Monday, September 29, 2014

Milligan's The Names is not out to make one for itself...

Hello old friends,

I'm back.  "Sorry I left you without a dope beat to step to..."

Apologies accepted?  Good, on to business...

The Names #1The High Window Part 1Written by Peter MilliganArt by Leandro FernandezColors by Cris PeterPublished by Vertigo
I've kind of always though of Milligan as the poor man's Morrison. It always seemed like he was following that cat around on books. Things like Greek Street and Shade: The Changing Man struck me as the kind of drug dream books people seem to think Morrison is only capable of these days. There are bright spots, Human Target is an amazing book.
The Names kind of feels like a Dan Brown thriller set on Wall Street. In fact, that's exactly what it is. Mysterious death uncovers a larger conspiracy (however, Milligan makes the mistake of showing us that the mysterious death, isn't so mysterious. In fact, this book would have probably faired better if it had started on page 4.), the wife knows something is wrong, messages are given, cryptic clues and the conspiracy starts to reveal itself. It feels by the numbers, which is fine if you are wanting to read a Dan Brown book, I just expected more from Milligan. At least the writing is a bit better.
The art is a big old mixed bag. 
Read the rest of the review at The Outhouse.  If you disagree, feel free to chime in with the group.

The Names #1 is available now at your local comic book shop or Comixology.  Issue #2 is scheduled for release October 1, 2014.

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