Mystery Men #2

Writer: David Liss Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The Revenant and The Operative must join forces if they hope to succeed. But will their alliance be enough to see them through to the end? Plus, a new pulp hero emerges!

  • 8.3
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 23, 2011

    This is just a good, fun adventure in classically-styled crimefighting. Bring on the mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 30, 2011

    Patrick Zircher is turning in the best work of his comics career on this limited series. In the past, he employed a fairly generic but effective genre style. The art on Mystery Men rises above that. The design for the new heroine is wonderfully pulpy. Even her body language conveys her confidence and strength. The story is not a thing of subtlety. Obviously, Liss is offering up a criticism of capitalism run rampant in America. Here, war is all about profit, not ideology. While far from subtle and quite ham-fisted, that concept resonates today, with the bad taste of corporate bailouts and market manipulations still lingering on society's proverbial tongue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Jun 24, 2011

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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jun 27, 2011

    "Mystery Men" is the sort of comic Marvel needs to publish more of. Not everything within the Marvel U needs to center on a cape and spandex. Different genres are enjoyed by fans. If the DCU can be so widely diversified, then there's no reason why Marvel can't do more than just expand their Avengers team exponentially. This is a great book that delivers fun and intrigue, and that's always better than an average book that delivers some fumbled heroics. Pick up "Mystery Men" and enjoy the old timey goodness, it goes down smooth and comes up trumps. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 23, 2011

    Mystery Men #2 is a bit fractured in its pacing, but the concept continues to show its potential as the series moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jun 23, 2011

    I will, unfortunately, not be buying issue #3. I'm sad about this because this series had so much potential to be something cool and original. It's reliance on stock characters and conflicts, as well as some overwriting, is an opportunity lost. I don't recommend you buy it, even though the art is awesome. Read Full Review

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