Mister Terrific #1

September 22, 2011 1:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Mr. Terrific is one of those characters that few people know about, but has been around for a long time (in one form or another). He also has a lot of very interesting character traits that appeal to me.

He’s black, he’s a genius, and he’s a scientist. And if you ask me, there aren’t nearly enough role models, especially black ones, showing kids that science is cool and being smart is ok. There’s Neil deGrasse Tyson, and…I can’t think of anyone else.

Another thing I like is that he’s an atheist. He doesn’t hide it, the writers don’t hide it, and they don’t make a big deal about it. Granted, his reasoning for being an atheist sounds like something a theist would come up with (and probably is), but I can let that slide.

The comic also isn’t afraid to address social issues, like race relations, class relations, and politics. That could give the series some unique opportunities, if the writers don’t shy away from them.

This may be the only case where DC took a realistic costume and made it into a spandex suit, rather than the other way around. It works fine, but I really miss the jacket.

Verdict: Surprisingly good. Looking forward to more.

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