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The Middleman by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
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Jun 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in June, 2010

I picked this up because I had seen the TV series and was a big fan. The TV series was goofy and fun, about an employee for a secret organization and his sidekick who are called in to investigate aliens, the supernatural and anything else out of the ordinary. It's a bit like the X-Files, but with the emphasis on the corny and fun, rather than the serious and creepy.

This collection contains three limited series and several stand alone issues. The first two limited series were remade almost directly as episodes of the TV show. The third however, goes in a darker direction than the TV show, which remained light throughout it's short run. The one big difference is that the level of violence and carnage is a little higher and more explicit than the TV show (but I guess that's what you get for having the show on ABC Family). The third collection ends on a bit of a cliffhanger that was never resolved. Or at least not so far.

The stand alone issues show various Middlemen in different time periods.

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