The second issue of legendary comics creator Dean Motter’s Mister X: Razed is here! In the retrofuturistic metropolis of Radiant City, the city’s mysterious designer, Mister X, becomes entangled in a crime that defies reason: a gigantic skyscraper has been kidnapped and is held for ransom—but why?
With the first issue being my first venture in this title, I was curious what would be in store in the next. As long as it’s been around, I had never even heard of it to be honest. Now that I’ve at least put one issue in my list, the second Mister X: Razed can now join.
As was done in the opening issue, and quite possibly following suit with the title as a whole, there were two separate stories within. Story one was an interesting tale of one of the city’s most prominent buildings being kidnapped (yes, an entire building is taken for ransom). Reporter Rosetta Stone leads up the other, with her on the case for a story about a heist involving zombies (also quite a wild premise).
Unlike the first issue, the artwork here is not grayscale with just a splash of red. It still has that old school, noir style to it which it’s presumably been known for all these years. As I’ve never read much of anything like this, it’s a neat look that is like reading classic stories from the era.
To be totally honest, I’m not sure how I feel about Mister X:Razed, or Mister X as a whole. Without any background on the older books, I don’t know if I’m missing information that would help me follow along. That aside, it’s still a interesting series to read, even if I don’ t necessarily seek out further issues.
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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.