The Mighty

As the world’s only superhero, Alpha One has become an
icon of hope in uncertain times. But while the population is inspired from a
distance by their savior, police captain Gabriel Cole has gotten close enough
to discover that Alpha One’s plans for a utopia are more radical than anyone
Having such a bold statement like “an instant classic.” has
to give someone a fairly good sense of confidence in a comic.  Either that or it stirs up a strong curiosity
to see just how true this may be.  For
me, it was actually a little of both when I saw the cover of The Mighty.  Lo and behold, my curiosity was satisfied,
and I have to say I completely agree with those three words.
While this may start off with a fairly basic superhero
premise, you’ll quickly find that is not the case.  Working with Section Omega acting as a so to
speak follow up crew, Alpha One has for decades done all he can to protect the
world.  After the unfortunate loss of
Omega’s captain, his second in command Gabriel Cole steps up to the plate and
takes charge.  As someone once saved by the
superhero, it is a harsh reality for Cole that Alpha One may not be all he
thought.  The ending is intense to say
the least and should be experienced without spoilers.
The team who took on the huge responsibility of the
artistic half of the story definitely showed off their capabilities.  Nearly every panel on every page is
meticulously laid out to emphasize the details. 
Lighting, mood and action were all drawn and colored with a spectacular
focus.  This is particularly true as you
near the end for the very big finish.
From time to time you run into a certain comic book that
just sits a little higher than others.  I
can certainly say that The Mighty has to be the next to join that club.  If by chance you haven’t already read this
amazing series like me, this is your opportunity to do so.  This absolutely needs to be added to your buy
list if it’s new to you and is well worth making it an early Christmas present
to yourself.
For more on The Mighty or other Dark Horse titles, check
out Dark Horse Comics.
The Mighty will
be available 12/3

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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