15 Marvel Quotes to Help you Find the Superhero Within


Marvels is a four-issue limited series comic book written by Kurt Busiek, painted by Alex Ross and edited by Marcus McLaurin. It was published by Marvel Comics in 1994.

Set in the 1939 to 1974 time period, the series examines the Marvel Universe, the collective setting of most of Marvel’s superhero series, from the perspective of an Everyman character, news photographer Phil Sheldon. The street-level series portrayed ordinary life in a world full of costumed supermen, with each issue featuring events well known to readers of Marvel comics, as well as a variety of minute details and a retelling of the most famous events in the Marvel universe.

Marvels won multiple awards and established the careers of Busiek and Ross, who would both return to the “everyday life in a superhero universe” theme in the Homage Comics series, Astro City.

In 1995, Marvels was compiled into a trade paperback that featured the Human Torch short story (2003 re-release ISBN 0-7851-0049-0). For the tenth anniversary in 2004, Marvel released a 400-page hardcover (ISBN 0-7851-1388-6). In 2008 the original was reprinted as a hardcover (ISBN 0-7851-2784-4) and softcover volume (by Panini Comics, ISBN 1-905239-97-1) and in 2012 as issue 15 of The Official Marvel Graphic Novel Collection as number 13.


1994 Source unless otherwise stated[3]

• Best Finite Series Eisner Award

• Best Painter Eisner Award, for Alex Ross

• Best Publication Design Eisner Award, for Comicraft

• Nominated for Best Cover Artist Eisner Award, for Alex Ross

• Nominated for Best Single Issue, for Marvels #2 “Monsters”

1 “The strength of this country isn’t in buildings of brick and steel. It’s in the hearts of those who have sworn to fight for its freedom!”
– Captain America

2 “If there is nothing but what we make in this world, brothers, let us make it good!”
– Beta Ray Bill

3 “When you decide not to be afraid, you can find friends in super unexpected places.”
– Ms. Marvel

4 “The door is more than it appears. It separates who you are from who you can be. You do not have to walk through it… You can run.”
– Franklin Richards

5 “Violence doesn’t discriminate. It comes as cold and bracing as a winter breeze and it leaves you with a chill you can’t shake off.”
– Daredevil

6 “Intelligence is a privilege, and it needs to be used for the greater good of people.”
– Dr. Octopus

7 “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they can’t be saved.”
– Professor Charles Xavier

8 “If you cage the beast, the beast will get angry.”
– Wolverine

9 “No man can win every battle, but no man should fall without a struggle.”
– Peter Parker

10 “Faith is my sword. Truth is my shield. Knowledge my armor.”
– Stephen Strange

11 “The world is changing. Soon there will only be the conquered and the conquerors. You are a good man, with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be a king.”
— King T’Chaka

12 “The world is full of evil and lies and pain and death, and you can’t hide from it; you can only face it. The question is, when you do – How do you respond? Who do you become?”
– Phil Coulson

13 “Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.”
– Captain America

14 “Heroes are made by the path they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”
– Iron Man

15 “All we can do is our best, and sometimes the best we can do is start over.”
– Agent Carter



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