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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Excellence!
There is so much to say about this collection! Firstly - it is probably the most amazingly low priced value-for-money collection ever! This could so easily have been an expensive hardback - or even three! - The fact that this is a paperback - but beautifully produced makes it a fantastic tome.
The title is abit of a mis-nomer - calling this an 'Avengers' collection...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dumb fun
This is a fun book, collecting all of Thanos' original run of stories (pre-resurrection), mostly written by his original creator, Jim Stalin. Be warned, however, that they are very, very old, and it shows. This was written during a time when the target audience for comics were children, who wouldn't have had the disposable income to purchase every consecutive issue of...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Excellence!, 25 Feb 2013
This review is from: Avengers vs. Thanos (Paperback)
There is so much to say about this collection! Firstly - it is probably the most amazingly low priced value-for-money collection ever! This could so easily have been an expensive hardback - or even three! - The fact that this is a paperback - but beautifully produced makes it a fantastic tome.
The title is abit of a mis-nomer - calling this an 'Avengers' collection is cashing in on their popularity at the moment even if Thanos is to be the big bad in the next Avengers film. The bulk of these issues are Capatin Marvel and Warlock's battles against Thanos, and neither were a real member at the time (or ever!?), there are some Iron Man tie-in appearances and the Thing, even some Daredevil and Black Widow and of course MoonDragon co-stars alot and the Avengers team of the time are around - but there's only one Avengers issue (125) and one Annual (7) of the actual Avengers title reproduced here.
That being said - this collection is an amazing one whatever they call it!
This is the gold-standard of cosmic super-hero storytelling that has never been surpassed. Never mind the 'Rebirth' of ThanosSilver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanosleading to the Infinity Gauntlet stuff Infinity Gauntlet, not even the Death of Captain Marvel Captain Marvel: The Death Of Captain Marvel Premiere HCcan rival these issues for sheer action and beauty. Almost every frame of the Mar-Vell issues is a classic worthy of a wall-hanging.
Surely most will have read these issues - or have them, or have seen them in various collections over the decades since publication, but never have they been better produced - if you've new to this - BUY IT NOW! - if you've got a passing familiarity - BUY IT NOW! This was the glory time for Marvel!! 'Nuff Said!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Early Thanos, 13 May 2013
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Mr. R. J. Myers (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Missed some of these stories first time round, so ncie to have in one sturdy volume.
This (to my mind ) was Marvel's most creative period, and some of the stories, concepts, Art was
brilliant !! Much better then most of the far currently being served up.
This is Jim Stalin (finding his feet ) in writing grand sweeping cosmic
osyssey's, some of it is dated and later stories have more polish & style, this is still a great ride !!
Can reccomend to anyone who wants to get a head start on Avengers 2, where it seems THANOS is set to take
centre stage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laying the groundwork for 'Graphic Novels', 13 Aug 2014
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Starlin is astonishingly inventive, fitting time-travel, doppelgangers, classic mythology, and insane ethical quandaries in a
single story.
jIm Starlin as dynamic eye for composing a scene and a softer, more organic approach to figures, with realistic faces whitin psycadelic space backgrounds.
this is a great collection of the early appearances of Thanos and his first confrontations with Captain Marvel, Adam Warlock
and the Avengers. An epic story with great complexity, and great art to follow. Unmissible.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dumb fun, 5 Nov 2013
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Alan the Kaz (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This is a fun book, collecting all of Thanos' original run of stories (pre-resurrection), mostly written by his original creator, Jim Stalin. Be warned, however, that they are very, very old, and it shows. This was written during a time when the target audience for comics were children, who wouldn't have had the disposable income to purchase every consecutive issue of their favourite series, or every tie-in issue of this early example of a Marvel "crossover" event. Likewise, this was way before the advent of recap pages and TPB collections of complete story arcs. As such, in-story recaps abound, with characters going out of their way to explain the same things over and over again in every single issue. The dialogue too, while awesome in a purely nostalgic/retro kind of way, is extremely overblown and melodramatic. The fact that stories weren't written to eventually be collected, as comic book story arcs almost always are now, also means that this is a very disjointed read, where plot threads from one title are never resolved, and another series begins in the middle of a story that seems totally unrelated. These may seem like minor quibbles to some, especially those who are used to the style of old comics, but many people will be drawn to this book from seeing the post-credits sequence of `Avengers Assemble', or in the run-up to the next Avengers movie, and those people may not quite be prepared for what this book actually is. Be warned!

That said, if you can get through the often tedious dialogue, and abundance of repetition, you'll find that this is good dumb fun, with some absolutely stunning, weird and sometimes almost psychedelic artwork from the likes of comics legend, Jim Stalin. The story is also surprisingly deep and philosophical for such an old comic (relatively so, at least), which was basically, in those days, disposable children's reading. My only other problem (and this one really is a "minor quibble") is that this isn't really an Avengers book, despite the title. The main protagonist is mostly Captain Marvel, followed by Adam Warlock, and neither of these two were ever official Avengers. The Avengers themselves only star in one or two issues. The title, `The Avengers vs. Thanos', was blatantly used to lure fans of the movie.

In the end, I was conflicted as to whether I should rate this book a three or a four. As an item of curious retro nostalgia, it's pretty awesome, and excellent value for money as it contains high quality reprints of many rare and important (in the Marvel continuity) comics. The incredible art in itself is almost enough to make me want to give it a four. But, considering that this book was basically put together to lure fans of the movies to the comics, I have to be pragmatic and stand it up to today's standards. And, on that note, I yawned a lot, I struggled to get through many pages, and the age is crystal clear for anyone to see, so I have to give it a three. But it's still great fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This confirms that Oldies are the best!, 14 April 2014
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Like old school films, they may be a bit outdated, but they never lose their character and charm. This book has such great plots in it that i could not put it down. It's an absolute bargain for the amount of story and pages you get.

I would recommend anyone read this, it's really good story telling with great continuous action! It's never boring!

Buy it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit dated now., 3 Nov 2013
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Probably quite ground-breaking in its time, I must admit I got bored before I got to the end of this thick collection. Storyline and dialogue frequently veers the wrong side of cheese, there are still a few interesting ideas in it.
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