The Marvel Universe has seen it’s far share of alternate histories over the years. From the distopain age of Apocalypse and the forbidding Earth X to the ultra futuristic world of the year 2099 and even the adventures of an old man named Logan and a few of the Avengers offspring. Yet rarely have readers of American comics ever been treated to a glimpse of an alternate past, with one notable exception, Marvel 1602.
Now available for download from the Marvel Comics app - Neil Gaiman’s and Andy Kubert’s uncompromising vision of Merry Old England is a true masterwork of art and story that both long time fans and causal readers can enjoy. Of course being gorgeously released on the high resolution of an iPhone or iPad only makes 1602 more of a delight and a worthwhile download.
With something amiss in the last days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign who else can she turn to but her most trusted servants Sir Nicholas Fury and the royal physician Doctor Stephen Strange? Yet as these two men quest to unravel a dark conspiracy, wide spread terror sweeps across mainland Europe at the hands of the corrupt witchbreed inquisitors and the evil tyrant Count Otto Von Doom. Familiar yet fantastic there are enough twists and turns in this eight issue miniseries to keep historians of both the Marvel Universe and our own engaged and entertained. Just how many Marvel Hero’s get a make over in merry old england? download today and find out!
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