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All's not well in the Marvel Universe in the year 1602 as strange storms are brewing and strange new powers are emerging! Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America, and more appear in the waning days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, Gaiman weaves a thrilling mystery. How and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before ...

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All's not well in the Marvel Universe in the year 1602 as strange storms are brewing and strange new powers are emerging! Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America, and more appear in the waning days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, Gaiman weaves a thrilling mystery. How and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they're supposed to?

Collects Marvel 1602 #1-8.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The always inventive Gaiman has concocted an unlikely-but fantastically successful-superhero comic that transfers Marvel's classic characters to the Elizabethan period. Nick Fury is still a lethal government operative, but now he's an adviser to Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty is equally reliant on magician and doctor Stephen Strange. X-Men mentor Charles Xavier still shepherds a band of mutant teens, only now he's called Carlos Javier, and the mutants are known, and mistrusted, as "witchbreed." Carlos's mysterious nemesis has taken on a new job: grand inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. Peter Parker (here "Parquah") is still a confused but well-meaning teenager who has yet to be bitten by a radioactive spider. Placed in a period landscape (rendered in rich, painterly panels by illustrator Kubert and digital painter Richard Isanove), these familiar characters must grapple with the issues of the day, chief among them the machinations of the evil King James of Scotland. And, in classic superhero style, they must save the world. The improbable combination works remarkably well, as the superheroes' strange abilities adapt to Elizabethan culture. This glorious adventure is peppered with Scott McKowen's gorgeous, moody cover-art woodcuts. (Oct.) Forecast: Gaiman's dedicated following will flock to this; script pages and detailed notes and sketches in the back make it an even more attractive package. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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This marvelous oversized hardcover by the acclaimed Gaiman (Sandman) takes the Marvel superheroes and villains of the 1960s-the original X-Men, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, and many others-and places them in the early 17th century. While the Inquisition burns mutants at the stake, English spymaster Nicholas Fury and royal physician Dr. Stephen Strange confer with an ailing Queen Elizabeth about a powerful treasure of the Knights Templar that must be brought to England for safekeeping-and about the strange weather patterns that some feel portend the end of the world. Part of the fun of a book like this is seeing familiar characters in surprising new guises, and Gaiman doesn't disappoint on that score. But he also provides a highly enjoyable story of alliances and betrayals, of misdirection and revelation, with a more sf basis than the fantasies he is known for. (Readers should avoid the introduction, which gives away too much.) Marvel fans will be thrilled with the book, while Gaiman fans are likely to be split, with some finding it too slight-but it's strongly recommended for all collections, for teens and adults. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785110736
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Publication date: 6/22/2005
  • Series: 1602 Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    By far the best graphic novel I have read.

    The art, the story, the characters, it all flows so easily off the page. The only problem is I have not been able to find a graphic novel that can stand up to it. So if you like comics I would suggest you read others before you get this far, or you will be disappointed with everything else you read from then on. Once again, Great graphic novel.

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    GREAT BOOK.

    Just as the first reviewer said, this book ties in really well. The ending was a great surprise, and I, too, couldnt put this book down. You see many familiar Marvel characters and many hints as to other characters that will come about one day. Just as my headline says, it is a GREAT BOOK.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Absolutely incredible...

    I wish Neil Gaiman would write more for the Marvel Universe. Expertly crafted with great twists and reveals to keep you hooked. Highly recommended.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Fun change of pace for X-men

    Beautifully illustrated with a great story encompassing a number of Marvel characters in surprising form. If you've ever been a fan of the X-men, there's no reason you wouldn't enjoy this revisioning of the universe.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Excellent read, beautifull artwork.

    Neil Gaiman is a brilliant story teller. The story is griping and well placed in Elizabethean history. This is such a turbulant and interesting time in history anyway and when you include these wonderful versions of marvel characters it makes a great story that comic fans and noncomic fans will enjoy. The atrwork has a look to it that emulates etching which looks amazing and sets it well into the period. A warning, if you're like me you will want more and you will be disappointed in the next installment. 1602 fantastik Four just isnt as good. It has a different writer and illustrator that dont quite hit the mark and dont integrate the story into the period as well as Gaiman. It is entertaining but not as good. 1602 is one one the best graphic novels I've ever read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2005

    Incredible

    Everything tied together so well. The twist blew me away and kept me reading. Once I started I couldn't stop reading it. The illustrations were perfect.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Amazing book

    I absolutley love this book. Six stars!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Great read, different...

    Grew up on Marvel. Enjoyed seeing characters in a different venue.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Very good.

    I dont read many comics but enjoyed this...

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    THIS BOOK IS GOOD

    WHAT SO GOOD ABOUT THIIS BOOK IS THAT THE MARVEL HEROS ARE IN A 16TH CENTURY OF ENGALND.BUT THE BOOK IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND BUT THE BOOK IS GOOD

    3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    Great graphic novel looked good on my nook but would look GREAT

    Great graphic novel looked good on my nook but would look GREAT on my iPad. Why won't it work on iPad?? I paid for it, why can't I read it on my device of choice???

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Great take on classic characters

    I have always loved what if stories. This one is awsome and is well worth reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Good read, fantastic art

    Enjoyed the plot and the graphics- (and I'm a Bill Willingham Fables fan, not all graphics make the cut)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Fantastic!

    I was drawn in by the beautiful illustration and wonderful story. The way Neil brought history together with some of my favorite characters was magic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Loved it!

    I have enjoyed reading Neil Gaiman's stories for years and he didn't let me down this time either! Great story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Marvel lives on!

    1602- has been a great depiction of history meets comics. Classic adventures and most of all beautifully linked story lines. I hope these forms of comics continue. I was not able to put this down at all. Wonderfully illustrated and well organized! Thank you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Couldnt put it down!

    Awesome read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Neil Gaiman does it again!

    Great read. I recommended this to my husband and I just know he'll love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Gaiman is once again brilliant

    As an avid fan of Marvel since the early 80s, I have enjoyed the best it has to offer. 1602 tops it all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Just what you'd Expect from Neil Gaiman.

    My only gripe is that I wish it was longer. Gaiman's take on our current world events and 2012 collective unconscious along with strange weather, ties in neatly to the world of Marvel 1602 and provides a context for all to ponder science, history, philosophy, morality, loyalty and folk lore.

    It was a real treat especially getting to read the Marvel Universe through his eyes since I've been a loyal Marvel fan for most of my life.

    Don't miss this.

    'Much is expected from those with much to give'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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