The weird and wonderful world of Mythic, where science is a lie and all the myths and legends of the ancients are what actually make the universe tick, continues in issue number four with half the issue dedicated to the main storyline, and half the issue dedicated to a character, Dr. Baranski, who has been featured in approximately half a dozen panels.
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #2-3 succeeds on a superficial level with artists Phil Hester and Ande Parks showing the Hulk’s destructive, powerhouse nature compared to the spindly Spider-Man, who can only bait him or run away. (They do get points off for making Spidey’s webs looking like used bubble gum.) Writer Brian Michael Bendis also deserves credit for depicting Spider-Man simultaneous heroism and freaking out and ending the story with Peter Parker passed on the couch in front of the TV, like most people do after a hard day’s work. However, though still a disaster film worthy smashing machine courtesy of Hester, the Hulk is a one dimensional wrecking crew and could’ve easily been subbed in for the Abomination.
Mythic #3, like the previous issues in this series, is zany, action-packed, and whimsical. If this series in general had to be described in one word that word would be “fun.” And issue three is the most fun of all so far. If you enjoy reading about mythology or if you love fantasy fiction, or if you simply love an action-packed comic book that sheds the dead weight of typical comic book superheroes, Mythic is the series for you.
While Mythic #1 introduced readers to a world where science is a lie and magic and myth are actually what make the universe tick, issue #2 sees a wrench thrown into the works, and the universe – or at least our part of it – thrown into chaos. Mythic #1, while being the set-up to the series and an introduction to the characters, was anything but boring; however, Mythic #2 is packed with action from beginning to end.
“Science is a useful illusion for humanity, a balm for your bone-deep ignorance. It adequately describes your observable world in a manner which brings you comfort. An opiate for the masses, if you will.” So says Cassandra, a member of Mythic Lore Services, the organization central to the plot of Mythic #1. In short, science is a lie, what we know isn’t real, and the supernatural beings we were told are figments of our imaginations, are in fact,what makes the universe tick. Mythic Lore Services ensures that the supernatural ticking continues without interruption, so our world can continue to exist.
Are you a fan of Beyond Belief from The Thrilling Adventure Hour? Or do you enjoy your horror stories with comedy? Readers with background with Beyond Belief the radio show will delight in the portrayal of Frank and Sadie Doyle, upper class spiritualists, especially with the radio show writers Acker and Blacker on the project. For new readers, the comic offers humor and fun. The drawbacks of Beyond Belief #1 are the plot coming from the first story.
After his death in Green Arrow 101, Oliver Queen is replaced as Green Arrow by his son Connor Hawke. The series lasted for 37 more issues before being cancelled in 1998. Connor Hawke also became a temporary member of the Justice League of America in Grant Morrison’s run on JLA even taking out the supervillain The Key with his …