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Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle #2

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2005
By: John Hays



Writer: Grant Morrison
Artists: Billy Dallas Patton & Freddie Williams II (p), Michael Bair & Freddie Williams II (i)

Publisher: DC Comics


Shilo Norman can’t seem to distinguish reality from fantasy. One moment he is seemingly having a conversation with a New God, and the next he is trying to convince a bunch of homeless people that they are more than they appear to be. Meanwhile, his psychiatrist is doing his best to drive Shilo crazy at the behest of Dark Side.

I want to enjoy this mini because I like the characters and am somewhat familiar with them. However, it’s difficult for me to enjoy when, one, Grant’s obviously not going to divulge what’s really going on until the last issue or possibly the end of the next issue, and, two, I’m trying to read Grant’s higher plane of thinking dialogue, and come across grammatical errors. His stuff’s hard enough to read as it is!

“And that’s why I have test him to destruction.” – Huh? I don’t even know where to start correcting that.

“The fear that one day it would all…taken away.” – Missing a “be” or “get”, I assume.

The art is really great, though. I love the covers, and I think the guys working on the inside should get a crack at a Superman or Batman title, if they haven’t already. Very crisp, detailed work all around.

Overall, I had to grade this one down a bit, because I was hoping for more insight as to what’s really going on. Grant just likes to string us on a bit too much with some of these titles. Plus, I haven’t even seen a hint of Sheeda activity here, so what does this even have to do with the rest of the Seven Soldiers storyline? Hopefully we’ll find out in the next issue, and I’ll enjoy that one more.



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