Title: Madman Atomic Comics #1
Writer: Mike Allred
Artist: Mike Allred
Reviewed by john lewis
I feel a bit ripped off. Now Mike Allred is a pretty good writer and an even better artist (haven’t read too much of his stuff) but that still doesn’t change the fact that this is nothing more than a recap issue of what’s happened in Madman’s life.
Madman a.k.a. Frank Einstein awakens in a world where everyone has been killed off and resemble zombies. His friend Warren shows up, who’s a flying orb with cartoon hands and arms, and tells him that he killed everyone. Warren convinces Frank to go down memory lane and retell a life where Madman was a a former goon who was brought back Frankenstein-style, fought crime, and had adventures like any standard superhero. As Madman continues, Warren is revealed not to be Warren and all of those memories that Madman were idealized versions of what he really was; a cold, remorseless killer.
I understand that since Madman used to be a Dark Horse publication that Image and/ or Allred felt like bringing new readers up to speed on Madman’s career however there wasn’t much else to the story. I do know that I will buy the next issue of Madman Atomic Comics as Allred is really talented but I don’t know if I’ll pick up the issue after that but I got faith in Madman.
Posted originally: 2007-04-04 23:50:12