Mister X: Hard Candy One-Shot #1

Mister X: Hard Candy One-Shot #1

Writer: Dean Motter Artist: Dean Motter Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Someone has abducted the sole heir to the pharmaceutical company that transformed the City of Dreams into the City of Nightmares. Mister X is hired to find her . . . alive. His payment—all the brain candy he could ever need. Will he trade his principles for this tasty payout, or stay on the path to saving Radiant City?!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Apr 2, 2013

    So. Get on board the High-Speed Nonstop Bullet Train that is comic. Grab your psychotropic of choice. Pack light. Buckle up. Mr. X: Hard Candy is your jumping-on place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Mar 28, 2013

    This is a great one-shot for crime comic fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 1, 2013

    "Mister X: Hard Candy" is a nice enough introduction to the world of "Mister X," although I'm hoping that the stories in general have a bit more of a punch. Still, no big complaints here, and if another "Mister X" story rolls down the pike I'll definitely take a look at it. So, mission accomplished. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jumbus_Christ Mar 28, 2013

    This was a world that I was previously uninitiated too, but the history of Mister X seems to reach pretty far back. The world Motter has created is deep and filled with intrigue. I cant wait to see more of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Mar 27, 2013

    I hope Motter does more of these one shots because it is a nice take on detective stories without having to following every episode. It wasn’t the best detective story I have seen, but I like when things make me feel like I am still reading the original comic. Mister X narrates us through the piece which gives me that old time feeling. He is discovering the kidnapping right along with us. Of course it offers us some twist and turns, especially involving Madame Friedkin’s lover boy. Plus, who doesn’t love a bald man in a cool pair of shades. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Apr 12, 2013

    Mister X is still an iconic character, and everyone has a bad day. The team of Mr. Motter and X had been in the back issue section for over twenty years before recently returning. Some say it's like riding a bike, and some say you can never go home again. I guess time will, because we will be seeing more of Mister X in the near future with the mini-series Mister X: Eviction coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Mar 31, 2013

    --$3,24pgs.all ADs@back __ Pulpy, noir, design driven crime tale collecting the shorts from DHP. The ongoing cases of the agent, Mr.X. A near future dystopian urban populace trapped in a nightmare city of disturbing geometry. Dean Motter is craftsman of story, page and design. I am transported back, and so glad to see the return of one and only Mister X.

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