John Whalen & Mike Hawthorne - The Un-Men: Get Your Freak On (2 stars)

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The Un Men

(DC/Vertigo)

MURDER MYSTERY

The Un-Men were deformed approximations of man brewed up with a mix of science and sorcery by Swamp Thing’s arch-nemesis Anton Arcane back in 1972. They’ve cropped up several times through the years, and now launch their own monthly title (the first five issue are collected here).

Now living out their lives in the town of Aberrance, populated entirely by freaks. It’s a murder mystery story as ‘the Amazing Gill Boy’ is found dead, while the leaders of Aberrance don’t want anything to jeopardise their new TV deal. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite sit with the legacy of the Un-Men and the mystery never grabs you enough to care.

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