- Age Range: 9 and up
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Series: Evolutionary War
- Hardcover: 472 pages
- Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (September 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785155473
- ISBN-13: 978-0785155478
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Evolutionary War Hardcover – September 28, 2011
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
I went into this book with somewhat lowered expectations and looking back that was probably a good thing. This isn't comic book storytelling as seen today. The hyper-detailed artwork, and overly padded storytelling commonplace in today's comics is thankfully absent. Modern ultra-realistic reality TV dialogue is nowhere to be found. This is a 1980s Marvel comic book action drama, with ideas flying off the pages almost half realized and too rapid to fully grasp before moving on to the next chapter. Characters speak, fight, and interact like comic book characters. The comics reprinted in this collection typically follow the "9-panel grid" type of storytelling with splash action pages interspersed throughout. And I didn't mind it one bit! In my opinion, this is what A COMIC BOOK should read like!
The basic premise of this book is that a very old being called the High Evolutionary decides to speed up the evolution of the human race, to make them near-godlike super beings. As we learn through backstories and flashbacks, the High Evolutionary was a turn-of-the (20th) century scientist who "super-engineered" himself to near godhood. Additionally, via the use of an "evolutionary accelerator ray" the High Evolutionary succeeded in evolving animals such as cows, goats, hogs, etc to manhood.Read more ›
The individual issues of the event are loosely tied together by plot, but the majority of them are solid single issues... only maybe two of them were average. The climax issue involves a great line-up of Avengers (who happen to be reservists because the active members are missing), including Hercules, Cap, Falcon, Hulk, Yellowjacket, and Beast. The fact that the story plays out loosely didn't at all detract from reading this book cover to cover.
The High Evolutionary is really a cool villain. The last 100 pages or so of this volume chronicle his origin, incorporating the origins of no less than: Adam Warlock, Spider-Woman, the Knights of Wundagore, Counter-Earth, Man-Beast, and Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. By the time I was done with his origin story, I had that great feeling of satisfaction that I was just let in on some major, relevant Marvel History. The H.E. is one of those philosophical villains - very powerful (stood toe to toe with Apocalypse and repelled Galactus from Counter-Earth), but not violent or evil, just idealistic and revolutionary. It isn't brow-beating, however.
To sum: great history, cool villain, good single issues. Don't miss this omnibus, it's a worthy addition!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thia is like the ultimate edition of this story. The High Evolutionary wants to make the world in his image. Read morePublished 20 months ago by the 64/28Sept20Feb27
As a big fan of comic books from the 1980s and 90s, I looked forward to reading the Evolutionary War. However, I was completely disappointed with the issues. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by White Rose