Mutation

    (Speakeasy, 2005)
™ and © 2005 Chimera Studios & Speakeasy Comics

In Silver City, the super-hero Mutation first tackles a nameless, big, hairy bruiser, then checks into his civilian identity as a college student. Afterward, he fights a slightly–dressed, unidentified femme fatale (though I’d guess it’s some variation of “Spider Vein”), and someone from the shadows threatens him. The End.

Our hero, a shape-changing super-man whose powers allow him to do pretty much anything, spends as much time being mobbed by pretty girls who desperately want him as he does busting heads. It’s goofy, glossy fun, looking like an Image comic drawn in the Bruce Timm style. But a few more details would have been nice.

Our hero is called by his real name once, once more than his girlfriend, who’s defined exclusively by her lingerie. Readers never do find out what the bruiser’s problem with Mutation was—and pretty much have to take it on faith that the Spider Vein lady is robbing a bank. The building is so generic, she could just as easily be having a fit in an office.

— S.A. Bennett

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