Marvel Mangaverse- The first volume
The first volume of the Marvel Mangaverse series was published in 2000 and consisted of six one-shot issues:
- Marvel Mangaverse: Spider-Man (2000)
- Marvel Mangaverse: Hulk (2000)
- Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (2000)
- Marvel Mangaverse: Ghost Rider (2001)
- Marvel Mangaverse: Fantastic Four (2001)
- Marvel Mangaverse: Daredevil (2001)
At the beginning of this series, the reader is presented with the Marvel Mangaverse and its characters. This volume includes tales on Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, and Daredevil.
Stories in the first volume of the Marvel Mangaverse series are usually more action-oriented and less complex than traditional Marvel comic books. These stories are often more fanservice-oriented, with revealing outfits and exaggerated physical attributes.
However different in tone and style, the first volume of the Marvel Mangaverse series still stays loyal to the essence of the Marvel Universe as it brings back the key characters and concepts. These stories are also written well and engaging, and they will attract manga as well as anime and superhero fans.
Summary of each of the stories in the first volume of the Marvel Mangaverse series
Marvel Mangaverse: Spider-Man
Peter Parker is a lowkey and introverted teenage student who becomes the Spiderman. Spider-Mans gains spider powers, but he comes under attack from The Hand, a ninja clan after his powers for nefarious reasons.
Marvel Mangaverse: Hulk
The Hulk is a monster with a scientist within, that’s Bruce Banner. He is a victim of the gamma radiation that caused him transform into this beast with amazing strength and toughness. Banner is in constant danger of having his sanity taken away by the Hulk and destroying the world.
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men
The X-Men are a group of mutants, ordinary people with super powers that were inherited. The X-Men are led by Professor Charles Xavier who can use his telepathic powers for helping them control over their abilities and to fight for the rights of all the mutants.
Marvel Mangaverse: Ghost Rider
Johnny Blaze, a stuntman, makes a pact with the devil to save his father’s life. Instead, the devil turns him into Ghost Rider–a fiery bone skeleton that rides a bike and punishes the wicked.
Marvel Mangaverse: Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four are astronauts who become superhuman as a result exposure to radiation in space. The Fantastic Four employ their powers to save the world from harm, as well as to delve into the unknown.
Marvel Mangaverse: Daredevil
Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer, was accidentally blinded by a radioactive spill. Nevertheless, he is blessed with increased senses and the ability to see in the dark. However, Matt also uses his skills to become a vigilante who fights crime in New York as Daredevil.
The Marvel Mangaverse volume one is a good introduction to the Marvel Mangaverse Universe. They are good stories, fun, and have faithful reimaginations of some of the popular Marvel characters. If you love manga, anime or superheroes, you have to see the first issue of the Marvel Mangaverse series.