Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern Artist: Jay Anacleto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 25, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As Phil Sheldon tries to cope with personal tragedy, he's offered the chance to witness and record a great heroic moment as the Avengers (with the Silver Surfer and the Molecule Man) save the entire planet!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 24, 2009

    Marvels: Eye of the Camera continues to deliver a compelling story that also functions as a smart commentary on the changing nature of Marvel comics in the 1970s and '80s. The only complaint that I have with this particular issue is that it doesn't really move any of the major plot points of the story forwards a great deal. However, the clever handling of the cancer metaphor and Jay Anacleto's impressively detailed artwork (which I haven't talked about here, but which is just as good as it was in previous issues) still make this book well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 15, 2009

    This is an odd series, from top to bottom. I remember Marvels fondly, and even I'm not sold on the need for a sequel. Busiek ties in a host of real historical Marvel events (which really kinda makes the Shooter-era comics seem like a dark and unpleasant place to be, which wasn't entirely the case) as well as a lot of sturm und drang, but the overall effect is mixed. I like the art a great deal, but the moment where Phil watches the Silver Surfer and the Molecule Man rebuild the Rockies with the Power Cosmic (Oh, heck! I Spoilered it!) is ludricrous on a number of levels, not the least of which the fact that it actually happened that way. I don't know why, but this issue of "Eye" didn't quite gel for me for some reason. A lot of sound and fury, with an oddly downbeat ending, ending up signifying only that the mini goes on for a couple more issues. Marvels - Eye of the Camera #4 ranks a kind of disappointed 2 out of 5 stars, and I hope that Busiek has something more compe Read Full Review

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