Mister X: Eviction #1

Mister X: Eviction #1

Writer: Dean Motter Artist: Dean Motter Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Dean Motter and his groundbreaking creation are back in a new series perfect for first-time readers and longtime fans! Radiant City's government has been overtaken in a coup, and only the mysterious Mister. X can stop its new masters from using authoritarian psychetecture to remake the minds of every citizen!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 1, 2013

    I wasn’t surprised by the quality of this issue in the least bit, I was surprised by how quickly it followed the one-shot collecting the Mister X story though. It was the best kind of surprise though and I’ll be looking forward to its continuation next month. If you’ve never read Mister X, then this is a great opportunity to jump on. Sure it has a pretty big history, but each new chapter does a fantastic job of standing on its own. If you enjoyed something like The Black Beetle and need a bit of pulp to get you by, I would definitely check out Mister X: Eviction if I were you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington May 30, 2013

    This is how you produce a comic and draw in a new readership. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick May 3, 2013

    Motter's artwork is gorgeous and creative, reminiscent of Darwyn Cooke, with a neo-noir-retro sensibility that results in a Golden Age meets Blade Runner feel. The blend of negative space and creative light and shadow effects into the traditional comic look make this a feast for the eyes, all perfectly inked by Hamid Bahrami. Everything works, from the over-stated lettering to the flat color palette to the terrific dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis May 1, 2013

    With a noir-ish, grimy feel, Mister X: Eviction is the archetypical pulp fiction, minus the ragged, untrimmed edges, which would be a disservice to such a beautiful comic book. The issue features a second story (note: not back-up, it accounts for half the page number!) equally crafted. REVIEW: Mister X: Eviction #1 Dark Horse Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 1, 2013

    But didn't I say you'd be glad you picked up this book? I did. And here's why: it looks like art deco and The Jetsons. It uses negative space and dulled hues. It reads like noir and dystopian literature. It has cars from the '40s that fly and cigars that billow thick smoke. It sounds like thick city accents and big hand drawn onomonopia. It's Blade Runner and it's Felix the Cat clocks and it's unlike anything else on the shelf right now -- and if you happen to spot something that is, it's probably because Motter's work influenced it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross May 1, 2013

    Fans of sci-fi, detective noir and futurism will have their hands full with this miniseries. The first issue is a classic primer; a lot of setup, with almost no action to speak of. However, the beauty of this issue (and the series) isn't in detailed fights or choreographed action scenes. It's about getting lost in the fascinating microcosm Motter has architected. Like the titular Mister X, Motter has finely crafted an amazing city of wonderment, and as a new reader it's hard not to get caught up in it all. I'm sure fans of the series will have just as many, if not more, praises to sing about this triumphant return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - J.C. Macek III Apr 29, 2013

    Growing up as comic collectors, we often come across single issues of interesting comicbooks that have a full backup and a continuing lead story. And as enthralled as we are by the lead story, we are equally frustrated by not knowing the rest. This was an ironic thrill all-but-erased by the existence of the internet and the availability of reprints from many sources. Somehow, Mister X fits well into this peculiar place of memory. Eviction is a new comicbook, yes, and it may be confusing and frustrating to readers unfamiliar with the backstory of the characters. Like the best of those rare collector's finds of the old days when we might not find the continuation of the tale or the issues that came before the one we laid our hands on, there is somehow enough in this throwback called Mister X #1 to give us that thrill, even without reading more. That may not be a sign of a great comicbook of today, but maybe it should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jumbus_Christ May 3, 2013

    “Mister X” has become something I must keep my eyes on. A couple of months ago I had no idea about the property. Yet, within a couple of issues Im totally invested in the world of Radiant City. I suggest you get involved. The acclaim for this series isnt bullshit, Motter has created a truly original world with mysteries that are just begging to be solved, and my best guess is Motter wont be able to solve em unless people pick up issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia May 3, 2013

    What stands out is Motter's design sensibility, informed by the architecture of silent German films. This lends a fitting noir sensibility to these crime stories, but it also reinforces the key conflicts presented in them: the struggle between identity and conformity, order and chaos. Unfortunately, none of these thematic elements are ever really paid off here, and in that way it is very much a first issue. Still, it is the opportunity to be exposed to a reputed talent and to see that talent at play, and that is always a risk worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin May 1, 2013

    My fellow Ungrownups and Geeks, I'd have to say that this copy of Mister X fell short of expectations. Overall, it was a lackluster performance. It felt like nothing happened in the story…even though it did. I feel like issues 2 and 3 will yield a deeper and more engaging story. Issue 1 of this 3 part story arc simply does not catch my attention.—RAN Read Full Review

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