REVIEW: Mighty Mouse #5

Publisher: Dynamite
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Igor Lima
Colourist: Mohan
Release Date: 18 October 2017

Price: $3.99

Mighty Mouse #5 Dynamite

In Mighty Mouse #5 the Rodent of Righteousness kicks some heavy duty feline tails as he goes up against the furry felon, Felis Rex and his invading army of killer cats as they try to take over “our” world.

Whatever Joey Malone, an eleven-year-old wannabe artist, draws comes to life, which has to be the coolest and most ridiculous super power ever, but it sure does come in handy when conventional weapons do nothing to stem the cat invaders.

Mighty Mouse #5 gives us a quick lesson in cartoon physics and stern faced military types have a ball using mallets instead of missiles to ward off the bad guys. Sholly Fisch and Igor Lima round off this story arc with a timely reminder “When someone needs help, you help them,” and if little guys band together to stand up to bullies nothing is impossible. Sentiment that would sound sickly coming from a human superhero seems so right coming from a mouse in a red cape as Mighty Mouse bravely battles to return to his own world.

Mighty Mouse #5 is that rare thing, a perfect blend of action, cartoon, fantasy and whimsy. It makes us laugh as it reminds us what true friendship is all about. Heck, if an eleven year old boy and a talking mouse can save the world, there has to be hope for the rest of us. Say it loud and say it proud: WHAT A MOUSE!

 

Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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