The Mantle, Vol. 1

The Mantle, Vol. 1

Inheriting unimaginable power rules! Learning you're the 38th person to host that power in the last decade and that there's an equally powerful intergalactic baddie whose sole purpose in life is to kill you? Not so cool.

Collects THE MANTLE #1-5.

Title:The Mantle, Vol. 1
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    The Mantle, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Crystal Starr Light

    Bullet Review:The first few issues were pretty mediocre and your standard "superhero team-up". But the last two issues coupled with actual deaths of characters, including a superheroine who fights her...

  • James DeSantis

    I was let down for this being the 2nd series I read from Ed Brisson. This is a story about a superpower mantle of sorts that jumps from person to person giving them incredible powers. However, a few y...

  • Wayne McCoy

    'The Mantle: Volume 1' by Ed Brisson with illustrations by Brian Level is an interesting idea that kind of gets bogged down for me with being a bit too crass.A hero is chosen to be The Mantle. That he...

  • Josh

    Cool concept. Violent action. Shallow plot. Weak dialog with out-of-place, forced slang. While not terrible, The Mantle is hard to recommend....

  • Bert

    Ordinary person gets called to superhero duty, has a ragtag bunch with various powers that helps him out, but the evil he has to combat is in another league. Then there's a twist which is rather predi...

  • Derek Royal

    Solid story that I had missed out on when the miniseries originally ran. But I went back to finally read this one in preparation for my interview with Ed Brisson: http://comicsalternative.com/comics-a...

  • Devon Munn

    Damn, i liked this more than i expected. This was a nice little story with some fun and interesting characters (Especially Necra, loved her) and the humor is so on point and this comic had me laughing...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ With The Mantle Volume 1 (collecting comics 1-5), Ed Brisson attempts to subvert superhero conventions and breathe new lif...

  • Mark

    What we have here is a an attempt to break the bounds of conventional superhero stories and bring forth an antihero we can all care about and want to see succeed. Assuming that is in fact the author's...

  • Siina

    The Mantle was a somewhat different comic about super powers. I actually liked the idea - it centres around the power of the Mantle that is passed to different people giving them super powers to fight...