Mister X: Razed 1

Visionary creator Dean Motter returns with a new masterpiece of retrofuturism! Radiant City is a metropolis as mysterious as its alleged creator—Mister X. What should’ve improved the city left it cursed. Now, Mister X must watch over the City of Dreams turned City of Nightmares, keeping vigil during a holiday season that’s anything but jolly.

Let me start off firstly by saying this is another case of me being out of the loop on a comic.  Again, it’s nearly impossible to catch every comic, unless you’ve got all the time and money to do so.  Either way, I once again dove into this new-to-me title, Mister X: Razed, curious to see what was before me.

So, not knowing anything about Mister X, I wasn’t sure how this new title in the series fit in.  The way this one is approached though, is two short stories built into one issue.  Both of them feature a very film noir style, full of all the dark, old school crime drama that fits that bill.  If you’ve never experienced any of that, this is a really cool way to check some out.

In that light, or lack there of, the art used in the book is precisely what this kind of title should have used.  Everything is done in an almost exclusively monochrome manner, with some red thrown in there for flavor.  I’m not sure if the rest of the series used this same style, but either way, the mixing in of red is quite appropriate to the season of the story.

As another ongoing series I’ve just now broken into, I certainly appreciate my first peak into the world of Mister X.  I would imagine that long time fans will be grateful for another piece in the series.  Even being new to it, I can see myself reading more and would say it’s worth checking out, especially for those who’ve already read previous issues.

For more on Mister X: Razed or other Dark Horse Titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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