"This never happened. We were never here." Where they come from, no one knows. Where they go when their crime-fighting work is done is a mystery. They are the Nevermen, the greatest heroes who never existed -- in the mission they never expected! One of the Nevermen is missing, taking with him the only clues to a plot that has the criminal underworld in turmoil. With homici"This never happened. We were never here." Where they come from, no one knows. Where they go when their crime-fighting work is done is a mystery. They are the Nevermen, the greatest heroes who never existed -- in the mission they never expected! One of the Nevermen is missing, taking with him the only clues to a plot that has the criminal underworld in turmoil. With homicidal monkey butlers, disembodied living heads, the diabolical League of Crows, and the mysterious villain known as Clockwork arrayed against them, the remaining Nevermen find themselves seeking the help of one of their former companions now turned free-lance avenger -- The Murderist -- in order to stem the swelling tide of evil that threatens not only the Nevermen's beloved city, but the very fabric of time and space! This definitive collection of the four-issue series also includes the hard-to-find Nevermen tales from Dark Horse Presents!...
|Title||:||The Nevermen Volume 1|
|Number of Pages||:||120 Pages|
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The Nevermen Volume 1 Reviews
It's a story of super-science, crime, and identity all told at a frantic pace. Guy Davis shines with strange characters, classic architecture, and old-school adventure to draw.
I don't actually own this book. Instead I found a better deal in the 4 individual issues that were collected into this book. But before I started reading I discovered that a three-part introduction had run in Dark Horse Presents before the series got it's own book. Not wanting to start the series without all the backstory, I decided to try to find DHP #148-150 to get the full story. This turned out to be rather difficult. Let's just say I had to turn over a rock or two on the ol' internets. And let me just warn you: the prelude in DHP is not worth the effort. Even stellar art by Guy Davis can't stitch together this nearly-nonsensical story. But on to the main event: the four-part full-color series.I'll admit to getting this series only because I knew Davis drew it, and I've been on a bit of a Davis kick lately. And the book doesn't disappoint. The intricate designs and masterful movement of the characters are worth the price of admission alone. The plot and writing get better as it goes, and by the end I think I actually kinda knew what was going on. In addition, colors by Dave Stewart, who colored every issue of Davis' recently concluded run on the B.P.R.D. series, brings a pulpy flavor to the pages that the black & white DHP stories lacked.Is this great comic book writing? Not really. Is it great fun to look at? Absolutely.Oh, and it turns out the collected trade paperback actually contains the short bits from DHP. Sigh...
I'm on a Guy Davis kick. Having just come from Davis' overwritten but handsome The Marquis: Danse Macabre, I found Phil Amara's writing here to be so minimalist as to be almost cryptic. Fortunately, Davis is more than willing to fill in the spaces with loads of his marvelously detailed, scratchy art, making this a more pleasurable read than it might otherwise have been. Seeing Davis' art in colour is a bit of a revelation, and I don't think it really does him favours most of the time.The premise is a great one: a noir-heavy, 1940s-ish steampunk kind of city is protected by a mysterious group of five men, whose number is rapidly dwindling. They are wondering where former-member Diggs has gone, and get caught up in other mysteries as well, though they may all be related. There's a wonderfully bizarre cast of villains, a couple stereotyped supporting characters and pleny of action.This is not a perfect book, and with another writer would have been much better, but it's a fun read and one I wouldn't be surprised translated to film.The collected volume contains the full-colour four-issue Dark Horse mini-series, the black-and-white story from Dark Horse Presents issues 148-150, tiny reproductions of the covers in colour, some sketches and an introduction by Mike Russo (originally commissioned for a Seattle paper).
I'll admit that I picked this up for the art, and on that score I wasn't disappointed. The story itself is weird and hectic, but frequently awesome, and full of super-science and weird crime and pulp heroics. It's mostly good stuff, but I found it a little too random and fast-paced to really be as satisfying as it might otherwise have been.
The storyline is so frenetic, so cinematic, somewhat schizophrenic, yet so very addictive. After the "grace period" of getting used to the absurdity, and oddity of how it reads, and how the situations play out, it's really quite endearing. It's upsetting there's so little read of these Nevermen.
Bleck. Art's fun though.