Thursday, April 20, 2017
Mythic, Volume 1
author: Phil Hester
average rating: 3.35
book published: 2016
date added: 2017/04/20
'Mythic, Volume 1' by Phil Hester and John McCrea seemed like an interesting, if perhaps overused, idea: a secret society that works behind the scenes to save the world. Unfortunately, I felt like the execution was kind of a hot mess.
It turns out that science is a lie, not religion. But magic can go wrong, and when it does, the MYTHIC team goes around fixing it. With varied team members like the goddess Venus, an Apache shaman and a guy who fixes cell phones, they are the front line. When the rest of the MYTHIC teams disappear worldwide, it's going to be up to these people.
The art is good enough, but it all degenerates into crass humor and weird situations. If it's supposed to be funny, it seems to be doing that using shock humor at the expense of the reader. The situations and jokes just felt like hammer blows. There are other similar type stories and teams that have done this better. Which is a shame, because the art was pretty decent. It's too bad the script wasn't.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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