MARVELS EYE OF CAMERA #1 (OF 6)
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Allow me to preface this review by saying I’ve never read Marvels.
However, I’ve heard great things, so I guess you could say I went into this with high expectations.
It met and exceeded everyone of them.
I’m completely willing to admit that it may just be me, but this one hell of a comic. The art was perfect for this kind of book and the storytelling was on point as well. I’ve always been interested in how the world reacted when superheroes first burst on the scene, and this book presents that to me in a format that is both aesthetically and literally breathtaking.
I’ve said that Marvel’s new Marvel Knights min-series Magneto: Testament isn’t really about Magneto at all, or at least, it doesn’t have to be, and I feel the exact same way about this book. A certain amount of the appeal is seeing your favorite superheroes, but at the end of the day it wouldn’t be any different if it were any new invention or scientific breakthrough — it’s the smaller characters, the society and the humanity of it all that makes it worth reading.
As I said, I’ve never read the original Marvels series, and looking back now, I can’t understand why I didn’t.
Art: 5 - Excellent