Moon Man #1 Advance Review: Kid Cudi’s New Title Is A Great Launch Pad

Moon Man #1 advance review

Read an advance review of Moon Man #1 from Image Comics, written by Scott Mescudi and Kyle Higgins, with art by Marco Locati.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Moon Man #1 Advance Review:

Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi makes his comic book debut with a brand new title about an astronaut who lost some time… And perhaps gained some superpowers.

Host Pete LePage shouted out the art in particular, calling the initial pages “such a great launch pad… Starting off with some crazy splash pages to get the reader’s attention, which I really appreciate. It sets a great tone.” And overall, LePage said “I love this whole setup, and the art is leading the way in such a creative way that I’m very excited about what’s to come.”

Justin Tyler also liked the comic, and thought the story was the standout, without getting into spoilers. “The art is really interesting,” Tyler added. “It was hard to follow from a functional point of view. It’s hard to tell exactly what was happening when purposefully, there were some fantastical things happening.”

While Tyler enjoyed the unfolding mystery of the book, and liked the characters introduced (including our main astronaut), he felt that it needed to be more specific from the art perspective to get across the story of the book.

Alex Zalben shouted out co-writer Kyle Higgins as “somebody who is very good at helping shape [a] universe; through the Massive-verse, through… Deep Cuts, as well. He’s clearly a good collaborator. And I imagine it’s the sort of thing where Scott Miscudi was throwing out a ton of ideas and Kyle Higgins was like, ‘alright, let’s pull it back and get it into the form of a comic book.’ So to the point that you’re saying Justin, there are a couple of sequences throughout this that are a little hard to follow what the action is. But the overall emotion of the book and this main character we’re following who’s come back from space and is dealing with the repercussions of that is an intriguing main character that I’m excited to follow. So good first issue, I’m excited to see more.”

Moon Man #1 hits stores on January 31, 2024 from Image Comics.

Moon Man #1 Official Synopsis:

Superstar musician SCOTT “KID CUDI” MESCUDI makes his comics debut alongside Eisner Award-nominated co-writer KYLE HIGGINS (RADIANT BLACK) and breakout artist MARCO LOCATI in the extra-length first issue of the biggest book of 2024! Ramon is ready for a quiet life. Whatever went wrong on that failed moon mission, whatever happened in the missing minutes the cameras didn’t capture, all he really wants is to settle down back home. But those missing minutes hold an Earth-shattering secret—and, with all eyes turned to him, Ramon will soon find himself becoming something the world has never seen before.

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