Created by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, based on his Viper Comics graphic novels, with illustrations by Les McClaine; directed by Jeremiah Chechik; Mr. Grillo-Marxuach and John Ziffren, executive producers; Hans Beimler, co-executive producer; Jon Pare, producer; Sarah Watson, co-producer; Mr. Chechik and Tracey Stern, supervising producers.
One of the enduring attractions of comic books and graphic novels is the ease with which they explain the universe. Evil is identifiable, external and fairly simple to vanquish with the application of the appropriate superpowers. And sometimes, as in the case of ABC Family's new comic-based series "The Middleman," evil is downright funny.
"The Middleman," written as a graphic novel by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who has also written for the series "Lost" and "Medium," stars Matt Keeslar in the title role, a straight-arrow, milk-drinking former member of the Navy Seals who stands between us and horrors we're not even aware of, fighting evil "so you don't have to." He dresses like a Canadian Mountie and delivers his lines with the stone-face confidence of a young Peter Graves.
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