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Mitchell, Brian John – Mecha #1 (with Johnny Hoang)


Mecha #1

That’s what Brian was missing: giant robots!  Sorry, did I give away the ending?  I was guessing people would have picked up on the giant robot thing from the title.  Anyway, this is about twice as big as the usual BJM mini comic and, if this is at all easy to produce, I suggest he go with this format all the time.  Much easier to turn the pages and bigger pretty pictures to look at, what’s wrong with that?  This is the story of a man who can’t even remember his life before the Martians took over and has been fighting for his life as a gladiator.  He eventually gets away with a group of people, spends years fighting Martians and eventually meets the woman of his dreams.  Sadly, a happy ending is impossible in these books and things take a turn for the worse.  This leaves our hero at a loss for what to do with his life… until he finds one of the old giant robots used at the start of the war with the Martians.  I’m starting to just accept the fact that Brian has the ability to put out half a dozen series or so on a regular basis and have them all be intriguing in their own way, but it’s best to remember not to take this sort of thing for granted.  Sure, he’s not the artist so he has that going for him, but I’d almost think it would be harder trying to keep the attention of a half dozen artists for the length of a series.  Whatever it is he’s doing he should keep it up, as this is yet another winner.  Or maybe it turns to crap in the next issue, but the guy has more than earned the benefit of the doubt by now.  $1