Nate Bellegarde

Nowhere Men 5 (March 2013)

During a fight scene, one of Stephenson’s survivors takes the time to tell her adversary about being bullied over her skin color as a kid. He’s swinging a flaming stick at her. It’s a bad scene. Other stuff in the issue makes up for it. Ben Grimm’s friend discovers his superpower–he’s sort of the Flash–and […]

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Nowhere Men 4 (March 2013)

I didn’t read the three page of text matter. I skimmed it and none of it seems like I need to read it. I probably wouldn’t read it even if understanding the narrative required it. Splitting between four groups of characters this issue shows Stephenson’s strengths and weaknesses. Even though the reporter getting sick feels […]

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Nowhere Men 3 (January 2013)

Okay, yeah, it’s the Fantastic Twelve or whatever. The giant scan man has just turned out to be the Thing. You know what I mean. Stephenson introduces even more characters this issue–so, third issue, he’s introduced about twenty-five characters total. More if you count the hippie versions of the bad guys from The Road Warrior–Bellegarde […]

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Nowhere Men 2 (December 2012)

There’s so much text in the back matter, like three or four full pages. Worse, I think you’re supposed to read it to understand what’s going on. Stephenson follows the same general narrative split. The first half has the aged scientists, the second has the twelve space scientists. This issue Stephenson reveals they’re developing strange […]

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Nowhere Men 1 (November 2012)

Nowhere 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 […]

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