While You’re Out…: “Mystery Men” #1

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Writer David Liss

Artist Patrick Zircher

Colors Andy Troy

Rating: ★★★★½

Marvel likes to toy with it’s roots sometimes and show old school heroes. With titles like The Twelve having picked up an unprecedented success, it makes sense they would dive back into them. Enter Mystery Men, a story set in the early 30s and focusing on a group of non-powered heroes. ¬†Focusing on Denis Piper, also known as The Operative, the book takes place in a decidedly real world (albeit, with a touch of dark magic), giving it a uniquely noir flavor without ever having to ham-handedly shove the noir concepts down your throat. The written word and the art is dripping with a one-of-a-kind style, making for an exciting story that will sadly be overlooked by many. That said, do yourself a favor and pick up this great release from last week while you’re the the local comic shop today; you won’t regret it.

About Christopher Baggett

Christopher Baggett has owned and operated The HomeWorld independently since 2009 after spinning it off from his previous concept, ‘The Anime Homeworld’. In addition to journalistic endeavors, he is an aspiring novelist. Arizona born military brat Christopher currently resides in the Georgia area.

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