Review: 1985 #1

1985 #1 cover1985 #1
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

While Wolverine’s claws are the closest thing to a cameo inside the issue that’s not to say this isn’t worth your time.

Mark Millar (and I am not generally a fan of his work) weaves together an intriguingly off-beat account of being a comic book fan in 1985. One that seemingly crosses over with the real Marvel Universe.

If you were reading comic books in the ’80s, it’s definitely worth a read.

From Marvel (preview): “Before SECRET INVASION…before WORLD WAR HULK…before CIVIL WAR… The most powerful super-villains in the Marvel Universe gather their might to wreak havoc on the one place they’ve never before set foot—YOUR WORLD! As mankind’s enemies cut a swath of destruction with unprecedented ferocity and ruthlessness, the fate of the planet rests in the hands of one person: Toby, a 13-year-old boy who holds the key to uniting his comic-book idols, the Marvel Heroes!” On sale May 29, 2008.

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15 years ago

Yup… looking forward to Old Man Logan. I like Millar when he takes his writing seriously and speaks with a quieter voice. His over-the-top stuff, the superheroes as rock stars, Wolverine kills millions of ninjas just doesn’t work for me. Y’know… it’s funny. Michael turned me onto Naruto (the manga — highly recommended) and now I have him reading Cerebus. And he likes it! As for Dante — I have hooked on Calvin & Hobbes (he wants to play Calvin ball) and just started him on the Tick. And, this is the best, we just got the Get Smart DVDs.… Read more »

Glenn Selser
15 years ago

Yeah, I liked this also. I kind of like Mark Millar, but I can understand why you would not.
Did you know that he is doing a Wolverine story set in the future in Wolvies main book. I do not know if I will like it but I will deifnately give it a try.

Glenn Selser
15 years ago

That was around the time I got into Cerebus. Has he gotten to Church and State yet? I like Cerebus, but with C&S it gets a little more indepth and mature. I had to read those again later to really appreciate them when I was older.

I am current unpacking in our new house in Rockville, but yes when things wind down I would love to indulge a little creativity or at least get togehter watch POV, talk and have a few beers.

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