Written by Ian Thomas Healy.
Has been 80s porn star John Irish is on the verge of taking gigs just so he can afford to eat cat food. Taking a job where is is the creepy old dude getting enjoyed by Mindy Copperhead he finds out that that there is a planet of women who need him to provide genetic material. The fact that he got himself snipped as protection in his hay day doesn’t seem to be a factor.
The further he gets away from the one gravity of earth the less ancient he feels and some of his hormones are leading him to make interesting choices. Let’s just say that the planet that “lost” all their men to a conquering enemy…is a little bit shady as the unfolding plot will reveal.
I got this work in paperback form from the Author at Fort Collins Comicon. He saw me and of all his works he picked up this one. Not sure what that says about me. The writing and editing was very well done. The storyline is unique…except in several B soft porn movies. I’m giving this 4 out of 5 enjoyment points.
Mythica Issue #1
by Matt Campbell, William Tooker and McLain McGuire
Magnus MacDracken is running around behind enemy lines during World War I in a kilt with a claymore. He has a squad with him of angry Scots, those are rare, dealing mayhem and trying to dodge Germans and Daemons. Somehow, Magnus’ behind the lines shenanigans communicate themselves of a prim young Belgian woman named Kim who is engaged to a Doctor Yosef (psychoanalyst) and the triangle is thus formed. Magnus has otherworldly abilities which I suspect will be revealed in future issues. Volume I kind of leaves us with a hint as a humongous daemon breaks a sword over Magnus back and he is still in the fight, amazing his squad. It would amaze me.
The artwork is awesome, the story is fun and the next thing I want to learn is about the German uniformed dude with the red eyes. The cover states on the bottom “suggested for mature readers” and I suggest the consumer heed this warning. Four out of five enjoyment points are hereby awarded for art, storyline and stepping out on the edge.