Last Mortal #1

Last Mortal #1

Writer: John Mahoney, Filip Sablik Artist: Thomas Nachlik Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Alec King is a born loser. A small time criminal who has never succeeded at anything in life and whose fear of failure has crippled him. When his only friend, Brian, the brains and charm of their two-man operation, convinces Alec to help him with a hit contract on a mayoral candidate his life unravels to rock bottom. But sometimes we need to hit rock bottom to begin the climb towards a better day...

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk May 23, 2011

    A fantastic start for this mini-series. One issue in, and I'm already saddened that there's only three more to go. If the creative team keeps things at this level, though, I have no doubt that an ongoing book will be in the works shortly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - Steven Miller Jun 6, 2011

    Last Moral was a joy to read, and I hope youll all go pick it up. Last Mortal #1 is in stores now and #2 will hit stores on June 29th, on Minotaur Press, an imprint of Top Cow and Image. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 19, 2011

    Still, Top Cow has something quite interesting on their hands, and if they can get the book to gel 100% and focus on the most interesting aspects of the story, it could be one of their strongest new titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary May 18, 2011

    This is an interesting first issue in that there is no wow factor in it but there are enough beats that get your attention that you are intrigued more than anything as to how they would play out. This book goes on sale on the 18th as I said already and if you have a few quid handy, Id say give it a look, you may be surprised. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis May 26, 2011

    Mahoney and Sablik do have their dialogue down pat, and the core hook of the series, Alec's discovery that he is seemingly immortal, is relatively strong despite appearances in other, better works like the British series Misfits or Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's early DC series Resurrection Man. That means there's hope for where this book could eventually go if Mahoney and Sablik can improve their plotting and avoid the hugely obvious twist of the assassination being a set-up to improve the mayor's ratings. But until that happens, Last Mortal is mostly a strong case for how useful Tom Nachlik's talents could be elsewhere. Who knows, maybe Brian Michael Bendis is looking to get back to his roots. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Sep 23, 2011

    With the exception of the ill-advised flashback sequence, the final issue has an incredibly well-executed end game, one that goes a long way to justifying the path that led to it. Mahoney and Sablik provide creators commentary at the end of each book, focusing on a facet of the book or its history, and here they discuss working out their finale, and it's obvious that they put the right amount of thought, stress and effort into it and came to the best conclusion imaginable. Read Full Review

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