I was excited by the tease for Immortal Men in the epilogue of Dark Knights Metal, and the fact that three strong talents, Jim Lee, Ryan Benjamin and James Tynion IV are working on it sure boded well.
So I was, frankly, surprised that the first issue did not grab me more.
Parts of the story I really liked. I was totally engaged in the stuff dealing with Caden Park, a young boy who is getting recruited into the mysterious old organization. I really like the underground pyramid base. Immortal Man himself appears very little in this story, but that’s fine, keeping him off to the side at first.
But the other members of the Immortal Men left me cold. The parts of the issue that introduced them did not grab me in any way. That was a real shame. The Hunt, Ghost Fish and Infinite Woman do look interesting enough, and I hope they grow on me in later issues.
The one death blow, for me, was bringing back the evil Batman from Dark Knights Metal. I suppose that was more or less necessary, as this series is meant to be a spin off of that book, but I tired of that villain quickly, and just never enjoy reading red letting in black word balloons.
There is potential to this book. That much is certain. And I do hope for the best, I am too much of a fanboy not to. But I also have to admit that the first issue of this book was a disappointment.