Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern Artist: Jay Anacleto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 22, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Hulk destroys a town! The FF get a new HQ! X-Factor debuts! The Sub-Mariner joins the Avengers! The Masters of Evil attack! Magneto goes on trial! Big news. But where's Phil Sheldon?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 28, 2009

    The book also continues to make some interesting points about the nature of superhero comics and the Marvel Universe, although these elements have gradually moved from the foreground of the series to the background. In this issue, the writers seem to be commenting on the ultimately cyclical and repetitive nature of superhero storytelling, but this commentary is starting to feel like little more than dressing for the story of Sheldon's cancer (when at the start of the series, I would have said that the opposite was true). At this point, I'm far more engaged by Sheldon's story than by the larger story of the Marvel Universe, and the final page cameo of a character from the original Marvels miniseries suggests that Busiek and Stern have a few more twists in store for us yet. If the final issue is brave enough to bring us the conclusion that the book seems to have been leading up to for so long, it should pack a real emotional punch, and that's due to the very strong character work that Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 29, 2009

    It's lovely to read, and pretty to look at, but the overal effect of the issue is somewhat off. Read Full Review

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