Marvel 1985 #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 20, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Aug 25, 2008

    "Marvels 1985" is the perfect gateway comic for someone new to the Marvel Universe, and it's also a lot of fun for the old-time readers. It reminds us about how strange and wonderful these characters can be, while telling us an exciting story about courage and responsibility. It's good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Aug 20, 2008

    If we're being honest, I don't see this as a fatal blow to the book's momentum, or a sign that it's all downhill from here. Quite the opposite, in fact: the final pages seem to suggest a return to what made the first half of the book so enjoyable. It's just that issue #4 of 1985 suffers from the typical mid-storyline slump while the writer builds the bridge from the beginning to the end. Good news for readers, though: I think this could potentially be the worst issue of the series, and when even that is still okay, it's a good indication. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 22, 2008

    The series is still great, but the slow pacing made it necessary for an issue where we spend rush to bring in the Marvel heroes to save the day, leaving little time to focus on the setting or characters. Probably won't even be noticeable come trade time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joey Davidson/Dave Wallace Aug 19, 2008

    My final comment is on the pricing of this series. Had this been a regularly priced issue, I might have been a little more generous and added another half a bullet to my rating. However, issues of this title are being priced at $3.99, rather than the more common $2.99 - and for an issue in which not a huge amount really happens, that price hike is particularly hard to bear. I don't see any justification for the extra dollar here, aside from the slightly more sturdy cardboard cover - and personally, that's not something that adds a huge amount to my reading experience. I can only assume that Marvel are gradually trying to introduce $3.99 as a standard price for their comics, and that's something that will only further encourage me to wait for the collected editions of these monthly books. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 25, 2008

    Marvel 1985 #4 was average. I do not know how many comic book readers are going to be attracted to this title. There has been very little buzz surrounding Marvel 1985. Part of that is the timing of it coming out during the Secret Invasion and Final Crisis frenzy. But, part of it is also the fact that this story has been slow and dry. Still, we have lots to resolve with just the final two issues so Millar may have two exciting and action packed issues in store for us. Read Full Review

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