Black’s Myth – Chapter One
- Writer: William Brashears
- illustrator: Peter Bagge
- Writer: Vickie Smalls
- illustrator: Dan Schoeneck
- Cover Artist / Logo Designer: Liana Kangas
- Variant Cover Artist: Jamal Igle
- Designer: John J. Hill
- Production: Rob Steen
- Editor: Sarah Litt
The comic opens with the oft-used storytelling technique where the protagonist is in a bad situation, before filling in the details of how she got there. She’s a detective whose case to catch a cheating husband went awry. While the story starts out like a standard private detective tale, hints are sprinkled in the early pages that there is much more going on. Through slow reveals, we are drawn into a much deeper world with some more fantastic elements befitting the comic’s title.
In addition to Black’s Myth, the issue includes some prose short stories as well.
Black’s Myth art is entirely in black and white. This is an interesting choice that serves to tamp down some of the blood that accompanies some of the violence in the story. Strummer, the lead of the story, is given a great character design, with a detailed tattoo and a haircut that makes it easy to recognize who she is, even without color.
Black’s Myth #1 does a great job of establishing the universe of the story, which ends up being much more interesting than I anticipated, and introducing a dynamic leading character. There is enough violence combined with some adult themes to warrant some parental discretion.
Black’s Myth #1 is now available. The second issue of the series will be released on August 11th.
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