Boy may be off-putting for some. Still though, it's great to see Morrison's Marvel Boy recollected in a handsome hardcover edition, and if you missed out on it the first time around and are a Morrison fan or have been following Noh-Varr's exploits in Secret Invasion, Marvel Boy is definitely a worthwhile pick up.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
What if you were an alien stranded on a primitive world, hated and feared by civilizations that,quite simply,suck? Would you fight for their safety, and admiration? Probably not, and neither does Noh-var. Put simply,the first chapter in the Marvel Boy trilogy (if it indeed is still that) seems to be Grant Morrison channeling the imaginations of Jack Kirby and Satan simultaniously, and writing the images he recieves down as words.
As fast-paced, and hallucinogenic as he felt like making it. Morrison crafts what couldn't be deemed a dense tale of charactor driven pathos, however it does out-do The Authority for people with personalities( after all, how many issues of people sitting around for three issues only to hit the world conquering threat of the month into submission- without development of characters can you handle?) the development of the characters takes a passanger-side seat to the plot, with neither truly dominating the other... although the plot does speak with a louder,shinier voice at times. Marvel Boy doesn't really break any new ground, until it's too late, and you realize just what is really going on. That's all i'll say about the story, not that what happens is a major suprise, it's just that I hate thinking i'll ruin someone's fun.
Art-wise, J.G. Jones is definetly hitting strides. The art is a perfect compliment to the story, picking up just enough of certain Kirby-isms without being anything other than an homage, even though Jones' art looks nothing like Kirby's. Weird I know, and when you look at the art you might think i'm crazy, but... Just study the overall flow of the story, and it might come to you. The art brings an unparalleled sense of design to the characters that just plain makes sense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Awesome on September 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Easily one of Morrison's best works. I read it all in one sitting and was totally engrossed the entire time. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi / superhero extreme romps. Give it read and I bet you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kid Kyoto VINE VOICE on November 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This early 2000s saw the debut of Grant Morrison's "zen-facist" hero Marvel Boy. Marvel Boy is a Kree explorer from an alternate reality. After his ship is destroyed his crew killed, and he is almost dissected he vows revenge on the Earth. He starts by carving the words 'F-You' 5 blocks tall in New York City.

The bulk of the action is Marvel Boy's battle with Midas, a multi-trillionaire whose "dreams is to plunder the radiant treasure houses of heaven itself one day". Crazy ideas abound like sentient corporations, multiple personality AIs and a love interest named for a medieval torture device.

The end promises Marvel Boy 2:001, a sequel that never happened. But even so the book is worth reading and even the ending feels right.

JG Jones' art deserves special praise here, he can do anything from a city street to an interdimensional limbo and make it look perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on July 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
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"Marvel Boy"
Written by Grant Morrison
Illustrated by J.G. Jones
(Marvel Comics, 2001)
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Somewhere along the line, I grew weary of Grant Morrison's absurdity-laced deconstructions of the superhero genre, but this book, which collects the Marvel Boy miniseries of 2000-2001, is a real hoot. Recasting the third-string 1950s sci-fi hero as a bad-ass Kree warrior, Morrison places Noh-Varr in an amplified "Man Who Fell To Earth" scenario, where his reality-warping Kree technology is stolen by a rapacious billionaire who wants to give himself Thanos-like superpowers. There are aspects of this story that recalls the dreary, repetitive "weirdness" of the Vertigo imprint, but overall, I found this to be a pretty fun, frequently funny story with a few intriguing sci-fi tweaks. Definitely worth checking out. (DJ Joe Sixpack, ReadThatAgain bok reviews)
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