The Sentry Paperback – Dec 28 2005
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Paul Jenkins is an acclaimed writer of Peter Parker: Spider-Man, having established himself on DC Comics' Hellblazer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The truth of the matter may be that Rob is merely a delusional ex-alcoholic who has receded back into the bottle or, even worse, is simply going mad. And the secret potion that Sentry needs to gain powers could very well be some good old Tennessee whiskey that happens to make Rob "fly". Could Sentry be the imagination of a deranged, middle-aged man? Jenkins keeps you guessing.
Jae Lee once again demonstrates his unique penciling style which made the Inhumans maxiseries a fan favorite. For Sentry, Lee has added some extra moodiness, along with an imitation of the Don Heck Avengers era. I must say I had a good laugh at the "Dark Knight Returns" homage as the professor tries to warn Sentry about the prolonged usage of the serum. As I was reading this book, the premise and feel of the story reminded me very much of the classic Miracleman series by Alan Moore, although Jenkins' script borrows little else from that title.
Sentry may not be groundbreaking but nevertheless, it is a worth while read although many fans still retain a grudge for the hoax surrounding this project. I believe it is one of the best media stunts ever to get people excited about a comic book. Oh well....
Review by Brian Grindrod
It's a full story with a beginning and end. No "to be continued", no loose ends. The artwork is phenomenal, and changes up with the story as needed. (My favorite is the X-Men & Sentry chapter, which appears to be all done in watercolor. This changing artwork style will make a lot more sense when you read it, so just trust me, it works).
All I will comment on regarding the story is that The Sentry is Superman in the Marvel universe. Superman helped grow the comic industry, and helped pave the way even for Marvel. This work is in part a tribute to that, at the same time exploring what kind of nemesis such an all powerful person could possibly have.
If you liked Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee's collaboration on The Inhumans, then this is a no-brainer purchase.
It's so good in fact, I think I'm going to re-read The Sentry right now.
While not on par with 'Watchmen', 'Dark Knight' or 'Inhumans', I recommned it as nearly as essential as Alex Ross' 'Marvels' to true-believing Marvel fans.
Most recent customer reviews
Enjoyed this book a great deal. The sentry is a very interesting charecter. Anyone who wants a good read shold check out The Sentry.Published 14 months ago by Babah Kalluk
This book features a touching story about an incredibly deep character's path to his true identity and destiny. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2013 by Simon Ricard
This is one of the more intriguing stories of the last few years. Obviously the hype about a "long-lost" Marvel character draws the reader in, but the real story is... Read morePublished on April 11 2002