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Arthur C. Clarke
Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
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Philip Reeve
Marvel Universe: The End - Jim Starlin So this is a Starlin-penned cosmic crossover, with Doctor Doom in a starring role and entirely narrated by Thanos. Which means pontificating super villains on every page. For most writers, it would fall completely flat. But a good writer can make this all fun, and Starlin is a good writer. Where it does fall flat is, interestingly enough, where the actual crossover scenes occur. And Akhenaten is a less than convincing villain, even with his absurdly ultimate power. It gets really fun once Thanos takes center stage, though. 3.5 stars, bumped down to three because it's really a bit of a guilty pleasure.