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Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 5

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45 review for Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 5

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rich Meyer

    This is one of those rare golden age series in which there isn't a bad feature in the book. Marvel Mystery Comics are reprinted completely in this Masterworks series and these stories often continue over the course of several issues, something that didn't seem to happen very oftenover at their Distinguished Competition. This volume had some great artwork by Carl Burgos, Paul Gustavson, and the great Bill Everett on The Sub-Mariner. You cannot go wrong reading this one! This is one of those rare golden age series in which there isn't a bad feature in the book. Marvel Mystery Comics are reprinted completely in this Masterworks series and these stories often continue over the course of several issues, something that didn't seem to happen very oftenover at their Distinguished Competition. This volume had some great artwork by Carl Burgos, Paul Gustavson, and the great Bill Everett on The Sub-Mariner. You cannot go wrong reading this one!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Adam Graham

    This book has one huge highlight and that is the first ever superhero team up between Namor, the Submariner and the Human Torch. This happened more than a decade before Batman and Superman teamed up and is notable because these two had previously fought each other but now were combining forces against the Nazis. It's a superb classic story that's overlooked in comic history. As for the rest of the book, Namor continues to be a highlight of any book in which he appears as you see the complexity of This book has one huge highlight and that is the first ever superhero team up between Namor, the Submariner and the Human Torch. This happened more than a decade before Batman and Superman teamed up and is notable because these two had previously fought each other but now were combining forces against the Nazis. It's a superb classic story that's overlooked in comic history. As for the rest of the book, Namor continues to be a highlight of any book in which he appears as you see the complexity of the character as well as his shift to war-footing. He continues to be fearsome, moody, and unpredictable. The book's final Namor story has him, oddly enough, returning to New York to fight in a boxing match. The Torch stories are more standard fare. They're well-written but not all that memorable. The Angel and Ka-Zar strips work in serialization with the Ka-Zar having a two part story and the Angel having a three part story. This made a lot of sense and I wish more Golden Age comics had done multi-part stories particularly as paper shortages required shorter stories. The Angel story features the Cat's Claw, a villainess who calls to mind the Pulp Heroine Miss Fury. Ka-Zar's last solo story is of note as he takes on the Nazis and drives them out of Africa. The Terry Vance stories are light juvenile detective tales that could have stood a bit more development. The only truly unenjoyable story is Electro, the Robot whose stories are tedious to read. Thankfully, he's not included in the final issue. The text stories in this book are noteworthy as they're about the heroes of the comic books. Thus we get stories about Terry Vance, the Angel, and the Human Torch, which is nicer than the generics included in many golden age Comic books. Overall, there are already some slight declines in comic book quality already visible in this book, but each strip (except Electro) is enjoyable in its own right, the text stories are interesting, and the story of the Submariner-Human Torch team up make this a must-read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Boyd

    Fantastic reprint of these Golden Age of Comics issues. The first appearance of such iconic characters as the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner appear here. Great collection of rare comics. Very recommended

  4. 5 out of 5

    Szava

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ben Kalman

  6. 5 out of 5

    Max Worrall

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ed

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stacie Davis

  9. 5 out of 5

    ISMOTU

  10. 4 out of 5

    C. Edward Edward

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Kahan

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mike Hill

  16. 4 out of 5

    Troy-David Phillips

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chas

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anna

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kate Raisen

  20. 5 out of 5

    Matthew J. Costello

  21. 5 out of 5

    Robert Rodriguez

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jean-Simon Côté

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alex Reverman

  24. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angelo

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joshlynn

  27. 4 out of 5

    Monster X

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wikimedia Italia

  29. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

  30. 4 out of 5

    Brook Gale

  31. 5 out of 5

    William

  32. 5 out of 5

    Douglas

  33. 4 out of 5

    Larry

  34. 5 out of 5

    Casey Nicholson

  35. 4 out of 5

    BMR, LCSW

  36. 5 out of 5

    Billy Candelaria

  37. 5 out of 5

    Jim Syler

  38. 5 out of 5

    Milena

  39. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Mcguinness

  40. 4 out of 5

    Joel

  41. 4 out of 5

    Firestorm

  42. 4 out of 5

    Steve Torres-roman

  43. 5 out of 5

    Stefano

  44. 5 out of 5

    Robert Neuenschwander

  45. 4 out of 5

    Chris

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