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Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2005 under Reviews | No comments

Marvels
Written by Kurt Busiek
Painted by Alex Ross

Just finished this one two nights ago and for the most part, it holds up to the high praise it received from the guys at Comic Geek Speak. The artwork was all Alex Ross, and although that is saying enough, it probably isn't. He is able to capture moments and characters in a astounding way that leaves you riveted and yearning for more. His depiction of Spider-Man, though not the conventional thin and un-humanly agile version, is my among my favorites - mainly, because of the realistic movements and positions Ross portrays him in. It becomes palpable that Spidey is an actual person, with a viable physique and stature.

My only point of contention or un-enjoyment was the way in which the book concluded. I won't spoil it for those of you that planning on reading it, but I have to say that I was disappointed. With the extraordinary writing in the first two "books", I felt that something was lacking in the resolution of the third.

Aside from that, I definitely recommend this to any Busiek reader and, of course, it is a must for any Ross fan. Enjoy.

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