Mister X: Condemned

Mister X: Condemned

by Dean Motter
     
 

Visit Radiant City, designed using the principles of psychetecture to soothe its inhabitants. But something went horribly wrong, and the city instead causes anxiety, insomnia, and madness! As ordinary citizens begin giving in to dementia and a serial killer walks the streets, a desperate City Hall commissions a drastic program of urban demolition, resulting in the

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Visit Radiant City, designed using the principles of psychetecture to soothe its inhabitants. But something went horribly wrong, and the city instead causes anxiety, insomnia, and madness! As ordinary citizens begin giving in to dementia and a serial killer walks the streets, a desperate City Hall commissions a drastic program of urban demolition, resulting in the deaths of an entire sect of architects. Returning from exile with a mission to recover Radiant City's original blueprints, only one man has a chance of restoring its sanity — the enigmatic Mister X!

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Publishers Weekly
This reboot of Motter's groundbreaking retro-future cult favorite from the '80s for the 2000s comes up with an odd mixed bag. When Radiant City's mood-soothing “psychetecture” starts eliciting assorted mental and emotional disorders in its inhabitants, the local government decides to raze the metropolis and build anew, a plan carried out by giant robots that kill a respected sect of architects. But the reconstruction can only spell a horrible outcome, so the city's mysterious designer, Mister X, returns after having disappeared years earlier and endeavors to retrieve his original blueprints while eluding the corrupt government, vicious gangsters and the police, who think he may be the serial killer who's leaving a trail of bodies. The narrative moves at a measured pace and at times reads like a dream of a place and era that simultaneously never was and is yet to be, the art a cold yet alluring fusion of the film noir aesthetic and a push-button future as imagined by the likes of film directors Fritz Lang or William Cameron Menzies. Motter certainly delivers in terms of mood and visuals, but the end result comes up curiously uninvolving. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595823595
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
11/29/2009
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
839,532
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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