The Mighty 1 (April 2009)

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There have been superhero comics where the superheroes aren’t in it (just look at DC’s current Superman output), but I think I mean more like The Boys or something along those lines. These revisionist takes on superheroes, where it’s sometimes more about the reaction.

The Mighty takes it a step further. The superhero never says a word the entire issue; instead, it’s all about his support team. Tomasi and Champagne nicely bring the reader up to date on everything–it’s not the DC Universe, it’s its own thing–with one flashback and some interviews. It works well.

Until the end, when you’re left not knowing what’s going on and changing protagonists at the drop of a hat.

It’s a strong comic book with a weak final five pages. It needs something more substantial, instead of just vague insinuations.

Snejbjerg art is excellent as usual, but is a little looser here.

CREDITS

The New World; writers, Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne; artist, Peter Snejbjerg; colorist, John Kalisz; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Chris Conroy and Joey Cavalieri; publisher, DC Comics.

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