Monday, November 21, 2011
EXAMINER DIGS LA'S NEWEST SUPERHERO
The City of Angels has a new protector. His name is Michael Holt, but you might know him better as MISTER TERRIFIC.
Launched as part of DC Comics "NEW 52" initiative back in September, the series is now on its groovy 3rd issue. I write it, but you already knew that, right? Excellent. But unless you've already picked up the book, you don't know that issue 3 is a turning point for the character of Mister Terrific. Inspired by another issue 3 from my childhood featuring an uber-famous superhero (can you guess which?), this is the issue where Mister Terrific's Achilles' heel is revealed. Where cracks in that perfect facade begin to show. Where the truth about his past comes back to haunt him in spades. Hence the title of the story, "Haunted."
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And while I'm thinking about it, I want to thank guest artist SCOTT CLARK for filling in on this issue and doing an amazing job! Thanks, dude. Our regular artist, the oh-so-frakkin'-awesome GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA, will be back next month.
But hang on. There's a lot more to know about "Haunted."
Not only does it conclude the initial 3-part conflict between Mister Terrific and the creepy bad guy Brainstorm.... but this is also the issue where Mister Terrific's first COSMIC adventure begins. Yes, it's only in the coda -- the real space-fun gets underway in issues #4 & #5 -- however, it's an issue where one villain is defeated, only to reveal an even greater villain hiding in our hero's midst. But is that villain hiding somewhere in the Ninth Dimension or within Michael Holt's own conflicted consciousness? Sorry, no spoilers here. You'll just have to read MT3 to get the first clues as to the real answer. BTW: the answer to this question informs the soul-searching dynamic which plays out between our hero, some very nasty aliens called THE KRYL and some amazing new friends he'll meet over the course of our next few issues.
And it all begins here in MISTER TERRIFIC #3, "Haunted," on sale now from DC COMICS. I'll also add that had a blast writing this yarn and have been waiting patiently to share it with you all for months. I hope you enjoy it! It's a story that means a lot to both me and our hero. Oh, and stay tuned. Because after this, things REALLY GET WEIRD.
(Kryl designs above by the oh-so-frakkin'-awesome GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA!)