Comic Book Review

Marvel Comics #1000

Marvel Comics #1000
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Marvel Comics

THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!
There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe – one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away?
Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!

There’s very little new to this issue, so actually reviewing it doesn’t make much sense. It’s a recap to practically Marvel’s entire history, told in single page snippets. Each page is by a different team, so there’s almost certainly something everyone will love, and likely something everyone won’t. But it’s not what each page says or shows that makes this issue a special one. It’s certainly not the art, which comes in such a variety of styles as to be indescribable, and it’s not the story, which most comic readers will already be aware of. It’s the milestone that makes this something special, and the way the company chooses to honor everything that has come before.

There’s very few issue 1,000s of anything, and that fact alone makes this comic noteworthy. The fact that Marvel has done such an excellent job in paying homage to it’s entire catalog really makes it something special. This will become a part of comic book history, pure and simple. It may not tell a fantastic new story or introduce the next greatest villain, but no Marvel collection will ever be complete again without this look back, and ahead.


Marvel Comics #1000


A Recap of Everything Marvel and a Hint of What's to Come

A great way to recap the sometimes imposing history of the Marvel universe! Issue #1,000 shows off a lot of the leading talent from today, and drops clues about what to expect from tomorrow. A fun way to catch up on the highlights for new readers, and a fantastic memorial to everything that has come before for the faithful.


Brian has been reading comics since January, 1987, when the death of Optimus Prime rocked his young world. Once a regular presenter on The Nerdstravaganza Podcast, Brian now writes for Florida Geek Scene.