Mystery in Space #1

Mystery in Space #1

Writer: Ming Doyle, Michael Allred, Kevin McCarthy, Ann Nocenti, Robert Rodi, Duane Swierczynski, Andy Diggle Artist: Various Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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This one-shot anthology is loaded with unsettling short stories that will hijack your imagination and take you to strange, mysterious places. Journey to the edge of the abyss with Michael Allred! Plus: Broken hearts will be cryogenically frozen, a zero-gravity menage trois will be compromised by aliens, and solar systems will spiral out of control when top comics talents and exciting newcomers collide!

  • 8.5
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta May 16, 2012

    If you can overlook that awful eyesore of a story, this comic is a goddamn masterpiece. Do read if you haven't yet. And you might want to keep a tissue by your side while reading it. For, you know, the drool and the other bodily fluid (that I cannot mention on this site). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy May 15, 2012

    This book landed in a lot of "10 comics to pick up this week" lists across the internet, so I decided to pick it up... I am certainly glad that I did. I thought it contained a lot of thought-provoking stories and some really fantastic art. The creative teams change with each story, so there is something for everyone in this nine-story 80 page one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick HanoverDanny Djeljosevic May 27, 2012

    Danny Djeljosevic: The various editors all contributing to this anthology is akin to a record with a different producer on each track -- individual songs might be okay, but as an album it doesn't hold together. While on one hand it's cool that apparently everyone in the Vertigo office jammed together to put out Mystery in Space, as a collection of nine stories all under the same cover, there's a distinct lack of unity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 9, 2012

    With almost 80 pages of content for almost 8 bucks, this collection is not a bad deal. Whether it is worth it to you will solely be based on your enjoyment of the sci-fi genre. Its different stories have themes borrowed from 2001: A Space Odyssey, John Carter of Mars, and The Matrix, just to name a few. A couple lackluster entries are among the bunch, but most of the tales do a fine job of providing the reader with a nice dose of sci-fi spectacle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic May 14, 2012

    The various editors all contributing to this anthology is akin to a record with a different producer on each track -- individual songs might be okay, but as an album it doesn't hold together. While on one hand it's cool that apparently everyone in the Vertigo office jammed together to put out Mystery in Space, as a collection of nine stories all under the same cover, there's a distinct lack of unity. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 14, 2012

    "Mystery in Space" has a great opening section, but after that the book quickly settles into a bad slump. It's too bad, because a space/science-fiction themed anthology seems like a natural for a lot of strong pieces. In the end, this should have been better than what we actually got, but I'm glad for the stories that did work. Read Full Review

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