Super Heroes

série: Marvel Comics
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Heroic-Fantasy
classement: carton131
date: 1985
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 8 €
critère: *
remarques: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, commonly known as Secret Wars,
is a twelve-issue American comic book crossover limited series
published from May 1984 to April 1985 by Marvel Comics (37 issues),
the series was written by Jim Shooter with art by Mike Zeck and Bob Layton
50% color, 50% black and white, 32 pages, 27 pence

1/ Marvel Super Heroes secret wars,
earth's finest together against the ultimate menace
volume 1/ no 1 collector's issue April 1985,
50% colour, 50% black and white
this issue includes an ex libris + 1 decal with various super heroes
chapter 1 the war begins
by writer Jim Shooter, penciler Michael Zeck and inker John Beatty

2/ superhero secrets, some changes
a) the Avengers, Wasp being the leader with some new characters
such as captain Marvel and She-Hulk appearing amidst Earth's mightest heroes
being Captain America, Thor and Hawkeye
b) Thor now dons civilian clothes, calls himself Sigurd Jarlson
and is no longer hampered if away from his hammer for more than a minute
c) the X-Men, 2 additions to the team:
from the Brotherhood of Evil mutants comes the reformed Rogue,
she possesses the power to absorb people's powers and memories
and from an alien planet comes Lockheed a dragon with considerable intelligence

a cosmic entity called the Beyonder observes the mainstream Marvel universe,
fascinated by the presence of superheroes on Earth and their potential,
this entity chooses a group of both heroes and supervillains
and teleports characters against their will to "Battleworld,"
a planet created by the Beyonder in a distant galaxy,
this world has also been stocked with alien weapons and technology,
the Beyonder then declares: "I am from beyond! slay your enemies
and all that you desire shall be yours!
nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!"

the super heroes include the Avengers (Captain America, Captain Marvel II,
Hawkeye, Iron Man II, She-Hulk, Thor, the Wasp);
three members of the Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Mister Fantastic and Thing);
solo heroes Spider-Man, Spider-Woman II and the Hulk;
and the mutant team X-Men (Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler,
Professor X, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine, and Lockheed the Dragon),
Magneto is featured as a hero, but immediately becomes non-aligned
when the Avengers question his presence,
in 2015 Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars revealed that Deadpool was also a chosen hero,
but the Wasp accidentally caused the other characters to forget his involvement

the villains include the Absorbing Man, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus,
the Enchantress, Kang the Conqueror, Klaw, the Lizard, Molecule Man,
Titania, Ultron, Volcana and the Wrecking Crew,
the cosmic entity Galactus also appears as a villain
who immediately becomes a non-aligned entity

Information about Marvel's super heroes
The first was the one-shot Marvel Super Heroes Special #1 (Oct. 1966)
produced as a tie-in to The Marvel Super Heroes animated television program,
reprinting Daredevil #1 (April 1964) and The Avengers #2 (Nov. 1963)
plus two stories from the 1930s-1940s period,
fans and historians call Golden Age of comic books:
"the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner meet" (Marvel Mystery Comics #8, June 1940)
and the first Marvel story by future editor-in-chief Stan Lee,
the two-page text piece "Captain America foils the Traitor's Revenge"
(Captain America Comics #3, May 1941).

the first ongoing series of this name began as Fantasy Masterpieces,
initially a standard-sized, 12¢ anthology
reprinting "pre-superhero Marvel" monster and sci-fi/fantasy stories,
with issue #3 (June 1966), the title was expanded to a 25-cent giant
reprinting a mix of those stories and Golden Age superhero stories
from Marvel's 1940s iteration as Timely Comics,
Fantasy Masterpieces ran 11 issues (Feb. 1966–Oct. 1967)
before being renamed Marvel Super-Heroes with #12 (Dec. 1967),

while continuing with the same mix of reprint material,
this first volume of Marvel Super-Heroes also began
showcasing a try-out feature as each issue's lead,
this encompassed solo stories of such supporting characters as Medusa of the Inhumans
as well as the debuts of Captain Marvel (#12), the Phantom Eagle (#16)
and the Guardians of the Galaxy (#18),
the Spider-Man story drawn by Ross Andru in issue #14
was originally planned as a fill-in issue of The Amazing Spider-Man
but was used here when that title's regular artist, John Romita Sr.
recovered more quickly than anticipated from a wrist injury,
Andru would become the regular artist on the Amazing Spider-Man several years later

under either name, this series' Golden Age reprints
represented the newly emerging comic-book fandom's first exposure
to some of the earliest work of such important creators
as Jack Kirby, Bill Everett, and Carl Burgos
and to such long-unseen and unfamiliar characters as the Whizzer and the Destroyer,
Fantasy Masterpieces #10 (Aug. 1967) reprinted the entirety
of the full-length All-Winners Squad story
from the (unhyphenated) All Winners Comics #19 (Fall 1946),
Fantasy Masterpieces #11 (Oct. 1967) re-introduced the work of the late artist Joe Maneely,
a star of 1950s comics who died young in a train accident

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