Dean Motter’s Mister X helped bring comics to a mainstream audience when it was first published 25 years ago. Armed with a vision of a futuristic city whose inhabitants can’t sleep, and a super-cool architect hero looking for the answer, Mister X fused thirties noir with futurism. Motter also brought some of the era’s best illustrators onto the project with him, including Jaime Hernandez and Dave McKean.
This remastered edition is nearly 400 pages of beauty in a sturdy hardback. It may not be cheap but it pulls together an epoch changing set of stories, marking a moment in history where comics lived up to their full potential.