Title: Monomyth (TPB)
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Writer: David Hazan
Artist: Cecilia Lo Valvo
Colorist: Marissa Louise
Letterer: Lucas Gattoni
Price: $ 23.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Comments: This book collects issues one through six.
An old wizard is working in his home. Then we jump to the present and keep switching locations as the story attempts to explain what magic is.
The old wizard reaches out across time and finds seven people he brings them to him. There is a mysterious reason behind his actions. He knows what he is doing but they do not.
The art style is indistinct, it does not make the characters stand out as clearly as they could. The backgrounds do look good.
The seven find themselves in this old wizard’s castle and they are in a death-threatening situation. These future wizards find they must work together to stay alive. It is sink or swim, literally. The danger they are in does not seem real though.
This issue introduces the main players but does not get into why they were chosen or what the reason for them being chosen is. Plus who is that old wizard? Why is any of this happening?
The magic here is something else. These seven people have been brought together for some unknown reason and their adventure or nightmare has just begun.
The group of now six people is going to explore the castle there. The old wizard is hiding somewhere as well. As they explore creatures attack and not just physical attacks. This place is creepy. Yes, monsters do roam its halls and these creatures are going to frighten you.
When these people use magic it does backfire on them unless they are very careful how they use it.
The short stories of relationships are well told and will enthrall you.
The group keeps losing people and now four fight to survive. They are turning against each other. Things happen with no explanation as to why they are included in this book or the story. The group finds themselves turning against each other. The old wizard Homunculus does try his best to turn brother against sister.
The references to King Arthur are subtle. It never comes out and says the name or where this castle is.
The big showdown is on. Who will get the crown and why do they want it? It is brother vs sister. Three of the group still survive and the evil creature behind it all as the final battle eruptes and all hell breaks loose. Magic is being used in so many different ways. The ending is chilling and leaves you with a sense of dread at what might come next.

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