Nowhere Man Review (excerpt)
Geek Verse, May 27, 2014
Part police drama, part superhero comic, and part sci-fi thriller, Nowhere Man‘s story revolves around the story of Jack Maguire, a New York City cop driven to clandestinely work outside the law as a hi-tech vigilante. Nowhere Man features a depth and nuance of characterization that is somewhat unusual for a comic with an otherwise heavy emphasis on action. Jack is written in the “hero with feet of clay” tradition—a perceived failure to live up to the ideals and standards set by his father hangs heavy over the character—and his complicated relationship with police partner and lover Rose Yancey isn’t so much a minor romantic subplot as it is a parallel narrative to the book’s costumed crimefighter aspect. Jack Maguire is a well-rounded, fleshed-out creation fully deserving of the Glyph Comics Award previously accorded to creations such as Huey Freeman (from Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks comic strip), Miles Morales (from Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man), and Mort (from Muhammad Rasheed’s Monsters 101).