YMMV / Marvels

  • And You Thought It Would Fail: A model used for the book told Alex Ross that there was no future for sequential painted storytelling. Imagine his surprise as Marvels has been critically acclaimed, won two Eisner Awards, and launched Ross's career as a comic book painter as well as setting him up as a standard for other painters in the medium.
  • Awesome Art: Alex Ross painted this. Nuff said.
  • Genius Bonus: In the first issue, there's a shot of someone dressed in light blue, in a red cape and criss-cross anklets, jumping across roofs. However, the figure's face is never shown, and they do not speak one line or appear later. But fans who have studied Marvel's early years as Timely Comics or read the Marvels Project will know that person as The Angel.
  • Memetic Badass: From his very first appearance and mission, Captain America instantly becomes one for the rest of the world.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The first appearance of the Human Torch outright scared Phineas Horton's audience, and much later, Namor's sudden Face–Heel Turn and subsequent global attack on humanity is presented as this.
  • Ugly Cute: Maggie, the little mutant girl whom Phil's daughters befriend, whose head looks like a skull.