Rating: 4.5/5 – Here He Comes to Save the Day!
By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas.
I love Mighty Mouse. Although he really doesn’t have a presence within pop culture any more, Mighty Mouse is still an iconic character. He’s definitely inspired by Superman and first appeared just three years after big blue was introduced. When Mighty Mouse first appeared he even wore red and blue, which eventually changed to the yellow and red we’re so familiar with now. To me, Mighty Mouse is kind of that perfect combination of super heroes and cartoons so I was excited to see Dynamite bringing the character back in comics!
It’s been almost twenty years since Mighty Mouse has had a comic, last appearing in a ten-issue Marvel run, which I haven’t read but am now interested to go back and find. Especially issue number four that has an homage to DC’s Crisis. I’m glad Dynamite is publishing Mighty Mouse again and this first issue was a fun read with some really strong art. Artist Igor Lima gives us just a brief glimpse into Mighty Mouse’s cartoon world before transitioning into “our” world for the majority of the issue. Both art styles are a joy to look at and the colors by Pete Pantazis reflect each particular setting. Mighty Mouse’s world is bright, using primary colors that pop on the page while the real world gets a richer, yet slightly darker palette so when the two styles are side-by-side, you can definitely see the difference. I love Lima’s art as he portrays a bullied young boy named Joey who happens to be the biggest fan of Mighty Mouse and uses the character’s adventures to escape from some of his current issues. Writer Sholly Fisch does a great job with Joey’s portrayal and he’s just beginning to reveal what this series will be about.
I was more than pleasantly surprised with this first issue and can’t wait to see what Fisch and Lima have in story for this series. I think the Alex Ross cover nails the story that’s inside of this book which is an added bonus to a really great premiere. Well done Dynamite…you’ve “Saved the Day” for me with Might Mouse number one!
Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas
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