Mister X: Razed #1

Writer: Dean Motter Artist: Dean Motter Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10
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The return of Mister X!

Visionary creator Dean Motter returns with a new masterpiece of retrofuturism! Radiant City is a metropolis as mysterious as its alleged creator—Mister X. What should’ve improved the city left it cursed. Now, Mister X must watch over the City of Dreams turned City of Nightmares, keeping vigil during a holiday season that’s anything but jolly.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 26, 2015

    You're not going to read this story and come away with an understanding of the overall story of Radiant City and Mister X. You won't know the characters histories or understand why they're doing what they do, but you will understand the surface level story. You can enjoy the world and the story without knowing anything else about the world. Hell the first time I read a Mister X story I didn't know anything. After one issue though I was hooked and had to have more. Now I can't get enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Feb 24, 2015

    Orson Welles once said that an audience hardly remembers a lead character, but if those lead characters keep discussing a character that never makes an appearance until the few minutes before the first act break, the audience will say that actor who simply walked across the stage before curtain is the greatest actor that they have ever seen. It's all because of making a dramatic cross. That is the best possible analogy for how good Mister X: Razed #1 is. The titular character makes only a handful of appearances but still makes an impact, even if he isn't a fully active participant in the stories detailed. Dean Motter makes the most of this reintroduction of Radiant City and its citizens by side-lining the main character and allowing the design and noir sensibilities to take center stage all contained in a beautiful Art Deco package. Mister X is back and Dark Horse Comics is all the better for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Feb 25, 2015

    Fans of not only good science fiction, but great storytelling, well-rounded main characters and strong support characters would do well not to pass up Mister X. You never know when an opportunity to own a true classic, even a reissue, will present itself again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Feb 24, 2015

    Mister X: Razed offers a great new start, to a beloved character. Go grab this thing today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails May 28, 2015

    They art style reminds me of the stories in the young girls comic Jackie, that my mother used to read as a young girl back in the 1970s. This comic features a black and white art scheme and every variation of grey in-between, as well as the odd splash of red. It completely goes with the theme of the comic, and is no surprise seeing as this series as been in circulation for the past 30 odd years. The creators are the masters of this comic by now and are sure to give us top quality reading and art work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 25, 2015

    The holidays might be over, but the outstanding and accessible yarns presented in the seasonally-themed "Mister X: Razed" #1 overrides the off-kilter timing. After thirty years, Motter's franchise hasn't lost any of its edge and his storytelling excellence from past generations is worthy of being recognized by the current one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Overmental - Lyz Reblin Feb 22, 2015

    Mister X. has an old-school feel to it, much like the comics of the Golden Age. If you are in the mood for a bit of nostalgia, a break from the over-powered "capes" of today or the gritty, gory horror comics that appear to be on the rise, then take a chance on diving into a world you may be unfamiliar with but will learn to love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Feb 24, 2015

    If you don't mind reading a Christmas/Hanukkah tale a little off-season certainly pick up Mister X: Razed and give this series a shot. While you won't get a full picture of Mister X from this issue alone it's a nice introduction to Dean Motter's storytelling and art style. If you like it you can always pick up the Mister X archives from Dark Horse. I recommend his work in general and this is as good of a starting point as any. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 4, 2015

    This is definitely one of those works where it's wholly a singular creative vision from start to finish and it shows in a great way. It's not exactly easily accessible, but it does make you curious about past works and want to know more. For me, I can see there's a lot of depth and detail to it, but it'll take some time to scratch past the surface and get to it since it's so new. But it really looks like it's worth the time and effort. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Cat McGlinn Feb 25, 2015

    Personally, I wouldnt run out to buy the next issue, but if crime noir is your genre then this is the comic for you. Read Full Review

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