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The Sentry Paperback – Dec 28 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; Gph edition (Dec 28 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785121242
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785121244
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 16.9 x 25.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book features a touching story about an incredibly deep character's path to his true identity and destiny. Very well narrated, and the variety of visual styles brought together in this serie encourages the immersion of the reader into every hero's psyche and point of view regarding the Golden Gardian of Good.
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Rob Reynolds wakes up in the middle of the night sensing the return of the greatest enemy he has ever faced - The Void. It has been quite a while since Rob has donned the blue and gold costume of the Sentry and his recollection of his spandex wearing days are sketchy at best. He even doubts the validity of these memories but when the Void takes over the body of his dog, Rob decides that the Sentry must come out of retirement to thwart the plans of his arch-rival.

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
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There are not enough good things I can say about this book. It's my personal favorite. Everyone I've leant it to has enjoyed it. Not everyone liked it as much as myself, but they still all thought it was good.

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.
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I like Jenkins work in general, and the art here is fine. My concern lies primarily with the pacing of the tale: it's flat-out too slow, repeats itself for next-to-no reason WAY too often (even for a book that's split across a few titles it's too repetitous) and its flat-out anti-climatic. The intriguing idea of a long-lost hero's return - beloved (albeit unbelievably so for my taste...smacks too much of "Astro City", and not pleasantly so), powerful and righteous - into current day continuity was cool. It ends up, unfortunately, coming off like a boring Miracleman book.
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