Review: Myth #3 – Loniewski / Lauer / Dollman

Myth3_pdf__page_1_of_54_The final part of the Myth trilogy is now available (here are our issue 1 and issue 2 reviews), and I’m pleased to report it’s a satisfying conclusion.

The story continues along with Sam abducted and needing rescuing, but that is primarily the backdrop to a number of other events that culminate in the final scenes. I’ve mentioned the Bone echoes for me with this title, and I definitely stick with that belief after reading issue #3, and I see that as a very positive thing.

As mentioned both times previously, all proceeds go toward, so jump in and buy all three if you haven’t read them until now. Issue #3 is slated for release on the 19th February over at Comixology.

C’mon, what are you waiting for??

Review: Myth #2 – Loniewski / Lauer / Dollman

myth-2A while back I reviewed Issue #1 of Myth. I gave it the big thumbs up then and I’m pleased to say issue #2 is at least as strong as its predecessor. It continues the story of Sam and his silent giant friend as they settle into their existence together. Not content with having changed things for the better in the first issue, Sam’s decided they’ll continue to right wrongs, which is where  things start to get complicated for them.

I like the work Mike Loniewski has done on expanding the scope of the story, to the point I wonder how well it can be wrapped up in a 3-part mini-series. Dan Lauer’s art is fascinating in this issue: his minimalist style appeals to me but to mix things up a bit he changes style a couple of times, including some charcoal sketch work by the look of it, which is lovely. There’s the odd series of panels that seem a little rushed to me but overall I love the feel the art delivers.

As I mentioned last time, all proceeds (the comic is initially free as a preview) from the comic go toward, with whom the creators have partnered. That alone may be worth spending some money to support but I can tell you that this is a great read and I’m certainly hanging out for the conclusion in issue #3.

Myth #2 hits Comixology on the 29th May so go check it out and help a good cause at the same time.

Review: Myth #1 – Loniewski / Lauer / Dollman

myth-issue1I love a good win-win situation. The comics industry has a long history of releasing issues to raise money for good causes- sometimes the quality of those comics can suffer due to the subject content, but a lot of people buy them anyway to help out. Then there are the comics that address the issue of concern whilst also maintaining great quality and standing on its merits as a comic book. Issue 1 of Myth is such a comic.

Published by Alterna Comics, Myth is an engaging tale of a small boy living in a badly run children’s home, who regularly goes AWOL and on one such escape comes across a silent giant who helps him out of a difficult situation. From there, the real adventure begins.

Written by Mike Loniewski, with Dan Lauer on art duties and lettering by E.T. Dollman, this is a simple but absorbing story. Lauer does some great work in black and white here and the story and art, although not stylistically similar, screamed the innocence and expansiveness of Bone. It subtly looks at issues of child neglect without bogging the story down in turgid introspection from its lead character. This is a quest story pure and simple, and it’s delivered extremely well.

All proceeds (the comic is initially free as a preview) from the comic go toward, with whom the creators have partnered. It’s a 3-issue mini-series, with issues 2 and 3 slated for May and July. The comic has a Twitter account if you want to keep up on progress.

Here’s a teaser video of what you get in issue #1:

So there you have it: do some good and get a great story to read to boot.

You can get Myth #1 from Comixology for free on March 13th. And i think like me you’ll be interested in coming back for issues 2 and 3.

Score: 8.5/10