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The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty’s premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of “witchbreed” sightings — young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends? In MARVEL 1602, award-winning writer Neil Gaiman presents a unique vision of the Marvel Universe set four hundred years in the past. Classic Marvel icons such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil appear in this intriguing world of 17th- century science and sorcery, instantly familiar to readers, yet subtly different in this new time. MARVEL 1602 combines classic Marvel action and adventure with the historically accurate setting of Queen Elizabeth’s reign to create a unique series unlike any other published by Marvel Comics. Collecting MARVEL 1602 #1-8. 


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Neil Gaiman is probably best known for his work on Sandman, and when I heard he was going to do a Marvel project I was shocked. When I finally got around to picking this up, I had trouble putting it down. The story is well put together and the art by Andy Kubert and covers by Scott McKowen are amazing, but what puts it over the top is the unique finishes to the illustrations. Through out the novel, it was thrilling to see a 17th century version of some of our favorite heroes. The only complaint ...

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GN Review -- Marvel 1602 / Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, and Richard 0

Originally posted on my blog, The Comics Cove, not too long ago...I've been meaning to read Marvel 1602 for years, but only just recently hit that magical convalescence of having the time, energy, inclination, and proximity to put my hands on a copy and read it. It's an imaginative take on my favorite superhero universe, by one of my favorite writers, and has an epic span that weaves history and fiction so seamlessly that you're almost convinced it could have been a part of the 1600s.In other wo...

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