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Mister Blank #4
posted January 6, 2006
Christopher J. Hicks
Slave labor Graphics, $2.95
More gray tone action from Mister Blank
, a kind of action-adventure story with light science fiction and superhero layers sprinkled on top. The action, as far as I can tell, involves dueling corporate empires that recruit (robot? clone?) copies of "everyman Sam Smith" and use them in their war.
The plot aside -- and I think it is kind of secondary here -- Mister Blank
is more about its clearly drawn, cartoon-y action scenes than anything else. And they're okay, I guess; I only lost my place a few times. It's just that with such a dull genre story leading to the action, there's no reason to have anything invested in the outcome.
This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.