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Marvel Gets Super Jelly when OSSM Comics One-Ups Them on Diversity

Written by LukeAnthony on Saturday, August 02 2014 and posted in Features

Marvel Gets Super Jelly when OSSM Comics One-Ups Them on Diversity

OSSM goes religion/black/female, Marvel goes blackmail.

Source: OSSM Comics

Much attention has been brought to Marvel’s latest march for diversity in their bread-and-butter characters. Black Captain America. Lady Thor. But what Marvel didn’t expect was someone to school them at Diversity University. OSSM Comics has something Marvel didn’t have the guts to write in to their universe; the ultimate weapon in a diversity war; one that touches race, gender, and religion in its 3-part series: Monomyth
One Marvel employee from their Human Resources department learned of this and immediate forcefully assaulted his laptop's keyboard  to type the following e-mail to OSSM:
“For the love of all that is corporate and dressed well, please remove your latest series, Monomyth. Let’s be honest. Your character, Lucifer was just written as a black woman just to say that you could trump us. Diversity is well respected here, but...let’s not get crazy. We will retaliate, and do something even crazier...Like probably a Jewish Tony Stark or something. I can’t think of anything yet. But better stop, or we'll...tickle you or something."
SHOCKING, I know. I’m shocked myself. You’ll be even more shocked when you read issue two of Monomyth because there’s all kinds of crazy action, great art, massive battles, plus it does have a family aspect, leaving the story balanced. The story centers around Enoch, who is the chosen one. The archangel Michael wants to tear a path through anyone in his way, so that he can get to Enoch. Lucifer tries to protect, but you know how epic angel battles go. But it’s 39 pages, son. Thirty nine. Some of it is allowed for the kickass splashes, of course. 
Speaking of which, the art ranges from very good to fantastic in at least one splash of Monomyth #2 that I found myself appreciating for a minute or so, it was just full of color and this 3 headed beast looked real, and frightening as hell, as it’s being ridden by Michael, the archangel who went to the dark side. Obviously, it’s a reversal on the Christian story, but in more detail, and way...way cooler. The art is done by Eric Ninaltowski, but the colors are from various artists, which is apparent, but not distracting enough to be a bother.
Siike Donnelly is the creator and writer, who is no stranger to coverage on The Outhouse, as his story is one of the coolest stories out there. Donnelly really made issue 2 strong. Issue 1 was fun, but issue 2 had me wanting to dig deeper. I look forward to see what happens next for the series. If you like action, epics, and emotional driven stories, you’ll like Monomyth. 
I've included some preview pages, which have no dialogue, but you can see how much you like the art.

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About the Author - LukeAnthony

When Luke isn't writing reviews, he's writing manuals (occupation), original comics (vocation), children's books, or music (recreation). As a lover of all things high-concept, sci-fi, and/or philosophical, comics found their way into his life only a few years ago, at the ripe age of 26. It was V for Vendetta & Watchmen that led to his pathological media consumption rebirth of 2012. Ever since then, he found himself happier, more child-like, a tad bit smarter, and a much better liar. True to Outhouser gospel, he believes humor, like water, must be present in all things. If it's not, it's too dry & sucks the life out. Sarcasm, the salty demeanor of the South, frightened this idealist in youth, but is now the occasional spice used in his well seasoned personality. He sold all he had to leave his old world behind (cars, house, belongings) & become a full-time traveler across the US of A, a decision that altered his inner world as much as his outer one. If it has humor, depth, spiritual significance, and/or technicality and in that order, then consider it on this briny dude's shelf and up for review. Favorite on-going series include Black Science and Saga. This light, but deep fellow can be found on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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