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Review: Alpha Volume 4 Sanctions

When I was growing up, morals in the movies and TV shows, were certainly not complicated.  They made clear distinctions of who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. Take TV shows like GI Joe, where there was no questioning that Destro and Cobra Commander were evil and Duke and Flint were good. They even made it clear with the ninjas, but wearing opposite colors, as Snake Eyes wore black and Storm Shadow wore white.

AS the audience became more intelligent, the movies and TV shows became more complicated in their dealings with morality. One of those movies which started to question the status quo, was Rambo: First Blood, which did not play out as an action thriller but more like a horror movie. A recent movie, brought back the questioning of those morals once again, in The Iceman, where Michael Shannon’s character, plays a contract killer, who lives a double life. Both characters remind me of the arch nemesis must face in the fourth and final volume of Alpha, Sanctions.

In this volume, Alpha and his partner must escort a high valued foreign official while in country, but little do any of them know, a retired killer, for the former KGB is in Washington DC. As sanctions take place, between both governments, bodies on both sides start to drop all over the Capital Beltway. Alpha starts digging into this retired bogeyman, and finds many unresolved problems, as he is starting to understand his motivation.  By book end, Alpha exposes a massive coverup, which puts everyone in check and leaves Alpha, the moral hero.

Overall, a great conclusion, to an enticing spy series, which leaves the reader, reaching for their old copy of their favorite Tom Clancy novel. The story by Youri Jigounov has all the flash and bang that makes these spy thrillers a must read. The art by Mythic is alluring. Altogether, a morality tale in a world filled with shadows that proves everyone must suffer a consequence.

Story: Youri Jigounov Art: Mythic
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Mythic gets the Storybook Treatment this June

Eisner-nominated writer Phil Hester teams up with Eisner-winning artist John McCrea for the fascinating folkloric fantasy Mythic TP, which collects issues #1-8 into trade paperback this June.

Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are tasked with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning—and you from ever knowing about it.

Mythic TP (ISBN 978-1-63215-736-2) hits comic book stores Wednesday, June 22 and bookstores Tuesday, June 28, and will be available for $16.99.

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Preview: Mythic #2

Mythic #2

Story By: Phil Hester
Art By: John McCrea
Cover By: John McCrea
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR150658
Published: June 24, 2015

Science is the key to our understanding of reality; it also happens to be one big lie. Magic is how the world works, and a secret army of troubleshooters fights to keep these unseen gears of the universe turning. But when they become the hunted, the end of everything nears.

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Preview: Mythic #1

Mythic #1

Story By: Phil Hester
Art By: John McCrea
Cover By: John McCrea
Price: $1.99
Diamond ID: MAR150473
Published: May 13, 2015

Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics.

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The world is run on magic, and in Mythic, that magic breaks

Bestselling Eisner-nominated writer Phil Hester joins Eisner Award-winning artist John McCrea for Mythic, an all-new supernatural series about an unlikely crew charged with maintaining (and covering up) the network of magic that keeps the world at status quo. The series launches from Image Comics on May 6.

In Mythic #1, “science” is a lie told to the masses. In truth, the fibers of what keeps the world in existence are comprised of magic. And an unlikely team—Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma—is charged with keeping all the world’s magic in check—as well as a secret—from humanity. But what happens when those supernatural gears that keep the world turning come to a grinding halt

Mythic #1 hits stores on May 6. Cover A can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150473. Cover B can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150474.

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