Mystery Men #1
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Mystery Men #1

Writer: David Liss Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Who are the Mystery Men? Witness the birth of Marvel’s pulp heroes!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 13, 2011

    I'm anxiously waiting for the next issue - and you can bet I won't pass it over by accident. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 8, 2011

    Though Marvel has been pumping out a lot of great books as of late, Mystery Men #1 is the first to feel like something out of the ordinary that can stand on its own outside of the current goings on in the Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 10, 2011

    Every single scene in "Mystery Men" has a great moment that punches through and demands your attention. This is a very strong first issue, and it made me go from "dubious" to "eager" in just 32 pages. I might not be crazy about the title of the comic, but in every other way this is a wild success. Make mine "Mystery Men." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Jun 11, 2011

    If you liked DC Comic's "First Wave" line of books, "The Marvels Project",or Pulp/Noir storytelling, you will probably like this comic. In closing, Mystery Men #1 (of 5) receives 3.5 Stars, out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 14, 2011

    Speaking of which, I also found the character designs to be interesting, given how they reflect those racial elements. There's a sharp contrast in the designs of the two heroes. The Operative is a white man dressed all in black, while the Revenant is a black man dressed all in white. It's not as though we see some kind of Spy Vs. Spy mirror images or anything, but the parallels and contrasts make for a striking visual. Artist Patrick Zircher outdoes himself here. I didn't even recognize his style. It's much more moody and mature than the somewhat standard super-hero style we've seen from him in the past. Like the writing, though, the visuals remind me a great deal of what we saw in The Marvels Project. On its own, Mystery Men is a solid book, but in the larger context of Marvel's recent publishing history, it feels a little redundant. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jun 10, 2011

    Although not the amazing first issue I was hoping for, this was still a worthwhile read, and could be a fun and interesting mini-series. But be warned if the most attractive element of this book for you is seeing Zircher's artwork, because it just simply isn't up to the standards set by his previous artwork. Here's hoping the artwork tightens up next issue, as we delver further into the mystery at the core of this fledgling new mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Jun 16, 2011

    Worse, when Mystery Men isn't offering up blunt, artless depictions of murder, pedophilia and betrayals it's providing heavy handed scenes of political correctness that stand out like sore thumbs. In one of the book's most hilariously stupid examples of the villain's evilness, we bare witness to his summary of what nefarious things he's been up to for some nameless group of likeminded bad guys: Read Full Review

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