Ruins [Regular Cover]
(2009)

Marvel, 2009 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.99 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
One-shot
On-sale date
2009
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Parental Advisory
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
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Editing
Marie Javins; Polly Watson (Assistant)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-shot

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ruins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Joe Kaufman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactus
Reprints

Ruins #1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Ruins / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Sheldon; Captain America; Spider-Man; Iron Man; Hulk; Jean Grey; Scarlet Witch
Reprints

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

Ruins / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Ruins Book One: Men on Fire (Table of Contents: 3)

Ruins / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Warren Ellis
Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Jon Babcock

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Sheldon; Wolverine; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Kree; Nick Fury (Death); Jean Grey (Death); Rick Jones; Marlo Chandler; Bruce Banner [Hulk; flashback]; CAMEOS: Iron Man; Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Black Panther; Hawkeye (Death); Scarlet Witch; Silver Surfer (Death); President X [Professor X]; Angel; Aurora; Northstar; Galactus; Punisher (Death)
Synopsis
With little time left to live, Phil Sheldon researches the story of how a world full of super powered beings became a radioactive mutated hell rather than a marvelous universe. He interviews Kree prisoner of war Mar-Vell, failed soldier Fury and conspiracy theorist Rick Jones.
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Indexer Notes

Ruins is a deconstructionist spin on the Marvels (Marvel, 1994 series) limited series where everything that should have gone right turns out very wrong.

[Pin-Up] (Table of Contents: 4)

Ruins / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Sheldon; Nick Fury
Reprints

Ruins #2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Ruins / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magneto
Reprints

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 6)

Ruins / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero

Ruins Book Two: Women in Flight (Table of Contents: 7)

Ruins / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Warren Ellis
Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted, pages 1-15); Terese Nielsen (Painted, pages 1-15); Chris Moeller (Painted, pages 16-32)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted, pages 1-15); Terese Nielsen (Painted, pages 1-15); Chris Moeller (Painted, pages 16-32)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted, pages 1-15); Terese Nielsen (Painted, pages 1-15); Chris Moeller (Painted, pages 16-32)
Letters
Jon Babcock

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Sheldon (Death); Raven Darkholme [Mystique; Death]; Magneto; Kingpin; Johnny Blaze [Ghost Rider; Death]; Ben Grimm [The Thing]; Reed Richards [Mr. Fantastic; Death in flashback]; Peter Parker [Spider-Man; flashback]; CAMEOS: Scott Summers [Cyclops]; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde; Quicksilver; Donald Blake [Thor]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Princess Python; Captain America; Iron Man; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Bucky Barnes; Jack Monroe [Nomad]; Victor Creed [Sabretooth]; Johnny Storm [Human Torch; Death in flashback]; Susan Storm [Invisible Woman; Death in flashback]
Synopsis
Phil continues to research his book on how the universe that should be full of marvels has instead fallen into ruins. He visits a mutant prison run by the Kingpin for President X, he watches stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze go down in flames and he interviews Ben Grimm who lost his closest friends in a space shuttle flight which he refused to pilot. As Phil worries about how much time he has left to write his book, the radiation he absorbed from news photographer Peter Parker kills him.
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[Pin-Up] (Table of Contents: 8)

Ruins / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Sheldon; Quicksilver; Valkyrie
Reprints

Ruins #1-2 Covers with Acetate Overlay (Table of Contents: 9)

Ruins / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Inks
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Colors
Cliff Nielsen (Painted); Terese Nielsen (Painted)
Letters
Joe Kaufman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phil Sheldon; Captain America; Spider-Man; Iron Man; Hulk; Jean Grey; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Nick Fury; Quicksilver
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original Ruins limited series had a clear acetate overlay (much like the Marvels limited series did) with the logo on the front cover part of the acetate and copy about the issue on the back cover part of the acetate; This page shows what the covers looked like with the original overlays over the art.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ruins
  2. 1. Ruins #1
    Ruins
  3. 2. [Credits]
    Ruins
  4. 3. Ruins Book One: Men on Fire
    Ruins
  5. 4. [Pin-Up]
    Ruins
  6. 5. Ruins #2
    Ruins
  7. 6. [Credits]
    Ruins
  8. 7. Ruins Book Two: Women in Flight
    Ruins
  9. 8. [Pin-Up]
    Ruins
  10. 9. Ruins #1-2 Covers with Acetate Overlay
    Ruins
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  • Peter Croome
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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