Title: Mighty Mouse #5
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Igor Lima
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Cover Artist: Igor Lima / Pete Pantazis
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Dynamite’s New Mighty Mouse limited series will make you believe a mouse can fly.
A classic cartoon superhero returns in an all-new series. This issue is written by Sholly Fisch with art by Igor Lima and colors by Mohan.
Might Mouse finds himself in the “real world” amid an invasion of aliens from his dimension, the “Cartoon Universe.” As the invaders can employ “animated” tactics in their attacks, the military finds itself overwhelmed, even with the help of the super-powered mouse. The teen, Joey Justice, that accidentally brought Mighty Mouse to the real world, stumbles upon a solution that may turn the tide in this losing alien confrontation.
I had a lot of fun reading this book. I was expecting an old school Gold Key / Dell type of simplistic cartoon story but was pleasantly surprised when I found that it wasn’t. This issue felt fresh, definitely meta and more than once I found myself chuckling at some of the jokes. It was accessible enough that I was able to jump into a story already in progress and still be kept interested.
The art is clean and nice. Igor Lima found the right balance of keeping it a comic book but making it “real world” without trying to photo realistic. I really appreciated it. The colors by Mohan kept the tone of the art; bright and poppy but not cartoonish.
Mighty Mouse #5 was a damn fine read. I’m going to go back and check out the previous issues to see what I missed. If you are late to the party like I was, you can still get aboard this train and enjoy the ride.
A fun solid book, I highly recommend Mighty Mouse #5. It’s an updated take on a character that has been around for decades but without compromising its core or trying to make it something its not. Go get this comic now!