Monday, May 24, 2010

Mythos by Paul Jenkins Illustrated by Paolo Rivera YP FIC JENKINS

Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Captain America, and Ghost Rider are some of the most famous comic book characters around today and have been around for decades. Mythos takes a step back and looks at each characters origin mixing both modern and classic styles for a bold retelling of how these legends began.

Are comic book characters the new Heroes of Legend? Will we be taking about super-heroes instead of Hercules millennia from now? Well, probably not, but that doesn’t mean Mythos isn’t awesome. Most the credit should fall with Paolo Rivera because his painted artwork is absolutely stellar. Comic book fans might compare him to another great comics artist that uses painting, Alex Ross, but Paolo is actually quite different. He mixes realism and the more exaggerated style of classic comic books for a wholly unique take on comics art. This is a fast fun read that comics fans should love.

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