blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Mister Terrific 3 (January 2012)

I thought, for a moment, new penciller (or fill-in, whatever) Scott Clark was Randy Green (just a really bad issue for Randy Green). But he’s not. Scott Clark is someone else and he’s not very good. His figures change in muscle density and his faces don’t match between panels. Except Mister Terrific. He looks exactly the same each shot.

Wallace has a moment in this issue harkening back to the seventies with the bad guy revealing his identity and origin to the hero in a quick, one page recap. Of course, it harkens back to Marvel comics more than DC.

There’s very little interesting about this comic book. This issue we learn Mister Terrific is an egomaniac, in both identities. But Wallace doesn’t seem to recognize the narrative problems he creates for himself. Instead, he ignores them.

Between Wallace and Clark, it’s patently impossible to take Mister Terrific seriously.


Haunted; writer, Eric Wallace; penciller, Scott Clark; inker, Dave Beaty; colorist, Mike Atiyeh; letterer, Dave Sharpe; editors, Kate Stewart and Joey Cavalieri; publisher, DC Comics.

Leave a Reply

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: