Obviously hurt, he doesn't have a family of his own, Sam shrugs it off telling himself he's meant to be a loner and will do just fine without a family now that he's partnered with Giant. The two even made the newspaper due to their masked escapades at the orphanage and were even called heroes.
Issue #2 really begins to flesh out the universe. What started as a simple tale about a boy and his Giant seems to be just the beginning of a much deeper plot. The forest, and even the Giant himself, have a past that goes back long before Sam came around and thanks to a new character introduced, we get a little bit more of that back story. I felt teased just enough that I was satisfied by this issue, but it definitely left me craving more by the end.
I'm a big fan of the artwork, too. Dan Lauer has a style reminiscent of Jim Mahfood, with a more simplistic style that works perfectly with the story, capturing the youthful innocence within Sam and the silent bravado of Giant. I've always been a fan of black-and-white comics, so I didn't miss the color at all.
Myth #2 was a fun, little journey and is definitely taking things in the right direction. I'm interested to see where it can go from here.
Myth #2 is now available on ComiXology.com.