12 August 2016

Mythic, Volume 1 (Issues 1-8) by Phil Hester and John McCrea

Summary from Goodreads:
Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go 'round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics. Collects Mythic #1-8.

Mythic is a really fun take on the mythology vs technology divide, similar to what Neil Gaiman did with American Gods but only more cracked out. If that makes sense.  Magic and gods and demons are a real thing, managed by a secret organization of other gods and magic workers to handle incidents.  A bit like the Fables universe from Bill Willingham.

The story took a bit to get going, in my opinion, and perhaps that's because Hester and McCrea went really big right away. I sort of had to go with it for a few chapters. Once I had the "villain" figured out and how all the characters were related it was really fun. I'd missed this one in issues so I'm glad Noel pushed this one out for the Graphic Novel group at the store.  

(Bonus: Phil came to our Graphic Novel Book Group meeting at the store - he's a local so it was really fun to talk to him about themes and if they're going to write more...and that's a maybe if he and McCrea can get the time to work on it.)

Dear FTC: I bought my copy of this book.

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