Mister Terrific is one of those characters that I feel could get more coverage in the general scope of superheroes, but as a genius vigilante, he’s often overlooked with characters like The Atom and Blue Beetle around! Still, I was interested in seeing what he was all about.
The novel, “Mind Games” is essentially a series of one-shots with a connecting theme woven through it. Each one-shot tells the story of Micheal Holt, a genius inventor who masquerades as the hero Mister Terrific. His adventures seem to take him to different dimensions and worlds, each one providing a task for him which tests his intellect in differing ways. At the same time, he’s under pressure, from his company, to choose a successor and step down.
The novel itself is completely focused on Mister Terrific and so though it excels in the character development aspect, it’s poor in terms of an actual storyline. None of the villains is remotely memorable, and the entire monologue happening in Micheal’s mind starts to get a little boring after a while.
The artwork wasn’t bad, but some of the larger panels were a little confusing which irked me a little bit. Overall, I can see why there were only one of these novels before the series was cancelled!
Stay frosty? Interesting motto Mr Holt!
Honestly, there was no-one in this novel that stuck out to me.
Story Arc: ★★
Character Development: ★★★★