Written by Eric Wallace, Art by Roger Robinson, Cover by J.G. Jones
Solicitation Info (from Previews): 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.
Bias: The writer has stated that the stories would quickly be cosmic in scope. Intelligent characters working in a cosmic arena are one of my all-time favorite subgenres. I’m looking forward to this, though I am a bit concerned that each of the first three issues has a different artist. I hope they find a permanent artist soon…
What I liked: The opening sequence was great. The backstory of the visitor he received was intriguing. I felt there was a lot of potential with the story, now that (hopefully) all the set-up is over with.
What I disliked: It was too disjointed. There was an attempt to segue into each new segment, but it felt forced. There was also too much explanation – the comic really hooked me with the open, but then ignored it and moved on to less interesting stories…
Verdict: Giving it a Second Issue.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.