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Essential Warlock - Vol. 1 (Marvel Essential (Numbered)) Paperback – 29 Aug 2012

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: MARVEL - US; 01 edition (29 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078516331X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785163312
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 868,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By I. R. Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Oct. 2012
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Warlock first entered the Marvel universe as "Him" way back in Fantastic Four 66-67 way back in 1967, briefly returned to fight Thor in 1969 then vanished for a couple of years.
He returned in Marvel Premiere 1 (1972) which is where the stories in this volume start. The High Evolutionary finds Him's cocoon drifting in space and takes it aboard his spacecraft. The Evolutionarty is creating a new Earth on the far side of the Sun which he plans to make free of all evil, however the lupine Man-Beast and his cohorts are aboard his craft and as the Evolutionary rests he alters the evolutionary processes; HIM emerges from his cocoon but not before the seeds of evil are sown and Man-Beast escapes to take over the new world known as Counter-Earth. Angered by the corruption of his ideal world the Evolutionary is about to destroy it when HIM asks to be granted a chance to try and rid Counter-Earth of evil. Reluctantly the Evolutionary agrees and gifts HIM a soul jewel he wears on his forehead.
His own title The Power of Warlock followed, set on Counter-Earth he meets a small group of teens who christen him Adam Warlock who agree to help him fight the evil of the Man-Beast.
This story arc featured a series of animal-men, Apollo, Triax (aka Trax) as well as the Counter Earth role reversed versions of Reed Richards and Dr Doom before coming to a sudden end at issue 8.
The character was revived in The Incredible Hulk as the space bound Hulk lands on Counter-Earth and is caught up in Warlock's rebellion against the Man-Beast.
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Warlock, as a series, is something of a strange beast. The original book was cancelled after eight issues in 1973, but the saga of the golden skinned artificial man returned in the pages of Strange Tales in 1975 under new writer Jim Starlin and the Warlock series restarted with #9 in October of that year for a further seven issue run. While the early part of the story is a good read in itself, it's Starlin's Warlock that really makes this collection a must-have, probably one of the most innovative and thought provoking comics of the 1970s and, in fact, still better than about 90% of the stuff that's been published since! This collection also includes Warlock's meeting with Spider-Man in Marvel Team-Up, as well as the two part Avengers saga in which he met what was supposed to be his final fate at the hands of Thanos the mad Titan. Classic superhero sci-fi that's really impossible to categorize but well worth reading.
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This book is definitely worth a try, the storyline is great, very enjoyable, the characters are likable and funny when needed, the art is fantastic, it’s good to look at. I recommend this book to anyone who loves comics or just interested in getting to know the genre.
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Adam Warlock was always an interesting character from his first appearance in The Fantastic Four onwards. This collection brings together in glorious black and white all his early solo adventures including the classic Jim Starlin issues. It also includes reprints of other tales that tie into the Warlock story such as Avengers Annual 7 and Marvel Two In One 12.

The Marvel Essentials are great value for money incorporating about 600 pages of comics. The original artwork by Starlin, Gil Kane and others is very cleanly reproduced here on nice white paper.
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The clowns issue remains one of the funniest 'biting the hand that feeds' stories ever and the big finish is still as epic as I remember it. I am seriously considering buying the higher quality and full colour Marvel Masterworks now:)
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