Nowhere Men 1 (November 2012)

885782Nowhere Men is weird. Half the issue has to do with these four scientists who form a for-profit think tank. Writer Eric Stephenson jumps around a whole lot–the comic opens in the seventies with the forming of the group, jumps ahead to when they’re old, then jumps ahead further to modern day.

Stephenson’s approach to laying out the full ground situation is odd. The second half of the issue features all new characters–twelve of them–and their conversations reveal the premise for the series. Or maybe just the issue. It’s approximately sixteen characters introduced in a regular comic. While the premise is intriguing, my head hurts a little.

Artist Nate Bellegarde doesn’t have a lot of distinction between the characters either. No one looks memorable, except maybe the guy with his veins on the outside.

Hopefully Stephenson has something in addition to the concept to drive Men.

CREDITS

Writer, Eric Stephenson; artist, Nate Bellegarde; colorist, Jordie Bellaire; letterer, Fonografiks; publisher, Image Comics.

2 Comments

  1. vernon wiley

    Good point. After five issues in, I’m still drawn to the layers of onion skin that this story revolves on. So far, there’s enough detail to keep me involved. Not earth shattering, but at least you have to pay attention. When’s your next batch of Prophet reviews? Same difference.

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