I picked up the 1985 trade paperback on a whim, mostly because it’s written by Mark Millar and I’ve reached a point where I will pretty much read anything the man writes.

1985 is a love letter to the Marvel Universe viewed through a haze of 80s nostalgia. Sounds good, huh? Well, it is. The story is heavily reminiscent of movies like Labyrinth, Flight of the Navigator or Gremlins. You know, those movies where a kid discovers something incredible and otherworldly, then falls into the role of secret hero because adults just don’t want to believe in magic or aliens or whatever. There’s usually a bit at the end, after the kid is returned to normality, where he finds he still has the magic amulet so it wasn’t just a dream (or something along those lines). Not that he misses all that craziness, because he’s all happy just to be part of a normal family again, and wow, doesn’t it make you feel so good inside? You know what I’m talking about, right? That’s what this comic book is like. If the last few pages don’t put a huge dumb grin on your face, there’s no hope for you.


2 Responses to “1985”

  1. I’m really tempted to buy one each of the Lantern T-shirts.

  2. thebigsmoke Says:

    How did you manage to add that comment to completely the wrong post?

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