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Marvel Boy Hardcover – October 8, 2008
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I have to say I agreed with his points after reading it, I've started sharing it to other friends so they can read it as well.
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.Read more ›
Written by Grant Morrison
Illustrated by J.G. Jones
(Marvel Comics, 2001)
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)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good art but zero plot or character development. It's that simple. Over rated. Only for people who want everything Morrison has written.Published 2 months ago by thirdtwin
Nothing amazing but definitely a fun comic to read.Published 6 months ago by Margarita G. Gutierrez
I knew this was going to be good when the new 2014 paperback edition reached a "only x-many left" status within one day after release. So I ordered it immediately. Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by thedean
Moreso than any other graphic novel author, Grant Morrison produces work that is either brilliantly creative and original (Doom Patrol, Animal Man, We3) or pretentiously... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by DG
I didn't want to invest in a brand new copy but something in good enough condition to still read and enjoy! Everything was exactly as described in the information. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Clanc287
The whole comic has a DC feel to it. From the cover, the artwork to the whole plot. Here is a revised Kree warrior, purporting to be done in Kirbyesque fashion but I didn't get the... Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by danny boy
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. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Awesome
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. Read morePublished on November 21, 2008 by Kid Kyoto