Until Marvels, the only graphic novels we'd read were the Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way (which we love), but our mate lent us this one, as we're interested in writing our own. It's fantastic. The artwork by Alex Ross is incredible and the story by Kurt Busiek is unique. Instead of a comic where you just follow the superhero, this book is told from the point of view of a photo journalist and his take on the superheroes, or marvels, as he calls them. He witnesses the things you don't see in other stories - the devastating effects on the city as the Marvels battle with each other, the innocent bystanders caught up in the fights, and the people's attitudes to the Marvels. Phil's attitude towards the Marvels changes through the stories - he fears them, he loves them, he hates them, he feels sorry for them. And it's brilliant to take the journey with him. We'd recommend this to anyone, even if you're not a fan of graphic novels.