Although Van Lente does a lot to expand Negative's character and back story throughout the issue, there's no denying that the appeal of the book lies mainly in seeing a lot of supervillains on the loose as much as in Negative himself. It's not a harsh judgement to say that he's still not that interesting as a stand-alone character -- but a few more issues like this, and he might be. Read Full Review
On the one hand, books like this do go a long way towards fleshing out an already large and vibrant superhero universe. On the other, they reinforce the increasingly esoteric air of the industry as a whole. Lente proves that Mister Negative is an interesting enough concept for a strong miniseries. Unfortunately this sentiment is lost somewhere in the crowded landscape, diluted by a multitude of similar stories that seem to grow in number with every given month. Read Full Review
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