Tales of the Marvels: Blockbuster

    (Marvel, 1995)
™ and ©1995 Marvel Entertainment Group

Near the beginning of the Fantastic Four’s history, they fought with the Silver Surfer against a menace called Tyros the Terrible. As these sorts of super-powered struggles go, this was nothing terribly extraordinary: Tyros was eventually laid low and justice triumphed. Of course, there was a great deal of property damage involved, including the destruction of the top floors of a high rise building when Tyros threw the Silver Surfer through it. Still, the struggle was really nothing exceptional… unless you happened to live in that high rise.

This painted one-shot is the story of the ordinary people who get caught in the crossfire when super-beings battle. It focuses on the survivors of the destroyed building, some of whom picked up the pieces of their lives, some who had suffered too much to ever forget easily… and one who dedicated his life to gaining revenge on these capricious “Marvels.”

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17 copies available from $1.25
Acetate overlay outer coverOne-shot; Prestige formatMike BaronShawn Martinbrough