'Myth #2:' Comic Book Review

 

Myth 2While the first issue of Myth could have been a cute, standalone story of its own, Issue #2 picks up shortly after the first, and we find a jealous Sam watching, from afar, as his fellow orphans get adopted into new families. Of course, none of this would have been possible had Sam and his new, mute, giant friend, whom he dubs Giant, had not broken into the orphanage and put a stop to the loathsome old lady who was running the joint.


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.

 

 

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