Mystery In Space #1

September 25, 2006 | Comics


Mystery In Space #1 (of 8)
DC Comics
$5.50/$3.99 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Captain Comet is dead… isn’t that Weird?
I suppose more correctly that should be The Weird.
As the late Captain’s love interest, the warrior referred to simply as Eye, and his bulldog Tyrone reminisce about Comet’s life and adventures (conveniently getting readers up to speed), the man himself is describing his gruesome death. In the fallout of the Rann-Thanagar War and Infinite Crisis miniseries, the space-faring superhero is roasted alive by a blast of immense heat, only to find he’s not quite finished. Instead he reaches out with his last efforts and merges ever so briefly with a nearby energy being, the creature once known as The Weird.
The result is both dead men regaining corporeal form with a lot of explaining to do and a lot of lingering mysteries — delivering on this book title’s promise.
Industry legend Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Cosmic Odyssey) delves back into the deepest parts of the DC Universe as both a writer and artist — along with Shane Davis, Matt Banning and Al Milgrom — in this solid foundation issue.

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