Marvels: Eye of the Camera

Marvels Eye of the Camera News photographer Phil Sheldon s back with the man on the street s perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe But this time Phil s world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and s

  • Title: Marvels: Eye of the Camera
  • Author: Kurt Busiek Jay Anacleto
  • ISBN: 9780785139195
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • News photographer Phil Sheldon s back, with the man on the street s perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe But this time, Phil s world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and super villains, but by something far personal.

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    1. Kurt Busiek Jay Anacleto

      Kurt Busiek is an American comic book writer notable for his work on the Marvels limited series, his own title Astro City, and his four year run on Avengers.Busiek did not read comics as a youngster, as his parents disapproved of them He began to read them regularly around the age of 14, when he picked up a copy of Daredevil 120 This was the first part of a continuity heavy four part story arc Busiek was drawn to the copious history and cross connections with other series Throughout high school and college, he and future writer Scott McCloud practiced making comics During this time, Busiek also had many letters published in comic book letter columns, and originated the theory that the Phoenix was a separate being who had impersonated Jean Grey, and that therefore Grey had not died a premise which made its way from freelancer to freelancer, and which was eventually used in the comics.During the last semester of his senior year, Busiek submitted some sample scripts to editor Dick Giordano at DC Comics None of them sold, but they did get him invitations to pitch other material to DC editors, which led to his first professional work, a back up story in Green Lantern 162 Mar 1983 Busiek has worked on a number of different titles in his career, including Arrowsmith, The Avengers, Icon, Iron Man, The Liberty Project, Ninjak, The Power Company, Red Tornado, Shockrockets, Superman Secret Identity, Thunderbolts, Untold Tales of Spider Man, JLA, and the award winning Marvels and the Homage Comics title Kurt Busiek s Astro City.In 1997, Busiek began a stint as writer of Avengers alongside artist George P rez P rez departed from the series in 2000, but Busiek continued as writer for two years, collaborating with artists Alan Davis, Kieron Dwyer and others Busiek s tenure culminated with the Kang Dynasty storyline In 2003, Busiek re teamed with Perez to create the JLA Avengers limited series In 2003, Busiek began a new Conan series for Dark Horse Comics, which he wrote for four years.In December 2005 Busiek signed a two year exclusive contract with DC Comics During DC s Infinite Crisis event, he teamed with Geoff Johns on a One Year Later eight part story arc called Up, Up and Away that encompassed both Superman titles In addition, he began writing the DC title Aquaman Sword of Atlantis from issues 40 49 Busiek was the writer of Superman for two years, before followed by James Robinson starting from Superman 677 Busiek wrote a 52 issue weekly DC miniseries called Trinity, starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman Each issue except for issue 1 featured a 12 page main story by Busiek, with art by Mark Bagley, and a ten page backup story co written by Busiek and Fabian Nicieza, with art from various artists, including Tom Derenick, Mike Norton and Scott McDaniel.Busiek s work has won him numerous awards in the comics industry, including the Harvey Award for Best Writer in 1998 and the Eisner Award for Best Writer in 1999 In 1994, with Marvels, he won Best Finite Series Limited Series Eisner Award and the Best Continuing or Limited Series Harvey Award as well as the Harvey Award for Best Single Issue or Story for Marvels 4 in 1995 In 1996, with Astro City, Busiek won both the Eisner and Harvey awards for Best New Series He won the Best Single Issue Single Story Eisner three years in a row from 1996 1998, as well as in 2004 Busiek won the Best Continuing Series Eisner Award in 1997 1998, as well as the Best Serialized Story award in 1998 In addition, Astro City was awarded the 1996 Best Single Issue or Story Harvey Award, and the 1998 Harvey Award for Best Continuing or Limited Series.Busiek was given the 1998 and 1999 Comics Buyer s Guide Awards for Favorite Writer, with additional nominations in 1997 and every year from 2000 to 2004 He has also received numerous Squiddy Awards, having been selected as favorite writer four years in a row from 1995 to 1998,

    423 thoughts on “Marvels: Eye of the Camera”

    1. 2.5 starsIt's an epilogue to Marvels that didn't quite do it for me. It. Was. Depressing.Other than finding out what happened to the little mutant girl, Maggie, there was nothing here that I couldn't have lived my entire life without reading. The art was beautiful, but unless you're an expert on what happened in the Marvel universe during the 70's and 80's I think a lot of the story will go over your head.

    2. I definitely loved this Comic book. I know that a lot of people criticize it for its haphazard focus on superheros but for me, it was indicative of Phil's disposition toward the heroes.Think about it. All through the series, he commented on how "things were simpler" back during WWII and before that. It WAS simpler. If you fought the nazis, you were shown as a "hero". However, just like the time in history this book took place in, things weren't so black and white, so simple. Things were much mor [...]

    3. I honestly never knew they made a sequel to Marvels - one of my favorite mini-series. Excellent sequel that most definitely holds up to its predecessor. It was great to see Maggie again. The events of the second issue always had a profound effect on me. Phil throwing the brick when he finds himself in the mob, and of course, Maggie's disappearance and all the unanswered questions it resulted in. It was also cool to see them go through another couple of decades. I always wondered what Phil's reac [...]

    4. A respectable follow-up to Marvels but not quite as good. It's a little confusing, though, because unlike the original, in which events in the Marvel universe happen in-universe in the same years the comics were published, this uses a sliding timescale that compresses Marvel universe events from the mid-sixties to the late eighties into less than ten years. For example, the main character's daughter who was an elementary schooler in the first series when the X-Men debut (1961) is a teen learning [...]

    5. If you like superheroes, you owe it to yourself to find a copy of the original Marvels book. This is only for completionists who read the first one.This is very good. It's ultimately a little too long, so the emotion kind of cycles around a few times because there's nowhere to progress. The back-material explains that this story was really just going to be an epilogue to the original. That's right. It's the Hemingway conclusion. Here, we see how Marvels would have ended if brought to its real en [...]

    6. An interesting story about the age of "Marvels" through the eyes of a photographer in the 70s/80s. I love stuff like this. Seeing the effects of all those super heroes on everyday folks. It's a solid read that reveals a new side of the Marvel U

    7. I loved the original, but I just couldn't get into this one. In the beginning it didn't feel like a sequel and I was bored to tears. "If it ain't broke don't fix it" is what they say and I think this book was completely unnecessary. Marvels did not need a sequel.

    8. Review pending. Atm, am still vacillating between 4 and 5 on this but I've never read the first Marvels. Soooo hmm

    9. il degno seguito di una pietra miliare del fumetto: la magia di "marvels" resta intatta, e anche se quel vertice non viene superato si resta comunque commossi difronte al miglior omaggio possibile ai supereroi della marvel. ogni tavola è un riferimento a qualche episodio storico della continuity marvel, e anche stavolta tocca prestare attenzione ad ogni piccolo particolare (le foto, le prime pagine dei giornali) per non perdersi nulla.

    10. Marvels was really good. This one, not so much. It's very sad and almost bitter at times. The art is good and it's cool to see a lot of those characters from another viewpoint but this was a very sad and almost underdeveloped sequel.

    11. This is a tough one to rate, but in truth, it pales before the original Marvels in every way. Now, the origins of this book would suggest as much, and Busiek outs it forward honestly as a thirty-page epilogue stretched out into a six-issue mini at the behest of Marvel higher-ups. Busiek is not alone on writing duties either, with Roger Stern picking up the slack as the collaborative script-writer. Another massive hurdle here is Alex Ross' absence from the project all together. Anacleto's art is [...]

    12. Beautiful art, but the story quality falls short of the original Marvels, which worked well as a stand alone. This sequel lacks the historic arc and significance of the original story. It covers much of the Marvel hero stories I read in the 70's with a few references to some of the Captain America comics I still own. However, this story does less than the original to place Marvel heroes in their historic context and lacks the original Marvel's real world feel. In the oroginal Marvels, Phil is mu [...]

    13. 3.5 stars. The original MARVELS was an amazing achievement: the intersection of original perspective, sharp writing, vibrant and dynamic art, real purpose, and an understanding of comics and their historical context. In "Eye of the Camera," Busiek and Stern attempt to bottle lightning a second time, and they come up a little short. The references become less iconic and more fannish, the sense of history less imminent. The narrative voice is also logically problematic--while some aren't bothered [...]

    14. The premise (a non-superhero photojournalist reflects on the exploits of the Marvel universe in his twilight years) was initially intriguing. Growing up, I loved a good cross-over comic story as much as the next geek, so it should have been a delight when everyone from the X-Men to The Submariner to She-Hulk are brought into the same "storyline." Sadly, not so. The text weighs down the story, rather than weaving it together. The protagonist's unpredictable and unwarranted mood swings don't furth [...]

    15. (3.5 / 5)The original Marvels was a masterpiece, so of course any kind of follow up is going to have to have a hard time living up to it. This book tries its best, but the storyline is far more disjointed and the pieces of Marvel history don't seem to be as successfully integrated as they were in the original, nor do they seem to have the same kind of impact. Often the story gets lost in trying to keep up with the events of the heroes, when it should be focusing on the small intimate story of th [...]

    16. This was a miss for me. I can see the good sense in publishing a sequel to Marvels that attempts to do for the 1970's and '80's what the original mini-series did for the 1960's, but the first Marvels mini had a lot going for it beyond the concept that helped the book catch lightning in a bottle. Eye of the Camera feels forced in a way that Marvels never did, and although there are some interesting bits here or there (I enjoyed Phil Sheldon being dispatched to cover the destruction of the Rockies [...]

    17. For the most part, I didn't like this one quite as much as its predecessor, Marvels. Marvels was almost perfect as a stand-alone entity, and Eye of the Camera's vaguely mangled timeline and slightly weaker plot meant that this one comes off second best. (Especially since this one doesn't have Alex Ross' gorgeous paintings.) However, Eye of the Camera was still worth the read, and the ending made me tear up a bit.

    18. The follow-up to Marvels, although unnecessary, continues the Phil Sheldon story satisfactorily, but it never really evolves into anything new, or revolutionary as the first did. It tells the story of the darkening of Marvel comics, and the newer anti-hero genre of heroes, and how Sheldon interacts with this new breed of hero. The artwork is spectacular, and the script is well executed, but the story is lacking. It seems to emulate the original story, but never seeks to break into it's own.

    19. "The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning publishing sensation that made Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into stars!"Well, no, not really. They could have let Marvels well enough alone and I would have been just fine with that. As it is, this story just lessens the impact and the value of the original.I like to round out my ratings to the next higher level, so it gets a 3 stars but it deserves no more than 2,5

    20. Migliore, a mio giudizio, del primo capitolo. Torna la narrazione dal punto di vista di Phil Sheldon, fotoreporter delle "Meraviglie". Storia toccante che tocca solo marginalmente i supereroi in quanto tali mentre mentre dialoga molto con la loro essenza e il sentimento contrastante di odio (paura) - amore (speranza) che le "Maschere" infondono in noi umani comuni.

    21. A comic book for old people. A pretty impressive followup to Marvels. It is nice to see the Marvel Universe laid out as a history that might have made some sense. This one is certainly even darker than the first one and yet it shows a life of general normalcy among the superhero craziness.

    22. Full disclosure: as someone who has cancer, story lines involving it move me perhaps more than other people. That being said, I'd like to think I'm somewhat impartial when I say I think this is a worthy follow up to Marvels. It brings the story into the 1980s very well, looking at how comics changed in that time while remaining a human story tied to Phil Sheldon. Beautiful.

    23. While not as strong of a miniseries as the original Marvels this is still a quality piece of work that deserves attention. In a world people's with superheroes and supervillains you still find Phil's personal battles for meaning, purpose, fairness, and ultimately life to be the most interesting of stories.

    24. Not quite as good as the original, primarily because it was missing the heart of the first Marvels collectionAlex Ross.Still for all of that, this did manage to capture the darker tone of the 70s Marvel heroes. Much more cynical, but hopeful toward the end. Not a bad followup, but I couldn't help but miss Ross.

    25. Il seguito ufficiale di Marvels non è di certo un capolavoro, però è ben costruito e si legge che è un piacere. Unico neo i disegni di Jay Anacleto, qui decisamente non all'altezza di quelli della sua Aria e di altri suoi lavori. Mi attendevo molto di più dall'artista.

    26. O.k.A decent follow up to marvels, which was a once in a lifetime book. This continues the story of the photographer who chronicled (and didn't like Peter Parker) the coming of the marvel universe.

    27. Amazing story, stunning graphics. Ten years of Marvel history in one graphic novel! Absolutely a must have! The Marvel super heroes seen by the eye of an reporter, reading his hopes and fears was awesome, i've absolutely enjoyed it. Absolutely recommended

    28. A continuation of the original Marvels storyline. This story features a more jaded Phil Sheldon. A lot of research went into this story. a comprehensive listing of sources are provided at the end.

    29. I really liked the artistic style and the summary of the changing tone of the Marvel Universe. There were also nice little easter eggs if you were up on the images.

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