Metal Men #1

Metal Men #1

Writer: Duncan Rouleau Artist: Duncan Rouleau Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 1, 2007

    Where Rouleau goes awry is with the presentation of the plot. It's not entirely clear what this story is meant to be about. Later in the book, I had the impression it's more about the relationship between Magnus and bad-guy scientist T.O. Morrow, which makes sense, given the prominent roles the two characters had in 52. This is, after all, billed as a 52 spinoff title. But I get the distinct impression that all of the ancient Atlantean characters from the opening scene really bear little relevance to this story, leaving me to wonder why we had to trudge through the dark, confusing sequence in the first place. The pacing of the plot, high energy of the art and radical shifts in setting (both in terms of time and place) makes this super-hero comic seem like a hyperactive child telling an odd, rambling but cute joke. The experience is a bit puzzling and almost frustrating, but it's also amusing in the end. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Aug 6, 2007

    If only Morrison had written this story with Rouleau as his illustrator, then the concepts introduced here might have worked better. However, despite a somewhat intriguing reveal on the last page, I wont be coming back for seconds. Read Full Review

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