Mudman #1

Mudman #1

Writer: Paul Grist Artist: Paul Grist Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 9
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It's the first day back at school for Owen Craig, and it's not going too well. He's been run over, got detention, and his police officer father has been taken prisoner by armed bank robbers.

And now his body seems to be turning into mud?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 17, 2011

    I remember being kind of intrigued by the solicitations and cover drawings for this issue in Previews, but for some reason, I didn't follow through and order it. Only the grace of Manager Jim at Gatekeeper saved the day, though, and I'm glad it did. This issue was a joyous experience for me, recalling the days when I could wander into S&S Drug and pick up an issue of Ghost Rider or Incredible Hulk or Teen Titans and get lost in an entertaining story with interesting characters. I didn't get the third chapter of a six-part epic or a twenty-page description of action that took place off-panel, I got a STORY, and this book delivers, not only as a first issue, but as a single issue of a comic book. Mudman #1 is intentionally designed to remind you of days gone past, and looks damn good doing it, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. If this book ISN'T Image's next 'Invincible,' it absolutely should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 16, 2011

    I don't say this often, but if you're going to buy one comicthis week it should be Mud Man. Thisbook is not to be missed and if you don't grab this first issue I guarantee you'llbe kicking yourself when everyone is talking about it six months down the road and other newspublications are shouting that they knew about it first. This is your chance,right here, don't miss this book. It's one of my favorite things as a reviewerto finish a book and know exactly what score to give a book which was the case with Mud Man because it was that damn good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 16, 2011

    A great first issue. I loved Paul Grist's art in this book because it was so stylized, and Bill Crabtree's colors (colours). I also really liked that it takes place somewhere other than America because a change of scenery can be very nice. It's a fun and familiar story you will enjoy; however, it may feel a bit redundant because we've all read so many super-hero stories before. I recommend this book though. You'll have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Nov 18, 2011

    Mudman has drawn me in with this first issue and though I have emphasised the location and Englishness of this series as positives, it certainly has enough interesting and classic story points for anyone to appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 16, 2011

    "Mudman" is a nice, innocent first issue, unhampered by reboots (or even boots for that matter), continuity, or long, drawn-out origin stories. It's a nifty little change-up from the ongoing shuffle of superheroic comics, and gives just enough in this first issue to have us calling out for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 20, 2011

    Grist does an excellent job of conveying the main character's adolescence, as well as that of some of the supporting players. He conveys expression quite well with his simple style, and his portrayal of motion is oddly appealing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 18, 2011

    Mudman is the kind of comic book that brings the reader back to the dawn of the silver age kind of comic books but with a modern feel to it. This issue gives you just enough to get you started on what looks like will be a fun ride. I recommend checking this book out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fanboy Buzz - John DesPlaines Nov 8, 2011

    While nostalgia storytelling and the embrace of old forms work whenthey're done well (any Quentin Tarantino film) and tinkered with,MudMan just feels like a comic that actually came out 50 years ago.We've seen this before, and we've seen it since, often better, andless muddy. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 16, 2011

    "Here’s mud in your eye." Read Full Review

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