The Outhouse: The Greatest Comic Book Website - For All Your Comics and Entertainment News, Reviews, and Other Insanity

Namor: The First Mutant - Curse of the Mutants TPB Review

GLX reviews Namor: The First Mutant - Curse of the Mutants.


Writer - Stuart Moore
Artists - Ariel Olivetti, Fernando Blanco and Andres Guinaldo
Colorists - Ariel Olivetti, Andrew Crossley and Rachel Rosenberg

It seems that vampires have taken over fiction. Some of them are vampire detectives, Cajun vampires and even sparkling vampires. Namor: The First Mutant - Curse of the Mutants throws their own kind of vampires into the mix - the Aqeuos (aka underwater vampires). The concept is bizarre, but Stuart Moore keeps it from falling apart.

He gives the vampires a decent sense of menace, but not enough to carry over into future stories. They some interesting elements to them, including a blinding ritual for new vampires. The characterization and plot simply move along without making a connection to the reader. They simply play their roles. Still, Moore's writing lends itself to a cool art piece or two.

Speaking of the art, Ariel Olivetti handles the bulk of the art. Though there are times in which the art feels a bit synthetic, Olivetti does a nice job with Moore's scripts. The characters are consistently depicted, the action moves nicely and the colors are appropriate. Fernando Blanco and Andrew Crossley handle a flashback scene. While Blanco's work is stylized, the art in the scene is bland. Andres Guinaldo's work is a bit bland, itself. It lacks a certain artistic flair to it, but it's actually better than Olivetti at making the underwater environment more believable. Rachel Rosenberg's colors enhance Guinaldo's work with sharp, bright, yet appropriate colors.

Namor: The First Mutant - Curse of the Mutants is not a great tale; but it's far from bad. Moore's script moves along and the art is good at best; and average at worst. Still, this is not worth a purchase.

6.1* out of 10*

Written or Contributed by: GLX
The Outhouse is sponsored this week by Late Nite Draw. Recently featured on ComicsAlliances' Best Art Ever, he is a Chicago-based commissioned artist with a self-published Digital+Print one-shot coming out in October about the abominable snowman called ABOBAMANIMABBLE, and is also available for commissions. Check out some amazing art by clicking here or by clicking the banner at the top, and support the people who support The Outhouse.


Enjoy this article? Consider supporting The Outhouse, a fan-run site, on Patreon. Click here for more info.


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:



Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - GLX


For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.

 

 

 


More articles from GLX