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by Jeff Parker
The acclaimed adventure graphic novel that introduces Van Meach, world traveller and sole creation of the Interman project. The ability to adapt his genetic code makes him the world's most unique creature....and the target of its greatest hitmen!
Published June 1st 2003 by Octopus Books
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I got introduced to Jeff Parker based on his "X-Men: First Class" series at Marvel, which is still one of my favorite books, but I might have even more love for his creator-owned work, which is so original that it's hard to say exactly what else it's like. "The Interman" is a sort of super- soldier-spy story, with lots of big ideas about nature-versus-nurture. The main character, Van Meach, was created in a government lab to be the perfect human weapon, but the project was closed down and he was ...more
This is a very satisfying little book, and Jeff Parker's art -- which I never get to see, being primarily a fan of his writing -- is lovely. I only give it four stars because its tale of espionage and intrigue is very much not my genre, and I couldn't always follow the plot. But everything else was very much five stars -- the characters were great, and I was especially impressed by how consciously multicultural the cast was. If another Interman story happens in the future, I'll be sure to tune i ...more
I read this a long time ago and was impressed. I read it again last night and was blown away. I understand work with Marvel is your bread and butter, but Mr. Parker, you have too many good ideas to be limited by working with superheroes! Check out Underground as well, recently collected into TP format.