Thursday, July 2, 2009

drive-by readings: The Mighty #6

ahhhhh! there's a little man trapped inside my helmet!!
The Mighty #6 (DC)
"Blue Moon"
Peter Tomasi
Keith Champagne
Chris Samnee
Rob Leigh
John Kalisz
Dave Johnson (cover)
i admit, i am torn between The Mighty and Mark Waid's Irredeemable. the two are fairly similar, but diverges slightly in execution, as the latter explores the conditions that drive a beloved superhero to evil, while in the former, the protagonist/antagonist Alpha One has dark secrets that the other protagonist Gabriel Cole has to unravel. in this issue, Cole finally realizes what the vagrant Taylor Rhines, ex-Section Omega, was trying to tell him. we all know Alpha One killed him, and its up to Cole to (prove it and) find out why. his closeness and friendship with Alpha One is a big problem, but it seems like Alpha One doesn't trust him anymore anyway. the tension is building, and this may not be a big DCU title, but its worth checking out.

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