Maybe you’ve noticed the ads we had up for quite some time from OSSM Comics. What you didn’t know, is that we not only accept their money for ad space, we also accept their comics because well, we like them. But we’re totally not biased. While alliances can never be purchased here at The Outhouse, we can be bribed to read comics for free. It’s a hard job, but someone has to read these comics for you.
I had been graced with such an opportunity to read another comic from OSSM, Monomyth, and I will share a preview of said comic with you. Here’s the thing, though - the exclusive coverage of covers #1-3 comes with an...omen. They will be releasing from July - September. In the month of September, there will be frenzy. Hoards of your inner children will be spending all of your allowance money (the money your wives and girlfriends let you spend - kidding, you don’t have those) will be distracted by shiny things from DC. Shiny, floppy 3D covers that were so awesome in the 80’s and 90’s are back in our fancy digital age. Which means you probably aren’t going to feel excited that you can compare your shiny new comics with these...very well illustrated 2D covers that hold within them a great story.
Seriously, who wants a great story? Who needs great art when you’ve got shiny foil 3d covers coming from a major publisher? Why support independant comics when their money goes much more directly to the artists and creators? I want my money to be wasted on barely paying the creators who bring this story to life so that they struggle to survive doing what they love. So, if you’re unlike me, and want a good story with great art (which is your problem), then you should know what Monomyth is, and why you should be looking out for it.
Monomyth is about a subject that has yet to really be touched often. Likely it’s a sign of the times that we can touch on the subjects of religion and toy with them to form new perspectives. Monomyth approaches the biblical tales of Adam and Eve, Lucifer and Michael, and Enoch. The catch is, that things happened differently this time. Lucifer and Michaels roles have been switched, and man is attempting to learn to achieve godhood. Monomyth achieves what the bible couldn’t - and that’s to remain exciting.
Issue #1 gripped me from beginning to end, writer Siike Donnelly (Elan Vital, Solestar) absolutely nailed it. Writing a comic about religion can be like writing a comic about your wife. You can do it, but it’s far too easy to offend others. The good news is that I doubt the story will be offending very many as it’s more about the characters than being the iconoclasm of the age. I still would like to call it “the iconoclasm of September” because it sounds way cooler that way.
Religion is one of my most favorite subjects to read about depending on the perspective, and this is one of those books that’s just fun to read if you were brought up on these biblical tales. I definitely recommend checking this one out, it’s a fun, dynamic read that is easily digestible and striking in its visuals from Eric Ninaltowski.
Check out the preview below with the covers from issues #2 & #3. (Final order cutoff date is May 29th, so if you’d like to add this 3-issue mini-series to your pull-list, do it very soon!