Review – Mythic #1 (Image Comics)

Mythic01-CoverA-abb04Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Phil Hester
Art: John McCrea
Release Date: 13th May, 2015

Image can do no wrong at the moment in my eyes. This week they publish Mythic #1 and you only have to read the first few pages to know that you are onto a winner.

Science is a complete lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is that it is magic that makes the world go round and when it breaks it is Mythic Lore Support that fixes it. Mythic #1 follows Field Support Team 8: Apache Shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra and cell phone repairman Nate Jayadarma. This crack team keep the magic working while preventing humans from knowing anything about it. As far as humans are concerned the Sun is not pulled across the sky each day by a God in a flaming chariot. Ahem.

For a first volume the story flows well avoiding the pitfall of ‘too much too soon’. Hester’s writing style is really entertaining and with McCrea’s art and Spicer on colours it looks great. The issue opens with the recruitment of Nate Jayadarma and the fight scenes in this story arc are vibrant and exciting and peaks your interest enough to keep reading. As the issue progresses it is suggested that a character flirts with a mountain because it hasn’t had sex lately and you just know you want to stick with this series.

I think Mythic #1 is the start of another great series for Image. It has everything you want in a comic; magic, mystery, humour and a cell phone repairman. If anything, I’m going to read issue #2 purely to find out how one does have sex with a mountain.

Rating: A mythical 5/5.

The writer of this piece was: Cat McGlinn
Cat Tweets from @LibraryCat10.

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