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Review: Mythspace Volume 1

MYTHSPACE VOLUME 1

What I loved about the Predator series is how they played with the mysteries of Egypt. As we find out through the movies and comics is that the Predators have come to Earth throughout the centuries. One of those periods of time being Ancient Egypt. We find out in the Aliens Vs Predator, they are responsible for the pyramids being built.

The creators played with the fact that theorists have always wondered how such huge structures were so well constructed. One of those theories being aliens. The movie showed how the Predators were treated like gods. In the first volume of Mythspace, we dive into a world where the line between God and alien becomes paper-thin.

In “ Lift Off”, we meet Ambrosio, a young man being raised by his grandmother in the Philippines, whom he calls affectionately, “Lola”. As she spins tales of aliens, to entertain her “apo” (grandchild), as he would soon grow up to be a rebellious child, often making his Lola ashamed. Time passes and so does his Lola, as Ambrosio, now a teenager, must learn to live without her. Before he can find any solace he gets caught in the crossfire between a Kapres, and a Mananggal, a monster from Philippine folklore, where he would hit his head. When he succumbs, he finds himself on a spacecraft, headed to meet a royal, and at that moment, he realizes all those stories his grandmother told him, were all true. We are taken to Tereses Mor, where he and the horse creature are being offered as gifts to a monarch and also where he finds out that all these creatures he was thought to be monsters, were actually aliens like his Lola said but they are called different things in this outer space kingdom. Of course, Ambrosio would not take this sitting down and would soon find out the Kapre he met in the woods was trying to protect him from the space bounty hunters would take him instead. As he would find out his name, Jrakan FEL45038, who had protected the Philippines for 50 years and witnessed Ambrosio’s parents get abducted. Eventually, Jrakan and Ambrosio hatch a plan to escape this tyrant’s court t, taking one of the bounty hunters who was betrayed by her partner and the other ”offering” who came with him. As Ambrosio decides to go find his parents, he and the crew set off to find them once and for all. In the story, “Black Mark”, we meet Koi, a pilot who loses her family and whose death wish become too much to bear until she awakens an ancient evil. In “Devourers Of Light,” we dive into a world where the different aliens belong to warring clans, where a manipulated conflict allows the current ruler to grab more power. In “Uncommon Ground”, a search for a rare artifact leads one Kapre down a deadly road. In “Human”, we meet two star-crossed lovers who have been abducted by aliens to work mines, only becomes more complicated by hope. In “ Unfurling Of Wings”, a Mananggal and her friends capture a rare artifact, one that almost gets them killed.

Overall, an excellent graphic novel, which takes centuries-old myths and makes them anew for young readers. The story by Paolo Chikiamco is exciting and diverse. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent book that shows off the talents of some amazing creators that aren’t in the spotlight.

Story: Paolo Chikiamco
Art: Koi Carreon, Paul Quiroga, Jules Gregorio , Mico Dimagiba, Cristina Rose Chua,
and Borg Sinaban
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Welcome To Wanderland SC

Welcome To Wanderland SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jackie Ball
Artist: Maddi Gonzalez
Colorists: Nimali Abeyratne, Cathy Le, Maarta Laiho, Cristina Rose Chua, Rebecca Nalty, Kieran Quigley
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Maddi Gonzalez
Price: $14.99

Bellamy Muñoz is a Wanderland SUPERFAN, and she knows everything there is to know about the most “wander-ful” place on Earth. So when she winds up in the very real and very magical world the park is based on Bel is pretty sure she’s uniquely prepared for this situation. However, it soon becomes clear that Wander isn’t actually much like the theme park, and the characters Bel loves aren’t at all like she’d imagined…

Created and written by CYBIL Award-nominated writer Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance), and illustrated by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Maddi Gonzalez (Elements: Fire), Welcome to Wanderland shows you a whole new world, and invites you along for the ride of your life

Collects the complete 4-issue series!

Welcome To Wanderland SC

Preview: Adventure Time: Jake SC

Adventure Time: Jake SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Christopher Hastings, Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton, Polly Guo, Josh Lesnick, Derek Fridolfs, Box Brown, Nicole Andelfinger, Max Davidson, David DeGrand, James Asmus
Artists: Zachary Sterlin, Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton, Polly Guo, Josh Lesnick, Derek Fridolfs, Box Brown, Anissa Espinosa, Ian McGinty, Luca Claretti, David DeGrand, Cristina Rose Chua
Colorists: Josh Ulrich, Maarta Laiho, Whitney Cogar, Eleonora Bruni,
Letterers: Steve Wands, Mad Rupert, Taylor Esposito, Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Design
Price: $9.99

It’s Adventure Time with Jake and you! Join Jake on the most algebraic adventure imaginable with tales all about the best canine pal you could ask for in the Land of Ooo. From teaching everyone how to cook to teaming up with Finn to fight every foe imaginable, Jake’s adventures are perfect for fans of all ages!

Collects the best Jake centric stories from Adventure Time™, Adventure Time™ Comics and the Adventure Time™ Specials!

Adventure Time: Jake SC

Preview: Steven Universe Fusion Frenzy #1

Steven Universe Fusion Frenzy #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Anthony Oliveira, JY Yang, Steve Foxe, Amal El-Mohtar, Sarah Gailey
Artist: Ver, Xiao Tong Kong, Mollie Rose, Maurizia Rubino, Doki Rosi
Colorists: Jamie Loughran, Cristina Rose Chua
Letterers: Mike Fiorentino, DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover A:
Abigail L. Dela Cruz
    Main Cover B: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
    Incentive Cover: Nathalie Fourdraine
Price: $7.99

It’s time for the fusions to shine in this 40-page special! The fan favorite Steven Universe™ fusions get the spotlight as Stevonnie, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Opal, and Sugilite take Beach City on in five fantastic tales!

Steven Universe Fusion Frenzy #1

Your First Look at Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy #1

BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network have revealed a first look at Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy #1, an oversized one-shot comic book special inspired by the world of the Cartoon Network  Emmy Award-nominated series, Steven Universe. This jam-packed special contains stories about everyone’s favorite fusions, available in stores March 13, 2019.

An amazing array of writers and artists deliver these incredible stories that prove that humans and gems can face any challenge as long they’re together. Fans will get stories about Sugilite, Garnet, Opal, Smoky Quartz, and Stevonnie from Hugo Award-winning writer Sarah Gailey with artist Maurizia Rubino, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated writer JY Yang with artist Doki Rosi, writer Steve Foxe with artist Xiao Tong Kong and colorist Cristina Rose Chua, writer Nicole Andelfinger with artist Mollie Rose and colorist Jamie Loughran, and writer Anthony Oliveira with artist Ver.

Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy #1 features two main connecting covers by Nathalie Fourdraine, along with a variant cover by Abigail L. Dela Cruz.

Steven Universe: Fusion Frenzy #1

Preview: Regular Show: 25 Years Later #6

Regular Show: 25 Years Later #6

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Chris Hastings
Artists: Anna Johnstone
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:
Cristina Rose Chua
    Preorder Cover: Jenna Ayoub
Price: $3.99

With Viceroy Alberich’s son and daughter at his side, the Fairies are ready to invade Earth—but not if Mordecai, Rigby, their families, and everyone at the Park have anything to say about it!

Preview: Regular Show: 25 Years Later #5

Regular Show: 25 Years Later #5

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Chris Hastings
Artists: Anna Johnstone
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artists:
    Main Cover: Cristina Rose Chua
Preorder Cover: Ling Chen
Price: $3.99

Mordecai and Rigby are on the verge of finally getting their kids back, when Viceroy Alberich and his children pull one last surprise…will Mordecai and Rigby be able to save their family?

Preview: Welcome to Wanderland #2

Welcome to Wanderland #2

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Jackie Ball
Artist: Maddi Gonzalez
Cover Artist:
Maddi Gonzalez
Colorist: Nimali Abeyratne with Cathy Le, Maarta Laiho & Christina Rose Chua
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Price: $3.99

It was supposed to be a normal day at the Wanderland theme park. But now magic is real, portals are a thing, and Bel’s favorite character Riot is wandering around the park, determined to try every ride there.

Preview: Regular Show: 25 Years Later #4

Regular Show: 25 Years Later #4

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Chris Hastings
Artist: Anna Johnstone
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Cristina Rose Chua
Subscription Cover: Sophie Drozdova
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Mike Fiorentino
Price: $3.99

Rigby and Mordecai continue their quest to get their children, but their wives are starting to suspect something is off.

Preview: Adventure Time Comics Vol. 5 SC

Adventure Time Comics Vol. 5 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Michael Moreci, Pat Shand, Derek Laufman, Jeffery Brown, Scott Nickel, Steve Foxe, Ryan Cady, Daniela Vicoso, Patrick McEown, Nick Cron-De Vico, Marumiya, Chase Van Weerdhuizen, James Asmus, Jason Cooper, Emei Burrell
Artists: Christopher Mitten, Spencer Amundson, Derek Laufman, Jeffrey Brown, Walter Pax, Meg Omac, Jorge Monlongo, Patrick McEown, Alexandra Beguez, Marumiya, Reimena Yee, Cristina Rose Chua, Jenna Ayoub, Emei Burrell
Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Price: $14.99

Don’t miss out on this fun collection of stories based off of Cartoon Network’s hit show ADVENTURE TIME, featuring work by Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Michael Moreci (Superman), Christopher Mitten (American Vampire) and many more! Collects issues #17-20.