Mister Terrific #1
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Mister Terrific #1

Writer: Eric Wallace Artist: Gianluca Gugliotta Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
5.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The world's third-smartest man and one of its most eligible bachelors uses his brains and fists against science gone mad in this new series from Eric Wallace (TITANS) and Roger Robinson!Michael Holt is the head of a successful high-tech corporation and an institute that recruits and encourages the finest minds of the next generation to excel. As Mister Terrific he inhabits a world of amazement few others know exists, let alone can comprehend.

  • 10
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 18, 2011

    The story by Eric Wallace starts off showing Mister Terrific's abilities against a jobber and then goes into a little bit on how he became a superhero. The story then builds up to some strange entity that posseses people and ends with Mister Terrific's being not so terrific. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 21, 2011

    The book looks good, with wonderful action scenes showing Michael using his T-spheres and other scientific doodads in ways that we haven't seen from him in the past. Not only is this Mr. Terrific the third-smartest man in the world, but he seems to be a tad more imaginative than he used to be as well. Good start for a character that is long overdue at getting his shot at a solo series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 17, 2011

    The series starts with a mystery and enough motivation to fill two years worth of stories. However, visually, its a hit and misses. Some pages are gorgeous, others are hideous. This series will need much better art to survive the 52. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Super Hero Hype - Spencer Perry Jun 29, 2012

    Mister Terrific is a lot better than I expected. It has a great story, good writing, manages to tackle social issues in a way only comics can, and a surprising set of interesting and diverse villains. The art though isn't the greatest, some issues are better than others, and if the inconsistency in the drawings doesn't upset you then the fact that there's not ever going to be a Volume 2 might. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 16, 2011

    Mister Terrific #1 turns out to be a damn shame to me. It is a good story with an interesting main character that I liked quite a bit but someone else needs to write the dialogue starting yesterday. What the writer probably thinks is modern and hip and edgy is just crap that makes the reader feel uncomfortable. Stuff like that has no business being in a comic book. You want to include your own personal commentary, like an auteur almost? Go right ahead. Just make sure that you write it intelligently and appropriately, not like a down on his luck angry guy on the side of the street. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 16, 2011

    Anyway, if you're jonesing for some kind of JSA fix, Mr. Terrific is the only place to look in the New 52, and despite the new look, he's still pretty close to the Michael Holt you remember. Karen Starr might not be your Power Girl, though, and if that's going to be a problem - just wait a while. You know she'll get a cape eventually, and with any luck, maybe they'll start an underground Justice Society together. Wallace does pretty firmly establish that anything is possible in this high-minded man's life, and that's a decent foundation to build on. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 17, 2011

    Mr. Terrific may have all the necessary qualities to be a prime candidate for The Bachelor, but so far, nothing really recommends the notion that he deserves a solo comic book title. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2011

    With so many promising books debuting this month from DC, Mister Terrific doesn't offer nearly enough to stand out from the crowd. But if anyone can use his wits to pick himself out of a rut, it's Michael Holt. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Sep 15, 2011

    The story is simple in its execution, and has moments that are brilliant, but overall, I'm left with a feeling of, "Huh?" While I'm board for the entire first arc of this series, unless there is something that comes out of left field, I'm having a hard time identifying with the title character. This wasn't a terrific issue, but it also wasn't terrible. Mister Terrific #1 earns a middle of the road rating of 2.5 Stars from this reviewer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 15, 2011

    There seems to be nothing he can't do. His moments of technological triumph and instances of potential peril therefore are random, subject to the writer's desire to advance the story rather than any kind of logic or natural progression. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Sep 14, 2011

    To be honest, I had the same reaction about Mister Terrific as I did about last week's Static: both seem to have filtered out the personality that made the character great. Instead, we're given more superficial gadgets and displays of power that really don't tell us much about the person behind the powers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Sep 16, 2011

    The sequencing of the book is challenged too, with Wallace introducing a mystery that makes it's way to the fore by the end, as well as a quick bit of back-story on Michael's loss of his wife and unborn son, followed immediately by the mysterious appearance of a time hopping teenager who claims to be his son. With an opening superhero adventure, and the social soiree, it really is too much at once, and though comics used to read like this all the time 30 years ago, storytelling is expected to be a little less on the nose. I can predict, given the massive dump of a set up this first issue that subsequent issues may move along more smoothly, at least that's my hope. The character deserves a shot at a quality series, and so far the cover (by J. G. Jones) is the only thing living up to it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 14, 2011

    DC chose not to include the JSA in its initial fifty-two titles of the grand New 52 relaunch, and the publisher may have been well served to have held this title back as well. An extra bit of work both on the story and the art would have done nothing but help this book be more readable and enjoyable. As it stands right now, I certainly haven't seen enough in "Mister Terrific" to care to come back for more. Read Full Review

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