Mister X: Razed 4

A disappearing skyscraper and a crime lord are revealed in the retrofuturistic metropolis of Radiant City! Mister X, allegedly the city’s mysterious creator, must expose those who threaten his city—but can he do it before they silence him?

With the final book of this mini-series came one of those “oh now I get it moments”.  I suppose I should have expected it going into the fourth and likely final issue.  Regardless, the three previous issues all came together just as they should have in number four of Mister X: Razed.

Given that this is the final book of the mini-series, there was just one singular story rather than a split.  It takes separate elements that were seen before, including the missing building, Rosetta, and the magician, and all glue them together.  By the end, you get a much better feeling of how all these stories somehow fit in this mysterious title.

This ending chapter comes together in the effective and appropriate artistic method we’ve seen thus far.  While some other kinds of stories might work, the noir genre definitely benefits most from these kinds of visuals.  All in all, I thought it was good work and was pleased with the choice to go with this style.

I certainly had my share of difficulty trying to get through this series, but it turned out ok by the end.  My suggestion is to grab all four and sit down with them in one go, as it will make it easier to grasp.  These books might not be up everyone’s alley, but wouldn’t be a bad way to see if Mister X is something you’d like to read more of.

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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