Micronauts #1: Facsimile Edition
Illustrated by: Michael Golden
Cover Art by: Dave Cockrum
Written by: Bill Mantlo
Release date: September 27, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
They came from inner space! Explorer Arcturus Rann! Freedom-fighting princess Marionette! The armored warrior Acroyear! Fun-loving thief Bug! The robots Microton and Biotron! They are the greatest heroes of the Microverse! But after one thousand years in suspended animation, Rann has returned to a Homeworld vastly changed from the one he knew – and Mari’s family was killed in the coup d’état that saw Baron Karza rise to power. Now, together with their allies, they begin their epic quest to free Homeworld from the tyrannical Karza’s iron grip in the first chapter of an acclaimed comic-book space opera from the legendary creative pairing of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting MICRONAUTS (1979) #1.
Comic book, toy and Sci-Fi enthusiasts, buckle up for a trip down memory lane, because “Micronauts #1: Facsimile Edition” is a glorious return to the era of 1970s toy-inspired comics, and it’s a true gem for fans of the Micronauts. As someone who’s been a fan of these pint-sized heroes since the release of their iconic toys, this comic is a heartwarming blast from the past.
First off, let’s talk about the creative dream team behind this issue. Bill Mantlo’s storytelling prowess and Michael Golden’s artistic genius come together like a harmonious symphony, bringing the Microverse to life in ways that capture the imagination. They take us on a journey that’s both epic and intimate, a space opera that blends grand adventure with personal stakes.
The Micronauts themselves are a roster of unforgettable characters, each with their own quirks and abilities. From the valiant explorer Arcturus Rann to the freedom-fighting princess Marionette, and the armored warrior Acroyear to the fun-loving thief Bug, they are a diverse and intriguing group. And let’s not forget the robots Microtron and Biotron, who add a unique layer of charm to the team. These heroes of the Microverse have a timeless appeal that resonates even today.
The premise of Micronauts, with its blend of science fiction and fantasy elements, is as captivating as ever. Rann’s return to a vastly changed Homeworld and Mari’s quest for justice provide a solid emotional core to the story. The coup d’état that saw Baron Karza rise to power sets the stage for a thrilling battle between good and evil in the microcosmic realm.
What truly sets this facsimile edition apart is its commitment to preserving the original comic in all its glory. It’s a delightful trip back in time, complete with the ads that adorned the pages of Marvel comics in the late ’70s. It’s a testament to the enduring legacy of Micronauts and the impact it had on both fans and the comics industry.
“Micronauts #1: Facsimile Edition” is a nostalgic treasure for fans of the Micronauts, whether you’ve been following their adventures since the ’70s or you’re discovering them for the first time. Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden’s collaboration is a masterclass in comic book storytelling, and this issue is a beautiful reminder of the magic that can be found within the pages of a well-crafted comic. So, hop on board and journey into the Microverse once again; it’s a ride you won’t want to miss.
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