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Hysteria: One Man Gang #1

Artist: Mike Hawthorne Publisher: Image Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Apr 13, 2006

    Dont get me wrong, though. Fun is the name of the game here. The influences and references are many within this issue: Samurai Jack, the Man with No Name, Matrix, NYC Mech, Wolverine, and even a little of Dark Knight Returns (tell me the Egg Gang doesnt remind anyone a little of the punks in Millers masterpiece!). Yet, instead of being cheesy, these elements add to the overall accessibility of this issue. The reader literally dives straight into the action without worrying about the story so far, yielding to the unceasing action throughout. Saving an innocent life is a constant throughout hero fiction, and to use this element as the start of a gang war is a way to involve readers immediately. The tempo of the action reminds me of the film Run, Lola, Run. I could easily see Hawthorne emulating that movie by halting the action in an issue and starting the proceedings from the beginning, like resetting a video game. The depth of the story is not as important as moving things fr Read Full Review

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