Freemind #5

Writer: David Michelinie, Bob Layton Artist: Mike Leeke Publisher: Future Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 15, 2003

    The basic premise of this series is highly intriguing, and there are moments when the book does a very good job of tapping into the potential of this premise. However, this issue has a few too many cute moments that felt like they were lifted from a bad 80s comedy. I expect we're supposed to find the opening scene with the funny hairstyles to be amusing, much like the goofy outfits that our hero tries on in the clothing store, but all I really came away from these scenes is the general sense of how desperate these attempts at humor seemed. The tragic ending was an unexpected, and surprising effective scene, but it was somewhat undone by an unintentional bit of humor that reminded me a bit of the scene in Young Frankenstein, when Gene Wilder is trying to bring his creation to life. An interesting idea that is let down by a somewhat suspect execution that is far too dependent on coincidence and awkward attempts at comedy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 15, 2003

    While it's perfectly acceptable for the Stephen Hawking Type Mind in an Android's Body to ask the victim on a date though kind of creepy, her sob story is of the movie of the week genre which ends in an Afterschool Special brand of death. The victim's sad, oh so very sad, death permits the Stephen Hawking Type Mind in an Android's Body to chew the scenery as if he had just been freed from a prison where he had to subsist on jaundiced rats. The creators compound their crime by teaching The Stephen Hawking Type Mind in an Android's Body a trite lesson. Despite all the Stephen Hawking Type Mind in an Android's Body's powers there are some things even he cannot do. The more I think about it, the more I see Superman mucking up the space/time continuum to save Lois Lane as a lot more surprising and daring than the Man of Steel simply accepting that he could do nothing to save her. Read Full Review

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