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Marvel Age #1000

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


This massive commemorative issue includes contributions from some of the most storied creators in Marvel history, as well as a few surprises, as the classic days of Marvel are explored in depth!

J. Michael Straczynski and Kaare Andrews create the Marvel Universe in a backyard!

Dan Slott and Michael Allred depict a crucial turning point for Captain Marvel!

Rainbow Rowell and Jamie McKelvie explore the blossoming relationship between Cyclops and Jean Grey!

The original Human Torch finds his purpose thanks to Mark Waid and Alessandro Cappuccio!

The Silver Surfer confronts Mephisto under the guidance of Steve McNiven!

And more, more, more!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
81 pages
Amazon ASIN

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

  • 90

    A celebration for all things classic Marvel, Marvel Age #1000 presents a series of back-to-basics style stories that will remind you why you love some of these characters so much. A solo story for the original Human Torch by Mark Waid and Alessandro Cappuccio is a must read for any comic book fans present, but a Spider-Man story by Ryan Stegman and a Daredevil story by Armando Iannucci and Adam Kubert are real standouts. The best of the entire lot however is an X-Men tale from Rainbow Rowell and Marguerite Sauvage, which is set in the early days of the original team and will make you wonder why comics can’t be this simple all the time.

  • 90

    First Comics News

    Marvel puts out the red carpet for another 1000th celebration since “Marvel Comics # 1000” in 2019. What makes this one stand out more than the latter is that most of the stories presented here are timeless stories that will remind us why some of us are longtime Marvel fans. The Mark Waid/Alessandro Cappuccio story starring the original Human Torch is one of the true definite gems in this book for anyone interested in the early days of the Marvel Universe. Other features such as Ryan Stegman’s Spider-Man story about our favorite wall-crawler doing his best to make it to Sunday Dinner while battling The Lizard, Dan Slott reuniting with Mike and Laura Allred for a vintage Captain Marvel story, and J. Michael Straczynski and Kaare Andrews’ feature of three young boys named Stan, Jack, and Steve creating the Marvel Universe in a backyard (This one gave me “Amazing Stories” vibes); This special will take you back to a simpler time when Marvel Comics were good so I would recommend this to anyone who loves comics with a passion but yearns for those good old days.

  • 89

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Marvel Age #1000 explores the breadth and depth of the Marvel universe. Stories touch upon every era to ponder the company’s strengths and why its heroes endure.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Story 1: “Machine Learning” – A fun and entertaining short story that celebrates the birth of discovery and what it means to be a hero. The art is fantastic and complements the tone of the story brilliantly.

    Story 2: “Sunday Dinner” – A fun and light story that has some great personal stakes for the character. Stegman delivers a great story with great art as well.

    Story 3: “People Wonder Why” – A beautifully illustrated story that has a fantastic tone and dialogue. Rowell crafts something emotionally resonant and immersive for the reader.

    Story 4: “Earth’s Greatest Weapon” – An entertaining short story that captures the duality of the character while giving the reader and interesting twist ending.

    Story 5: “Overload” – An entertaining and engaging mystery with some great moments for the character and an interesting reveal.

    Story 6: “Deaf Heaven” – A compelling and entertaining story that gives a compelling look at the entity known as the Silver Surfer. The art is fantastic and visually immersive.

    Story 7: “The Girl Who Hates Superheroes” – A compelling and entertaining short that delivers great emotion and complexity. Larraz delivers some beautiful art as well.

    Story 8: “Observations from the Backyard” – A fun little story that showcases some of the great creators of the Marvel universe.

  • 80


    There’s nothing particularly game-changing in Marvel Age #1000, but that is hardly a fair critique. The book is not attempting to rewrite the history of Marvel Comics. Instead, it serves as an adequate and enjoyable dive into Marvel’s earliest years. The book is a charming glance into a distant past, and it’s fun to take another look at Marvel before these characters went through hell.

  • 79

    Comic Watch

    Marvel Age #1000 is just the sort of thing you’d expect from Marvel. Stacked with some amazing talent, a veritable who’s who, but what we got was some decent to amazing, with the majority being just good. Which is all a fan could have asked for really.

  • 70

    Major Spoilers

    For me, the biggest mark against Marvel Age #1000 is the ten-dollar price tag, but when you divide that by 8 stories, 7 of which either hit or exceed expectations, that math might be a little different for you. If you’re willing to drop that kind of cash, you’ll find a pleasant comic reading experience, with only the cringy moments of the closing story really feeling like a creative misstep. Plus, you get seven Marvel Value Stamps, which is great for the five percent of the audience who actually remembers what a Marvel Value Stamp is.

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