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Grey Gargoyle

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Marvelfan

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Subj: Mister X
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 at 04:25:20 am EST (Viewed 215 times)
Reply Subj: My neighbour will soon start knocking on the door again
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 at 05:56:18 pm EST (Viewed 191 times)



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    I looked him up and have no idea what his super power is?? Does anybody know?


Well, yes, I read the 2 main Dark Horse TPBs. \:\-\)

Dean Motter's Mister X is a precursor of many concepts invented or reinvented by Darwyn Cooke, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Anton Furst, Bruce Timm, Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, Peter Milligan or Alex Proyas.

https://comicsalliance.com/mister-x-comic/
http://paulgravett.com/articles/article/dean_motter

Most notably, many ideas first introduced in Mister X appeared later in Batman media. For example: the Tech-Noir architecture of Gotham in the Animated Series, the retrofuturistic design of the 1989 Batmobile, the multiple pasts of the Joker, the idea that Gotham is a city that attracts mad criminals, a performance-enhancing drug once used by the main protagonist (Venom), the disappearing act & escapology tricks, etc.

Mister X is an insane drug addict and polymath (architecture, chemistry, engineering).

He has forgotten who he really was before he became Mister X but he seems to have the combined knowledge & skills of multiple persons (2 architects, 1 chemist, 1 engineer, 1 heir of a rich family). He might have been one of these persons in the past but it is not certain.

He is insomniac and suffers from hemeralopia. It is the consequence of insomnalin (a "super amphetamine"). Another consequence is that if he stops taking the drug, he might end up in a coma.

Mister X is also one of the very few persons who knows all the secret passageways of Radiant City.

Mister X thinks that he might be the main inventor of "psychetecture", a specific kind of architecture which can influence the moods of citizen. He also thinks that he might have invented the many dangerous addictive drugs that are sold by the Friedkin pharmaceutical company. For example, poltercaine (turns people into ghosts), metamorphine (shapeshifting), insomnalin (sleeplessness), etc.

Analysis of Dean Motter's Mister X by Henry jenkins
http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/06/on_cities_and_comics_report_fr.html
http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/06/an_interview_with_comics_creat.html
http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/06/the_tomorrow_that_never_was_re.html
http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/06/the_tomorrow_that_never_was_re_1.html
http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/06/the_tomorrow_that_never_was_re_2.html
http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/06/emphimera_vs_the_appocalypse_r.html



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