I begin with my traditional spoiler space picture of someone who has nothing to do with the topic at hand:
Alan Hale Sr. & Jr. (To quote Russell Johnson: "At one point, the two men looked almost exactly alike."
Issue #1 covers from the beginning of time to the birth of one James Howlett. Random thoughts:
- The art is tolerable, but not great. I would've put a better art team on a book like this, myself.
- The storyline is, essentially, Galactus and Franklin Richards sitting around at the end of time, shooting the breeze while waiting for the universe to end. Apparently, Galactus' energies will be the seed to create the next universe, which Franklin will survive into. (Is he going to become the next universe's "Galactus"? Anyway, Franklin asks Galactus to narrate the history of the universe to him, so he'll remeber it all in the next iteration of reality.
- The problem with this set-up is that it tends to go all over the place. One minute they're talking about cosmic stuff, the next minute fairly mundane stuff. Why would Galactus know or care about Sir Percy of Scandia or the Two-Gun Kid?
- Marvel cosmology is littered with "cosmic" characters, the vast majority or whom are not even infinitesimally interesting.
- The annotations at the back would be interesting, I suppose, if you were the sort of Hardcore Fanatical Completist who owns copies of every comic Marvel ever published and might therefore be liable to go look them up.
Next Time: Captain America! The Human Torch! Bucky! The Red Skull! Marvel Girl! Iron fist! Doctor Strange! Namora! Mystique?