The Manhattan Guardian – Gant Morrison

Morrison starts off his Seven Soldiers series with a newspaper’s personal superhero (paper and hero share the name of this comic title). Jake Jordan is down on his luck, but has the potential to be a hero and fight against various unusual threats to New York City and the world. Typical of Morrison, the story has some very interesting and bizarre ideas in it, yet he never bothers to fully develop any of it, so the reader simply jumps around from event to event without purpose. The four issue miniseries is only a primer plot for the ongoing series; too bad it didn’t sell me.