turoksonofstone's Maximortal #1 review

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Maximortal by Rick Veitch is the story of True-Man, an alien with a strangely familiar origin and set of powers. Though reminiscent of Superman, True-man has a very different disposition than Clark.







The Story: 
  The story opens in Tungus Siberia in 1908, a lone soldier rides his horse through the debris from what seems to be a meteorite seeing many dead animals and trees  in flattened patterns he is in awe.. 
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While exploring he comes across an unearthed Woolly Mammoth and becomes mesmerized.
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Seconds later he is attacked by a Huge Nude Muscular Flying Woman. Displaying Super-speed she Incinerates his Clothes and Hair and Rapes Him. Leaving him barely alive.
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Seconds later she lays an Egg..
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and heaves it into Orbit. All while the dying man looks on.
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Next She turns into a Man and flies off.
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We are then introduced to Meryl Winston and George Winston a childless couple. Meryl claims an angel has been visiting her..
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What the couple find is NOT a baby.
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Meryl convinces George the Angel has blessed them.
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Taking the "Egg" the new Family heads home.
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Many unusual aspects of the "child" are soon noticed..
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During a Diaper change things get Ugly..
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George begins to realize he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
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At this time George and Meryl begin to realize the Egg has a distinct effect on Wesley..
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Alas, too late. Wesley realizes it too..
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Wesley decides to have George take him away from the Egg...
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The story ends with the "Angel" responding to Meryl's pleas..
Then to sum it up we get the one page "Spiegal and Shumacher " version.
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The Good: 
I had no Idea where this story was going or would go when I first read it and that was it's biggest appeal. Outside the box writing.Veitch is underrated.

The Bad: 
   The main stories Art made me wish Tim Truman had drawn it instead. Though I enjoyed the retro stories Art quite a bit.

The Verdict 4.5/5:
  This is a really awesome series, it also includes several "Rare Bit Fiends" Illustrated dreams of Rick Veitch.I recommended this to anyone who is tired of the Marvel/DC "Soap Opera" style of circular stories. Great Stuff.

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