ape-human hybrid secret agent and Queen’s assassin, possessed of a deadly
prehensile tail and ‘the strength of twelve men’, made his debut in the pulps
of the 1930s and enjoyed a brief revival in the late 1960s and 70s. But can it
be that the fiction is closer to historic fact than was ever previously
journals and reported first-hand by those that knew him, reveal Mono as a
dual-natured and conflicted adventurer– savage and noble; civilized, but
this month, Liam Sharp’s tale takes a pulp hero from the 1930’s and resurrects
him. In an intriguing twist it’s set in the modern day and acknowledges that
time has passed. Only in this case, Mono, an Ape Man who was a spy for Britain
during the World Wars, is believed to have to have been a hero created by a
pulp writer of the 30s.
modern day by Mono’s ‘oldest friend’, it seems that we overall need to consider
that he did exist. Once more, something happened to him to make the rest of the
world believe he is just make believe.
overhanging sense of melancholy. Wolstenholme’s decision to not show any of the
carnage wrought by Mono, merely the after effects, are powerful and contribute
to the overall horrors of the era.
enough to have me looking forward to next issue.
Mono #1 is available from Titan Comics or your local comics retailer