Comic Review – “Marvel Universe: The End #6”

This is, thankfully, the last issue in the series.

General Information

Title: Marvel Universe: The End of 6

Author: Jim Starlin

Illustrator(s): Jim Starlin (pencils) and Al Milgrom (inks)

Original Publication Date: June 11, 2003

Cover Price: $2.99US, $4.75 Can


The final chapter of the tale that describes the complete
of the Marvel Universe.

High Point

The artwork on the two-page spread for the moment of blind

Low Point

That great, cataclysmic battle I was so hoping to see was a
world-class disappointment.

The Scores

I thought this series would be original because the
gets destroyed. The great big “reset” button should not have
pushed, even though it didn’t reset things exactly. It undercut
I thought was original in the earlier issues. I give it 2 out of 6.

The artwork in this issue was very good. The
populated scenes were well drawn, and the rest was restricted to
characters Starlin likes best. I give it 4 out of 6.

The story was an interesting but predictable close,
those last few pages. I give it 3 out of 6.

The characterization added nothing new to what was
said. It was mainly Thanos yakking on at length about who he
he is. I give it 3 out of 6.

The emotional response was marred by how
colossal the
let-down was. I’m think I’m done with Starlin’s miniseries from
on. I give it 1 out of 6.

The flow worked, primarily because a huge chunk of
this issue
was a conversation between two people. I give it 4 out of 6.

Overall, a bad ending to a mediocre series. I
recommend it. I give it 2 out of 6.

In total, Marvel Universe: The End receives 19
out of 42.