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Bronze Age Minute: The Inhumans #4

posted Jan 22, 2018, 4:56 PM by Vu Nguyen

INHUMANS #4 (30 Cent Variant) (Apr 1976)
Marvel Comics

Review: Compared to today’s decompressed storytelling, it’s amazing just how much story could be crammed into a Bronze Age comic. The first third of this installment features a well-choreographed battle with Shatterstar; the second third reveals the origin of Shatterstar (which seems a bit much for such a minor character); and the final third builds to a strong cliffhanger ending. That’s a lot of story, all pretty well done. Vince Colletta is the latest of the revolving inkers; he’s got a reputation for overpowering pencilers, but George Pérez’s work holds up well.

Grade: B+

Collector’s note: According to The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, there’s a 30¢ cover price variant of this issue.