I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got two new comics plus a hard cover collection:

  • Supernatural: Beginning’s End – 2
  • The Walking Dead – 68 (A second copy since I misplaced the first)
  • Starman – Omnibus Volume 4
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

  • “Minx” 1-8 by Peter Milligan and Sean Phillips
  • “Minx” is yet another series that I was missing a couple of issues of. When I used to work in the Marvel Comics Bullpen I would pick up random issues that were laying around the office but I never found all of them. So recently I tracked down the missing issues so that I could read the whole thing. I didn’t remember much about the series except that I kind of liked it. I also have to note that it’s hard to believe this series is over ten years old now.

    The plot of “The Minx” is convoluted and nutty. The lead character is a twenty one year old woman who has two personalities. One is a normal woman and the other is a wild woman who has vaguely defined super powers. Meanwhile a monkey who we long ago shot into space as part of the space program is coming back to Earth. We know this because he is telepathically speaking to a whole bunch of people. Some of those people become his followers. Meanwhile Earth governments and religions what to know what the heck is going on with the monkey and jockey for political position.

    It gets more convoluted as more characters are introduced and The Minx does her part to mess up the life of her body’s other personality. I’m not sure that I ever cared enough about the Minx, her family, and friends. That is the main problem I had with the comic. It seemed to be missing a little something to me.

    I liked the script for the most part. I have no complaints about that. It was the convoluted plot that left me cold. It wasn’t awful and was actually imaginative many times so I can’t quite put my finger on what I didn’t like about it. It somehow didn’t involve me enough.

    The art here is by Sean Phillips. I think this was the first time I had ever seen his work. I’ve been buying all the comics he has been doing with Ed Brubaker for years and enjoy his stuff but I had forgotten he drew this. The artwork is nice but Phillips is a stronger artist now than he was then. That’s really neither here nor there since he did a good job with “The Minx”.

    I don’t want to make you leave with the impression that this series was a failure. I am glad I tracked down those two missing issues and read it all. I did like it. It might not be a triumph but it is, at least, a bit interesting. Read it for yourself.